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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 02:04 AM UTC

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...and even more metal added!!

Despite the misfitting base for your depth charges, the assembly looks great! Looking forward to see it all armed and installed on board!

Cheers,
Jan



Hello Jan.

I may get the rails painted this afternoon, but the weather has taken a turn for the worse painting wise.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 02:59 PM UTC
and more metal-i hope you're going to reinforce the floor under the display case Mr Inman?
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 09:06 AM UTC
...and even more metal added!!

Despite the misfitting base for your depth charges, the assembly looks great! Looking forward to see it all armed and installed on board!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 02:07 AM UTC
Welcome once again to another update.

First up I installed the supports for the depth charge rails on the aft deck.. the back of the ship for all those non-ship people out there..



Then I started on the 'fun' bit, construction of the rails themselves. You start by removing this peice of metal from the fret..



Then you fold it in a couple of places..





And you end up with this.



Then you have to put one bend in the base of the assembly..



.. which you then place in the rail assembly..



Later you will find out this is not correct but it is too late as you have securely soldered the piece in position and desoldering such a large joint without a proper desoldering machine is just too hard. But thats OK as it is not all that visible especially when you have a load of depth charges in the rails.



I really did think the base was going to be the right width to fill the base of the assembly but it was a few mms out. Oh well..


Then after attaching lots of small brackets and angle and the smoke pot holder you end up with this ..



The smoke pots got painted along with the depth charge throwers (again) ..



Sorry it is on its side but PB wouldn't rotate it for some reason.

Now for some hints and tips.

1. Don't paint this stuff before you assemble it. The tolerances are fine and you will just need to remove it from the joints anyway. And you also need to anneal some parts to bend them which will just burn the paint off anyway.

2. Read the instructions from the start to the end of a step completely before starting it. David has a habit of putting crucial details after they are needed making things a little difficult to remedy at times.

3. A number of small parts will need 'adjusting' before they will fit in position.

and 4. I followed the instructions and attached the supports to the rear deck, remember that? Don't... apart from making it almost impossible to paint the rails later without getting warm white all over your nice grey, deck it is not possible to get the assembly in position to allow you to press it down into its 4 support frames. Trust me on this..

That's it for now.
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 08:06 AM UTC

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Great stuff Warren,

The mast looks excellent, as do the ladders, the pompom platform and depth charge fittings.

Really enjoying following your build.

Cheers.

Si



Thanks Simon.

Look forward to an update tonight showing progress on the depth charge rail assemblies. Lots of PE.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM UTC
Great stuff Warren,

The mast looks excellent, as do the ladders, the pompom platform and depth charge fittings.

Really enjoying following your build.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Wow, just a few days away and already missed a couple updates and some remarkable progress here!!
Great work Warren! That's an amazing amount of small stuff that goes on this boat! Very nice metal work! -are there still some plastic parts in your Corvette?!?

Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan

Yes, there is much more metal than plastic in this one.

Thanks
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:47 AM UTC

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Hi Warren,

Here is one thrower and depth charge from the Canadian War museum.

The colors are authentic as it is in its original condition.

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/images/large/19590025-001.jpg

The only other color reference is the HMCS Sackville but the
restoration is not authentic.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Joe



Looks just right. Interesting that it is painted in gloss colours...

Cheers and thanks
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:12 AM UTC
Wow, just a few days away and already missed a couple updates and some remarkable progress here!!
Great work Warren! That's an amazing amount of small stuff that goes on this boat! Very nice metal work! -are there still some plastic parts in your Corvette?!?

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:50 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

Here is one thrower and depth charge from the Canadian War museum.

The colors are authentic as it is in its original condition.

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/images/large/19590025-001.jpg

The only other color reference is the HMCS Sackville but the
restoration is not authentic.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:25 AM UTC
First up does anyone have any idea what colour the depth charges were on the HMCS Corvettes with the western approaches scheme? I have no clear reference except for the HMCS Sackville and those DCs are missing their sabot things.

OK. On to the depth charge set. I had already put together the base of the thrower from two parts and before I cleaned up the base of the thrower itself.



There is picture showing a completed thrower in a tic, but them I started on the DCs themselves. These are the brackets the DCs were put into after they were installed on the thrower..



Then we have a completed DC with the sabot and bracket installed.



And here is the photo of the assembly fitted into a thrower..



Next I stated on the chocks the depth charges sat in while they were waiting to be loaded into a thrower..



Notice the top two were not well moulded. Luckily there are a few spares and these ones won't be needed.

Here they are painted and glued in place.



Then I painted them en-mass.. but I am using this as an undercoat until I can find out the correct colour they should be painted.



I then took my nice, bright copper anchor chain and made it look a little more realistic by blackening the chain using a special acid I can't remember the name of..



This is not the chain that comes with the kit but is the right type with the extra cross pieces in the links.

That's it for now. Please don't forget the colour of the depth charges and throwers please.

Regards
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:10 AM UTC
Some more excellent PE work there Warren!Things are shaping up nicely! Have you tried any of the Diamond Bur Sets for the Dremel? The sets are fairly cheap most places including ebay. There are some flat ended bits in the set that might work perfect on the end of the charges to clean the seems. Best up luck! Keep up the great work!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:47 PM UTC
It's time for an update.. lots of photos but not much text. I am up to the lots of fiddly bits stage... painting bits and pieces or preparing parts for paint.

The Snowberry had four hose reels around its two 16 foot lifeboats and brass replacements are provided in the Dinghy sets. First the frame..



Then we have the rest of the parts for each reel..



And I forgot a picture of the completed reel.. Oh well.. Next up was one of the numerous ladders, this one using roand stock rungs rather than the step type..



Then you juggle on the other side..



Trim the rungs to the right size and laminate the outer part of the vertical piece in place and it ends up looking like this after you paint it and put it in place with its hand rails..



Yes I forgot an intermediate photo. But I did take one of the spot where I had to fill a notch in the plastic parts where the plastic ladder goes..



Scrap plastic and a bit of filler is all you need. Then I made some eyebolts for the funnel support rigging.



Then some more eye-bolt brackets, this time in brass and used with the dinghys..



Next up I gave the mast its first coat of RN10..



The plastic and brass rod I ordered arrived ..



And I cut some to the approximate length I needed for the supports for the 2 pdr platform..



You can just see them in this picture..



I then went back to painting bits and pieces until I did all I could and decided to start on the depth charge set. I have posted the PE fret before and here is all the diecast pieces you get..



I started cleaning up the depth charges with a flexi-file but the ends will be a bit harder as I don't know whether it will be possible to remove the mould deams without losing all the detail on the ends. May have to get the advanced set for them yet.

We shall see

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:39 PM UTC

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H Warren,

Coming on very nicely, I know what you mean about the camera, it does show the tiniest imperfections.

Keep up the good work

Si



Yes Simon, it can be a two edged sword. It would be very handy if you after perfection with a model, but can be frustrating otherwise.

Thanks

Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Slow but constantly for now

Your dinghies look great Warren!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Hi Warren,

This is the best picture of the Snowberry that I have ever found
and the insides of the air intakes seem to be the same color
as the outside of the structure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Snowberry_%28K166%29#/media/File:HMCS_Snowberry_%28K166%29_IWM_FL_5516.jpg

In other photos, some seem to be black but I believe that is
by caused lighting and shadows.

Cheers,
Joe



Agree 100% Joe. Would have been awesome in colour..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:28 AM UTC
H Warren,

Coming on very nicely, I know what you mean about the camera, it does show the tiniest imperfections.

Keep up the good work

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:56 PM UTC
Slow but constantly for now

Your dinghies look great Warren!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

This is the best picture of the Snowberry that I have ever found
and the insides of the air intakes seem to be the same color
as the outside of the structure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Snowberry_%28K166%29#/media/File:HMCS_Snowberry_%28K166%29_IWM_FL_5516.jpg

In other photos, some seem to be black but I believe that is
by caused lighting and shadows.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:19 AM UTC
Can anyone tell me what colour the inside air intakes were on the Snowberry?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Well Warren, it CAN be done. I just saw a post by the Irish guy I met in Malaysia, that he'd finished his.



Yeah.. sure..
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM UTC

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Ahoy Warren

Great painting there my friend.

Looking good.


Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:10 AM UTC

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Hi Warren, yep, macro lenses sure are a double edged sword aren't they?

But looking good all the same!



Thanks again Russell.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 03:49 AM UTC
Well Warren, it CAN be done. I just saw a post by the Irish guy I met in Malaysia, that he'd finished his.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC
Ahoy Warren

Great painting there my friend.

Looking good.


Cheers


Sean