SS Green Island

Here is the latest steam ship I finished . It is the loaded version of the SS Bellota.

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Here are all the ships i did recently for Cruel Seas , by Warlord Games, together with a trawler and a Fairmile D ( both from Warlord)

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Next will be a coastal collier, used in the east coast convoys, and a liner, wich could be used as a troop ship.

HMS Brocklesby

HMS Brocklesby was a Type II Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War, spending much of the time in the English Channel and Mediterranean, taking part in the Dieppe Raid in 1942, and the Allied landings in Sicily and at Salerno in 1943. After the war, she was used as a sonar trials ship until 1963, and was sold for scrap in 1968. More about the ship here .

Here is the model I made of her in a typical coastal camouflage pattern:

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The model is completely scratch build by me . Only the AA weapons and the crew figures are not. Weapons and crew from Heroic and Ros.

And a size comparison with a Fairmile D dog boat by Warlord games:

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Here are all the pictures of the complete build of the ship: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 just start with 1 to see the development from the start.

Next up another merchantman

Coastal Convoys

Just finished reading the book “Coastal Convoys 1939-1945 – The Indestructible Highway”

Very recommended if you are into Cruel Seas. It has dozens of scenario ideas and tells a lot about the colliers and the coasters used in the coastal convoys. abundant information about the escort vessels and the tactics they used and how they changed in the course of the war.

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Very recommended . I read the kindle version. You can get the book here.

The SS Bellota painted and ready for a game of cruel Seas

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The ship is finally painted and ready for gaming.

Here you see SS Bellota as part of a little convoy , for size comparison :

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The other ships are by warlord games.

More pictures about the build 1 2 3 4 5 If you start looking at the links from No 5 downwards you can see the complete build of the Steamer from plan to finish.

 

 

The first cast of the Hunt

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Here is the first cast of the Hunt Typ II Destroyer Escort in 1/300 for cruel seas! It came out rather lovely don’t you think?

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The main parts

Hope you like it as much as I do. By the way one of the small squares on the cutting mat equals 1 cm . The ship is round about 28 cm long!

 

Moulds for the Hunt typ II

I build the boxes for doing the moulds of the Hunt Typ II Destroyer for cruel Seas.

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I cut the base out of extruded polystyrene and glue the pieces to be moulded on them with hot glue. then I build a box out of lego around it. The bottom and the walls are fixed with brown tape ( the one you use for packing parcels for the post). Then I spray the inside with mould release agent. Before casting I place the boxes on greased paper for protection of my worksurface.

I pures in the silicone last night . So will have to do the second side of this mould:

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The others are single piece moulds.

Will cast the first ship today if all goes to plan.