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HMS Roebuck (H95) 1/700 & HMS Oribi


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Seeing all the great Models in the group build persuaded me to get involved, as I have never done a group build before, any advice would be appreciated.


I decided to use the old sky wave 1/700 scale kit, that comes with 2 O& P class destroyers in . ( the kits an old one as I'm returning to the hobby after a while, and I had to start on the stash some time ūüôā¬†).


The plan was to do one of the models as HMS Oribi, almost straight from the box with the addition of a WEM etch set









A bit of research later showed that the 'R' class  was slightly longer than the proceeding O & P class ships, so one of the models was lengthened at the Bow. Otherwise the O,P,Q, and R classes were almost identical visually 




deck detail cleared, and etch railing going down




Now back to the day job, hopefully I will have an update soon 



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I built the original Skywave double set not long after it became available over here. I made 2 "O"'s OOB and there was no etch back in those days - guess that is still the case as you are using WEM generic stuff. They are nice enough kits but I knew nothing of RN paint schemes at the time so mine ended up in a plain lightish grey which is probably all wrong! They should look great in the "correct" camo scheme whatever that might be - should be some info on Jamie's Colourcoats site I expect https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea.

Back then the only other RN destroyer available in 1/700 was the Matchbox "K" Class though they also did the fast minelayer Ariadne. Things have improved a lot in the last few years though RN paint schemes are less well documented than USN it seems to me!


Good luck with the build.



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  • 2 weeks later...

base level all done , then the deck could be painted 




Then onto the tedious job of masking the deck ready for the deck colors 



and now Oribi




And then the first of three coats of white for RoeBuck, I'm selecting a late war color scheme, of royal blue, black and white . While Oribi will be in western approaches white, blue and green.




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bit more work over the weekend, with main hull camouflage pastern complete,



a few coats of tamiya clear lacquer were also added before the initial decals went on 



another clear coat to go on top of the decals before I start oil washing them both ready for the next stage 

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