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MODELLERS SOCIETY (UK)

Issue 115, March 2017

CONTENTS:

- H.M.S. POPPY K213 - 1:72 scale diorama by Chris Drage

- H.M.S. KOOTENAY, 1944 - a 1:350 scale model from The Resin Shipyard by Keith Butterley

- H.M.S. MIDDLETON - a 1/700 scale Hunt Class destroyer from IBG by Nigel Denchfield

- DESTROYER ACTIONS OF THE PACIFIC WAR - by Peter French

- H.M.S. AURORA - a review and the build of the Flyhawk 1:700 scale kit

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Firstly, a clarification from the previous issue.  The Starling Models Algerine Class minesweeper has been created from a computer 3D model by Benjamin Druel, the casting being carried out by Yiannis Sagaidinos.  Apologies for any confusion.

We have a packed issue, beginning with a wonderful diorama that first appeared in the Winter 2026 edition of Model Boats, but is well worth a second look for those who have already seen it! – a large model using the favourite Revell (Matchbox) Flower Class corvette built by Chris Drage and with lots of extras!  Dropping down in scale, we move from plastic to resin and a model which is probably not so familiar – H.M.C.S. Kottenay from Keith Butterley.

Our next model continues to reduce the scale and returns to plastic and a more familiar subject – a Hunt Class destroyer from IBG modelled by Nigel Denchfield.  It’s the full-size Pacific War next from Peter French and then a move to the larger cruisers – H.M.S. Aurora.  Here we have a review of the kit by Flyhawk and Nigel Denchfield builds it.  Nigel may co-ordinate the Battleship SIG but he still finds time to build both destroyers and cruisers.  He may be retired but he does set an example which other members could perhaps follow?

Well, I think that’s enough from me for now but please remember all contributions are welcome.

Regards

Les

P.S. For those who didn’t make it to Scale ModelWorld last November, there is a report on the marine models at the show by Dave Wooley in the March issue of the Model Boats magazine.