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Paul E

HMS Upton, 1/350 Ton Class Minesweeper Kit Conversion.

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Here is the second of my Ton Class models, this time HMS Upton a Minesweeper. I was not originally intending to build this model but as I had decided to develop Photo Etch for Brereton I thought I should go one step further and develop PE to enable me to build another model to show the extent of the difference between a Minehunter and a Minesweeper.  So I designed the PE and bought another kit.




I originally started out with the intention of building HMS Wotton which is why the build log refers to HMS Brereton and HMS Wotton.



However I changed my mind as I had no connection with Wotton whereas I grew up in a village called Upton.  I am aware that in doing so I am causing confusion with the Atlantic Models kit that I converted. To be clear the Atlantic Models kit is a Minehunter and is actually HMS Nurton and not HMS Upton as stated on the box cover. Not that it matters too much as it is an excellent kit and a joy to build.

So here are pictures of my HMS Upton, a conversion from the Atlantic Models kit to a Minesweeper:


















And finally here are some pictures with my models of HMS Brereton and HMS Upton together:











I hope you enjoy the pictures

Thank you


Edited by Paul E

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Very nicely done Paul, they make a great pair.


All the best Chris

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Thoroughly enjoyed the WIP on these and have them book marked for when I can get time to get round to mine



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Looked at your cracking models then spent a happy hour or two "researching" the difference between Minesweeper and Minehunter etc.


Some really interesting "information" out there.


Either way, those are lovely models!




Then got caught up with Voith Schneider Propellers (VDP) VSP, Z Drives etc...    :worry:



Went to bed with my head reeling.   







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