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

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.

Space Marine Heroes

I treated myself to the new Space Marine heroes range by games workshop. they were available, up to now, only in Japan . Since last weekend you can get them in Europe , too. As far as I know they are available worldwide now.

This is a complete box with twelve figures. The set is meant to be set up in a shop like this:

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I bought the complete box from an online retailer here in Germany. There are 9 different figures so there will be duplicates in this box.

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the individual figures are packed in their own boxes and you can’t tell which figure is inside. Lets hope every figure is in the box !

Here are the 12 figures I got and as you can see I got every figure of the nine different ones and 3 figures which were double. I am not sure if that is the case in every box or if I was just lucky. Now of to assemble and paint them as members of the Galactic Knights chapter brothers.