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Well back to the bow after cutting filling and a lot of sanding i think i,am getting there nearly  <_<

 

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one thing I nearly forgot when you raise the deck you also have to extend the bow luckily I did this without really thinking about it until it came to trimming of the plastic rod and the re-shape to extend the bow  :doh:

 

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Still a small bit of filling to do around the deck edge to square it up  :hmmm:

 

Keith

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Well drilled out the hawser pipes and used lead wire to make out the edging

Also started on the upper structures railings and ladders

 

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beefy

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Like the bow mod and the superstructure start looks good.

 

Terry

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Well I was at the Driffield show on Sunday and I had already put a pre- order in with Peter hall to pick up at the show some stuff for Eskimo

I realised that the lower vents for the aft funnel where wrong yes another thing wrong with these kits  :hmmm:

Any how ordered the cut down funnel with the correct vents and the correct ships boats

Peter also said I would need a few other things so he brought them along for me

 

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and starting to fit them out you can see the difference in the size of the kit guns to big for the scale really

 

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Oh and this was the real reason for the order from Peter

 

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Maybe when I have had enough practice with the trumpeter kits I will have the balls to try this one  😵

 

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Keith

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Ooh very nice! Peter's a really nice guy and oh so helpful.

 

I predict you'll find his kit there a dawdle to put together. The Imperial was absurdly easy and only took me a few months because I changed the ship class!

 

I'm going to start my S-class destroyer kit next which won't need any new funnels made. I think one of these kits could be built to a good standard in a few weeks if I (or you) kept up an effort and did a bit regularly. Honestly, they're really simple to build. You'll love it!

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Look away for two seconds and this appears! Good work on the bow correction, looks spot on now.

 

I knew Trumpy had got a good few bits wrong with this kit (most things?)but those turrets are completely the wrong shape, before you even get into the scale difference.

 

With all the goodies added this will be a great practice for Janus. Good luck!

 

Geoff 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bugle07 said:
3 hours ago, Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies said:

... Peter's a really nice guy and oh so helpful. ...

Yes, he was very helpful supplying parts for my Elco build, as well.

2 hours ago, Bugle07 said:

... Good work on the bow correction, looks spot on now. ...

Perfect!

 

The new guns look much better, too.

 

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John

 

 

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8 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Perfect!

 

The new guns look much better, too.

 

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John

Yes, looking really good. And I believe that is HMCS Haida John, which I am hoping to have the pleasure to visit very soon as I'm off to Toronto shortly to visit my son! Hope to get plenty of pictures.

 

Terry

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Doing a grand job there Matey

 

Plastic kit turned into a multimedia kit, I reckon you're well on the way to Janus

 

Kev

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On 9/6/2018 at 8:52 AM, robgizlu said:

Fine progress Beefy - those guns look Sooo much better

Rob

 

On 9/6/2018 at 1:12 PM, longshanks said:

Doing a grand job there Matey

 

Plastic kit turned into a multimedia kit, I reckon you're well on the way to Janus

 

Kev

Thanks Gent's

 

Small update been playing around with the Colourcoats paints on an old paint Mule to get the airbrush settings and mix with the thinners think I have it  🤔

 

primed the hull red and then started on the white and then the Blue n painting and masking made up the search light platform and one of the small boats

 

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Will add the boot top line and add the bridge and funnels after a few touch ins

 

beefy

 

 

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Great progress

I am keeping my eyes on the build processes learning from an expert.

 

Cheers

 

Keith

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Beefy - what colour have you sprayed there?  ?B55 - what pressure settings are you finding working?

And it looks damned fine BTW

Rob

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1 hour ago, KAYELL said:

Great progress

I am keeping my eyes on the build processes learning from an expert.

ER no expert mate I just copy what others are doing  :whistle:

 

1 hour ago, robgizlu said:

Beefy - what colour have you sprayed there?  ?B55 - what pressure settings are you finding working?

And it looks damned fine BTW

Rob

Hi Rob yes B55 with a very small drop of the white in to give it a more fade look ready for the weathering part

 

I, am working the airbrush at about 2 BAR and a mix of 60 paint 40 thinner it works well pleased with the ones I have used so far

 

beefy

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Love it with the paint on mate, they seem to be working a treat!

 

Brian

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Hi Keith! 🙂

Ooo HMS Eskimo! I'll be watching with interest!

Got this one in the stash & it's a toss up between this (as HMS Punjabi) and HMS Daring (T45) as to what gets laid down on the slipway next!

I see you've gone the whole hulk on the AM! Great stuff and very neat job on the bow!

Now, I see Pete's also given you replacements for the 4.7"s  Are you/Is he saying Trumpy got these wrong too? 🙄

Also, what's with the funnel business? 🤔

I've got all the other corrective pieces from WEM and Northstar (boats, props, 4", 50 cal MG's, pom-pom) plus the WEM PE sheet, but it looks like it doesn't end there!

PS. Is there a good reference source on these class of destroyer someone can recommend?

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On 9/12/2018 at 9:05 AM, mick said:

great work

Thank you Mick

On 9/12/2018 at 3:27 PM, Bugle07 said:

Very nice, quick work as well. Flying along!

 

Geoff 

Thanks geoff

On 9/12/2018 at 12:52 PM, BeeKay said:

Love it with the paint on mate, they seem to be working a treat!

 

Brian

Thanks mate they are better to work with than I had thought

 

On 9/13/2018 at 5:42 AM, RussellE said:

Hi Keith! 🙂

Ooo HMS Eskimo! I'll be watching with interest!

Got this one in the stash & it's a toss up between this (as HMS Punjabi) and HMS Daring (T45) as to what gets laid down on the slipway next!

I see you've gone the whole hulk on the AM! Great stuff and very neat job on the bow!

Now, I see Pete's also given you replacements for the 4.7"s  Are you/Is he saying Trumpy got these wrong too? 🙄

Also, what's with the funnel business? 🤔

I've got all the other corrective pieces from WEM and Northstar (boats, props, 4", 50 cal MG's, pom-pom) plus the WEM PE sheet, but it looks like it doesn't end there!

PS. Is there a good reference source on these class of destroyer someone can recommend?

Hi RussellE

Great to hear from you again as for the 4.7" yes trumpeter have these wrong you can see from the photo below they are over scale and should have a more rounded look for the time scale of fit I,am looking for Eskimo was rebuilt after losing her bow at the second battle of Narvik so she was updated for the fit of the time during 1940 I, am looking at her during her time as in the Artic Convoys

 

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Most of my reference comes from these books, internet and Peter Hall who is very help full when it comes to information while chatting at the shows he attends

 

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As for the Funnel business most Tribals during re-fits after 40-41 had the Aft funnel cut down to give better stability and to reduce the risk of the added AA hitting it

 

More work done main parts fitted deck touched in and the amo lockers added they need painting in to match the main structures

 

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beefy

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On 9/15/2018 at 5:04 AM, beefy66 said:

Hi RussellE

Great to hear from you again as for the 4.7" yes trumpeter have these wrong you can see from the photo below they are over scale and should have a more rounded look for the time scale of fit I,am looking for Eskimo was rebuilt after losing her bow at the second battle of Narvik so she was updated for the fit of the time during 1940 I, am looking at her during her time as in the Artic Convoys

 

Most of my reference comes from these books, internet and Peter Hall who is very help full when it comes to information while chatting at the shows he attends

 

As for the Funnel business most Tribals during re-fits after 40-41 had the Aft funnel cut down to give better stability and to reduce the risk of the added AA hitting it

 

More work done main parts fitted deck touched in and the amo lockers added they need painting in to match the main structures

 

beefy

Hi Keith!

 

Great to see you still lurking around the salty side of things too!

 

How're you going with the twin Bismarck/Tirpitz build and the KGV? Haven't seen any updates on them in a while?

 

That's a shame about the 4.7"s being oversize too... Would you happen to know if there's an AM replacement readily available or is this a Pete "special"?

 

Punjabi was lost in a collision with the KGV quite early in her career before receiving most of the refits the surviving Tribals did, but from what I read she did receive the 4" replacement on X turret. Would any of your references mention if she had the rear turret cut down to accommodate that?

 

Russ

 

 

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20 hours ago, RussellE said:

Hi Keith!

 

Great to see you still lurking around the salty side of things too!

 

How're you going with the twin Bismarck/Tirpitz build and the KGV? Haven't seen any updates on them in a while?

 

That's a shame about the 4.7"s being oversize too... Would you happen to know if there's an AM replacement readily available or is this a Pete "special"?

 

Punjabi was lost in a collision with the KGV quite early in her career before receiving most of the refits the surviving Tribals did, but from what I read she did receive the 4" replacement on X turret. Would any of your references mention if she had the rear turret cut down to accommodate that?

 

Russ

 

 

 

Hi Russell doing more than lurking finished 2 builds this year   :yahoo:

As for the KGV well she is still boxed but maybe soon  :hmmm:

Bismark and Tirpitz  😵 think you may have me mixed up with KPNuts

As for the 4.7" it was a Peter special but he is expanding his range of accessories on his web site for different scales I, am sure he would be able to sort you some out if you e-mailed him

 

I will try and look through some of my reference books to see if I can find out about PUNJABI

 

Meanwhile added some home made details to the torpedo tubes and prepping more of the small deck fittings for paint

 

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beefy

 

 

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5 hours ago, beefy66 said:

 

Hi Russell doing more than lurking finished 2 builds this year   :yahoo:

As for the KGV well she is still boxed but maybe soon  :hmmm:

Bismark and Tirpitz  😵 think you may have me mixed up with KPNuts

As for the 4.7" it was a Peter special but he is expanding his range of accessories on his web site for different scales I, am sure he would be able to sort you some out if you e-mailed him

 

I will try and look through some of my reference books to see if I can find out about PUNJABI

 

Meanwhile added some home made details to the torpedo tubes and prepping more of the small deck fittings for paint

 

 

 

beefy

 

 

heheee, silly me getting my builds mixed up! Of course it's Berndm building Bismarck/Tirpitz side by side! Doh! Forehead slap!

 

Amazing to think Trumpy got something as critical as the 4.7"s overscale.

 

Thanks for looking that up for me. From the pictures I can find on Punjabi I think she missed out on the funnel shortening.

 

Great progress btw! Bring it on! 🙂

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