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HMS Devastation

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HMS Devastation...

HMS Devastation circa 1880. It's 1/700 scale, and I built a hull from laminated styrene sheets, and a superstructure from a soft wood-like material to make masters, I then made molds and cast the parts in resin, including the chart house. I modified a funnel from another kit and made castings for the funnels. I scratchbuilt the mast and boat handling boom, and rear platform, and made molds of the fighting top and turrets using parts from other kits I had. PE railings, ladders, and chains and pieces scrounged from other kits made up the balance of the details, and I used caenis line and stretched spure for the rigging. I chose a ship with little detail or complexity, and flat sides, as I wanted to keep it simple for my first venture into scratchbuilding. It was fun, but I think I prefer building conventional kits!

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About the Author

About Bob Cicconi (bobcicconi)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES


Comments

Another excellent Bobby C build. I did look to see who the manufacturer was so that's a good sign! If I were to scrach build then this is the one to do with many good references - I can't believe it's still not on the market. Another BC BZ! Cheers, Peter F
MAY 02, 2013 - 05:17 PM