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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
Excellent work Si, great detail on the aft area.
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC

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PS, if you fancy a resin ship, cannot recommend this one enough, have a second in the stash, might even go for a third to cover all the AA fits, and a pure minesweeper, with no A/S on one of them.




ooo-I think I'd better have a go at reducing that stash before any more additions at this stage. Mrs E may have a word or 2 to say about it otherwise



Know exactly what you mean Mate,

Mrs Duster is quite understanding, but even she has her limits

Best get building then.

Cheers

si
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC

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PS, if you fancy a resin ship, cannot recommend this one enough, have a second in the stash, might even go for a third to cover all the AA fits, and a pure minesweeper, with no A/S on one of them.




ooo-I think I'd better have a go at reducing that stash before any more additions at this stage. Mrs E may have a word or 2 to say about it otherwise
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:12 AM UTC

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Very sharp work Si!

Another one close to commissioning into the fleet and a few well deserved too!



Thanks Mate.

I have to say I am very pleased with this one, straight out of the box, and a really enjoyable kit.

A few more cable reels, boats, foremast, railings and rigging to be added.

then

Time.

Cheers

Si.

PS, if you fancy a resin ship, cannot recommend this one enough, have a second in the stash, might even go for a third to cover all the AA fits, and a pure minesweeper, with no A/S on one of them.

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Very sharp work Si!

Another one close to commissioning into the fleet and a few well deserved too!
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Getting yesterday's airbrush work fitted.

The 4" gun with the shield fitted.



The paraves, and their davits in place.



After 20mm platform with the decks painted and in place.



Guns fitted.







An overview,



Getting close now.

Cheer

Si

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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:06 PM UTC

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Stunning work, given the size my gob is well and truly smacked.
Thanks for including the ruler for scale Si

Kev



Welcome Kev,

And thanks for your kind comment, always glad to have you drop in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:16 PM UTC
Stunning work, given the size my gob is well and truly smacked.
Thanks for including the ruler for scale Si

Kev
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Today's progress.

The Carley float racks. Folded and the rafts with etched netting attached.



both racks built.






With the weather in a better place, paint has gone on the sub assemblies.

Base coat on the after 20mm platform.



The 20mm



Paravanes.



The 4" and the rangefinder platform.



The carley float racks.



More progress soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:50 AM UTC

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Hi Si!

Well, shame on me, this extraordinary build of yours entirely slipped me so far...

Excellent work on an 'out of the beaten path' kit, great to watch your progress so far and excellent work as ever!

My question I was about to ask - Master vs Infiny Oerlikons you already discussed extensively with Russ - so my take is, I have to get my hands on the Infiny Oerlikons...and you'r so right, if they look odd, they can spoil the impression of an entire build...

Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan,

No worries, always glad to have you drop in.

I have found the infini Oerlikens somewhat easier than master's, and you do get a tuned brass magazine drum, it is tiny, and I haven't used it, this time.

a bit more shortly, I have just up laded the pics of some paint going on sub assemblies.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hi Si!

Well, shame on me, this extraordinary build of yours entirely slipped me so far...

Excellent work on an 'out of the beaten path' kit, great to watch your progress so far and excellent work as ever!

My question I was about to ask - Master vs Infiny Oerlikons you already discussed extensively with Russ - so my take is, I have to get my hands on the Infiny Oerlikons...and you'r so right, if they look odd, they can spoil the impression of an entire build...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si



Funny how such a little gun can cause us so many headaches hey?

Always a pleasure to drop by, mate and see what your working on.



The certainly do Russ, one of those things that if they don't look right can spoil the look of a model. same goes for Most light AA, it's the sort of thing that draws the eye.

Always glad to have you drop by mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si



Funny how such a little gun can cause us so many headaches hey?

Always a pleasure to drop by, mate and see what your working on.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC

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Impressive
Can I ask a favour ...
Can you put something in the pic to give a sense of scale, like a pen or ruler

Cheers Kev



Hi Kev,

will do when I get back to the job at the weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:45 PM UTC
oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 01:38 PM UTC
Impressive
Can I ask a favour ...
Can you put something in the pic to give a sense of scale, like a pen or ruler

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
A little progress.

I decided to replace the 20mm with some Infini models mounts. Not that there is anything wrong with the kit provided mounts, just that I am a little clumsy and broke the barrels off two of them cleaning them up.

The infini mounts.



turned barrels and pedestals, including magazine drum. everything else is etched.

under way.



and built.



I have not yet added magazines, I will to two of them, I lost one separating it from the pedestal.



The angle on the photo is poor, but they are nice, and the easiest all brass mounts I have put together.

A bit of work on the ship herself.

Boat davits on.



and paint going on the boats.



Hope to make some more progress at the weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:31 AM UTC

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I know you're making it look easy but if/when I do a 1/350 ship this will be the test bed.

Love it!

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Can't think of a better choice, it is straight forward compared to a lot of resin kits, very clean castings and good etch.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Hi Si!,

Great little kit! Looking forward to seeing it done!

Cheers



Hi Mike,

It sure is, and she is getting close to done.

Thanks for looking in mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Up til now I've steered well clear of resin kits Si, but this looks so nice a kit, even I could be tempted...



Hi Russ,

I reckon it would make a good choice for a first resin, everything is in the box, well cast, full etch, brass rod and very good instructions. On top of that optional AA fit.

I ma very taken with it, and looking forward to Starling's next release, a River class Frigate.

Go on I dare you

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
I know you're making it look easy but if/when I do a 1/350 ship this will be the test bed.

Love it!

Kev
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Hi Si!,

Great little kit! Looking forward to seeing it done!

Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Up til now I've steered well clear of resin kits Si, but this looks so nice a kit, even I could be tempted...
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Sunday's progress.

The rangefinder platform, four legs, fitted from brass rod, a bit overlong to start with.



The platform completed and ready for spraying.



Radar lantern and searchlight painted and ready for fitting.



The radar & searchlight fitted.



More details on deck, vents etc.



The 4" gun ready for painting.



More soon.

Cheers

Si