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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:09 am 
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hello everyone I think I better introduce myself first. My name is Ken I have been building scratchbuilt ships since I was in my 20s (several years ago now) last christmas someone bought me a plastic kit and it was leaps and bounds ahead of anything I had built in my teens. I am now hooked, havent touched one of my scratchbuilt ships since infact (it takes me between 18mnths and 3 yrs to build a scratch build) i love the relative quickness of kits.
Anyway I am on a couple of other forums and one of them is BTS, one of the members on there cliffy b recomended I post this build on here. I am quite a long way on in this build so will post a few of the initial pics just to bring you up to date. hope you like it.

I started with a selection of planes that were going to attack Warspite and this is what I did with them.
I decided Warspite would be biting back so this FW190 was going to be the first casualty
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then I bought this stuka but unfortunatly (knowing nothing about planes I bought the wrong version which didnt have air brakes or a bomb cradle so had to scratch them
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I had several other planes of differing scales to add and so this is what I did with them
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almost up to date now .
I have some 1/350 planes to add here is another one Warspite nabbed
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And here is where I am now
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as you can see loads more to do but getting there. Sorry if any of you are on the other forums I am on and must be getting bored with this but hopefully some new eyes will like it.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:43 pm 
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Bored with this?! You're nuts sir!

Glad to see you over here :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:38 pm 
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Hi all well all the lighting is now set up and I have installed most of the guns.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:44 pm 
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This is the most intriguing ship diorama I can recall.

I can't quite decide if I'm witnessing the start of the next generation or an interesting gimmick that pops up from time to time. Regardless, I applaud your imagination and ingenuity. Well done, sir, well done.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Rarely do you see this type of dio because they are difficult to depict a realistic scene. However, I think you have definitely achieved a believable battle. I applaud your vision and skill. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:49 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments. I've knocked up a quick background what do you all think.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Hello all thought I would add a bit of life to her, got loads more of these to add.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:56 am 
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Hi ya all a quick question where would the fire hoses be stored on warspite. I mean they wouldn't dip buckets in the sea to put out fires would they. The reason I ask is I've had an idea for another hit on warspite but I want the sailors trying to put it out, oh and another quick question would they try and launch the walrus whilst under attack.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:24 am 
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Can't answer your question but your diorama has sure sparked my imagination. Fun stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:04 pm 
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Hi all here is this weekends work.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:57 pm 
Thanks for the comments guys here is my next update
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:22 pm 
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Hi all here is tonights offering
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:08 pm 
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Well she's nearly done now just some rails and the rigging (no idea where that goes) I can see some of it in the box atr but obviously that does not show where its anchored or anything.
got a bit of work to do on the base and the background, but definitly on the finishing stretch.
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