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Forlornhope

Royal Australian Navy late 1930's harbour diorama 1/700 scale

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Evening all, I've been a little quiet here lately and need to catch up with whats been going on BM.

Over the last nearly 2 years, I've been putting together this little project and have spent the last couple of weeks finishing it up.

So here it is finally.

set in late 1938 early 1939, this is the County class cruiser HMAS Canberra, modified Leander class cruiser HMAS Sydney and the V/W destroyers HMAS Vampire and Vendetta in a fictional harbour setting.

This is the link to the WIP here on BM

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929463-ran-late-1930s-diorama/

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and the display case I finally got for it

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Last but not least, a quick attempt at a background, I want to do more of these when I get a chance.

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Currently the diorama is away for the weekend for the the model expo here in Melbourne Australia, hence the rush to finish. I would have liked to have added more details, there is only a bare minimum of people on there and there are a few other bits, but I can come back to it one day. For now the expo given me a push to finish it, I don't expect to win anything but at least I can stop looking at it thing I really need to finish it.

Thanks for looking and all the advice and help in the WIP to everyone, and I hope you like what I have finished up with.

Cheers Callum

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I have followed this topic and am in awe of your efforts. the result is simply wonderful.

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Very nice indeed, congratulations.

Colin

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Looks absolutely great; well done.

Ross.

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Well done. There is a lot of good work here, too much to mention! The water effects are very good,thanks for showing and good luck in Melbourne.

6th June 1944 :poppy:

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That looks fantastic, looks to me like your hard work has certainly paid off.

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Ultimate detail!! :clap:

Mike

just taking my attempts out to the dustbin!

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This is straight into the realm of "work of art". Incredible work.

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Thanks for the comments Gents, and out of interest it got first in the Military Dioramas at Model Expo. So I am one very happy little chappy right now

cheers

Callum

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Well deserved,well done!

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G.Day Callum.

The final has arrived, you must be so chuffed with this fantastic Diorama.

Impressive finish mate :speak_cool: .

Great stuff :winkgrin: .

Foxy :coolio:

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I was wondering if you'd ever be able to stop - it looks brilliant. Fantastic work....

Now what?!

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Thanks gents, I still want to get more pics, I was a bit rushed with the ones I got last week but I have really enjoyed the photos of this through the build and they have helped me build the scene. for now I'll keep plodding on with my RAN ships, just have to finish up the pre WW1 scene plus I seem to be in carrier mode with the LHD Canberra and seaplane carrier HMAS Albatross on the slips and a Colossus class to convert to the Majestic class HMAS Sydney.

If I'm going to do compitions I'm in a postition where because I want to have multiple ships displayed together, I can't enter into the ships catagory it goes in the diorama catagory which mean I need to make it something totally different to compete with the armour boys. I think the only way I can do this is to do scenes based on fact instead of my imagination. I got a few ideas though :)

Thanks once again for all the comments

Cheers

callum

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Superb result Callum, and the first place was a bonus! You have really captured a terrific scene there, fiction or not. I know you went through some tribulations doing this, but it makes the end result so much better for overcoming them.

I salute you and your creation. All the best, Ray

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Hey Callum

This is one of those fantastic little dios that just draws you more and more into it as you look at it.

It was great to see you at Expo and hopefully, we'll see you at the next club meeting!

A very sincere congratulations to your placing at Expo too! Extremely well deserved.

Si

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