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The name plate has arrived from Name It http://www.nameitplates.co.uk/ so I can now say this build is FINISHED.

It has been an interesting voyage, during which I have gained lots of pictures of River Class Frigates, thanks @socjo1. And learnt a lot about this class of ship.

Now, there is no name in the title as the parts and decals supplied allow you to make many of the 151 ships built, these little ships served in many navies, but mine, I decided early on was going to be an HMS.

 

But what to name her ?

 

As a local river to me is called the Parret, this was going to be her name, until.....

I had a fellow BMer Neil @npb748r post in my WIP that his uncle had served on HMS Mourne and was lost when she was sunk.

Well, that clinched it.

My model, as best I could, become a tribute to him, the men who died with him and HMS Mourne.

 

So, first a bit of background. HMS Mourne was torpedoed by U767 using a GNAT torpedo on 15th June 1944 just off The Lizard Cornwall, at 49 degrees 35 minutes North & 05 degrees 30 minutes West. This attack resulted in the lose of the ship along with 111 crew, 27 survived. 

One the 111 souls lost was Neils uncle, Lesley Barnes, Stoker First Class, he was 19 at the time. RIP:poppy:

That's him, writing in the note book, photo from The Imperial War Museum and was taken on board HMS Mourne on 5th July 1943.

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The paint I used was the excellent Colourcoats from @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies and unusually for me no extra parts were needed. Black Cat Models included everything you could possibly need, and that includes some of the best decals I have ever used, got to be the first time I've not had to varnish prior putting on the decals, as they had no carrier film, so no danger of the dreaded 'silvering'.

Here a few pictures, (please excuse the quality, photos are not my strong point)

I hope you enjoy them and I hope my model is good enough to be a memorial to her and her crew.

Jon

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It's perfect Jon. Once again thank you for dedicating the build to HMS Mourne and her crew, especially my uncle.  You did them proud with such as great build.

 

thanks

neil

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2 hours ago, mick b said:

Very nice Jon, could do with a three quarter bow picture to show her attractive lines? 

 

Mike

Like this ?

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1 hour ago, npb748r said:

It's perfect Jon. Once again thank you for dedicating the build to HMS Mourne and her crew, especially my uncle.  You did them proud with such as great build.

 

thanks

neil

Neil.

I’m glad you like it.
It certainly is a very sleek looking ship.

Jon

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Lovely representation Jon - Your builds are getting more precise - Very neat rigging, paintwork  and overall finish.

A very fitting Tribute :clap2:

Rob

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Every your model is better and better and frigate looks great!

Congratulation!

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14 hours ago, Adm Lord De Univers said:

Simply gorgeous Jon, the best one yet and that last photo (3/4 bow shot) is an absolute corker. A fitting tribute.

 

David

Thanks. I am quite pleased with it

Jon

12 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Lovely representation Jon - Your builds are getting more precise - Very neat rigging, paintwork  and overall finish.

A very fitting Tribute :clap2:

Rob

Thanks. I think I’m starting to improve, this one went together really well, Black Cat do make good kits, don’t they. The rigging, I was very pleased with, it makes such a difference being able, again, to use CA glue.

Jon

12 hours ago, socjo1 said:

Every your model is better and better and frigate looks great!

Congratulation!

Thanks. This was such a nice kit to build. And many thanks for all the pictures you sent me.

Jon

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On 1/15/2022 at 8:56 PM, robgizlu said:

Lovely representation Jon - Your builds are getting more precise - Very neat rigging, paintwork  and overall finish.

A very fitting Tribute :clap2:

Rob

 

Have to agree with Rob with all your practice lately you are getting better with each build you should be well pleased with that one.  👍

 

Stay Safe

beefy

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