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Offline tigercat

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a swarm of Insects
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:35:47 AM »
3 times variation on the Insect class


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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 06:39:18 AM »

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 07:19:07 AM »
Fine and creative scratch building. :smiley:
Is there a scale (based on guns scale) ?

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 08:40:42 PM »
they are 1/72

Offline Story

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 01:01:53 AM »
The Insect Class was also an inspiration when I returned to kitbashing.



I'd based my model on a model.

Meanwhile, someone else's model
http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-10-15/portside-insect-class-gunboat-creates-buzz

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:15:33 AM »
What a great model . Which one had a single funnel ? Of is that an inspiration of your own .

I was tempted to do HMS Gnacket as there were plans at one point to combine Cricket and Gnat due to damage as a stretch Insect

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 08:33:11 AM »
That's quite nice and I especially like the contrast in color between the hull and the deck/superstructure.

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Offline Story

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Re: a swarm of Insects
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 10:11:47 PM »
Youse guys are too kind.

Not to steal the OP's thunder, just noodling out loud here. This was my first build/kitbash after a 15 year or more hiatus, using parts from the LINDBERG Blue Devil destroyer based very very loosely on the gunboats of the 1895-1925 period.

In retrospect I think it looks a bit anemic now. I've since given it away but if I had the opportunity, I'd give the superstructure a coat of cream/tan and maybe a very light brown wash on the decks (to suggest teak planking).