#655 HMS Revenge
HMS Revenge heading out from Faslane on patrol - an attempt at capturing the distinctive wake of a sub cruising on the surface. Dragon 1:700 kit.
I picked up this fairly old Dragon 1:700 kit No. 7007 for SG$10 at a charity sale. I has full-hull models of HMS Revenge and also Soviet Victor III submarines and a couple of helicopters.
The models are pretty simplistic with not a lot of detail - but for my purposes fine. And they are submarines anyway - basically long tubes;-)
I’m just using the HMS Revenge in this build. It is basically a study of how to depict the classic image of a modern submarine cruising on the surface.
Insipration comes from shots such as this - HMS Revenge leaving Faslane:
HMS Revenge (S27) is a Resolution-class ballistic missile submarine that was operated by the Royal Navy from 1969 to 1992.
Resolution-class submarines were powered by a Vickers/Rolls-Royce PWR1 pressurised-water nuclear reactor and armed with up to 16 UGM-27 Polaris A-3 nuclear missiles.
NB: No pictures of building and priming the sub as not much to see!
After building and priming the sub, I attacked a block of high-density foam with a DIY foam cutter to settle the sub in the water.
Used the standard foil, paper and mod-podge technique for creating the sea surface and wake.
Masked the sub for completing the water in-situ:
I built up the water with layers of gloss mod-podge and airbrushed colouring.
Wake was built up with cotton wool, touched up with Vallejo Model Color white. Wash and wave tops are highlited with some Deluxe Scenic Snow
A made a simple bass wood frame for display..