Steve will take this – not truly aircraft but there is a Lynx helicopter
holding on for dear life….
is the new Dragon 1/700 Type 42 built up as HMS Coventry taking the final
roll on 25 May 1982. The model itself went together very easily –
my eyes weren’t really capable of dealing with too much detailing at
this scale! The goal was to show Coventry
listing over after taking four 1000 lb bombs in her port side from
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base is a piece of glass from a picture frame over which I added
successive layers of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water. Each layer
was about an 1/8th of an inch deep and painted after drying.
I added colours from blues green to blacks to try an get some depth to the
water. After the first two layers, Coventry
went in at a jaunty angle and them I continued to build up the water depth
like her 1:1 counterpart, the model rolled over overnight to a much steeper
angle! I just have to tell everyone “They must have had the Lynx chained
to the deck…”
Water dries dead flat, so I added a layer of woodland Scenics Water Effects for
some sea action. This stuff took about three weeks to dry clear. Up
until then it was very cloudy – thought the thing was ruined but patience
ruled the day. Overall a cool subject and interesting layout.