HMS Triumph (korea) HMS Colossus (1945)

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  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    A small model for a change 1/400th HMS Triumph on her one and only sortie to Korean waters with Seafires and Fireflys and for a bit of colour Colossus in late war camoflage with Corsairs and Baracudas. No great innovations

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  2. David H

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    Simply spiffing!

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    Oooohh! Wait until Don sees this! sign1

    Some more amazing work barry! Simply amazing!
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    Nice work.
  5. Longshaor

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    Wow!!!!

    Are these your own design? I started trying to draw up Colossus in AutoCAD and finally gave up:curse:

    Beautiful work!
  6. barry

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    Colossus sponsons

    Thanks for stopping by and the kind comments fellas.

    @Longshaor

    Scratch built using Metasequoia

    I still forgot the ammunition doors for the aft pompoms

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  7. Gregory Shoda

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    Barry:

    You sure are an ingenious fellow and a computer wiz. I like the paint scheme. It is very attractive as is the general appearance of the ship.
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    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Great model of a ship I use to see regularly at Chatham Dockyard shame they scrapped her as she would of made a nice exhibit there now its been closed.
  9. barry

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    Corsairs and Barracuda

    Thanks for the kind words fellas

    @Gixergs

    Considering how many navies used the class one preerved would have been fitting.

    I love the Barracuda it's so damn ugly.

    The little planes need some touching up but I am waiting for my eyes to rest up a bit. The tail surfaces and oleos rely very heavily on crazy glue wonderful results but not my favourite glue.

    I tried to make one of the corsairs in glossy phootopaper but had an awful job trying to glue it together does any one have any clever tricks with this stuff please ?

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  10. Gregory Shoda

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    Just noticed that the Corsairs have USA markings. Shouldn't they be changed? Those planes are soo tiny. Must be difficult getting them to look something like the original. Good work so far.
  11. Teamski

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    Great job on the ship and planes. The planes look correct to me, for late war FAA (or RAAF) Corsairs.

    -Ski
  12. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    They look like Brits to me. The Pacific aircraft did not have the red dot in the roundal so as to avoid mistakes with the red markings on the Japanese plane I guess the white bar to it was for the same reason
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    Fleet Aim Arm markings

    Hi Greg

    They are similar but they are actually a white bar and circle with a blue inner and white have a better picture. Probably so the Yanks did not shoot us down mate. There should be others on the wings.

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  14. Gregory Shoda

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    Barry: thx for the clarification for my edification and the close-up. By the way, how big are the Corsairs & the Barracuda? They look tiny.
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    Hi Greg

    About 30mm wingspan got to try crazy glue on the corsair wings I think.