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  1. This is just a shot in the dark, but I had a look at my Flyhawk Prince of Wales deluxe edition instructions and most of the PE railings were identified in plan drawings using different coloured outlines to trace the path of the railings, with the relevant parts matched to each colour. I haven't seen the Bismarck kit though, it's possible that they took a different approach for that one. Ross.
  2. In the spirit of lesson four I tend to leave the fitting of propellers and rudder parts until the end of the build, as I found that they're in a somewhat exposed position and I would inevitably break them while handling the model. This is probably less of a problem for modellers who secure their ship hull to a base in the early stages of assembly, but I use the supplied stands so a little flexibility with the instructions pays off. Ross.
  3. Looks like HMS Renown at the 2:50 mark. Edit: And possibly HMS Valiant at around 5:15
  4. I tend not to get too excited about future releases until CAD images have been published, demonstrating that the project is moving into an advanced stage. Having said that, I've waited a long time for a 1/700 Vanguard in plastic and I'm delighted that there is at least intent to produce these models; it's a good time to be a ship modeller. Ross.
  5. Flyhawk have announced a 1/700 battleship Vanguard, but it's probably a long way from release. Very Fire have a 1/350 version in the pipeline, which may arrive sooner. Ross.
  6. Flyhawk's 1/700 HMS Prince of Wales ticks all of those boxes. I just started my one and it's an impressively detailed model, especially if you get the version with extra etch and brass gun barrels. Regards, Ross.
  7. Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Ross.
  8. History: Launched in 1900 at the Vickers yard in Barrow-in-Furness, the battleship Mikasa was a pre-Dreadnought built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Similar in design to the Royal Navy's Formidable Class her layout was typical of the penultimate pre-dreadnought classes, with main armament consisting of two twin-turrets located fore and aft, and secondary guns housed in main deck box batteries. Mikasa served as Vice-Admiral Togo's flagship and had an eventful career, seeing action in the battles of Port Arthur, Yellow Sea and the decisive Battle of Tsushima. A magazine explos
  9. Bit of an oldie this one, I think it's from the eighties but I'm not 100% sure. I'm planning on using it as a front row miniature in a Warhammer zombie regiment to make the unit a bit more interesting. A bit of surgery was required to incorporate it into a 20mm slotta-base, with a plastic card floor being added to the base and a rectangular hole cut into the top to accommodate the miniature, and finally putty and sand were use to blend the two together. Fragments from birch catkins were used as leaves to lend the miniature a suitably autumnal feel.
  10. Two V-22 Osprey flying westward over Inverness.
  11. My local Hobbycraft appears to have around 50:50 new/old pots on the stand; I'll have to try some soon. I'm glad to see the switch to those old pots that the Citadel range used as I still have some that I acquired in the mid-90s and most of them are still perfectly useable all these years on. They keep a good tight seal, even when the inside edge of the lid is crusted with paint. Ross.
  12. I haven't played a game of WHFB since around 4th edition rules - more of a painter/collector nowadays - but there's always the chance I'll play the occasional game at some point in the future. Cheers, Ross.
  13. Kislev Winged Lancers. Recently I started painting my old Warhammer fantasy figures again and the first to be dusted off were these winged lancers from the old Empire army. They're probably the most eye catching of the Empire cavalry regiments so I wanted to give them a more interesting paint job than I had previously (though I stopped short of the crazy paint horse scheme). These models are clearly based on Polish winged hussars so red and white seemed the most appropriate choice for the main colours. The rounded lances were a good opportunity
  14. Thanks for posting - I'd love to visit there someday. Ross.
  15. It looks like a fantastic kit. I would say that the Tamiya KGV has aged quite well (apart from a lack of vertical detail), but the Flyhawk offering is clearly streets ahead. Ross.
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