Wednesday, 31 August 2011

HMS Glory-less - part 2

HMS Glory-less is now complete and undergoing sea trials on the modelling table.  A few words about the name - I have not given the model an historical name as it is far from being an accurate model - rather a vague representation of the original HMS Glorious.
The painting process involved spray painting it black and then drybrushing on the other colours - light brown for the decks, white for the lifeboats and pale grey for everything else.  A quick squirt of matt spray varnish finished it off.
Hopefully a maiden voyage will be taking place soon...

12 comments:

Al said...

A nice addition Tim, have toyed with the idea of doing ships a few times but that's about it. A nice change indeed

Tim Gow said...

Al
It made an interesting change building ships in this scale again - most of my 20thC ships are 1/6000!

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Very nice indeed! A very evocative paint job and good to see that it will be a 'never was-er'.

All the best,

DC

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Thanks for your kind words. The paint job is very rough and ready. Well rough anyway..

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Rough and ready as per the wear and tear from a long stint at sea

I like it

Mind you this suggests you bought more that one box of 1/1200 Sink the Bismarck ships

I am hoping to get my "first" box on my up and coming birthday ;)

Paul said...

Hi Tim, good work on this. I was wondering if the rear front turret mount is a little high?

Ross Mac said...

Looks darned good to me!

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Thanks. As I may have mentioned in previous posts, scruffy is the only painting style I can manage! I did indeed buy more than one set. But fewer than four....

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Both turret mounts are too high, as they are the original B and X mounts for Hood and I didn't cut them down.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Thanks - you are most kind!

mekelnborg said...

Ross Mac isn't alone in thinking it looks fine as does your other stuff. I had more fun using old game-part warships such as from 'Battleship' and a similar one to fight a naval battle with an opponent than I ever did with a somewhat more accurate set of models. Our sea was concrete in the one I am remembering.

Tim Gow said...

Mekelnborg
Thanks for your kind words. There's a lot to be said for a concrete 'sea' - no unpredictable waves!