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  2. Michael M

    Danton, Hobby Boss, 1:350

    Nearly there...... Thanks for watching. Mick
  3. Bugle07

    1/350 HMS Imperial D09

    Gawd them little things look stunning! Wonder what their 1/700 stuff is like to work on? Really great work Jamie she's coming along nicely. Geoff
  4. Excellent step by step guide, pen and paper at the ready for notes if you don't mind! Going to enjoy this! Geoff
  5. Just a very quick one. If you glue all your PE together but decide you are not happy with it but it is too delicate to crack apart, or there is too much glue there, never fear you can take them apart easily. No need to buy that debonding agent either! Just go to your local pharmacy/supermarket and but some nail polish remover. Not the woosy one with no acetone in it but the powerful stuff. Put some in a small container, preferably metal or glass as it may dissolve some types of plastic, then put your parts in it. Leave them 5 or 10 minutes and when you remove them you will have no trouble taking them apart without lots of damage. I was not happy with my first lot of magazine assemblies so I gave them the acetone treatment last night.. And this one was damaged previously but I am going to fix it before I glue them together.. Cheers Warren
  6. IJN Destroyer Shimakaze Kagero Super Drawings in 3D Shimakaze was a one-off super-destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was armed with six 5 inch dual-purpose guns and conventional anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weaponry. More importantly, she was the only Japanese destroyer to be armed with 15 torpedo tubes, each capable of firing the deadly 24 in Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo. The ship was a test bed for an enormously powerful, high-temperature; high-pressure steam turbine that was able to develop 79,240 shp, this made her one of the fastest destroyers in the world: her designed speed was 39 kn but on trials she made 40.9 kn. Ordered in 1939 under the 4th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme, Shimakaze was laid down in Maizuru Naval Arsenal in August 1941 and completed on 10 May 1943. Japan had intended to lay down 16 similar destroyers, with long-term plans the 5th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme for a total of 32 to equip four destroyer squadrons, but a lack of industrial capacity prevented them from being built. In June 1943, Shimakaze participated in the evacuation of Japanese troops from Kiska Island towards the end of the Aleutian Islands campaign. She was present in June 1944 at the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In October 1944, the destroyer was present at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, although she played no role in the battle except for picking up survivors from the sunken battleship Musashi. While serving as the flagship of Destroyer Squadron 2 under the command of Rear Admiral Mikio Hayakawa, she was attacked and sunk by American aircraft from Task Force 38 on 11 November 1944 during the Battle of Ormoc Bay. Shimakaze was discovered by a Paul Allen-led expedition aboard RV Petrel in Ormoc Bay on December 1st, 2017. She was a mangled wreck but the three quintuple torpedo tube launchers confirmed her identity. Photographs from the wreck also debunked the assertion that she had one of her turrets removed in an early 1944 refit This is the latest book from Kagero in their Super Drawings in 3D, and like the previous books it has a brief history and the ships specifications at the beginning. This includes the following:- History Description Armament Operational history Wreck The rest of the seventy five pages are filled with the now well known style of beautifully drawn 3D renderings of every part of the ship. It is obvious that a lot of time has been taken to get the drawings this good and accurate, and there is a wealthy of information for the modeller to use during their build. Every area of the upper hull and superstructure is dealt with plus the lower hull including the propellers and rudder. I particularly like the renderings of the torpedo launchers and the larger scale drawings of the light AA weaponry and ships boats, plus the interior of the bridge with the paraphernalia contained therein. She certainly was a very good looking ship, even with the unbalanced main armament with one turret forward and two aft. For even more detail, especially for the rigging, Kagero have included a double sided A2 fold out sheet with a five view on one side, unusually in 1:200, with additional drawings of the ships fixtures, such as bridge, funnels, AA platforms and radar, all to no particular scale. Conclusion This is another superb book in the series and a great addition to any maritime modeller’s library. This series is a boon to any ship modeller and is turning into a magnificent collection of titles. The detail included is second to none, and the renderings are so clear that they will be a delight for the superdetailers, particularly if building the beautiful Hasegawa or Fujimi 1:350 scale kits or the Tamiya and Pit Road kits in 1:700. Review sample courtesy of
  7. That's encouraging. Having collected AMW since Issue 1 I was about to give it up if I saw yet another month where it was Mirage after Mirage or obscure Swedish jet thing that no-one's ever heard of and no mention of maritime modelling. I spoke to the previous editor at the Yeovilton show about 2 years ago and his comment was that maritime didn't sell magazines. I asked him on what he based that statement and he responded by saying just look at the number of Airfix new ship releases in the past 5 years. A good friend of mine is Malcolm Lowe who contributes widely to that magazine and I know he's been lobbying Chris on the maritime behalf so it looks as if the message has gotten through. I even got one of mine in last month's issue on the Vikings Show report page.
  8. dnl42

    Pegasus Nautilus 1/144

    Oh wow! This is fabulous! Not sure I can resist adding the kit and PE to my stash!
  9. Mr T

    Pegasus Nautilus 1/144

    Really impressive work on the saloon and I look forward to seeing the completed model. I can still remember seeing the Disney film in the early sixties when I was about seven and loved the Nautilus
  10. beefy66

    Vosper MTB

    All of a sudden I have just got a picture in my head of you two as Morcombe and Wise Flat caps and Mack's slowly walking up to a boat lake and then going hell for leather at anything on the water turns out like a scene from Pulp Fiction beefy
  11. Bitzer

    1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

    Cheers Andy and Martian.
  12. Martian Hale

    WW1 German UB 1 type U-boat 1/144

    This build always threatened to turn out well and you haven't disappointed! Martian
  13. Martian Hale

    1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

    Very smart! Martian
  14. Martian Hale

    Pegasus Nautilus 1/144

    Completely charmed by this. Enthralled of Mars
  15. Martian Hale

    Falmouth Working Boat

    "You've got to have a dream, if you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?" Martian
  16. Dads203

    Vosper MTB

    Cheers chaps, So an hour at then bench tonight has enabled me to rough out the gun sight, It's far from accurate and again just a bit of detail to catch the eye. Just a few bits of brass rod and plastic. Ta for looking in Dan
  17. The 50 Cal,s look sweet. beefy
  18. I thought I'd share a couple of photos of the assembled machine guns, before they're sent off to the paint shop. The Eduard PE ammo belts fit & will be a nice addition to the guns. Next up, painting the MG's & assembling them in the gun mounts. John
  19. AndyPG

    WW1 German UB 1 type U-boat 1/144

    Great stuff. Inspires me to think about such a stand for an upcoming model. Nicely done. Andy.
  20. whitestar12chris

    WW1 German UB 1 type U-boat 1/144

    Cheers Andy, the stand actually comes with the kit, i just painted it brass for effect. All the best Chris
  21. Hi Warren! #Hello Pete. Welcome aboard the good blog HMS Rodney. I am fascinated to read that your Father-in-law was on the Rodney. What ship was he on during the war?  Let us hope the wave doesn't break any-time soon.. # Thanks for the reply! During WW2 My Father-in-Law served on HMS Protector:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Protector_(A146) HMS Drake:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Marshal_Ney After the war He served on HMS Triumph:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Triumph_(R16) HMS Vanguard:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vanguard_(23) And HMS Implacable:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Implacable_(R86) ......before being de-mobbed in 1952. Keep Sticking! Cheers, Pete
  22. Nick Charnock

    1/700th Flyhawk HMS Naiad 1940 (Limited Edition)

    What a cracker, beautifully finished!
  23. Kev The Modeller

    1/350 Tamiya Bismark

    Lovely build mate
  24. Nick Charnock

    1/350 Tamiya Bismark

    Nice job sir
  25. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    Pegasus Nautilus 1/144

    Love it! Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was my favourite movie as a child. Jules Verne was an inspired writer and the whole notion of the Nautilus is romantic. I really like what you're doing here and irrespective of how good the view through the salon windows ends up being, it just wouldn't be the Nautilus without knowing the salon was in there.
  26. EwenS


    No that was the LSH HMS Lothian. Sent to help the Americans in the Pacific after D-Day along with 6 LSI(L) as part of Force X, she was hopelessly ill equipped to deal with the environmental conditions experienced in the tropics. The ships went largely unused in their intended role and ended up shuttling US and Australian troops around the rear areas of the Pacific war. Some were later used by the British Pacific Fleet as part of the fleet train mostly for accodation purposes so far as I can determine. 4 of the LSI (Lamont/Clan Lamont, Empire Arquebus, Empire Battleaxe and Empire Mace) sailed back to the UK in April/May 1945. Glenearn and Lothian remained in the far east until the war was over. I lose track of the final ship, Empire Spearhead, after she was sent to Manus in June 1945. www.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Lothian The whole sorry tale of the mutiny and the subsequent courts martial was told in the book Mutiny in Force X by Bill Glenton, who was serving on the Lothian at the time, published back in 1986. www.amazon.co.uk/Mutiny-Force-X-Bill-Glenton/dp/0340380152/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529481395&sr=1-1&keywords=mutiny+in+force+x
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