This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of HMS Iron Duke. I tried to backdate the kit to circa. 1916.  The White Ensign Models photo-etched set was used.. The deck was replaced with scribed Evergreen styrene.  The boats were reworked to have benches and planking.  It's a bit of a quirky kit - with a number of features that were either deleted or replaced.  The excessive flaring at the end of the main guns; the small "T" s at the ends of the secondary armament; the grommet-like portholes and elaborate spotting top, all had to go. Of course, nothing would do but to have Jellicoe's flag signal for the Grand Fleet to deploy from a series of columns to a single line (Equal Speed Charlie London).

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Wes Beatty

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