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.