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Starling Models Algerine Class Minesweeper.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
One of my Telford purchases, looked so good I had to start it straight away. Here is the box and it's contents.

The Box




The Hull



The rest of the bits, includes very nice etch enough hull numbers for any ship and a brass barrel for the 4".



The instruction booklet. (Yes! booklet)









The keel has been laid.

First job, a small amount of cleaning up, there were three small pour points and a bit of seam, here it is done.



The shaft brackets, very nicely cast.




fitted with brass rod shafts (also provided in the kit)



More soon.

Cheers

Si








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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:47 AM GMT+7
I like the look of this kit. The detail seems very impressive so I will watch and see how it builds how.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:00 PM GMT+7
Interesting subject, never thought of trying a minesweeper.

I haven't seen a resin ship kit assembled so you will have my full attention. Looks like its detailed nicely.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:22 PM GMT+7
Hmmm... Starling models... I'm not familiar with them, but from your pics the little minesweeper looks very nice indeed. I'll be following your build for sure!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:12 PM GMT+7


Quoted Text

I like the look of this kit. The detail seems very impressive so I will watch and see how it builds how.

cheers

Michael



Hi Michael,

It is very crisp, one of the best I have seen, the whole package is very complete indeed.

just had to crack on with this one.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Interesting subject, never thought of trying a minesweeper.

I haven't seen a resin ship kit assembled so you will have my full attention. Looks like its detailed nicely.



Hi Mark,

Welcome aboard, Certainly in the RN many ships like this had busy wars as convoy escorts on top of minesweeping duties, some of this class and more famously the Halcyon class were permanently based in Murmansk to keep port swept and act as extra escorts and pilot vessels on the last leg of the journey.

As resin kits go, at first look I would think this would make a good first kit, very complete, and detailed instructions.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:32 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Interesting subject, never thought of trying a minesweeper.

I haven't seen a resin ship kit assembled so you will have my full attention. Looks like its detailed nicely.



Welcome aboard Dave,

Had worked little ships, minesweepers, certainly during WW2 RN minesweepers did a lot more than just sweeping mines, ships like this acted as convoy escorts, at least two of the slightly larger Halycon class were permanently based in northern Russia, sweeping channels for the convoys, strengthening the escort for the final run in, and acting as pilot vessels through the swept channel.

This kit, at first look, would make a great resin kit, very comlete, great instructions and superbly cast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:41 PM GMT+7
Hi Tim

I believe this is their first venture into 1/350, small UK based firm. They also have, very close to release a 1/700the 1970's HMS Ark Royal. Good on line store for getting aftermarket as well.

I believe L'Arsenal had a lot to do with the production of this kit, certainly the instructions bear a striking resemblance to theirs.

Mike's next venture into 1/350 will be a River class Frigate, that I am also looking forward to.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
You're back with a vengeance! LOL Mike does make some great looking stuff! Looking forward to seeing you slap this one around!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:22 AM GMT+7

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You're back with a vengeance! LOL Mike does make some great looking stuff! Looking forward to seeing you slap this one around!



Don't think this going to need much slapping Todd, gentle handling, and it looks like it will slide together, might add a little more detail to the bridge though.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM GMT+7
Very quick update,

The hull sprayed and should have cured by now,



should be ready for the start of the camouflage going on.

Cheers

Si