Hello everyone out there in MSW land.
I have ended my self-imposed absence from the internet blog sites. I needed a rest for a while and the Photobucket debacle took all the wind out of my sails (boat related stuff!)
For my return I have decided to build the Trumpeter 1/200 HMS Rodney, one of the ships that helped sink the Bismarck back in 1941. I also have the 1/200 Bismarck as well and I am not 100% sure I will do the Rodney yet as the Hataka paint paint I ordered hasn't arrived from overseas as yet, whereas I have all the colours I need for said Bismarck.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the Wodney (too much Monty Python) before I start it.
First off we have the art work on the box.
One weird thing is that the Rodney and Nelson have the same pictures on the Trumpeter website..
On removing the tight fitting lid you find four seperate boxes. The long white one holds the one piece hull (yay!) and the other three are stuffed with plastic sprues.
When you remove the three smaller boxes you are confronted with a large box which holds the one-piece deck (again yay!)
There are a total of 10 Photo etch sheets, 2 per bag..
The other item used in this build will be the incredibly awesome Pontos detail set.
If you want to see what all the PE sheets, resin pieces, turned brass barrels etc and wooden deck pieces go to the Pontos site for a look. Pictures of all will be uploaded a bit later when I finally decide to build this kit.. or maybe I will build both at once! Now there is a sure way to insanity!
That's it for now,