Tuesday, 14 January 2020

1/2400th HMS Defence Conversion







I had an hour or so this afternoon so thought I'd do some ironclad bashing, cutting up two spare Tumbling Dice ASV59 Armide models to create something not unlike the early broadside ironclad HMS Defence or her sister, HMS Resolution. This involved cutting the hull in half and inserting a section chopped out of the other model, before glugm and filling it all in. I also added a new funnel from a 15mm recoilless rifle barrel, which seemed to be a good match for the real thing. The ship is now about the right scale length, although a bit narrow in the beam and with the maim mast a little too far back, but it looks good considering the drastic surgery required to put it together.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent job on that, looking forward to the completed model

    Cheers
    Matt

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  2. Nice bit of cut-and-shut work. BTW, I don't know if you've seen the book 'World Warships in Review 1860-1906' by John Leather. It has a lot of nice atmospheric photos of ships in the period taken by the photographic company Beken of Cowes.

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  3. Thanks chaps. I haven't seen that book AJ. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll see if I can find a copy somewhere.

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