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yarkshire gamer29 Oct 2022 8:26 a.m. PST

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Another couple of ships have been completed and commissioned into the Yarkshire Navy this week.

A pair of O Class Destroyers, HMS Onslow (G17) and HMS Obedient (G48) one fitted with the standard 4.7" Guns the other with QF 4".

Played around a bit more with the weathering on these without trying to over do it, every day is a school day lol

2 German Destroyers and the Bismark are currently under construction.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2022 8:36 a.m. PST

Beautiful modeling!

Grelber29 Oct 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

Nice looking ships! Did you make the splash marker, or does somebody sell those?

Grelber

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2022 9:39 a.m. PST

Very nice work!

yarkshire gamer29 Oct 2022 9:54 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone,

Grelber, yes I made the splash marker which is behind the Destroyers that took me ages to do lol.

I have a tutorial in progress so people stop asking about them ;-)

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Oct 2022 10:04 a.m. PST

These are from the old Pit Road double kit, yes? Great work again!

yarkshire gamer29 Oct 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

Virtualscratchbuilder,

They were made by another company pre Tamiya so that is certain popular, they are lacking in detail compared to more modern kits.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Oct 2022 11:35 a.m. PST

Ken, those are beautiful boats and nicely terrained. Very inspirational photos.

One general question, did naval combatants from most countries fly the naval ensign while at sea, or were officers familiar enough with the size and shape of enemy and friendly vessels that they could ID the other boat by sight? (I'd keep the ensigns on the boats, BTW)

Zeelow29 Oct 2022 12:41 p.m. PST

thumbs up!!

yarkshire gamer29 Oct 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

Der Alte Fritz,

It's usually on the mast at sea and on the rear (like I have it) when in Port, I will be keeping them on the ships but I will move the flag to the mast when I get round to doing some rigging.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Pontius30 Oct 2022 9:25 a.m. PST

Very nice. All ready for the Battle of the Barents Sea.

I remember making kits of the O/P classes many years ago. I think the manufacturer then was Fujimi, who also did a useful set of coastal forces craft in 1/700.

When I tried to create rigging with fine thread I could never get the tension right. What I used to do for flags was glue them to a short piece of stretched sprue and glue that the yardarm. At most distances halyards can't be seen any way.

Thresher0130 Oct 2022 12:04 p.m. PST

Wonderful!

Andrew Walters31 Oct 2022 5:46 p.m. PST

Astounding!

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