Salute 2019 convention report

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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

Salute 2019

On saturday the 6th of April 2019 this years Salute will be held at London Excel exhibition center.

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The theme is: Survivors, post apocalypse

Therefore this years figure is the last woman standing:

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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.

 

The Hunt finished for casting

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.

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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!

Further progress on the Hunt DE

Here are a few pictures of the work I did lately on the Hunt class destroyer escort. The superstructure is nearly completed now. But there are enough things to do like putting on all the detail wich is printed on the card but will be lost when casting. So all the dogs and vents have to be glued on again etc. furthermore the main armament has to be build the AA armament will be from Warlord.

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More to come….

A few more boats for Cruel seas

I painted up some more boats for cruel seas. First up a trawler:

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And two Dog Boats ( Fairmile D):

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The first one is a standard Warlord one .

The second is changed by reducing the torpedo armament and increasing the gun armament:

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Haven’t used them in a game yet . So can’t say if the increased guns are worth it. The models are all from Warlord . Some of the weapons on the second Dog boat are scratch build.

Steam Ship Bellota finally finished

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So this weekend saw the Bellota finished in both versions. I added the missing live boats and davids and the masts and rigging. Only thing to add now is some crew and paint .

Here is the ballast version of the ship:

and the loaded version:

as you can see by adding different vent layouts you can create slightly different versions of the ship.

And both together in one picture. The Warlord trawler for size comparison. Next will be different funnels, the tanker and liner versions.

More Work on the Hunt class Destroyer

I started with the deckhouses and superstructure:

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As you can see I always did a sandwich of extruded polystyrene and card to make it as sturdy as possible. The bridge superstructure and the gun platforms will be done as separate pieces to get rid of the rather large undercuts which would be impossible to cast.

More to follow shortly.