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1/350 HMVS Cerberus – Kombrig

November 18, 2017 in Ships

This is one of my favourite models. A simple thing but deeply satisfying to find a relatively obscure subject done so well by the manufacturer.

There were lots of little scratch building projects all over this kit such as the ship’s wheels, and of course the channel light which still stands in Port PhillipBay near Melbourne. Actually, so is HMVS Cerberus! It is a rapidly corroding breakwater in the bay – all too sad a fate really.

The water is textured paper from a craft shop painted in a dark sea green and the wakes are Artist’s oils. The figures are the Fujimi IJN Navy set. I prefer these over the flat photo etched items from other manufacturers.

In this scene, Cerberus is exercising one of her boats.

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16 responses to 1/350 HMVS Cerberus – Kombrig

  1. Nice! And the sails of the sailing boat are correctly sheeted too.

  2. Paul, excellent concept and deftly executed.

  3. Seems like a much easier approach to ‘making’ water than the acrylic-mixed stuff. Look pretty good… (I like the channel light, too).

  4. Very nice Paul! It shows an interesting scenario. The ship looks great and the water is exceptionally done.

  5. Amazing job here !!!! Everything looks so realistic.

  6. Lovely diorama! We had similar lights here, one of them is in our local maritime collection.

    • I googled Baltimore channel light and found some interesting structures. The 7 foot knoll light was a standout. I intend to add a similar structure to my future ship builds as they are fascinating and often unique buildings.

  7. Just amazing stuff, Paul. Kudos to you!

  8. Beautiful little diorama, there’s so much to look at and enjoy.

  9. Thanks again everyone, its great to add a little something that doesn’t come in the box.

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