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Another one finished - the 1/350 scale resin kit of an Oberon Class diesel submarine from ebay seller subsmodels.....

 

I chose to finish it as HMS Opossum - wearing a roughly-applied camouflage scheme used when she was on special ops during the Gulf War.

 

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She also sported a sharkmouth - sourced as a decal from my spares box. It isn't 100% accurate but it looks OK...

 

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I think I may have overdone the 'weathing' a bit on the camo........

 

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The camouflage makes a nice change from the all-black finish normally found on RN subs.....

 

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Ken

 

 

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Looks great and as you say, 'makes a nice change from the all-black finish'.

 

Stuart

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 Awesome job Ken !

 

cheers,

 

Pappy

 

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Great looking O Boat, loved my time on these :thumbsup: Dolphin 38 = Diesel Boats Forever

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From the pics I've seen camo is fine. Very nice model! Hard to believe in this day and age that such a camo would be applied!

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Looking excellent here as it did in the flesh on Sunday at the Avon Show!

Rob

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11 hours ago, Stealthman said:

Hard to believe in this day and age that such a camo would be applied!

She was apparently on Special Ops duty with the SAS & SBS during the Gulf War.

 

Some photos taken of her at Diego Garcia show the 'sharkmouth' - others taken at her return to Portsmouth show the crudely applied camo.

 

If you Google 'HMS Opossum', there are a few close-up images showing the camo being applied at what looks like Diego Garcia.....

 

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hms+opossum&FORM=HDRSC2

 

I'd love to read about her exploits during the Gulf War - but it will probably never be told!

 

Ken

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Given that the events took place a long time ago now, maybe someone will write a book? Here's hoping!

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Great model...but good grief, the Navy has some really naff names for its ships/subs

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Now that makes a change from plain black  👍

 

beefy

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I have some photos I took from the Conning Tower of HMS Osiris, when I was down in the Falklands - they served up the best curry!!  Had the best time down there - I even volunteered to extend my tour and bring the wife down.  No such luck, unfortunately.

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Nice Boat...…...aarrroooggah aarrooggaahhh dive dive dive!

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Nice build with that unusual finish. I think I went aboard her at a Rosyth Navy Day, when she was quite new, sometime last century!

Don

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