is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS
Queen Mary kit, This kit has
been built for a friend of mine whose grandfather was a Warrant Engine Room
Aritificer on her at
. I have used the White Ensign Models HMS
Tiger photo-etch set along with
bits and pieces from the Italeri 1:720 HMS Hood kit. Most of the masts, yards,
derricks and various booms were replaced with brass. As I couldn't find too much
information on the Queen Mary,
I made extensive use of Jim Baumann's build of the NNT kit as a guide.
Painting was done with Humbrol's, all rigging was from stretch sprue and for the
torpedo netting I used embroidery thread. This was the first resin kit
of this size that I have built and I found it a real test of my modeling
skills, especially with hull warping.