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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC

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lovely boat Simon! Iīm curious how it will look fully rigged

Cheers

Thomas



Thank you Thomas,

The kit has to take most of the credit. your curiosity will be answered, the rig is very simple for a small vessel like this.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
The rigging,

She is a small ship, so very simple.

Signal halyards on the mast.



Stays on the mast, the are painted light grey, wire standing rigging used to be coated in white lead & tallow to protect it.



The aerial runs.



They need to be connected up, but more study required.

An overview.



Aerial connections, railings, a couple of cable reels and then commissioning.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
In the home stretch, Si! What kind of display base are you planning to use?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC
Hi Tim,

I will confess I haven't got that far, I am planning to have her at Southern Expo model show weekend after next, so she may be sat on the roll of masking tape for that.

I may have time this weekend to knock something up prior to commissioning, as they say, watch this space.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
It is a testament to your modeling skills that she even looks good sitting on the roll of masking tape!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Si,

You really have done a fine job with this model. You really did some wonderful work.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC
nearly there now Si!

I have to say, I'm envious of you guys there in UK and US! So many model shows throughout the year... We get one main one each year in June. It falls on the same weekend as my wedding anniversary for which Mrs E and I always go away for the weekend, meaning going to the show is a well, divisive topic
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 12:46 AM UTC

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It is a testament to your modeling skills that she even looks good sitting on the roll of masking tape!



Thanks Tim,

You are too kind.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC

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Si,

You really have done a fine job with this model. You really did some wonderful work.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The kit has to take a fair amount of the credit, I will be almost sad to commission her.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC

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nearly there now Si!

I have to say, I'm envious of you guys there in UK and US! So many model shows throughout the year... We get one main one each year in June. It falls on the same weekend as my wedding anniversary for which Mrs E and I always go away for the weekend, meaning going to the show is a well, divisive topic



Thanks Russ,

We are lucky, certainly over here, the shows tend to have a good mix of clubs displaying, traders and usually a completion too.

I have to be careful about Southern Expo, nowhere near as serious, but usually falls around my son's birthday.

appreciate you looking in as always mate.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 01:33 PM UTC
Looks good SI. Have you ever used lyrica thread for rigging? Love the stuff, very thin, easily glues, stretches easy, and looks to scales on most 1:350, havenít tried in 1/700 yet but I assume it look just as good. Iím by no means a rigging master either, so anything to make it easier for me. Just cut and glue. Never could do the stretches sprue thing.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 02:40 PM UTC

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Looks good SI. Have you ever used lyrica thread for rigging? Love the stuff, very thin, easily glues, stretches easy, and looks to scales on most 1:350, havenít tried in 1/700 yet but I assume it look just as good. Iím by no means a rigging master either, so anything to make it easier for me. Just cut and glue. Never could do the stretches sprue thing.



Thanks Norman,

I did try Lyrica thread, but I could not make it work for me, especially around etched spreaders and supports, and even finer plastic yard arms. I know the Copper wire is over scale and a bit clunky, but I can make it work.

I agree with you regarding stretched sprue, could never get enough straight enough, fine enough or long enough.

The great thing about our hobby is that there is more than one way to solve most problems, and that we share ideas on sites like this.

Always appreciate you looking in, and your comments.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
I understand, I usually try not to stretch it too far or too tight I glue one end of it and let it set up, then leave it longer than what I need. When itís dry I put it where it needs to go and without too much stretch I glue it in place on the other end, then when dry I use a new scalpel surgical blade and trim it up.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:15 AM UTC

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I understand, I usually try not to stretch it too far or too tight I glue one end of it and let it set up, then leave it longer than what I need. When itís dry I put it where it needs to go and without too much stretch I glue it in place on the other end, then when dry I use a new scalpel surgical blade and trim it up.



That Norman, is likely what I was doing wrong, stretching it too tight and too soon. I will have another go.

I don't think I am alone in liking a material or a technique beating me.

Appreciate the advice mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:55 AM UTC
Here we go, the final push.

At this stage, as usual, it is rigging and railings!

I am not sure this connection to the aerials is correct for this vessel, but this is what I could find the clearest pictures of.

I give you J387, HMS Sylvia, Algerine class Minesweeper / escort.





Final bits on, and two commissioning's in one day, that is a first for me.













A great kit of an under valued class ship, thanks to mike McCabe and Starling Models for producing it.

looking forward to the River class frigate, and Mike, can we have a Halcyon class minesweeper too.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
Looks awesome Si, and yeah I had a bit of learning curve to do with it until I read on another site (wish I could remember site and author to give them credit) about this tip. I hate when I have something defeat me. Bothers my ocd. This is a neat little kit.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 09:22 AM UTC
Fantastic result!
You've done an excellent bit of work with this kit and the final rigging makes her look like she is ready for business. I too hope Starling release some more to see what you do with them.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 02:07 PM UTC
Congratulations on another fine commissioning Si!

Definitely worth cracking open a few to celebrate.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:33 PM UTC

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Looks awesome Si, and yeah I had a bit of learning curve to do with it until I read on another site (wish I could remember site and author to give them credit) about this tip. I hate when I have something defeat me. Bothers my ocd. This is a neat little kit.



I know what you mean about the ocd Norman, there will be a project that the copper wire won't work for, and at that point I will have to conquer the stretchy string.

Thank you for looking in and all your kind comments along the way.
This is a very neat little kit, I am looking forward to Mike's next release, A river class frigate.

Watch this space.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:38 PM UTC

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Fantastic result!
You've done an excellent bit of work with this kit and the final rigging makes her look like she is ready for business. I too hope Starling release some more to see what you do with them.

Cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

It is a great little kit. I am itching for Starling's next release, which is a River class Frigate. As soon as I get my hands one of those and I have an empty slipway, it iwill be on here.

appreciate your looking in and your kind comments along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 03:43 PM UTC

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Congratulations on another fine commissioning Si!

Definitely worth cracking open a few to celebrate.



Thanks mate,

always glad to have you along.

a few were duly cracked to celebrate the dual commissioning.

Will be starting another little ship (but in a larger scale ) next weekend. Might get the gear out of the loft and post later.

keel laying will be at Southern eExpo, sat on the London modellers stand.

Thanks for ocming along for the ride mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:05 PM UTC
Congratulations on your double commissioning Si, that's something very cool and really with some .

As everybody already said, fine job done and that's really something very special you commissioned here, beautiful kit and model of a very much underrated ship - and class/type of ship in general, very few minesweepers, escorts etc. on the marked (at least in 1/350).

Great job!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC

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Congratulations on your double commissioning Si, that's something very cool and really with some .

As everybody already said, fine job done and that's really something very special you commissioned here, beautiful kit and model of a very much underrated ship - and class/type of ship in general, very few minesweepers, escorts etc. on the marked (at least in 1/350).

Great job!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

First double commissioning, and with the upcoming projects it will be a while before the next one.

Great kit, all power to Mike McCabe and the Starling crew for such a great kit, I hope soon to have my manky little paws on the upcoming River class Frigate, multiple purchases of that may well be in order.

Glad to have you along mate.

Cheers


Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC

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Congratulations on another fine commissioning Si!

Definitely worth cracking open a few to celebrate.



Thanks mate,

always glad to have you along.

a few were duly cracked to celebrate the dual commissioning.

Will be starting another little ship (but in a larger scale ) next weekend. Might get the gear out of the loft and post later.

keel laying will be at Southern eExpo, sat on the London modellers stand.

Thanks for ocming along for the ride mate.

Cheers

Si



Always a pleasure to watch your builds mate!

Keen to see what you've got planned next for our viewing pleasure... Am guessing 1/72 flower class corvette?
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC

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Congratulations on another fine commissioning Si!

Definitely worth cracking open a few to celebrate.



Thanks mate,

always glad to have you along.

a few were duly cracked to celebrate the dual commissioning.

Will be starting another little ship (but in a larger scale ) next weekend. Might get the gear out of the loft and post later.

keel laying will be at Southern eExpo, sat on the London modellers stand.

Thanks for ocming along for the ride mate.

Cheers

Si



Always a pleasure to watch your builds mate!

Keen to see what you've got planned next for our viewing pleasure... Am guessing 1/72 flower class corvette?



Thanks Russ, very kind of you to say so.

Close mate, very close indeed, right ship, but not quite that big.

1/144 Flower class corvette, along with the L'Arsenal weapons & boats upgrade, and a neat little etched set from Starling models.

Have just pulled the pics of the Camera, so I will start the thread this evening.

Cheers

Si