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Hi, starting a new ship, Trying to make HMS Kimberley from Flyhawks HMS Jupiter. The most significant difference that I can see is Kimberley retained both stes of torpedo tubes. I have filled the square opening for the 4" AA gun and have made a start with the amazing Sovereign hobbies Colourcoats Narn 23 dark deck grey and masked up ready for the 507c. I will be using the illustration from "The Kelly's" book by Christopher Langtree. I intend to try to make this one my best effort yet, time will tell. More to come Mick
Look what the postman just delivered....... Mikro-Mir's 1/350 scale injection-moulded Royal Navy K-Class submarine... MM's box art - showing a steam powered K Boat underway. The instruction sheet consists of simple exploded diagrams - with the etched parts in red.... The painting instructions, etched-brass fret and decals for HMS K4 and K5 The hull is in two vertically-split halves with fine engraved detail - and nearly 1 foot long!! The rest of the injection-moulded parts - including a display stand. This is a very welcome release from Mikro-Mir - of an oddball, but fascinating British submarine - steam-powered to enable it to attain the necessary surface speed to keep up with the Grand Fleet. The whole concept was flawed from the start - with most of the class being lost in tragic accidents - see Wiki for a brief history. I can't wait to get started on this new kit - plus explore the conversion possibilities into a later version - HMS K-26. The hull might even be suitable to scratch HMS X1 Thank you Mikro-Mir Ken