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1 hour ago, Dads203 said:

now that he has thawed out 

and back in tropical Cornwall ;)

 

There really was no need to lay on snow for my visit :fight:

 

Apart from that, a truly great weekend. Thanks Buddy 🙂

 

Kev

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8 hours ago, robgizlu said:

The haul was modest...

 

:hmmm: We are going to have to take you in hand and lead you astray 😉

 

IMG_2180

 

Fancy that, perhaps a bit small for me . . . 

 

I have to agree with you on the quality of Barry Sharmans work

 

Good catching up with you Rob, will PM you as soon as I get over the jet lag :hypnotised:

 

 

Kev

 

 

 

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The Hull is painted Vallejo model Air Black Grey 55, my go to generic RN anti-fouling

 

49078388646_d2153b68de_b.jpgDSCF8838 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

And attention turned to the Torpedo "Chocks" that need filing down at one end to accommodate the raised deck centre pieces and shimming at t'other end to flatten them off.  all straight forward except that they impinged on the mine /rack which need some filing of the chock corner.  Decks were very cluttered

49078388581_57229f5598_b.jpgDSCF8839 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

49078592592_3812f57f8d_b.jpgDSCF8840 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

I prepared to decal the hull pennant numbers then realised I only had CC Vosper set "72008" that portray slightly thinner numbers with the wrong "font"

So kudos to Cornwall model boats who dispatched an order that arrived within 48 hrs flat :thumbsup:, order being restored to the universe...

 

49078592497_57df89fe5c_b.jpgDSCF8845 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

Some OTT weathering was done to the 0.5 bin :blush:

 

49077860688_6c99d93abc_b.jpgDSCF8841 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

49078592532_50df9f99d8_b.jpgDSCF8842 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

It's almost a model in it's own right

 

49078592202_76dfb3da4a_b.jpgDSCF8843 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

Looing at mark Smith's profile I reflected that the 20mm pedestal on the original was quite short so cut down my original piece sanding at top and bottom so that it doesn't "sit" too high when fitted

 

49077860338_eed8a6ea0e_b.jpgDSCF8851 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

49078592242_e8a5ed4cc2_b.jpgDSCF8852 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

This CC Oerlikon suffers the coastal Craft equivalent of Peyronies syndrome (look it up) to a lesser degree than most despite all attempts to straighten the barrel which as per past builds will likely be replaced with brass 0.5mm tube

 

49078592162_d367403e51_b.jpgDSCF8853 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

The bridge and deckhouse was unmasked - you'll see the white section that the wind deflector will sit over.

 

49077860483_589c7fe50a_b.jpgDSCF8847 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

And a quick vanity progress shot...

 

49077860368_cfea95758f_b.jpgDSCF8850 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

Finally - just some quick pics of 2 new Coastal craft offerings picked up  last week (forgot to say about them above!)

The first consists of horizontal Flare rocket racks that several of 233's sister vessels carried (very useful)

 

49078388291_77f4b468a2_b.jpgDSCF8848 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

And an alternative Flare launcher that I believe contains parts to fix to a 6 Pdr or similar gun

 

49077860403_a37a87e74a_b.jpgDSCF8849 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

As ever thanks for looking, comments and support - hugely appreciated 

Rob

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19 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

Peyronies syndrome (look it up)

 

What's the medical term for I've just fallen off my chair laughing :rofl2:

 

Your builds always look like they've just come out of the showroom, even the weathered bits. 

 

19 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

And a quick vanity progress shot...

 

I hope you made the appropriate noises . . . .

 

A handsome bit of modelling

 

Kev

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That’s a cracking paint job Rob, looks just right mate:thumbsup:

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On 11/11/2019 at 6:56 PM, longshanks said:

IMG_2180

 

Fancy that, perhaps a bit small for me . . . 

 

 

Kev

 

 

 

 

That was Jim Baumann's model and as always it would be easy to overlook at first glance, but the longer and closer you look the more beautiful it gets. Most models look good until you look closely. Jim's are not attention grabbers but after close examination one wonders how on Earth he does it...

 

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9 hours ago, robgizlu said:

This CC Oerlikon suffers the coastal Craft equivalent of Peyronies syndrome (look it up)

It is not quite the same as brewer's droop but can be painful or so I am told  :yikes:

 

beefy

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The observant amongst you will have noted that despite my enthusiasm at having obtained decals - Sadly they are a different font from the (rather unique kit-supplied ones).  Not "Bold" enough and the 3's aren't rounded

So whilst I try to source some "3"s in a rounded bold style this build is on temporary hold.

 

Some progress before the interlude.

 

The windows in the wheelhouse pose a problem.  if you mount clear plastic behind the frames, there's a big and noticeable lip.

The solution is to cut clear pieces that exactly match the apertures.

Tricky, but after several goes, here's the result.  Canopy glue covers tiny cracks and the "Flush" appearance is a lot more convincing than placing the windows "behind" the frames.

 

49137513892_52b1829540_b.jpgDSCF8856 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

The Flag locker was "filled"

 

49136826198_b182308052_b.jpgDSCF8857 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

And work continued on the "A" class mines.  In hindsight I should have fitted the photo-etch securing wires and chains before painting :whistle:

 

49137513962_42406dd05a_b.jpgDSCF8855 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

49136826143_11d801419d_b.jpgDSCF8876 by Rob Matthews, on Flickr

 

Back soon

Thanks for looking 

Rob

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Now't wrong with your windows, nice splash of colour in your flag locker and your mines look pretty cool too.

So, thumbs up :yes: from me.

With a temporary stop in proceedings, you can always start something new :whistle:.

 

Stuart 

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On 11/28/2019 at 3:28 PM, Courageous said:

With a temporary stop in proceedings, you can always start something new :whistle:.

 

Stuart 

Well it's funny that you should have said that Stu ;)

Rob

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This is all coming along splendidly Rob. I especially like the weathering on some of those smaller supports and inside and around the twin MG mount. Really does set them off so realistically. Good luck with sourcing the corre t font decals.

 

Terry

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