The containers are left overs from my P&O City of Durban and I filed down the crane housings till they were level with the hatch covers and pasted the containers onto a false deck and glued that onto the hatchcovers. I stayed with only one stack of boxes though, too many would have left them with no view to the bow. I also added a foremast but I am not quite done with this ship yet, and of course she does not have a name, but is more of a generic interim vessel.
My newest addition is really one of two similar vessels operated by the French Line. The ill fated SS Flandre, or SS Antilles were both lost to fire. My particular model is numbered M714 “Flandre” so I will stick with that. Incidentally, she was also known as the “Flounder”, and was lost to fire in 1994.
I acquired a pair of Ton Class Minesweeper. Actually I now have two of them, the ship on the left (HMS *.ton) I got from Waterline-ships.com. The Triang version (HMS Repton) is on the right.
A finally a particularly rare beastie came my way: SS France. I repainted her and added in masts and this is the end result. Unfortunately she never joined the other major liners that were re-introduced in later years from Hong Kong and tends to be hard to find. Her funnels do not have their distinctive wings though, and I believe that this was the original funnel design.
One of the more rare Triang ships out there is HMS Albion in her “Commando Carrier” guise. I had a spare scrap HMS Bulwark laid up so decided to convert her into an HMS Albion. Here the pair of them are together, Albion being in front. I bought 5 x 1/1250 Westland Wessex helicopters for her and am busy trying to make rotors for them, Ye gads, what a job that was!
Other acquisitions are:
TSS Vikingen (Triang MInic)
Since repainted and with masts and cargo gear, although I am not too enamoured by those overly heavy masts. I may rethink those (since replaced).
And SS Varicella
USS Spruance (DD963), the lead ship of the Spruance class destroyers.
USS Bunker Hill (CG52), a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser
HMS Gloucester (D96), a type 42 batch 3 destroyer
USS Guardian (MCM5) An Avenger Class mine countermeasures ship