1/350 HMVS Cerberus – Kombrig
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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