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Derek Matile
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Scratch built type 23 Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond

December 18, 2018 · in Ships · · 12 · 2.6K

I built this about 4 years ago for the Captain of the said ship. He said he wanted it bigger than the Type 22 I made him previously. I built it from photos he had given me (about 100). The model is made from pine and ply. He invited me on board the ship and showed me where he was going to place it, with a nice cup of tea.

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12 responses

  1. The Captain was very lucky to have such a detailed model made for him.
    I've always thought the type 23 is a great looking frigate.

  2. Amazing work for scratch building - and wood to boot!

  3. Good job!
    Do you have any more pictures of her?
    It would be nice to see some more of this model.

  4. Hello Derek,
    My compliments on achieving this great build.
    Regards, Dirk

  5. very good and great details well done

  6. Hello Derek,
    Magnificent job on this impressive frigate.
    It has beautiful lines. Regards, Dirk

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