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Richard G

Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Eskimo

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Looks like Trumpeter are moving on to proper destroyers now. : :evil_laugh: Only Eskimo at the moment but hopefully they will do serveral versions Lets hope its their first team doing it, if so I'm in for about four (pre, early, late, canadian). :partytime:


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Excellent news - thre's a dearth of decent RN vessels in 1/350, especially destroyers and the like. Perhaps they'll do Battle or Weapon at some point, too.

Ah - see here:


It says HMCS Huron on the nameplate...

There's also the HMS Kent (Type 23 frigate, that is):


Edited by Paul Bradley

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I have taken the plunge and bought the HMS Eskimo 1/350 - and plan to build it as HMS Cossack in late 1939

kit will arrive end of week - the after market stuff over the next 2-3 weeks


I have also bought after market NAVY 2 pdr Mark-VII Quad mount – froms North Star Models ( as Trumpeter offer a 8 barrel version in the kit never fitted to RN Destroyers )

and WEM 1/350 Photo-etch , and HMS Eskimo Boat and Propeller Set , and Master Model after-market Brass 4.7 inch barrels and wooden decks by ARTWOX


these additions should make it a fantastic Model





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If you are getting all those upgrades to the kit, and they are well worth it, be aware of a really bad mistake that Trumpeter made with the kit.  This is in addition to 4-barrel/8-barrel pom-pom and boats that they mixed up.


There is no upsweep to the bows that was so characteristic of the Tribals.  The good news is that the WEM PE set is most helpful as it contains useful hints on how to correct the sheer.  This involves raising the first 47 mm of the forecastle deck by 2 mms at the bow and fairing that in, plus relocating the hawsepipes.


Good luck.



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yeah, thanks , I read that on the WEM Forum - I was aware of that fault ( typical of Trumpeter )

I should mention ( I am a sad anorak aged 50 ) that I started in the early 1990's collecting old Navy WW2 Postcards

and now have an extensive collection , including all 16 of the Tribal , some ships are harder to get an original card than others -

The Destroyer Ship Class that was a NIGHTMARE to get a original postcard was the K Class , followed by the L Class ( most were sunk and only in service for a short while )

for your admiration -



Edited by 73north

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does anyone know if there were any cable reels fitted to the Tribal  Class , I have an old postcard of HMS Sikh taken from above a battlement - of her deck and can find none visible ?


regards David

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