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  1. Gidday, so I'm to be kept in suspense by you and BBS for THAT long? How could you both? Oh well, I'll just have to grin and bear it. I'm sure the next instalment will be worth the wait. Regards, Jeff.
  2. Seriously, I wouldn't know. I'd just admire the model. Regards, Jeff.
  3. Gidday Dirk, she's a beautiful, graceful vessel and you've done a superb model of her. Regards, Jeff.
  4. Gidday All, just a bit of progress on the 16 gun HMS Belfast. I've finished making the light gun outfit for the ship - almost. I've just noticed that one of the 40mm guns has lost it's autoloader. Below is a photo. At the top are the four twin 4-inch mounts and the four quad pompom mounts. To the right at the rear are four pompom directors with their radar. Below them on the sprue are twin 20mm Oerlikon power mounts. I'm only using two of these, but there are another two already fitted to the quarterdeck. Below them to the front are eight single 20mm Oerlikons, and to the front rig
  5. Gidday, yeah I kinda agree. I like the paint job so far. And the next installment will be . . . When? Regards, Jeff.
  6. Gidday, that's a beautiful model. Is she a Hunt class? Regards, Jeff.
  7. Gidday All, thank you for your interest, comments and suggestions, I greatly appreciate them. I have a bit more progress to report on the 16 gun HMS Belfast. Below is a photo showing the latest. Due to our recent discussions I've had a bit of a rethink. Although this is a whiff I like it to be as plausible as possible, as you're no doubt aware. The original placing of the boats, before they got moved to the catapult area, I think wasn't possible. There simply wasn't enough space for them as I had the ship's waist arranged. So hence the rethink. The scenario is now this:- Two quad pompom
  8. Gidday Exkiwi, that first photo of your post yesterday shows just how fine lines this class of cruiser had. And I like those turrets and guns. I'd like seven sets if I could get them, in 1/600 scale. No doubt I'll have to scratch my own. Regards, Jeff.
  9. Gidday, I'd like to do the same, although mine would be an Airfix 1/600 scale HMS Suffolk conversion. And naturally, nowhere near the detail your excellent model has here. It' quite a way back in the queue. Regards, Jeff.
  10. Gidday, Many years ago I did a Revell 1/570 scale WW2 Scharnhorst, OOB. Not long ago my daughter gave me another, so I think I'll do it as the sister-ship Gneisenau. But with twin 38cm (15-inch) guns, not the original triple 28cm (11-inch). I believe these ships were designed with such a conversion in mind, and Gneisenau's was actually commenced, before the RAF gatecrashed the party and dropped big spanners in the works. But what if they missed, and the conversion was completed? I could get involved here, with DKM Gneisenau armed with six 38cm guns. Regards, Jeff.
  11. Gidday, yeah I missed the 4-inch, and it's painfully obvious once you pointed it out. I think I'll get my eyes checked. Regards, Jeff.
  12. Gidday Crisp, congratulations on reaching this milestone. Regards, Jeff.
  13. And after about three months of self-loathing you'd probably have locked yourself away in a monastery, seeking penance for the rest of your life. Only joking. They'd probably let you out in about fifteen years. Regarding the photos above which is which? Besides the garbage chute I can see very little difference, other than a boat's boom on the upper vessel is not there on the lower ship. Unless it's deployed and pointing directly at the camera. The rafts on the side of the hangar seem lower down and further apart on the lower ship, and it seems no boats ben
  14. Gidday Rafwaffe, although aircraft aren't my preferred subject for models I have a bit of a liking for the big twin-engined fighters of WW2, this aircraft being one of them. Others include the Beaufighter, Dinah, Tigercat and P-61 Black Widow. Your build will be a fitting tribute to these men and it'll be good to see it come together. Regards, Jeff.
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