So I continue with my concentration on British carrier power. The brits sure had some ugly looking carriers lol. The two carriers I have painted are the Hermes and Illustrious. This one I found interesting, the HMS Hermes. It was commission during ww1 but wasn’t finished till after the great war. Was later refitted for ww2 but was still considered “out dated” but necessity dictated her action! She had a MASSIVE super island structure…which almost looks like she will tip over by a strong gust of wind.
My construction for the Hermes was again built off a OOB US carrier Wasp class. I used some puddy filler to build up the side walls of the haul, and sanded the front to a nice tip at the bow of the ship as it has more of a boat shape for a carrier deck. The island was a extended glued island from the wasp class carrier, and the top tower I snipped off the back of a Royal oak british BB. I also added the sea plane retrieval crane which is quite a dominate feature on the back of the ship tower. Finally snipped off some county class cruiser turrets to add as the ships forward and rear AA guns. Was a fun mod to play with and I am happy with the result. Hope you guys enjoy!