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Nikos Kosmadakis
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Jean Bart - Heller 1/200

May 30, 2020 · in Ships · · 14 Comments

Hello everyone. This is the latest from the bench. The Heller kit turned out quite nice with the addition of some generic rails. The front mast was replaced by brass tubing. Some small additions were made to enhance details using copper wire and plastic. The Dock is styrofoam covered with acrylic wall plaster to give the cement look. The crane was scratch built, apart from the top part which is the radar pillar from a Sovremmeny russian destroyer. The figures are cheap railway figures from ebay, a little too tall for the scale so I didn't place anyone next to a door...

Hope you like it!

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14 responses

  1. Nikos...your boat and scene look super-realistic. One does not realize how small it is until your hand is shown. Remarkable work. All good.

  2. Νίκο, this is a work of art!
    Astonishing from every angle you look at it, even down to the tiniest details.
    Congratulations, my friend!

  3. Love it! Nice job, as always.

  4. Really beautiful! Dunkirk, around the corned for me!

  5. Really excellent. Everything looks highly realistic, but that "concrete" pier is in a class of its own.

  6. Incredibly realistic.

  7. Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated!

  8. Great build and excellent weathering.
    You really got the whole package together.

  9. Nikos, amazing job! The weathering is fantastic.



  10. You can almost smell the ocean coming off the excellent dio.

  11. Hello Nikos,

    I am very impressed with your diorama. Museum quality.

    Nikos, you are a master modeler.

    Interesting to note:

    1956 newly owned by the towing firm "Société de Remorquage et de Sauvetage du Nord"

    1965 Sold to the Dutch Towing giant Wijsmuller, new name "UTRECHT".

    1977 Sold to Greek Company Archirodon Construction Co.

    1993 Sold to Honduras Company Archirodon Construction Co

    1997 Sold to Virgin Islands Company Metallic Management Limited - Virgin Islands

    2001 Renamed "Ahli II"

    2002 Scrapped Mumbay India. After 46 years of continious service to her owners.?



  12. Thanks very much everyone! Dirk thank you for the boat's history.

  13. that is an exceptional job - the precision of the assembly, the weathering that is so on point for a working vessel. superb! wish I were able to do something even close to that.

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