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HMS Cossack May 1941
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC

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As promised.

The bridge equipment.

Resin binnacles, polaris, binocular mounts, voice pipes, sights, etch detail for them, plus chart table and captain's chair, even ship's cats included.

Quad 0.5"

Resin core, etched detail and brass barrels.

Cheers

Si



Whoa, Si! Bridge components? How big are they and how much can you see on the Cossack? I can't remember if it's an open bridge or not?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

They are quite small, will take another pic this evening with something to give scale.

Cossack does have an open bridge, and Trumpy represent it really rather well, but the quality of the North star bits should really lift it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 11:51 PM UTC
A better view of the North Star Bridge detail set, with the Cossack's bridge. 1p piece for scale.



Two of the four resin blocks. (voice pipes, binnacles, peloris and binoculars on one and binocular mounts on on the other.



The other two, more voice pipes and sights.



The etched fret. (seats and mounts fir the binocular pedestals, captain's chair, chart table and a number of cats)





The instructions





Clearer view of the Cossack's bridge that will be equipped by a small part of this set.



Cheers

Si

JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 05:34 PM UTC
Looks great, Si!!

Your approach of doing the sub-assemblies with all etch on before installing them seems to be pretty successful. And this additional parts for all the bridge equipment look really good - they will add a lot of depth to bridge/compass platform. I'll have to see if I can get one of those in Germany, as until now I am supplementing RN detail with DKM detail parts...

Very nice work

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 05:36 PM UTC

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A better view of the North Star Bridge detail set, with the Cossack's bridge. 1p piece for scale.


Two of the four resin blocks. (voice pipes, binnacles, peloris and binoculars on one and binocular mounts on on the other.



The other two, more voice pipes and sights.



The etched fret. (seats and mounts fir the binocular pedestals, captain's chair, chart table and a number of cats)


The instructions



Cheers

Si




OMG they're SOOO tiny!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 11:56 PM UTC
Hi Jan,

I am really pleased with those sets, I ordered direct from North Star in the Ukraine, they did take a little while to get to me but worth the wait.

Prior to the arrival of these I had been using a mix of German, Japanese and US Bridge gear, might order a couple more sets, especially with the generous supply of voicepipes.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 12:03 AM UTC
Hi Russ

They are somewhat small, but can't wait to get going with them.

Might have to try this stuff out at the weekend.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 02:21 AM UTC

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Hi Russ

They are somewhat small, but can't wait to get going with them.

Might have to try this stuff out at the weekend.

Cheers

Si



North Star should include a microscope with these
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 11:29 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

Might be an idea.

Will see tomorrow

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:15 AM UTC
Before I get to play with my new toys, a few mundane tasks to get done.

The kit screws are not the best, too small and four blades?? The Boat set, fortunately comes with a couple of decent white metal three bladers.

For comparison.



They were sprayed chaos black, then brushed with citadel Belthazars gold. Fitted in place they do look a little on the large side, but a vast improvement on the kit parts.



The pennant numbers are on as well, from some time in late 1940 F 03 was replaced by G 03



The bridge grating in place, a nice touch on the kit, in place.



The north star parts, the binnacle and peloris castings are superb, including cast in voice pipes. on the back fret four binocular mounts.



Where I got to with the bridge, the North star components fitted, a few more kit parts to go.





More soon

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:02 PM UTC
Fantastic work on the bridge with the little extra details Si! They really stand out!!

And yes, the props do look a little big...but those kit's parts look really odd.

Nice progress!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

I am impressed by the quality of the North Star castings, and the microscopic etch was easier to handle that I would have thought.

I have finished the bridge today, but photobucket is working at is usual Sunday evening geological pace, so today's update will be posted tomorrow.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 02:53 AM UTC
Really starting to pop now Si, the bridge looks great!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Will post the pics of the completed bridge this evening.

Photobucket was on it's usual Sunday evening go slow yesterday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:10 PM UTC
Great work Si, thanks for sharing so much detail on your progress. I'm just trying to soak it all in!

Cheers, D
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 05:55 PM UTC
Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment Damian.

I am a bit of a detail nut, as you have probably gathered, which apart from my love of the sea is what really attracts to building ships.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 11:28 PM UTC
Right, finally got yesterday's pics uploaded.

The squashed rear funnel came out of surgery rather well, both funnels etched up and ready for spraying.



The bridge done. The bridge screen and the awning frame came from the kit fret.





I have also added signal lamps to the bridge wings, and voice pipes. cut down the rangefinder to fit its tub and added voicepipes.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 11:17 PM UTC
Wow Si, that bridge looks absolutely fantastic with all the extra detail on, and very nice paintwork as well - really brings it to life!!
- I do like the awning frames very much as well, really gives a sound overall impression!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 02:35 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

I have to admit I am pleased with it, the North Star set is excellent. I did like the bare awning frame, that came from the Trumpy etch in the kit, and was a lot easier to handle than I thought it was going to be.

I did not want to hide all that detail under the covered awning included on the WEM fret. Doubt that would have been rigged on a stormy Atlantic night in May 1941.

Now I will get on with the serious job of building the ship to mount on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 03:19 PM UTC
A fine fix-job on the funnel Si! Stunning work on the bridge! You really picked out the details nicely!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:16 AM UTC
Thanks Todd,

The funnel was my own stupidity (double ) I shoun't have knocked off the bench and when I did, I should have looked where I was putting my thundering great feet!

The Bridge is mostly down to the quality of the North Star Bridge equipment set, (the resin castings are superb, and the etch is excellent and for it's tininess is easy to handle. That is aided and abetted by the grating, windows and awning frame from the kit etch.

Todays progress should be posted tomorrow.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
The bridge really 'pops' now Si, great work!

will look great once shipped aboard!
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 05:06 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

I am very pleased with the effect. might have painted the grating a lighter colour, would have set it off a bit better.

will post yesterday's update this evening (I hope)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 01:13 AM UTC
Sunday's progress.

The foredeck details on, except the anchor cables, I need to have dig through the stock to find something suitable.



The etched searchlight platform put together.



Liferaft racks and lower bridge-wing supports from the WEM set fitted.



deck details on the maindeck.



X gun deck "test fitted", it was tight so it might be fitted.



Every thing test fitted.

Question to anybody looking in. As flotilla leader at the time, I am assuming Cossack would have worn Funnel stripe(s), but I cannot find any pics, can anybody help?

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:27 AM UTC
Looking great, Si!! Really taking shape!!

- sorry, as for the flotilla leader 'stripes', I can't help. My references on DD's are rather small, I have to dig deeper into that topic someday...

Cheers,
Jan