1/700 H.M.S. Prince of Wales
This build took 4 month, spending about 5 hours a week. It became quite a terrifying experience towards the end, because I know if I were to make a mistake or an accident, it would deny months of effort, I’m just glad I made it to the end unscathed.
About this build:
This kit is the 1941 May Prince of Wales deluxe version from flyhawk, I can't say enough good things about this kit. With only 3 sheets of PE (40% are railings), the moulded details are stunning.
One thing I’m happy with is my DIY ship crest, it took several attempts but it did bring the model to life in my opinion.
One difficult part of this build was trying to find reference for rigging. All historic photos I found was blurry or unclear, I had to combine several sources including looking at how other modeller tackled this issue. In the end, I added a little of my own judgement of what makes sense and improvised, so it's probably not historically accurate.
Talking about other modellers, I used wepman3 (a Korean blogger)'s 1/350 prince of wales as reference extensively. I could say it's the best PoW model I ever seen, each detail are made to perfection. So, if anyone is building a PoW or interested you should definitely take a look. Here's his blog's link https://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=wepman3&logNo=220714211658&categoryNo=10&parentCategoryNo=&from=thumbnailList
Anyway enough rambling hope you enjoy this post!
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