The build is of the HobbyBoss 1:350 scale Royal Navy HMS ASTUTE.
Following a mild heart attack in the summer of 2012 and while on sick leave, I took on some simple projects, nothing too complex, to keep the morale up. The first project was the Hobby Boss 1:350 scale HMS ASTUTE.
The construction was quite simple for this type of modern sub as there is not much external detail compared to WWII subs with all their deck weapons, rails and cables.
The sub went together very well, as parts are very nice and almost perfectly molded and with minimal flash.
Painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with chalk pastels to keep the effect minimal.
All colored strips were painted on, as the kit supplied ones are to short to be properly applied.
The figure in the conning tower is a Fujimi navy officer modified and painted to represent a modern Royal Navy officer wearing flotation gear.