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  1. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Awesome looking net(s), Stuart. All that work really paid off and you've set a new benchmark. John
  2. Looks like summer weather will be continuing in Ontario for your visit (no snow boots or parkas required ) Hopefully, you'll be able to see Haida during your visit, as well. Have a safe trip. John
  3. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Looks great Stuart. Love the rigging ... especially the insulators. Have a nice relaxing break.
  4. JohnWS

    HMS Eskimo

    Yes, he was very helpful supplying parts for my Elco build, as well. Perfect! The new guns look much better, too. John
  5. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Hi Stuart. One other easier option might be cheese cloth - similar to this! I haven't tried it, but it looks like it could work ... maybe? John
  6. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Man, that was a lot of work! Nice result, Stuart. At least two beers worth. John
  7. JohnWS

    HMS Crocus - Revell 1/144

    Hi Rob. My Dad served in a number of corvettes on the St. John's to Londonderry convoy run. Unfortunately, I can't remember the ship's names. The one I do remember is his last ship HMCS Prestonian, a River Class frigate. He was an Engine Room Artificer. In retrospect, my Dad & I talked more about his naval training in St. John's, Newfoundland & Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, & his on-shore escapades, than his ships. One thing I do remember specifically about Corvettes is that my Dad said he seldom had dry clothes on the convoy runs. The corvettes' mess decks would be awash with sea water within a few days after leaving port, and they would stay that way until they arrived at their destination. On a side note, my Dad was born in Clydebank, Scotland where my grandfather was a crane operator at John Brown's shipyard. On leave after arriving in the UK on convoy duty, he returned to Clydebank to see where he lived as a boy. He was saddened to find that the block of homes where he lived near the shipyard had been completely destroyed during the Clydebank blitz. John
  8. JohnWS

    HMS Abercrombie

    Congratulations Keith! Well deserved!
  9. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Another bumper idea - braided knitting yarn or cord. John
  10. JohnWS

    HMS Crocus - Revell 1/144

    That's one gorgeous build, Rob. I can't believe I missed it. I've always had a keen interest in Corvettes, as my Dad served in corvettes on the North Atlantic convoy run during WWII.
  11. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Looking great Rob.
  12. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    I like it Rob! No pain, no gain.
  13. JohnWS

    HMS Eskimo

    That's it - the complete section on Cossack from the book! The Cossack is the 2nd profile in the book, hence Warship 2. Good find! Look at the money you've saved. Here are links to Eskimo's paint scheme for Keith. https://boxartden.com/reference/gallery/index.php/Modeling-References/Warships/02-HMS-Cossack/HMS-Cossack-2-15-960 https://boxartden.com/reference/gallery/index.php/Modeling-References/Warships/02-HMS-Cossack/HMS-Cossack-2-19-960
  14. JohnWS

    HMS Eskimo

    I noticed those prices. I paid $22.95 Cdn. in 1972. ... And no, I didn't remember the price. It's written on the inner flap. John
  15. JohnWS

    HMS Eskimo

    Steve, your post jogged my memory. Back in the early '70's, I purchased a reference book entitled - Warships in Profile Volume 1, that might be of interest. The book has a large 24 page section about HMS Cossack, including a number of good size B&W photos of Cossack & other Tribals, and a two page spread with a colour drawing of the Cossack's stbd profile. There's also a B&W photo & colour drawing of Eskimo showing her two tone 1941-42 Western Approaches paint scheme for Keith. The section ends with a table listing each Tribal destroyer, the builder, & fate. John