1⁄700HMS Wild Goose
HMS Wild Goose 1942
Imperial Hobby Poductions 1/700 HMS Wild Goose 1943, a Black Swan class escort sloop. Although the kit is no longer available, it is well cast and detailed for a limited run kit. I used WEM 4" guns with added brass barrels, the WEM Black Swan class PE detail set, Gold Medal 20mm guns, carley float racks and depth charge thrower racks, scratchbuilt the mast and used stretched sprue rigging. Niko's very nice 40mm Bofors replaced the cast metal kit parts and Floquil and Testors paints were used to replicate the Western Approaches camo scheme. A special thanks to Mike McCabe from Finewaterline who helped me to figure out the correct color scheme for this build.