Here is my version of White Ensign Models's 1:700 scale HMS Kelly, showing her after being torpedoed on 9 May 1941. The model is more or less straight out of the box with only some work done on the port side for the torpedo hole damage and the railings and boat davits bent and battered on the starboard side. The 4.7inch guns had a bit more depth added to the breach areas as well as gun loading trays. The resin pompom mounting had the sides and sights from the supplied photo-etch mounting added to it and diesel generator and emergency air compressor exhausts were fitted to the inside of the funnel. The figures are Gold Medal Model's and she is painted with WEM's Colourcoat paints and Humbrol's. The sea is Polifilla decorating plaster painted with artists oils and the white water on the starboard side is artists gel medium.

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Pete Randall

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