#665 ORP Ślązak
Building the ORP Ślązak Hunt-class destroyer in 1:700 scale in a Baltic Winter Patrol setting. My first venture into IBG ship kits - no electronics here, just a very fine kit experience.
The ORP Ślązak was a Hunt-class destroyer that was on loan(?) to the Polish Navy from 1942 until being transferred back to the Royal Navy in 1946.
- ORP: Okręt Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Warship of the Republic of Poland)
- PWM: Polska Marynarka Wojenna (Polish Navy)
- WP: Wojsko Polskie (Polish Military)
The ORP Ślązak 1943 Hunt II Class Destroyer Escort IBG Models No. 70001 is the first of a series of ship kits produced by IBG Models in 1:700.
This was my first experience of IBG’s ship kits and I as very impressed. The moulding is very crisp and detailed for 1:700, and the kit comes with all the parts needed to create a very nice model, including a PE set with railings and other details designed specifically for the model.
The basic scheme. As usual for ships in 1:700, I applied final effects with oil paints.
|A funnel||Black||HTK-A041||70.950 Black|
|B superstructure/hull camo||Admiralty Light Grey 507C||HTK-A503||70.990 Light Grey|
|C hull camo||Dark Blue-grey B5||HTK-A504||70.868 Dark Seagreen + 70.963 Medium Blue|
|D deck||Admiralty Dark Grey 507A||HTK-A501||70.870 Medium Sea Grey|
The PE was a major selling point for the kit, and I was very happy with railings that perfectly matched the sheer of the hull.
The usual dilemma with ships is deciding the optimal sub-assembly breakdown: easy painting v clean joins.
The kit has a nice rigging guide that’s quite easy to follow.
Finished with OPR streaks and stains..
Flying the flag..
Building a Fridgid Baltic Patrol Scene
A quick base: HD foam, tissue and glue