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RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hi Tim,

I did like that touch too, nice to see that sort of attention from a major manufacturer, and not something I have seen on those fancy brass aftermarket jobs.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Made a little progress today.

A bit of dry brushing with some greys and lighter tans.



Dirtied down with a bit of a wash. Not long after the outbreak of WW2, orders were given that wood decks were no longer to be scrubbed. A dark wash put over the top to give a well used look.



Basic deck grey on, the after wood sections have not been lightened as much, as reloads fro the depth charges sit on them, so they will not be as heavily weathered.



No slip areas painted in, need a little tidying up yet, but not too bad.



In order to fit the voicepipes that come down from the bridge I have made a false deckhead out of plasticard.



test fitted in place.



Not perfect, but it will serve as very little is visible when it is all in place.

Interior given a coat of paint, now I can start work on the "furnishings".



First some more work done on what I am assuming is the Galley.

One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea! Some of the railings on the roof, and two patches of glue where boxes had to be removed because they fouled the railings.



Finally all sorted.



One last little job today, the vents that go on the funnel casing.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si



Thanks Russ,

Well so I believe, you know what they say, "Real modellers don't need instructions"

Could be empirical proof of that theory, or at least the danger of following them!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

Kev
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Don't normally make mistakes like that! but she is coming along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

Kev
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC

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I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

Kev



You are welcome Kev,

Thanks for the support

cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Another quick update from last weekend.

A bit of scratchbuilding, the binnacle, telegraph and wheel for the wheelhouse.



after that something simpler.

The windlass.



I have decided to use a length of left over anchor cable to replace the kit part, both shown below.



Hopefully this weekend will allow a little more time in the workshop.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Quite a bit more to go in there yet, and the Captain's sea cabin and wireless / chartroom.

Cheers

Si