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Started this build way back in April but have only just completed it because Covid-19 lockdown and other things got in the way.

My Dad served in her from 1942-21.6.1944 as a Telegraphist. He used to joke that the first time he went to France he had to swim ashore! Fury was mined off the Normandy coast 21st June 44 and lost all power to the ship so that she collided with a number of other ships when the tow ropes broke. Anyway I've try to build her how she looked off the coast of Iceland in 1942 wearing Western Approaches camouflage.

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2 hours ago, Bernard Kelly said:

Nice job Onni. Is she a destroyer or a corvette?

Thanks Bernard. She was a 'F' class destroyer launched in September 1934.Dad told me that she could still do 35 knots on a good day. Her main claim to fame was transporting Edward VIII after his abdication, to France in the very early hours of the next morning.

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15 minutes ago, Robjames said:

Another great read and ship, how do you get your hand railings that perfect, onni? 

Cheers 

Rob 

I cheat! Well not really, I purchase photo etched railings from a Polish company called GPM (they produce mainly card models) but they also sell photo etched railings and other items. Of course I paint the railings first and then super glue them in place. Nice railings make a model stand out I think. If I tried to make them myself it would be a horrible messB) I used 1:400 railings. The one's in the picture are 1:250.

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I'd definitely do the same if it meant that my model was going to look as accurate as possible to the original! I'm a long way off making scale models of real ships but will definitely look into this when I come to it! 

Cheers onni, 

Rob 

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