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Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
Well with Telford over I felt a need to hit the bench as well as looking for something to go with next years ĎAnimal magicí theme.
So the newly released Starling models 1/350 British T-class group III Sub in the form of HMS Terrapin this was joined by a Fujimi 1/350 IJA yes Army Maru Yu-1 transport sub.
Then seeing some Italian naval ships coming to market one from the stash hit the bench to make way for one of the other so say hello to the Trumpeter 1/350 RM Zara heavy cruiser.

Terrapin is the larger of the two subs



Bit a gap in the deck to sort out, donít worry none of the superstructure is glued.


Another gap at the stern, waiting for a wooden deck which Iím hoping will cover the filling needed here.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 07:32 PM UTC
Cool, some nice detail on those, a pity about the short deck. I hope your wooden deck does indeed fill the gap I look forward to seeing progress on these

Littorio
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Thanks Mal.

The Zara is on hold as I found out that Regia Marina Mas (Italian Model ship specialists) are releasing a correction and detail pe set, however in the mean time a Dragon Gearing class destroyer in the form of USS Gearing and a Tamiya Fletcher class in the form of USS Fletcher have both been laid down. Both of these are 1/350, the Gearing will be mostly OTB although you can see a replacement resin gun director already resting in place, none of the superstructure has been glued down as pe parts need to be fitted and the decks need painting with anti-slip deck decals also need applying.



The Fletcher will receive replacement gun houses, gun director from LíArsenal and a GMM pe set


In both cases the light AA fit will possibly be upgraded with AM parts.
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 06:51 PM UTC
Even in 1/350th scale, they look as if they are pretty small? Even though there is nothing for comparison.

I still can't upload any photos to my gallery and Flickr is a paint to use. Is Photobucket easy to use and do you have to pay for it?
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:39 PM UTC

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Even in 1/350th scale, they look as if they are pretty small? Even though there is nothing for comparison.

I still can't upload any photos to my gallery and Flickr is a paint to use. Is Photobucket easy to use and do you have to pay for it?



Mal,

Comparison photo below, they are now heading off for a primer coat on the hulls.

Photobucket is not had to use but the free version has you jump through a few hoops before you get to your photos plus you get the watermark which you canít move. I do this on a tablet so it must be easy to do.

USS Gearing
USS Fletcher
HMS Terrapin

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 06:21 PM UTC
Still small at a foot long for a ship? But looking good

I'll give photbucket a look, I haven't posted for ages do to the lack of picture hosting. I thought tha Flickr was going to be it!
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 09:48 PM UTC
Those ships all look nice Lucky.

The subs look like a better fit superficialy.

Looking forward to seeing them develop.