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USS England DE-635 1/350 Trumpeter (plus a little bit of brass.)


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1 hour ago, Faraway said:

And now for something completely different.

Just added this to my stash, I'm a sucker for Black Cat Models 🐈‍⬛

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Well done Jon - so am I :thumbsup:

 

Good work going on here

Rob

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2 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Well done Jon - so am I :thumbsup:

Rob.
I’m very tempted with one of the LCT’s and create a beach landing diorama.

That should push my creativity to the limit.

Jon

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44 minutes ago, Faraway said:

Rob.
I’m very tempted with one of the LCT’s and create a beach landing diorama.

That should push my creativity to the limit.

Jon

Interesting - I have a build lined up using the LCT 5 in Brit colours with a Low Altitude (small) Barrage balloon.

They seem to be very thin on the ground in terms of completed builds

Rob

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6 hours ago, steve5 said:

nice work on the PE ,I don't know how you can even see them , to put together . 😶

See what........

Jon

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16 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Interesting - I have a build lined up using the LCT 5 in Brit colours with a Low Altitude (small) Barrage balloon.

They seem to be very thin on the ground in terms of completed builds

Rob

New.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/us-navy/377-landing-craft-support-large-lcsl.html

Jon 

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Hi Jon

Unfortunately, so far as I'm aware this was never used by the RN and I only model RN vessels :confused:

Looks Good though

Looking forwards to seeing your build ;)

Rob

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50 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

 

Unfortunately, so far as I'm aware this was never used by the RN and I only model RN vessels :confused:

I do prefer to make British vessels, but I find my resolve tends to waver as there are so many interesting ‘little’ ships, which I prefer to the great big battle ships.

I don’t know, but these ‘little’ ships seem to have more character ?

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5 hours ago, Faraway said:

@robgizlu I seem to recall you mentioned somewhere, can’t remember where, that you wished there were Oerlikons with vertical barrels.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/us-navy/382-20mm-oerlikon-gun-elevation-80-x8.html

Jon

Looking great so far, think micromasters make some "not in use" as well, I'd better not look as my bank card will  start getting the shakes, there's a lot of nice things for KGV....hmmm

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19 hours ago, Faraway said:

@robgizlu I seem to recall you mentioned somewhere, can’t remember where, that you wished there were Oerlikons with vertical barrels.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/us-navy/382-20mm-oerlikon-gun-elevation-80-x8.html

Jon

Rich is correct - I have some Micromaster in my possession awaiting future "small-ship" builds.

Rob

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Finally, I feel I'm making progress and she is starting to look like a ship. 

When I started I was quite glad there were only two colours, ColourCoats US08 (5N Navy Blue) for the Hull and Superstructure and US10 (1942 Revised Deck Blue 20B) for the deck, now I'm not so sure.

It is quite dull, just two shades of grey, well blue really. I don't think I'll moan about Dazzle Camo again despite the fiddle of masking.

Not sure if the interior of the bridge is correct, but I've added Lino Brown to the deck and painted the walls white.

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Hedgehog painted ready to fit.

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It has been slow going so far, as I have to keep jumping from PE instructions to kit instructions to see what goes where as a plastic part and how the PE replaces it.

But now the ship is looking like a ship, I feel more encouraged.

I've also added some Bob's Buckles ready for when I do some rigging, not sure if I'm going to use the plastic kit mast as it's VERY bendy and would be much better in brass.

Jon

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It's looking very impressive Jon.  As to the mast - I suspect it's a bit like reefing in sailling, "generally speaking the time to do it is when you first think about it".  go for metal.

Rob

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1 hour ago, robgizlu said:

go for metal.

 I agree.

Although it will create more work, it’ll be more robust. And I do have some tapered brass, just need to see if they are suitable.

Jon

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