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  1. Some photos of my 1:500 HMS Ramillies, converted from the Ark Models (ex Frog) 1:500 HMS Royal Sovereign kit, similar to my HMS Royal Oak build. She is depicted in 1944 as she appeared in Operation Dragoon, the Allied Landings in the South of France in August 1944. By this stage in the war she is festooned with AA weapons and radars and jammers and associated extra crew members to man them. So she is overweight and sitting low in the water. The two forward casemate guns on each side have been removed to save weight. Ramillies was the only 'R' Class to get the rather attractive British Pacific Fleet style camouflage scheme. She had an Admiralty Disruptive type scheme for D-Day June 1944 but was repainted before Operation Dragoon in August as is proven by photos. Many aftermarket items used in the build including but not limited to: Atlantic Models 1:500 Scale 'R' Class upgrade set (Including extra AA Guns leftover from my HMS Royal Oak build set) Atlantic Models 1:500 Scale railings, Custom cut 1:500 scale real wood deck from Mk1 Design, 3D printed main gun turrets and 4 inch twin AA mounts from Shapeways / MicroMaster, 3D printed ships' boats from Shapeways / MicroMaster, Tom's Modelworks 1:500 scale figures for the crew, Eduard photoetched White Ensign, Flyhawk 1/350 anchors and portholes. The mainmast and bridge structure were scratchbuilt. (Simplistic) rigging is EZ line. Detailed references are difficult enough to find so a lot of superstructure details are guesswork. RA Burt's British Battleships book and Mick French's HMS Ramillies Association book were both immensely helpful. Please excuse the dirty camera sensor causing spots on the photos:
  2. Hi Everyone, As I like to have a starship project on the go and my Enterprise E build is almost complete, so I am preparing to start a muiltibuild of federation starships - The Original Series USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and the Star Trek Into Darkness USS Enterprise NCC-1701. I will be using the same Revell 371 - Light Grey paint that I used on the E-E project for both of these starships. I used Enamel paint for the Enterprise E, but will probably use Acrylic paint to speed up the drying time on these two. Anyway onto the sprue photos and kit descriptions. 04882 - 1:500 USS Enterprise NCC-1701 from Star Trek Into Darkness This kit includes the following features - Newly developed construction kit - Large scale, two-piece Saucer Section - Separate command bridge - Multi-part deflector and sensor - Large-scale, two-piece secondary hull - Multi-part nacelles with separate pylons - Many transparent parts, including Bussard collectors and navigation lights - Display stand - Kit suitable for the addition of lighting (equipment not included) - Detailed instructions with tips for painting - Extensive set of decals for the Enterprise When completed this kit will be 588 mm from bow to stern. It comprises 91 individual parts. 04880 - 1:500 USS Enterprise NCC-1701 from The Original Series (TOS) This kit includes the following features - Construction set in completely new form - Extensive, two-part saucer section - Separate command bridge - Multi-part deflector and sensor - Large, two-part secondary hull - Multi-part warp nacelles with separate pylons - Many transparent sections, including Bussard collectors and position lamps - Display stands - Clear building instructions with painting tips - Comprehensive transfers for the Enterprise, Potemkin and Constellation When completed this kit will be 481 mm from bow to stern and comprises 117 parts. Anyway I am posting these now because I will be getting the paint for them over the next couple of days. If anyone has any idea how many tins of paint I will need please let me know ? Thanks for looking, hopefully someone can advise on the amount of paint. Rick
  3. HMS Hero Detail Set 1/500 Atlantic Models Even though a model has been on the market for some considerable time, there is still a need for some to superdetail it. This is particularly so for the Frog/Novo 1/500 HMS Hero, which whilst it hasn’t been in production for some considerable time, I’d imagine there are a few snuck away in stashes across the globe. Well, now’s the time to dig them out and get building as Peter Hall has released this etched brass sheet of detail parts to bring it bang up to date with some super fine detail. Detail set ATEM 17: As stated above this detail set comes on a single sheet of etched brass that is somewhat sturdier than the miscellaneous sets reviewed here, yet still very fine and foldable. Relief etching has been used where necessary which helps give some depth to the parts. Along with the standard fittings, such as railings, vertical ladders, inclined ladders, and anchor chain, there are loads of more specific items on the sheet. Each gun turret receives a complete replacement shield plus B and X turrets can be fitted with the flare rocket rails. New quad machine gun mounts are included as are new depth charge throwers, which will require a piece of 20thou rod to be used to represent the depth charge. The AA gun platform has new supports for the side wings and the rear section and there is a replacement depth charge rack and TSDS stern gantry for the quarterdeck. Additional details for around the depth charge racks are the loading davits and TSDS winches. Also included are a new 4” AA gun and platform, Type 286 radar array, Type 285 Yagi array, bridge rangefinder platform, bridge wing support structures, semaphore arms, bridge windscreen and optional bridge canopy. The foremast receives new yard arms, whilst optional main masts are provided with additional supports and, in the case of the early fitment, a new HF/DF array. Not only do you get diagrams to show where parts are placed, but a very useful written narrative, showing how other items are scratchbuilt for the etched parts to be fitted to. The ships boats are fitted with a complete set of oars, thwarts/gunwales, and a new rudder, these can then be attached to the new davits which include downhauls. Finally there is a new accomodation ladder for those modellers that would like to build the ship in a diorama setting. Conclusion This is yet another brilliant and very useful sheet of etched brass. It doesn’t appear to be overly complex so should be good for a beginner to etch work, with the plus side of bringing an old model up to date with the sort of detail it deserves. Highly recommended Review sample courtesy of Peter Hall of
  4. My first ever starship. I am more into painting figures than building the kit but I absolutely love Star Trek and couldn't resist this kit. I lookf forward to your constructive criticism and comments. I painstakingly masked the kit for the aztec design. I think the shade of white used was too white, and the grey was too dark. It has made a strong contrast for the pattern which makes it quite interesting. I considered lighting the Enterprise but decided this was a little too ambitious for such an amature.
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