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Jasonb13

Dragon 1:700 'HMS Daring' Type 45 Destroyer

Hi there,

 

Well, after three and a half months, I'm calling this done!

It was a build of firsts for me, first ship, first airbrushed model, first use of oils etc. Struggled with it sometimes, but in the end I'm happy enough with it. The PE behaved pretty well, but a drawback with 1:700 scale is the plastic will never compare with the thinness of the PE, so it makes the plastic look clunky. To be honest, I don't know if I'd be running out to build another ship, but I have learned a lot with this build! And thanks to Paul E and several others who answered my questions here on BM about the flight deck, I hope what I've done is somewhat accurate!

So here are the pics, I'm trying to improve my photo taking, I didn't quite get it right this time, but I'll keep working on it, just like my modelling!

 

As usual, all comments/criticism are very welcome!

 

Thanks...

 

J.

 

 

Kit: Dragon 'HMS Daring' Type 45 Destroyer
Scale: 1:700
Paint & Weathering: Airbrushed with Acrylics. Weathered with Flory Wash, Citadel Nuln Oil & Tamiya Weathering Kits and Oils
Extras: More PE than you can shake a stick at!
Build Log: Here

 

 

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Very nice! Really good work on the PE! How much ended up with the carpet monster? :goodjob:

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Thanks Bugle07! Once piece of PE was lost, right at the end of the build, so I had to make a replacement piece out of spare PE. But apart from that I got lucky with it!

 

J.

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Nice build. More ship modelers always needed!:D

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You've done an excellent job on that!

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Very nice indeed .... :goodjob:

 

BillyD

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Thanks a lot for your comments, they're much appreciated...

 

J.

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Hi Jason,

 

Thank you for posting pictures of your build. It is very nice indeed, quite inspirational. I have been wondering whether I should buy one of these and seeing your model has made me come to the decision that I should do so. Thank you and good job well done! :thumbsup:

 

Paul

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Ah, a Lynx HMA.8: the nostalgia!

 

Well done on your first ship model: excellent result.  Must psyche myself up to try etch in 1/700 some day.

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Very, very nice. You've certainly done justice to this kit. 

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Thanks Paul, Seahawk and Mark!

 

There is some PE with the kit itself, but I didn't use it, I had the Flyhawk PE Set (FH710007). It comes with three sheets, but strangely enough, the instructions don't cover all three sheets, you have to guess/deduce what some of it is for, and I still ended up with some railings with nowhere to put them! Some of the PE is *VERY* fine (like the 'aerials' between the discs on the mast, several of which broke off) but I do like the detail it adds.

 

I didn't use the plastic or PE parts for the 8 'poles' on top of the main tower, there were either too thick or too flat, so I just filled in the holes in the plastic and drilled new ones for some Albion Tubing instead.

 

J.

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Sorry for being repetitive, but I finally got some better photos (at least I think they are) and I wanted to put them up...

 

 

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Good job, looks a finely finished ship, and all the more so in this scale.

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Thanks Rob 1! For my first attempt at a ship I'm fairly happy with it, don't know if I'll be doing another one anytime soon though! ;)

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Got this to do, never realised how over scale the gun barrel was must see if there is AM to replace it, looks like a very good model barr that

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1 hour ago, grahamwalker said:

Got this to do, never realised how over scale the gun barrel was must see if there is AM to replace it, looks like a very good model barr that

Orange Hobby do gun barrels for the 4.5 Mk8 gun in 1:700 scale. 

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You should look at seeing if there's AM for the two guns on the sides as well (sorry, I don't know the names/details of them) as they're also rather over scale...

 

J.

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