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Dear Colleagues

 

Before I finish the Flyhawk Hermes (1937) by placing her on her own base, I decided to put her 'in harbour' to do a few photographs.  I have assembled odds and ends for the harbour over several years to make an interesting backdrop.  I think many of you will agree that Flyhawk make the nicest 1/700 ships if you want a pleasant build with sharp details.

 

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What is admirable is Hermes was the first ship in the world designed as an aircraft carrier from the keel up.  You can't help thinking that the designers got the overall design right and the lines look in many ways remarkably modern.

 

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Hope you like it?

 

Andrew

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Great build, like it a lot, really looks like a photo of her docked at harbour. Also agree on the quality of Flyhawk kits, they're really something.  I would be interested to know what parts or kits you used for the harbour as I am interested in doing my own.

 

David

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Beautifull job, gratulations!

One think looking bit strange is water.

PS. Why Flyhawk doesn't  produce its models in 1/350 scale? What's a pity...

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Wow. I am not really a ship modeller myself but this part of the forum has always been my favourite place, and your diorama is testament to why in my opinion. What a brilliant diorama. You must be extremely pleased with your work.

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Thanks Guys

 

Glad you like the scene.  The beauty with a harbour is you can pop your ship back in the yard at the end of your work in the evening and it looks cool!

 

Range of products for the harbour, but I think the nicest stuff came from Alliance Modelworks

 

Will post more photos of Hermes with her Swordfish hopefully this weekend.

 

Trying to save my pennies for the Flyhawk Illustrious!

 

Andrew

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On 15/03/2021 at 16:34, socjo1 said:

Beautifull job, gratulations!

One think looking bit strange is water.

PS. Why Flyhawk doesn't  produce its models in 1/350 scale? What's a pity...

You might be please to know they have a few 1/350 jobs slated for release in the next year or so.

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