here are pictures of the completed and primed Hunt Typ II DE:
The gun barrels on the 4inch twin guns are brass rod the smaller guns are from Heroic and Ross or Warlord. The crew figures are from Heroic and Ross.
More to come
I build the boxes for doing the moulds of the Hunt Typ II Destroyer for cruel Seas.
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:
The others are single piece moulds.
Will cast the first ship today if all goes to plan.
So another Salute went by. Altogether it was a grand show. Lots of traders , very many very well presented games like the one above wich got the best of show award. But it seemed to be a little bit less crowded then in the years before. What ever the reason for this it is still a show worth going to! I met a lot of old friends wich in itself is a good reason to go just to catch up on the social side of the hobby.
Here are about 250 pictures I took during the day in no special order :
If you have been there as well I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did . Role on Salute 2020
On saturday the 6th of April 2019 this years Salute will be held at London Excel exhibition center.
The theme is: Survivors, post apocalypse
Therefore this years figure is the last woman standing:
More info on
Here are a few pictures of last years Salute as a teaser:
Hope to see you there ! A photo report will follow next Monday.
Here are the pictures of the finished Hunt Typ II DE for Cruel Seas. The only thing missing is the anchors and anchor chain. Then a coat of PVA and mouldmaking can start.
It will take until next week to do the moulds and the first casts as i will be at Salute next weekend so no more modeling for a wile. I will post pictures of Salute next week!