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Nick Charnock

1/350 HMS Dreadnought in dry dock at Portsmouth

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Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought in a scratchbuilt Portsmouth dry dock number 15.

PE by WEM including the cage aerial cages, 12pdr's, searchlights and figures by Northstar, resin planks and crates from l'Arsenal. Main gun barrels from Master Barrels. Extra cutters missing from the kit from the Shapeways. The dockside cranes are also 3d printed from my own design.

Rigging a mixture of Caenis and Uschi line.

Sign by Paul Boyle at  http://www.pbmodelmaking.co.uk/

Build WIP here;

Thanks to everyone who followed the WIP and provided help and advice along the way, particularly Dave Swindell and Kris - can't believe you got your's finished before me Kris :)

Pics are a mixture of phone and DLSR, outdoors and then in cos it started raining :(

 

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Few detailed views;

Guys mopping the deck watched by a PO;

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These chaps are in trouble for something;

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Whilst the lucky 3 leaving the ship with bags are going on leave;

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And these poor buggers are loading stores onto the ship, watched by the dockyard workers;

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Cranes doing craney stuff;

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An officer being ferried over by cutter;

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And the Captain surveying his empire;

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Hope you like it, any comments gratefully received.

 

Cheers

 

Nick

 

I've taken a few more pics, the idea being to use a more realistic angle and try and date some to look like period photo's;

 

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Cheers

 

Nick

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Superb, beautiful detail and the figuires in the diorama really help to bring it alive

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What a brilliant result Nick. It is a fabulous ship, and the setting just lifts it beyond the 'brilliant' to exceptional.

 

All the best,

 

Ray

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Posted (edited)

Perhaps wisely Britmodeller doesn't run a "model of the year" build but this would certainly be a contender!  An exceptional build and the little vignette scenes really help bring it to life, it's almost a museum class model that you could study for hours looking at before you spotted all of the details that have been hidden in it.

 

If you ran some of Nick's photographs through Photoshop to give them a period feel they would probably be indistinguishable from pictures of the real ship.

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You started with a cracking job of building / portraying the ship. Set it in a realistic setting and brought it all to life with the figures.

Well worth all the extra effort

 simply superb!!

 

Kev

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Wow. All the details you added really bring it to life. 

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Absolutely amazing :goodjob:

What an extraordinary thing it is that you have done. I could stare at that for literally hours.

All the best,  Martin 

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Thank you all for the very nice comments, much appreciated. It was a bit of a slog towards the end but I'm glad I persevered and I'm really please with the result.

On 4/22/2018 at 5:17 PM, Richard E said:

Perhaps wisely Britmodeller doesn't run a "model of the year" build but this would certainly be a contender!  An exceptional build and the little vignette scenes really help bring it to life, it's almost a museum class model that you could study for hours looking at before you spotted all of the details that have been hidden in it.

 

If you ran some of Nick's photographs through Photoshop to give them a period feel they would probably be indistinguishable from pictures of the real ship.

Nice idea re the pics Richard (not the competition tho :)). I might try getting some really low level bow and stern shots (no helicopters in them days) and see how they look in black and white. I struggle to get enough depth of field to have the full length of the ship in focus unless it's really bright and outdoors to get a short enough exposure - maybe buy a tripod! If they're any good I'll post a couple of pics.

 

Thanks all for looking.

 

Cheers

 

Nick

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What a model and diorama. Excellent build Nick. Model itself looks fantastic, but the dock and figures make it even better. I have to say that yours is more detailed and you spend a more time to get it perfect. 

I am happy that we build them parallel as that really helps me. 

 

What's next? Warrior? 

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Utterly awesome! Other than that I am lost for words and as most BMers can attest, that seldom if ever happens!

 

Martian

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Can only agree with what has already been stated, stunning work and a certain show winner! :selfie:

 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Kev The Modeller said:

Stunning absolutely stunning, work :clap::clap:

Cheers Kev

18 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

Utterly awesome! Other than that I am lost for words and as most BMers can attest, that seldom if ever happens!

 

Martian

Thanks Martian

17 hours ago, Tony C said:

Can only agree with what has already been stated, stunning work and a certain show winner! :selfie:

 

 

 

 

Thanks Tony - I haven't worked out to enter a show yet , I need to get round to it! 

18 hours ago, Kris B said:

What a model and diorama. Excellent build Nick. Model itself looks fantastic, but the dock and figures make it even better. I have to say that yours is more detailed and you spend a more time to get it perfect. 

I am happy that we build them parallel as that really helps me. 

 

What's next? Warrior? 

Thanks Kris, doing them in parallel was great fun.

Warrior's on the bench already while I research Hood - you're area of expertise my friend :)

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Cracking build Nick it just shouts out show winner to me  :yes:

 

beefy

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Why I am not seeing it in the armour WIP, he? I don't want mess here, open it please in the right place. See you in the armour. 

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Outstanding work! Was a pleasure to watch this come together!

:worthy:

 

Geoff

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Just to repeat what others have said, WOW cracking job.

 

All the best Chris

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Hello,
It's superb, it's magisterial. A source of inspiration.
Congratulations.
Mark

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