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Forgotten Sisters Campaign Wrap-up

  • Roy HMS Prince Of Wales
Forgotten Sisters strike again...
This campaign has finally made it, since the idea has been around MSW for some years. The amount of members interested in it grew to a number where the campaign receive a GO - 17 enlisted crew members.

Wildspear had the responsibility of being Campaign Leader and as far as I am concerned, he has made a good effort on keeping the Campaign alive and motivating all the entrants to finish their entries.

As with many other campaigns, the end result was short in numbers, but with some high quality models finished, and this time, has in other campaigns, Harry Abbot from BattleFleet Models decided that in the end, a prize should be given to the best model, after a people's choice voting - from the editor: Thank you Harry, for supporting MSW!.

The honor was granted to Christer Johansson aka Roy with his 1/700 HMS Prince of Wales, Battle of Malaya, December 1941.
The model was upgraded with after market PE sets from White Ensign Models and Gold Medal Models figures, and created a very convincing diorama, packed with action, in my humble opinion...
Also, and again in my humble opinion, Steve-o's entry, DKM Tirpitz, revealed a lot of attention to detail, painting and rigging! Another potential winner, but we could only have one.
Though choice!
Here's is the list of entrants and the entries, in alphabetical order (by Callsign):

Blaster76 with a 1/350 IJN Yukikaze

Grayghost666 with a 1/400 DKM Gneisenau

HeyLoad with a 1/350 DD-537 USS The Sullivans

Navy52 with a 1/700 HMS Repulse

Roy with a 1/700 HMS Prince of Wales

Skipper with a 1/700 SSGN Omsk

Steve-o with a 1/700 DKM Tirpitz

and finally our Campaign Leader Wildspear with a 1/700 DD-797 USS Cushing.

Has you can see, there's a trend for WWII ships (all but the SSGN Omsk) and also 1/700 scale (two 1/350 and one 1/400).

Of note is also the almost finished entries of Martin J. Quinn, Kenny Loup and Tom Hathaway, and me, that need to finish the diorama! To all these great ship modelers, I wish them to keep on working on their projects and delight us with these wonderful finished projects!
Keep on!

The MODELS

To all entrants and supporters, MSW gives you a BIG THANK YOU!
Rui Matos (aka skipper)
  • Blaster IJN Yukikaze
  • Grayghost666 DKM Gneisenau
  • Grayghost666 DKM Gneisenau
  • Grayghost666 DKM Gneisenau
  • HeyLoad DD537 USS The Sullivans
  • HeyLoad DD537 USS The Sullivans
  • HeyLoad DD537 USS The Sullivans
  • Navy52 HMS Repulse
  • Navy52 HMS Repulse
  • Navy52 HMS Repulse
  • Navy52 HMS Repulse
  • Roy HMS Prince Of Wales
  • Roy HMS Prince Of Wales
  • Roy HMS Prince Of Wales
  • Roy HMS Prince Of Wales
  • Skipper SSGN Omsk
  • Skipper SSGN Omsk
  • Skipper SSGN Omsk
  • Steve-o DKM Tirpitz
  • Steve-o DKM Tirpitz
  • Steve-o DKM Tirpitz
  • Wildspear DD797 USS Cushing
  • Wildspear DD797 USS Cushing
  • Wildspear DD797 USS Cushing

About the Author

About Frank (wildspear)
FROM: MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES

Hey guys been modeling since a kid but I had about a twenty year break so I'm pretty much a newbie on the scene. I have always loved navy ships and thats where my intrest is. I'm married with three boys and a tiny dog. I'm also a nuclear rat with a rifle so I have many interesting stories to tell if...


Comments

Aye, another great MSW campaign, and an equally great Wrap-up feature! Thanks Skip!
AUG 19, 2008 - 06:20 AM
Great wrap up thanks!
AUG 20, 2008 - 03:44 AM