How do we not have a topic on this yet? I know there is a 1/700 build in the work in progress section, but no dedicated thread to the class.
These (very) light cruisers, the Tromp along with the Jacob van Heemskerk, are without a doubt the most successful Dutch cruisers in WWII.
The Tromp in particular was involved in multiple engagements, often very heated, and developed a bit of a name in being the "most reportedly sunk ship" by the Japanese, but somehow kept turning up in harbour again.
Anyway, onto the build.
I am planning on scratchbuilding (will probably cheat a little bit on the life boats and other small details) a 1:600 RNN Tromp, to add to my growing 1:600 collection.
For the hull, I was thinking of using styrene for the deck, along with a styrene central "beam" running down the length of the hull, and using balsa wood on either side of the central beam to shape the hull. It will be my first time scratch building a hull, so it will no doubt be a learning experience.
I'll be making the Tromp alongside my other project on the De Ruyter.
Here is a half decent top and side profile of the Tromp that I have found in my travels:
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After so much backchat it is but right, that Soemba should join in this fight - Soemba Docket