by Andreas
(Melbourne Australia)

1/72 scale at 80% completion

1/72 scale at 80% completion

I embarked on a 1/72nd scale version of her and developed some great methods to achieve more scale representation on super structure panels and pushed to new personal levels of scale detailing. As a person who looks to always find the next challenge I decided some time ago to build Hayler at 1/35th scale and give myself the opportunity to lift the detail level required again and also produce a project that will not loose impact when out on the lake. (even 1/72 scale subjects shrink very quickly as move away from shore). I have started with fittings and am working masts and a test portion of hull to validate construction and more importantly molding methods before going "live" some shots of the 1/72 lil brother and some of the 35th scale fittings. I have set up a community page in facebook to document and share the build journey with friends and other modelling enthusiasts. Never stop modelling and learning! thank you.

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by: Andy

Hi John,

Appreciate the kind feedback, and of course your service. Here is the FB location of the build journal of the 1/35th copy as it progresses. I always welcome any inputs for accuracy - as much detail is hard to come by. All the best

by: John

I served on the Hayler in the late 80's. This model is right on. Thanks.

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by: Bruno

What a beauty. Thank you for sharing!

by: Andreas

Hi Carl,

From main deck up is styrene, mostly Plastruct. Heaps of profiles and sizes make the job of getting sizes extremely close to scale dimensions.

Lots of light and yes several well used magnification tools. :).

Appreciate the kind feedback.

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by: Carl

Like it plenty...

What is the fundamental material?

Bet your magnifying glass is getting a work-out on this build!!!

All the best,


by: Petter

Very impressive indeed.

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