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It's been a while, but I've finally finished a ship!

 

This is a scratch build of HMS Jamaica that I kicked off about 2 1/2 years ago, but then stalled while I collected a few accessories and brass sets. My aim was to model her configuration in December 1943 during the Battle of NorthCape.  Here's the rest of the photos:

 

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Closeups

 

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And a couple of shots alongside my HMS Sheffield, also at both North Cape nad Berents Sea battles:

 

 

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I'll try to be a bit quicker off the mark with HMSs Belfast,  DoY and Norfolk...

 

Andrew 

 

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Brilliant. Your detail work is nothing short of fantastic, those crew figures  add to the effect hugely.

Steve.

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As an occasional browser of maritime modelling, I have to say that is fantastic. Everything about the model, including the way that you've done the water, is first class. Nice one.

 

John.

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Scratch-built!!!! Literally jaw dropping in every aspect! 

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Model making and craftsmanship of the very highest order - an amazing piece of work.

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Those are just sooo good the B&W photos of them together are stunning and just so detailed

 

:mike:

 

Beefy

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Fantastic! You guys who scratchbuild ships are Master Modelers :worthy:

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Jamacia  yourself?   :coat:

 

seriously, that is one of the finest model warships I've ever seen :clap:

 

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That is phenomenal work, the build is brilliant to create one of the classic British cruiser classes, but the finishing is absolutely top rate, great subtlety in the shading and weathering, and displayed in my favourite method of an at sea diorama - just brilliant all round, well done!

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Well that's just wonderful. Amazing in fact. 

The ice is so lifelike I'm going to put a jumper on. 

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Stunning work - true model making...  

 

Thank you for showing your work..

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Outstanding! You have done it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When I see models of this quality I'm stuck for words. I want to offer my respect to someone who has clearly devoted themselves to striving for the very best, achieving  models of great quality, that are a joy to look at and bring a real sense of the situation they portray. Nice one :) 

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Stunning, scratch built you say, I couldn't make something as good as that from a shake and bake ship kit

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Stone the crows! That's beautiful work there... And scratchbuilt too!!!

 

:mike:

 

 

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Absolutely beautiful work. I am totally in awe of the quality that you show here. I would like to have a go at something like this but don't have the skills at this stage.

Any chance of a work in progress next time? I would find that very helpful indeed.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Regards

 

Jim

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This ^^^^^, would love to see a WIP. Will learn so much.

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Gooood GRIEF!!! Just when you think you've seen it all...

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I pass through this section once in a while just to see what fellow modellers are building, and once in a while something exceptional pops up....this is one of them. Beautifully built and exceptionally well displayed. Congrats!

 

Ian

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Absolutely outstanding.

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