- 02/05/2020 at 10:28 #135726
The focus of my collection of 1:700th AOS ships has taken a new direction with work commencing on the Spanish part of the collection and more precisely the behemoth that was the Nuestra Senora de la Santisima Trinidad or The Most Holy Trinity.
This model was a lot of fun to work on and will make an imposing site set among other Spanish ships of the line.
As in previous posts in this current series I have put together a short look at the history of its service career alongside other views the model so if you want to check it out then just follow the link to JJ’s
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk02/05/2020 at 16:03 #135751Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
What a behemoth! I wasn’t aware that Santisma Trinadad was built in the New World.
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/02/05/2020 at 19:27 #135755
Thanks Jeff, yes she is quite an imposing size alongside my other first rates.
Me too, I learn stuff when writing these posts, which is as it should be, and I knew the Spanish navy built quite a few of their major ships down in Cuba, but hadn’t realised that the biggest one had been built there, which just goes to show what an important base it was, with a key role, not only adding units to the Spanish fleet, but in defending their gold and silver shipments that underpinned the whole show.
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk04/05/2020 at 09:11 #135828VolunteerParticipant
Beautiful job on the ST JJ. Getting those fine white lines straight is a notable feat by itself. Very impressive. And as always a very enjoyable historical read on your blog.
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Wernher von Braun04/05/2020 at 13:30 #135847
Thank you, and yes you do need a good brush and a relatively steady hand to get a reasonable line, especially on the resin hulls, not so much on the plastic, as the resin tends to have more of those slight imperfections that can distort a line at any stage requiring a bit of adjustment afterwards.
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