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HMS Duncan and Admiral Gorshkov in the Channel


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Thought I'd take a break from aircraft modelling and while rummaging through a stash box, found these warship models I picked up earlier this year while ordering wargame parts for a diorama. I was planning to make something for the Anything But Injection GB of @Mjwomack so this would be my entry for this year.

 

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They are from GHQ, their 1/2400 Harpoon wargame series. Whitemetal with very simple assembly (in fact Gorshkov came as a single piece) but surprisingly good detail and even a sprue of helicopters each. Base here is just a quick test on some watercolour paper, I will probably try and do a slightly larger version of this to represent a Channel escort operation - they usually have a bit more distance between them.

 

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Work today was to prep up both ships with Vallejo primer, then painted Duncan. I used Light Ghost Grey and a mix of Med Sea Grey on the hull and Neutral Grey for the decks. Seems similar to the photos of the ship - although the greys do look completely different in every photograph.

 

Some details in white and black. Need to raid the decal stash for numbers and flight deck details.

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And complete. Pretty happy with this one, the GHQ ships are lovely and I'll probably have a look at a carrier group next. The sea worked better than I expected, maybe overdid the wake a bit - I'll assume that the Russian sailors were testing the British crew by speeding up.

 

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