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Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

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  1. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    The Walrus would have been silver dope finish in that top-down photograph
  2. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    I've decided to go for a sea base again, so this will do and provide colour for anything seen in troughs in the swell.
  3. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    Hurricane footage on youtube, desert scheme repaints, in colour!

    There's my next Hurricane I think
  4. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR1 - 1/72 Airfix

    I feel bad Ced. This will teach me to suggest AM stuff that I haven't physically seen/handled myself.
  5. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    Hi Geoff, For clarity, here is the forward bridge zoomed in. You can see (red arrows) the battons securing the linoleum here and get an appreciation for how the tone of grey looks: Here's the aft end of the same photograph blown up at the same scale. Your milage may vary but the decks look darker and I can make out no obvious strips to secure the stuff, so on my model everything except the bridge is getting dark grey paint. I am thinking of getting the 3D printed turrets, but all extra-curricular spending is on hold right now. I have continued painting though - I want the hull about done before adding any delicate bits topsides. I need to decide very soon whether this is going on a stand or in the water also, as if it's the former it will need its rudder and screws fitted before I go further. I started with the boot topping - these tend to protect the anti-fouling red underneath, but the sea does take a toll. I happened across some excellent colour photographs of a Colony class cruiser completely beached for scrapping and am using that for colour and weathering guidance below the waterline. The paint below the boot topping will be faded to near beige.
  6. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    HMS Exeter colours - Battle of the River Plate

    The inimitable @dickrd has been quietly looking in and has provided this additional image which should prove categorically that Exeter was in overall 507C at the Battle of the River Plate: Seen here bobbing about in the Falklands showing off the damage she collected.
  7. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    Sure! The corticene is a brown linoleum stuff. It was very widespread pre-war as it helped stop people slipping and falling, and also added a certain softness to the floor to improve comfort and crew fatigue/noise from clanky footsteps etc. Once the war started and ships started getting hit it was realised that the stuff burned so it was stripped out again. Anyway, the stuff came in rolls just like household linoleum does today, and on the ships it was secured by metal baton strips at the edges of each section. If you get good B&W photographs and you can see thin metal strips round the edges and around the middle, it's a very good indication that the deck is covered in linoleum rather than non-slip paint and vice versa.
  8. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    Fire at Sovereign Hobbies

    Hello again everyone. The loss adjustor visited today. She's going to appoint a surveyor due to the extent of structural damage, appoint a cleaning specialist to try to retrieve something from our personal possessions and make an emergency payment tomorrow so we can buy some clothes, new duvets etc. I've been using a tiara to comb my hair even...
  9. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    Today I've been working from home whilst waiting in for the loss adjustor so during lunchtime I sprayed these bits in the corrected Colourcoats NARN22 507C. In addition, I penciled in the corticene tie-down strips on the bridge and noticed there were 2 access ways to the bridge with inclined ladders which Trumpeter missed so I added those. This could be a personal record for time taken to get the first parts glued together on a ship, but I am quite pleased with the results thus far.
  10. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    Hi Stuart, I like to keep a small selection. I'm a bit limited on rum presently though being restricted to the naff ones I never touch, and too skint to buy replacements for the time being. Sigh... Oh, there's a Japanese whisky on the shelf above too I forgot about. That's quite good.
  11. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    They are whisky stones. They go in the freezer and you use them to gently chill your whisky without polluting it with icecubes which melt and ruin the whisky!
  12. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    It thinned my blood quite nicely
  13. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    After returning to day-job-work today, I have tonight got to the stage I thought I'd be at around lunchtime on Friday; ready to paint some Admiralty Pattern 507C Light Grey on various bits and bobs.
  14. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

    Pfft. You dress like that at Perth too.
  15. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    HMS Exeter colours - Battle of the River Plate

    @dickrd pointed me to this photograph very recently; taken immediately after the battle and showing damage to A and B turrets.
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