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The size of /1700 has put me off to date. However, I've marvelled at some of the work on display in this forum and also been bedazzled by the work of Kostas Katseas I thought I'd have a go and rather randomly chose IBG's new I Class - HMS Ithuriel. This is a bit of a proof of concept and I'm going to riff with some bases. The Chris Flodberg Styrofoam method seems too small to replicate at this scale and I'm working up to using Clear casting resin as per Kostas Katseas. Here's the box with a slightly deceptive B5 shade at the bow which is in fact MS4 on the actual colour scheme DSCF8877_edited-1 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr 2019-11-25_122008 (2) by Rob Matthews, on Flickr Some master barrels from Starlin models seemed a good investment... DSCF8861 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr The first impression is just how tiny everything is - a bit of a shocker after the 1/72! DSCF8860 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr DSCF8858 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr The detail and moulding is top class. it's been hard to stop myself progressing though there's a reminder of the tiny little kits that you used to get in cereal packets!!! DSCF8859 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr DSCF8865 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr I like the fact that all the etch is provided so that you have a complete kit. The plastic is a little soft but files easily DSCF8862 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr DSCF8866 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr The etch needs fitting quite early on (I think) Double sided tape seems the easy solution to keeping pieces still whilst fitting PE DSCF8867 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr And in a comparatively short time without tears or tantrums we get to... DSCF8869 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr DSCF8871 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr Thanks for looking More soon Rob