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1/350 Castle class Corvette.from WEM.
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
With the Z18 commissioned, time to fill an empty slipway.

I don't recall seeing a build of one of these blogged, so it is about time. Larger more capable vessel than the more numerous Flower class, but not very well known, except, possibly, for their appearance in the Film "The Cruel sea".











With a bit of luck, will lay the keel over the weekend. have not decided exactly which ship yet, doing a bit of research on camouflage and their histories.

Cheers

Si


The kit is the usual Resin / white metal / etched complete kit.

RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC
ah, the Cruel Sea! Such a fantastic movie (Just acquired on Blu Ray!)

of course, am along for the ride!
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
Si,

Nice pick, I really liked that movie.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 03:03 AM UTC
Well Portchester Castle was the ship used in the movie, so why not her Simon? You can then say you have a movie star in your dock yard.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC

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ah, the Cruel Sea! Such a fantastic movie (Just acquired on Blu Ray!)

of course, am along for the ride!



Glad to have along Russ,

One of my favourite films, I have a well worn copy on DVD in my Workshop.

Cheers Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 07:42 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice pick, I really liked that movie.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is great film, and an interesting class of escort.


Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC

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Well Portchester Castle was the ship used in the movie, so why not her Simon? You can then say you have a movie star in your dock yard.



Good thought Chuck,

I was looking at those named after castles in Kent, my home county, unfortunately no Dover Castle & Walmer Castle, Hever Castle and Sandgate Castle were all renamed and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy.

Might just do that.

Watch this space.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC
Another one of your highly interesting little ships! I'm in and looking forward to your build!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC

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Another one of your highly interesting little ships! I'm in and looking forward to your build!!

Cheers,
Jan



Apologies for the tardy reply, and lack of progress, I will get on with this soon.

Cheers

Si