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HMS Empress

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Athanasios Pagkalos shares an amazing 1/700 scale rendition of the Royal Navy's HMS Empress seaplane carrier.

HMS Empress, Converted from the Cross-Channel packet ship was a seaplane carrier of the Royal Navy (RN) that served during World War I. Through the use of her aircraft, the ship was capable of conducting aerial reconnaissance, observation and bombing missions in the North Sea and Eastern Mediterranean. As the First World war came to a close, Empress conducted anti-submarine patrols in the Mediterranean. She was returned to her owners in 1919 and would eventually be sold to a French company in 1923; scrapped in 1933.

Athanasios converted the British Seaplane Carrier "ENGANDINE"1916/18 kit from Choroszy Modelbud to create this fantastic water diorama of HMS Empress. The entire project was painted with acrylic colors.

Model Shipwrights would like to thank Athanasios Pagkalos fo providing this feature of his 1/700 scale HMS Empress!
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About the Author

About Ahanasios Pagkalos (armenistis)
FROM: KAVALA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

Athanasios you created a wonderful little scene; I admire your skills and would would like to read a few words of you how you did everything. Especially the seawater looks terrific!
MAY 29, 2016 - 07:57 PM
Thank you for your good words! The sea effect is made of clay,colourd in several tones of mixed blue and green, and coated with a clear acrylic gel, layer. The surfs on the other hand are little cotton tufts, glued on the surface.
MAY 30, 2016 - 12:20 AM
What a wonderful diorama! The layout, details, action, and weathering are all first class, and all in 1/700 scale! This one's a gem. --Karl
MAY 30, 2016 - 10:50 PM