When I started reworking my King George V class battleship model a few years back, I started with the secondary turrets. On the original model, they were obviously quite wrong, and seemed like a good, self-contained place to start. ‘Unfortunately,’ I moved the goalposts somewhat with the level of detail I decided to go to […]
As historical naval architecture is of such interest to me, I’m quite drawn to the idea of building a full strucutral model of a ship of the line. The 74-gun third-rate ship was the main type of battle ship of all major navies during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, so is an ideal subject. […]
So back in Part 2 of my Supermarine Walrus project, I optimistically thought that the modelling was finished… of course as soon as I had finished unwrapping ready for texturing, I changed my mind! As the main use for this plane is likely to be sitting on the catapult of HMS King George V looking […]
Detailed examination of the armament of HMS Marlborough, of 1855, during her active career between 1858 and 1864. Published sources are in disagreement as to the size and nature of her armament, and this article attempts to shed some light on the matter.
Modelling work on the Supermarine Walrus Mk.I is now complete! This took a lot longer than intended – as ever, real life gets in the way. I have gone into far more detail than is necessary for this, but I figured that if I was going to make this thing, I may as well do […]
I originally said I wouldn’t be reposting old work on here, as it’s all still there on my legacy site. Since Google has started heavily penalizing websites that don’t follow the latest design trends (even if it’s just a part of it), I have decided that it’s time to shutter the old site. Having looked […]
They’re most famous for the Spitfire, but Supermarine mostly made flying boats. The Supermarine Walrus was an amphibious reconnaissance aircraft, carried aboard Royal Navy capital ships and cruisers during the Second World War. Many were also operated directly by the Royal Air Force. The Royal Australian Air Force and the Argentine Navy had examples in […]
I started working on this model of the British battleship HMS King George V way back in 2004. To be fair, I considered it finished, excluding textures, sometime in 2006. However, I never quite did get around to making those textures! A mere nine years later, in October 2015, I decided to try and finish it. […]