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Greetings, I thought it was time to share some WIP photos of my HMs Queen Mary scratch building project. As always, she’s constructed to 1/1500 scale, an odd number but the math is easy to do when converting the measurements and it prevents me from using commercial parts. The hull is made from boxwood, a superior wood for carving, maybe the best. The balance of the detail is mostly brass with some styrene here and there but very little. I’ve even included the armor plate and bow/stern hull plates which really adds a lot of visual interest. You’re looking at almost as many pieces in this hull as would be contained in an entire 1/700 battleship kit. Next up will be rigging the torpedo net booms; they require 2 pieces of rigging each, plus the deployment rigging. This will account for over 100 more individual pieces. I have a photo gallery website if you'd like to see more of the finished models. www.josephlavender.com Stay tuned