1⁄350HMS Mary Rose
HMS Mary Rose
Here are some pics of my HMS Mary Rose from WEM. It's easily one of WEM's best kits and I can recommend it to both the beginner in resin and the advanced modeler. There are actually no pitfalls in this kit. I did scratch-build the guns and torpedo tubes as I didn't like them much, but actually they are nice enough for the beginner as supplied in the kit. The only thing that is really missing in the kit would a flag and draft marking decal sheet. Since these were missing I added draft markings from Begemot and signal flags from Lion Roar. The White Ensign I took from the NNT 1/700 HMAS Sidney. The crew came from L'Arsenal. The lettering at the stern is from Lion Roar. The rigging is made from Lycra stained with a black permanent marker.
The base is a foam board. Waves were shaped with a rotary tool and smoothed over with sanding paper. On top the board received a cover of acrylic gel to shape the waves. It was painted with artist's acrylic paints. The weathering on the hull is done with Artitec pastel chalks. Construction took about 7 weeks including base.. That is really fast for a modeler like me.