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I made no major alterations to this kit other than drilling out the port holes,  the 5" gun barrels were replaced with rod stock as the kit ones were just blobs, the anchor chains are PE as I had to remove the molded in ones to get the deck/hull joint filled/smoothed in that area, and I added PE railings and the direction finding radar on the top of the main mast and the antennae are stretched sprue. With very careful parts clean up and assembly, it built up rather nice looking, I think, especially as these molds date from 1961!

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Gidday Gamevender, that's a very tidy build you've done, I love it! 👍 I did one of these OOB about 45 years ago, long since lost, and it was nowhere as good as yours. I've got another two to do. Being Australian I plan on HMAS Vampire/Vendetta and HMAS Tobruk/Anzac (Battle class conversions).

      Are you sure about the 1956 date? I've only been able to ascertain a kit date of 1961. The reason I ask is that there is a proposed "Kit Older Than Me Group Build" proposed here. At my age (born 1956) there aren't a lot of options for me.

     Back to your build, I agree about the clunky gun barrels, I'll replace mine too when I finally do the kits. But guardrails and sea bases are out of my league. Yours look very good. Regards, Jeff.

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That's a beautiful model. The railings really do take it to another level.

 

The kit was first released in 1961 so you are out of luck with this one Jeff.

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Gidday again, this is another very good rendition of an old kit, and worthy of it's own thread. It's a very striking camo scheme. Regards, Jeff.

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A lovely job on both of those GV, I recently missed out on a Daring kit, I was keen to do it either as Vendetta as she visited here when I was a kid or Duchess, Voyager's replacement, which visited here numbers if times with trainees on board later on. Seeing your Daring makes me doubly irked. :(

Steve.

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Well considering the kit age that has turned out to be a cracking job  👍

 

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Both models are brilliant builds.  I had both kits way back when, I could never have imagined seeing them looking as good as this. The railings are a real stand out. Thanks for posting.

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That's a very nice waterline diorama there. You have done a very good job and the sea effects are superb.

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Just a heads up that Frog of UK did a 1/315 scale of the Daring class - 2 great models here , well done .

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20 hours ago, 73north said:

Just a heads up that Frog of UK did a 1/315 scale of the Daring class - 2 great models here , well done .

 

I'm pretty certain that Frog didn't do a Daring, you maybe thinking of their 1/325 Battle Class, initially released as HMS Trafalgar but also boxed as HMS Cadiz IIRC.

 

Coincidentally, Peter at Atlantic Models has both a 1/350 Battle and Daring Class on his future projects list.   

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