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HMS Sir Gareth, Armed Trawler
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:01 PM UTC
Hi Si!

great to see you back at the bench mate!

I've had a bout of pneumonia and a stint in hospital and now I've finally recovered to the point of being able to catch up with all the goings on over here at the MSW dockyards!

great progress so far mate!
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

Sorry to hear you were Hors de combat, sounds a bit nasty, glad you back in one piece and on the board.

My workshop isn't functioning, it is bit of dumping ground as we are getting ready to have the garage converted into a utility room / downstairs toilet & larger workshop / office for me, so my current workspace is about 18" by 14", which makes the trawler an ideal size.

It is a great little kit, I will do more weathering than usual on this one as these were hard worked little ships.

Glad to have you aboard mate.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 07:49 PM UTC
Thanks Si

great to see you're not letting the lack of space stifle your model making
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC

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Thanks Si

great to see you're not letting the lack of space stifle your model making




I do my best mate.
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 05:58 PM UTC
Another in the Si fleet, nice to see something a little different. Pretty small though, going great for such tiny model.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Another in the Si fleet, nice to see something a little different. Pretty small though, going great for such tiny model.



Thanks Ned,

I do like oddities, especially smaller craft. this is a seriously good little kit, not cheap, but no need for after market, unless figures are to be added.

Got a bit further today, haven't got the pictures off the camera yet, update in the next few days.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
Been a bit of a busy week, but made a bit of progress last Sunday, finally found a couple of minutes to post.

The main superstructure unit, the etch going on.



rails around and ladders around the 20mm platform in place.



The resin vents and galley funnel in place, and test fitted.



With a bit of luck will get some colour on that tomorrow and maybe get a few more bits done.

Cheers

Si

d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
Si,

As always, nice PR work. She is shaping up nicely.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Si,

As always, nice PR work. She is shaping up nicely.

Mark



Thanks Mark, The quality of the kit really helps.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
Looking good, Si!

I think you're the only one holding up the salty side of things at the moment! Fear not though, I'll be back to finish the KGV soon!
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 08:43 PM UTC
Nice work Si, plenty of great detail in that kit. Will look great in your fleet.
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
Hi Si,

just catching up - here, and with MSW.

That's another of your fantastic 'off the beaten path' builds, I like it very much and of course will be following your build.
Amazing level of detail for such a small model, but she looks great already!

Cheers
Jan
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
Looks great, Si! Love the way the gun posi's came out.

RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 04:46 AM UTC

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Looking good, Si!

I think you're the only one holding up the salty side of things at the moment! Fear not though, I'll be back to finish the KGV soon!



Thanks Mark,

This week has been really hectic, first chance to look it, got a little further last weekend, will get that posted before I get on tomorrow (I hope...)

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC

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Nice work Si, plenty of great detail in that kit. Will look great in your fleet.



Thanks Ned,

It is a quality piece of casting.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

just catching up - here, and with MSW.

That's another of your fantastic 'off the beaten path' builds, I like it very much and of course will be following your build.
Amazing level of detail for such a small model, but she looks great already!

Cheers
Jan



Hi Jan,

Glad to have you aboard as always. The work of the armed trawlers is pretty much forgotten, I was exceptionally pleased to have such a nice kit in a workable scale, lots of lovely detail too.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC

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Looks great, Si! Love the way the gun posi's came out.




Thanks Gazza,

The kit is so good, both in the resin and the etch.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 05:52 AM UTC
Finally, a little time at the bench last Sunday.

The main superstructure given a coat of paint.



The kit comes with two very nicely cast 16' dinghies, only one required, The other will no doubt find a home.



The superstructure down, along with the platform for the boat.



Boat & davits fitted, along with the after platform, did damage the railing around the 20mm platform, but I have some left over splinter padding to hide that.



Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 09:28 AM UTC
Moving along nicely, Si!

Such a tiny little thing, isn't she?
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC

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Moving along nicely, Si!

Such a tiny little thing, isn't she?



Si,

Agreed with Russel, nice progress.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Moving along nicely, Si!

Such a tiny little thing, isn't she?



Si,

Agreed with Russel, nice progress.

Mark



Hi Russ & Mark,

They were tiny little things, but they played an important role as minesweepers, two of the class, Sur Galahad & Sir Lancalot were used a Danlayers, marking the swept channels approaching the beaches on D-Day, some of the bigger converted trawlers were used as escort vessels particularly in the waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic.

I am seriously considering picking another one up and seeing what photographs I can find of the minesweeping and danlaying outfits for a conversion project.

Thanks for looking in and the kind comments.

Cheers

Si
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 07:44 PM UTC
Looks great with some paint on now Si. Really interesting kit. Nice historical info too.
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 05:30 AM UTC

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Looks great with some paint on now Si. Really interesting kit. Nice historical info too.



Thanks Ned,

I am having "fun" getting weathering right, she needs to well used, but not beaten up, the crews were mostly drafted from deep sea fishermen, the skippers given temporary commissions, not spit & polish Navy men.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
A bit better organised this week, here is yesterday's update.

The funnel with Gaff and mast assembly fitted, along with the base of the liferaft racks.



racks finished, just need a coat of paint.



Ladders from the gun deck and fo'c's'le to the main deck, the one from the gundeck was a tight squeeze.



basic paint job on the bridge components.





The bridge components test fitted.



detailing going on the compass platform.



not much more add except a little more weathering.

more next weekend... with a bit of luck.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Si,

Great progress, the bridge does look awesome.

Mark