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HMS Warspite (03)

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The Project...
The resin Warspite from WEM, 1/700, was another commission I had it is definitely not a kit for a novice. My copy had serious issues and in all honesty I should have return it back but I choose the difficult route of trying to piece it together instead. Once finished however the kit does look good. I had to weather again a bit more than usual partly to hide/distract the eye from the main problems of the kit which are a non flat hull, not straight bulges, superstructure bits that donít sit on the deck evenly, etc.

I guess the moulds are running a bit old now .Would I want one for me? YES! Would I build one again? NO if it is like my copy.

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About the Author

About Kostas Katseas (Angeleyes)
FROM: DRAMA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

Beautiful build of my favorite Pommy warship.
AUG 03, 2009 - 12:16 PM
An excellent piece on a fascinating ship. Well done! --Karl
AUG 04, 2009 - 11:46 AM
very nicely done, love the small boat details, thanks for sharing!
AUG 05, 2009 - 03:41 AM
beutiful rendering. You mentioned it was a consignment piece. May I ask how long it took you start to finish?
AUG 08, 2009 - 08:25 AM
Since i was on full time employment at that time i could work on the model only during weekends .So i would say between 6-8 weeks , mostly if only working on weekends.However as you get a bit bored working at the same model all the time i did manage to finish another 2 models that were half started in between that time .In terms of man hours i would estimate to be around 80 possibly more as i had to construct the base/case as well.Since then i have been made redundant (another victim of Gordon's wisdom in England) and i have ALL the time in the world to finish models both for me and my potential clients a lot faster.There is of course the associated burn out so some time off here and there when you built so intensively is a must to keep your sanity.
AUG 08, 2009 - 08:39 PM