As the box says, this is Hobby Boss' kit of the french battleship "Dunkerque". I have picked this as away of getting back into ship building. Following Simon's excellent Danton, this will be out of the box, mainly to keep it straightforward and also because I haven't seen any aftermarket, and if there is, don't tell me
The first peak in the box is the hull. Complete delight, it's in one piece. Maybe not so good for the waterliners but a very nice change from trying to get two 400mm pieces of styrene joined.
The moulding looks great, with subtle "eyebrows" over the portholes and fine lines the length of the hull.
All of that should look pretty good under a wash.
The deck detail is also very good and the fit to hull excellent.
Happy with the initial viewing I got the hull painted along with a bootstrap.
And finished in Atlantic Grey
Detailed the props and screws
I feel the vibe coming back and the weather is miserable here this weekend so might get the deck painted yet.