by Manuel González
1/700 HMS Renown (Trumpeter)
The kit corresponds to Trumpeter in 1/700 and is presented as the 1945 version.
Generic photo-etchings corresponding to the Hms Repulse have been used and it has been completed with other details in scracht.
The main guns have been replaced with those of Rb models. I have replaced the chains with others made with copper wire and the fore and aft masts have also been completely rebuilt. The Trumpeter kit does not bring the ship with the corresponding radar and they have been made with copper wire.
The deck has been painted using a mix of Vallejo 70983 (Flat Earth) and 70819 (Iraqui Sand), also applying Black Wash (Mig 1011) and various pastel brush colors. The bow area and the secondary guns were made with Vallejo 70869 (Basalt Gray). For the rest of the superstructures, Vallejo 70990 (light Gray) and Humbrol 104 were used.
Small detaiils in boats in scracht. The wiring has been made with Unicaenis and also monofil veevus.
I have taken as a reference for the base a photograph of the Hms Howe in the Suez Canal and after verifying that the Hms Renown passed through there, I made a small representation navigating at low speed through the canal. I have made some small palm trees in scracht with sprue and cardboard. There is also a small boat from another kit to which I have placed masts and wiring, as well as small boxes.