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Offline Camthalion

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HMAS Sydney (town class light cruiser 1912)
« on: August 05, 2018, 04:45:27 PM »
While Bellerophon awaits the arrival of some new paint I've returned to my HMAS Sydney. 



« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 04:57:15 PM by Camthalion »

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 04:53:25 AM »
Most excellent and quite the accomplishment in such an apparently small scale!

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 09:17:16 AM »
Nice! :smiley:

I'd like a HMAS Sydney (I) in 1/350, then I'd buy a SMS Emden & do a little Christmas Island/North Keeling diorama (it bugs me that there are Emden kits in 1/350 available but no Sydney kits).
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Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 10:40:26 AM »
Nice! :smiley:

I'd like a HMAS Sydney (I) in 1/350, then I'd buy a SMS Emden & do a little Christmas Island/North Keeling diorama (it bugs me that there are Emden kits in 1/350 available but no Sydney kits).

Yeah never understood it myself.  I was going to do a dio myself with Emden, but decided I wanted a version of each Sydney by themselves

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 07:17:22 PM »
Nice! :smiley:

I'd like a HMAS Sydney (I) in 1/350, then I'd buy a SMS Emden & do a little Christmas Island/North Keeling diorama (it bugs me that there are Emden kits in 1/350 available but no Sydney kits).

Yeah never understood it myself.  I was going to do a dio myself with Emden, but decided I wanted a version of each Sydney by themselves

I recommend Dutch Fleet Naval Miniatures on Shapeways for the last two HMAS Sydneys (FFG7 and F100) https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dutchfleet?section=Australia&s=0

Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 01:14:41 PM »

I recommend Dutch Fleet Naval Miniatures on Shapeways for the last two HMAS Sydneys (FFG7 and F100) https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dutchfleet?section=Australia&s=0

Thanks for the heads up.  For Sydney IV i recently picked up the dragon version.

Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 01:44:37 PM »
That was clever went to edit a spelling error and deleted the post. 

Anyway, here it is again, the current state of my HMAS Sydney collection.  The carrier arrived today.  really need to get back to work on them.


Offline Volkodav

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
Where's the carrier from?

Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 06:49:26 PM »
 L'Arsenal.  I got Glory so it came with the right aircraft.  some mods and it should look like Sydney in the Korean war i hope

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 07:32:14 PM »
L'Arsenal.  I got Glory so it came with the right aircraft.  some mods and it should look like Sydney in the Korean war i hope

Cool, not cheap though.

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 04:40:56 PM »

I'd like a HMAS Sydney (I) in 1/350, then I'd buy a SMS Emden & do a little Christmas Island/North Keeling diorama (it bugs me that there are Emden kits in 1/350 available but no Sydney kits).


Could not the different scales work FOR you?

The larger vessel closer with the smaller further away giving the impression of range?

I once saw a dio made by a guy here in OZ - he was doing a paratroop drop, and had 1/48th, 1/72nd and 1/144th C-47 aircraft included - was amazing - just forgot to take a picture of it!!!!
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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 09:13:07 PM »
I have a thing for 1/350 ships, don't ask me why - I have no idea, but 1/700 would be so-o much cheaper! :-\
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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 10:45:03 AM »
I have a thing for 1/350 ships, don't ask me why - I have no idea, but 1/700 would be so-o much cheaper! :-\

yep.  that's my reason for getting back into ships in the smaller scale

Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 08:44:48 PM »
The rest of this week will be spent finishing off a couple of entries for our local model show on the 2nd Feb.  Crossing my fingers this will include the WW1 Sydney.   Then I hope to start on my RAN Korean war ships. Have got a heap of replacement AA guns and managed to find a Dragonfly helicopter to start turning Glory into Sydney. Plus got hold of some PE and aftermarket guns to start work on turning Huron into Bataan.



Offline Camthalion

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Re: HMAS Sydney (town class light cruiser 1912)
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 05:00:00 PM »
HMAS Sydney (I)