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  1. Greetings again all, Here is my other 'completed' ship build. This was originally started in the Non Injection GB but unfortunately time got the better of me and I didn't finish until just recently. This is HMS Renown around the turn of the century before the introduction of the Dreadnaughts. Although designated as a battleship she didn't have much wartime action but was a favourite of Admiral Jackie Fisher who designated her as his Yacht. This is the Combrig 1:700 kit which is quite excellent in my view although the construction instructions are very sparse (Just as well us blokes ditch them anyway before we start!). The moldings are beautiful and the fit is on the main very good. I have seen several pictures of the kit built up online and they all depict her in the later white scheme which is very attractive but I wanted to do something different. I then came accross this pic of her (allegedly) in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. This being my adopted homeport, I thought I would go for this and also as a new venture for me I opted for a seascape, although it would be an easy one as she is anchored in a calm harbour! So here she is, the etch is from spare frets I have kicking around, Paint is Model Master Acrylics apart from the mustard yellow whichis Humbrol enamal, rigging is very fine black thread .....and to be honest a little made up along with the mast build up (artistic license if you please!). I have used the water colour method for the seascape, and painted on various shades of heavily thinned blue acrylic, this was then oversprayed with a (supposedly) gloss sealer. Depicted at anchor in a time period where she had her secondary armmament and torpedo nets removed (when exactly I don't really know!) with the first liberty boat of the early morning set off to collect the Officers from last nights run ashore. And for those interested, here is the build thread which contains a couple more pictures of the original http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982491-hms-renownno-not-that-one-the-gin-palace/ Thanks for looking Bob
  2. Dear Friends, I would like to notify all of you about latest new items that arrived in our shop's stock. - Sukhoi Su-17 from ModelSvit in 1:72 scale (MSVIT72018) - Sukhoi Su-20 from ModelSvit in 1:72 scale (MSVIT72020) - IP-1 from Avis in 1:72 scale (AV72015) - IP-1 on skis from Avis in 1:72 scale (AV72025) - Peruvian Huascar Ironclad Turret Ship, 1866 (Full Hull and Water Line versions) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG3598WL-FH) - IJN Fuso Ironclad, 1878 (Late Fit) from Combrig in 1:700 scale (CG70188) - IJN Heien Gunboat, 1895 from Combrig in 1:700 scale (CG70192) - IJN Takao Cruiser, 1889 (Late Fit) from Combrig in 1:700 scale (CG70193) - Stove oven with hob and dryer, #2 from DAN Models in 1:35 scale (DAN35511) - Stove oven with hob and dryer, #3 from DAN Models in 1:35 scale (DAN35512) - Fortifications LO 36E from ROP o.s. Samek Models in 1:72 scale (ROP-F72-140) - Monitor "President Masaryk" 1932-1936 from ROP o.s. Samek Models in 1:350 scale (ROP-S350-004) - Monitor "Udarnyj" 1941 SSSR from ROP o.s. Samek Models in 1:350 scale (ROP-S350-009) - Monitor "MBK 186" 1944 SSSR from ROP o.s. Samek Models in 1:350 scale (ROP-S350-010) - River tank "BKA 1125" 1942 SSSR from ROP o.s. Samek Models in 1:350 scale (ROP-S350-011) Sincerely, Alex Scale-model-kits.com - plastic scale model kits on-line shop
  3. In case those of you in the UK haven't heard yet, I have started an online shop based in the UK for small scale ship modellers. Currently in stock are resin kits and accessories from Combrig, Samek, AJM, Orange Hobby, L'Arsenal, Niko and North Star, with etch from Lion Roar, Flyhawk and my own brand Starling Models. Other accessories in stock include 3d Modelparts, Master Barrel and Uschi van der Rosten's excellent rigging thread. Also in stock are kits from Flyhawk, I will be importing all of their new releases this year, all at very competitive prices. In time I hope to release some kits, some of these will be those formerly released under the Fine Waterline label with some upgrades. It is still very early days so in time I will hopefully be adding to the list of brands in stock but for those of you in the UK who are finding it difficult to get those much needed kits and accessories, stop by and have a look. http://www.starling-models.co.uk Mike
  4. So I have been flicking through this GB since it started looking at the fantastic builds on offer and now I have finally succomed and been suckered into it! I managed to find a pure resin kit in my stash and this is the one I shall present. It is the very fine Pre Dreadnaught HMS Renown from Combrig in 1:700 scale. She is very small and very fine, I just hope I can do her justice! Any hoo here are the pics I also found the remains of a GMM 1:700 British Battleship etch fret. I was glad about this as it has railings ladders and also the admirals walk railings which will make alot of difference. I will mount here on a wooden slab that I have kicking around, and will also attempt my first sea scape. I have been umming and erring about seascapes for years so have now committed myself to it. I saw this pick of her on the web apparently off Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897. As this is now my hometown I shall do a scene along these lines. She will be in her black scheme at anchor with maybe a couple of 'Liberty Boats' chugging around. During research I managed to uncover alot of pictures of both the black and white schemes. Also I have come accross a couple of builds in her white scheme but nothing of her earlier set up. This could be an web exclusive, the first build up of her in the black scheme! How many of you can claim a unique build like that eh? .............. then again looking at most of the builds in this GB that would be most of you More to come soon! Bob
  5. Hi, Look at what has just arrive to my workbench! The Steregushchy (Project 20380) Russian Stealth Corvette produced originally by Gwylan Models, but now available through Combrig. The Combrig instructions sheets are usually poor, but this one is quite good and I think I have to “blame” Gwylan Models for the excellent photos and step-by-step guide provided, which is a very useful tool in order to build a good looking model. The first photo of this model at my workbench: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/746/riquvU.jpg I won’t write any review of this model as there is already one very complete available here: http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/ru/ff/steregushchy-700-gwy/gwy-review.html At first glance seems to be a “quick win” project, and sometimes is what I need to provide extra motivation for the other on-going more complex and time consuming projects. A very nice ship with quite advanced and modern lines, and a must have model to all who are looking for modern model warships! Thanks. Regards, Ayala Botto
  6. - 508 CM Coloniale Italian light car from Ace in 1:72 scale (ACE72548) - Kawanishi H6K2 Mavis IJN Flying Boat, 1938 (1WL+1FH) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG-A35301) - Dornier Do 24 German Flying Boat, 1937 (1WL+1FH) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG-A35303) - Blohm und Voss BV 138 Flying Boat, 1941 (1WL+1FH) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG-A35304) - Breguet Br.521 French Flying Boat, 1935 (1WL+1FH) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG-A35306) - CANT Z.506 Italian Floatplane, 1938 (1WL+1FH) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG-A35307) - Aurora Protected Cruiser, 1903 (Full Hull version) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG3539FH) - Pallada Protected Cruiser, 1902 (Full Hull version) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG3540FH) - Diana Protected Cruiser, 1902 (Full Hull version) from Combrig in 1:350 scale (CG3541FH) - U.S. and German paratroopers, South of Europe, 1944 from Master Box in 1:35 scale (MB35157) - Hitching a ride. US Paratroopers and Civilians, 1945 from Master Box in 1:35 scale (MB35161) - Zombie Hunter - Road to Freedom. Zombieland series from Master Box in 1:35 scale (MB35175) - Mk II "Male" British tank. Arras Battle period, 1917 from Master Box in 1:72 scale (MB72005) - Sd.Kfz. 164 "Nashorn" Tankhunter from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV03148) - Lancaster B.III "Dambusters" from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04295) - Boeing B-17F 'Memphis Belle' from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04297) - Avro 683 Lancaster Mk.I/III from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04300) - Eurofighter Typhoon single seater from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04317) - F-16 A Fighting Falcon from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04363) - Heinkel HE 111 H-6 from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04377) - SA 330 Puma "BGS" from Revell in 1:32 scale (RV04412) - Apache AH-64D / WAH-64D from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04420) - Dassault Rafale M from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04517) - Spitfire Mk. IXC from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04554) - Junkers Ju 87 B-2/R-2 Stuka from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04620) - Westland Sea Lynx Mk. 88A from Revell in 1:32 scale (RV04652) - EC145 Polizei/Gendarmarie from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04653) - Gloster Meteor Mk.4 from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04658) - E-4B Airborne Command Post from Revell in 1:144 scale (RV04663) - Sukhoi T-50 from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04664) - Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 from Revell in 1:32 scale (RV04665) - Heinkel He219 A-7 "UHU" from Revell in 1:32 scale (RV04666) - Antonov An-2 Colt from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04667) - F-16C "Tigermeet" 2003 from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04669) - Handley Page Halifax B Mk.I/II GR II from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04670) - Junkers Ju88 A-4 Bomber from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04672) - Stearman PT-13D Kaydet from Revell in 1:72 scale (RV04676) - Albatross D V from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04684) - Eurofighter Typhoon "Twinseater" from Revell in 1:48 scale (RV04689) - Hawker Hunter FGA.9/F.58 from Revell in 1:32 scale (RV04703) Best regards, Alex Scale-model-kits.com - plastic scale model kits on-line shop
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