The Olympic Liner is one of the largest passenger ships ever created. Built at the Proctor & Mercer Shipyards in Middlesbrough, these impressive vessels have carried people over the seas in style since 1861. A main selling point is the advanced technological design, and claimed robustness of the ship’s hull. However, the outbreak of world war saw many of the Olympic Liners refitted to fulfil the role of a troop carrier. With its pioneering keel design, the Olympic Class Troop Transport cuts through the water at high speed, allowing it to efficiently deliver thousands of troops to war zones around the globe.
It comes in a blister and is a one piece resin model with metal masts. I gave the model a wash to remove any mould lubricant.
One of the things I did need to decide on was, did I paint it in “peacetime” colours, in a similar style to the promotional picture, or did I paint it in wartime colours (as on the datacard). In the end I decided to go with the civilian colours, black hull and white superstructure.