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As this would be my first ship build in over 20 years, I had hoped to pick an easy ship to do.  As the type-45 is a fairly clean design, not may aerials etc to get in the way, what could possibly go wrong?  Apart from the way Airfix design the kit.  Not sure if it was my example or if they all have an interesting fit.   Many a happy hour was spent putting bits together and then filling in the gaps.  Possibly my inexperience of this type of build meant I did things in the wrong order, who knows.

 

I have added the Atlantic Models etch for a bit of extra detail, and replaced the main gun barrel and turret as those in the kit were lacking in detail just a bit(!). one the 30mm guns I used a length of Albion alloys tubing to replace the kit drainpipes.

 

I've also discovered photographing something this size brings it own challenges.

 

I will do another, if/when the pile of land and air based kits ever dies down.  The question is what?

 

Tim

 

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1 hour ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday Tim, you've done a very neat build here. What scale is it please? Regards, Jeff.

1/350 🙂

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Very nice! Really good job on her and the seascape!

 

What paints did you use on her, they look spot on.

 

Geoff 

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20 hours ago, Bugle07 said:

Very nice! Really good job on her and the seascape!

 

What paints did you use on her, they look spot on.

 

Geoff 

The paints were from the Colourcoats range (M1/M5 I think) -

 

https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/modern-naval-colours

 

Lovely paints to spray, great quality

 

Tim

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They are great paints, reminds me, I need to place another order fro Jamie soon...

 

Geoff 

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That’s a very neat job, nice display base too. Well done!

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Nicely done!

 

Mike.

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That looks excellent Tim. You have managed to capture the detail and the overall shape and colour really well. 

 

Terry

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