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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm 
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Kia ora,
another interesting build, this time the 1/350 AJM resin kit of HMS Douglas - a WW1 destroyer leader (Scott Class) that served in WW2 as an escort. It is shown here in 1942-43 after a refit but before the midships 2pdrs (pom-poms) were replaced by 20mm Oerlikons. At first I was not too happy with the kit as the smaller parts had a strange corrugated surface and some were fairly shapeless - definitely not on a par with Combrig. However, as I went along I got to really like the look, especially after the paint job. This might be somewhat of a guess by me as the Western Approaches scheme was indicated as being white and WA Green. I had some problems with this as I was fixed on the idea that WA Green was "supposed" to have a reflectance value of 55% (as per WA Blue) and tonal values in photographs seemed to imply something darker and more saturated. Instead, I used a (Schminke ink) mix of the blue-grey B6 as this has been mentioned a a substitute in the WA scheme. This was before I received the new NARN paints which have the WA Green a darker and more saturated colour than the WA BlueNever mind.

Cheers, GrahamB
ImageDSC_0358 by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0338 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0336 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0335 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0333 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0332 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0331 (2) by Graham Bird, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:24 pm 
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Very nice work sir! I don't know the first thing about British Naval colors, (or colours), but the colors look great to me!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:43 am 
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Very well done,Graham. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:53 am 
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That's a very nice build. Crisp, and just the right amount of weathering.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:33 am 
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Very nice build and presentation

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:44 pm 
I agree heartily with the above. Good work! It is a very handsome model.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:21 pm 
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Great job!
I like it a lot.


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