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Martian Hale

HMS Hermes China Station

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As if I haven't got enough on my plate, I picked up Aoshima's  1/700 HMS Hermes kit. I quite fancy doing her as she appeared pre-war on the China station. I am a bit stuck for colours. White hull, obviously but island, funnel and flight deck?

 

I have got some Fairey IIIFs from Trumpeter and have ordered some Flycatchers from Shapeways. An etched set is also n the way along with a little resin junk should I feel inclined to go down the diorama route.

 

Martian

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52 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

http://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/

 

Martian you might want to ask Jamie here at Sovereign I, am sure he will be able to direct you to the correct color matches used

 

beefy

Thanks Beefy, I shall do as you advise. I just need general colours really seeing as how I am as colour blind as a bunch of colour blind hedgehogs from the Hungarian School of Art in a bag!

 

Martian

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26 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

seeing as how I am as colour blind as a bunch of colour blind hedgehogs from the Hungarian School of Art in a bag!

 

:rofl:

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Sorry for the poor English, it should of course been an array of colour blind hedgehogs.

 

Martian the Corrected

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It's a shame Fujimi or Flyhawk didn't do their HMS Hermes in a 1930's scheme with appropriate aircraft. Should look the part with the far east colours and the colourful biplanes.

 

http://www.carrierbuilders.net/element/element.php?id=709

 

The mentions White hull and Buff upper works whilst on the china station 

 

Pity you didn't get the Flyhawk 1937 Coronation review kit, its got the earlier pre-war configuration but no aircraft apart from Swordfish. but with its full hanger deck it lends itself better to a diorama (it also has its own etch included )

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Thanks Geoff much food for thought there and some cracking pictures! Jamie at Sovereign Models reckons grey island and funnel. At some angles it looks like the island and funnel are different colours but then again it could just be the camera angle giving that impression. A book on the ship has just this minute dropped on my door mat, maybe it will shed some more light on the subject or. more likely, confuse the issue still further!

 

I am happy with the Aoshima kit as I don't like working with resin to any great extent. The squeak you get when carving it sets my teeth on edge in the same way as some little toe rag would do at school when they ran their fingernails down the blackboard.

 

MArtian

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1 hour ago, Martian Hale said:

Thanks Geoff much food for thought there and some cracking pictures! Jamie at Sovereign Models reckons grey island and funnel. At some angles it looks like the island and funnel are different colours but then again it could just be the camera angle giving that impression. A book on the ship has just this minute dropped on my door mat, maybe it will shed some more light on the subject or. more likely, confuse the issue still further!

 

I am happy with the Aoshima kit as I don't like working with resin to any great extent. The squeak you get when carving it sets my teeth on edge in the same way as some little toe rag would do at school when they ran their fingernails down the blackboard.

 

MArtian

 Hi Martin

 

What resin ?, Flyhawk are state of the art injection moulding, & etched Brass B)

 

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/hms/cv/Hermes37-700-fh/index.htm

 

https://starling-models.co.uk/index.php?id_product=851&controller=product&id_lang=2

 

I think you will be impressed 

 

I'll have a snoot in my Carrier references

 

Cheers

 

Geoff

 

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2 hours ago, Geoff_B said:

 Hi Martin

 

What resin ?, Flyhawk are state of the art injection moulding, & etched Brass B)

 

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/hms/cv/Hermes37-700-fh/index.htm

 

https://starling-models.co.uk/index.php?id_product=851&controller=product&id_lang=2

 

I think you will be impressed 

 

I'll have a snoot in my Carrier references

 

Cheers

 

Geoff

 

Sorry, my mistake! I think I got them confused with Orange Hobby. Must be the heat or the ale used to combat the same. :pardon:

 

Muddled of Mars

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