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

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!

 

A little bit more progress on the Steamer for Cruel Seas

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I did a little bit more with the Rheinland steamer. basically more sanding and filling. I added the funnel and the life boat racks. now only the fine detail like windows , anchors etc are missing. Then molding will commence .

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I will be at the Kiepencon on Sunday with a cruel seas participation game more info on the con here.

Hope to see you there!

The next ship to be build for Cruel Seas will be a 1/300 cargo steamship . It will be a bit bigger then the Rheinland.

Baugnez 44

 

On our way to Antwerp for Crisis2016 we went to a he Ardennes and met up with some friends. We visited two world war II museums the first was Baugnez 44. here are the pictures:

The next museum we visited was  in La Gleise.The most stunning exhibit there was a real Tiger II tank:

And the museum itself

Tomorrow it is Crisis 2016!