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HMS Cossack May 1941
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
Thanks Joe,

Multiple projects, means I am not waiting for paint or glue to dry, always got something else to do.

The rigging is my usual, copper wire, rolled straight and fixed with cyno.

Destroyers are my favourite ships to build, they are sleek and powerful looking ships.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:50 AM UTC
Definitely a super job, Si! Copper looks outstanding, as always - but it's not as threatening any longer, since I discovered the trick

Almost there - great overall impression of the ship! Another little gem emerging!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

She is very nearly there, hope to commission next weekend

Glad to hear you have conquered the copper.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 04:18 PM UTC
Love the name plate Si-very nice!

Looking great overall!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:46 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

The etched nameplates are really nice, and easy to deal with, paint brown, wash with a darker brown, or black, and a quick gentle scrape with a knife blade and job done.

Am pleased with the progress to date, (considering the extra work done and the boundaries pushed)

Cheers

Si

RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:58 AM UTC
Fo'c's'le railings. The WEM set provides additional lengths of railing shaped to fit a rebuilt bow.



Fo'c's'le done.



The maindeck railings were in one long length, to make the easier to handle I cut them in half.



All the railings on.



Just the aerials, jack and ensign staffs and the ensign to go.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:50 AM UTC
Looking very nice Si. Man you have a lot on the go at the moment.....CHeers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 01:31 PM UTC
Thanks Mate,

Like to keep busy when I am the bench, be one less after this afternoon, should be commissioning shortly.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 03:41 AM UTC
Aerial runs going on.



Jack staff, the kit moulding was odd to the say the least, and the etch lacked roundness, so the was scratcbuilt from a scrap etched jackstaff and some brass rod.



The ensign staff had to be scratchbuilt, not one in the kit, and the one on the WEM fret was not correct for a central depth charge rack, brass rod to the rescue.



And the ensign hoisted.



HMS Cossack commissioned.











End result, despite it's faults this is quite a nice kit. That it is, it you are prepared to fix the bow, replace the incorrect pompom and boats.

Bottom line, I will build one or two more od these. I do have the WEM kit in the stash, but there are so many variations of colour scheme and weapon's fit!

Thanks to all that have looked in, and even more thanks to those that have commented, always appreciate the support.

Now I have an empty slipway.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM UTC
Just away for a (felt) second, and you commission one of your builds!!

Congratulations on commissioning of your HMS Cossack, she's a wonderful model!! And it was once more a pleasure and lots of fun to follow your build log!

I have to crack one of my Tribals sometime soon, as well - and should I get a hand on a second WEM set, I think I'll go for it...

May I suggest that you don't have and empty slipway there any longer? Could be occupied by a German 1934A type destroyer...

Cheers,
Jan
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 03:16 PM UTC
Great build Si and great to see the small ships being built. I am with Jan though, I can't believe you ever have an empty slipway, or may be that's just the destroyer one

cheers

Michael
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 05:00 PM UTC
Another fine commissioning, Simon

Well done!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:30 PM UTC
Thanks Jan, was a very enjoyable build.

Good luck when you do, the only thing I would have done differently would have been a lighter colour on the bridge grating to set off the detail.

You are correct, it is '34A on that slipway.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:40 PM UTC
Thanks Michael,

I enjoy building the smaller ships, room for more than one of a class.

You are right mate, don't like empty slipways, especially the destroyer slip.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

I am pleased wither, Fine looking ships the tribals

Might be another one soon, but that will be WEM kit in late war fit.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 12:57 AM UTC
Congrats on getting this one to sea! A fine bit of modelling all around! You should be pleased with the results!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 02:37 AM UTC
Thanks Todd,

I am very pleased with the result, thanks for your comments and support along the way.

Cheers

Si
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 03:56 AM UTC
Si, just catching up on your build after taking a break from ships and catching up on some of the other builds. Looking at your build and those North star parts (I have some on order) they certainly bring the bridge to life, noticed you had it easy with Cossack having 20mm's in the bridge wings Eskimo had twin Lewis in hers and in this scale they are tiny. With all that once the bench is clear Eskimo will make a return to the slipway giving us two Narvik Tribals once shes finished.
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:08 AM UTC
You have done a beautiful job on her Si. A big well done from me.....CHeers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
Hi Luciano,

Well impressed with the North star bridge details, well cast and so easy to use, even the small etch, the folds beautifully half etched.

Am tempted to do a damaged Eskimo, sans bow, there is a couple of great photos around, and you loose the bow, the boats were landed, and trimmed by the stern, so that only leaves the Pompom that needs curing.

A future mad project... maybe,

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi Mark,

Thanks mate, really appreciate that. I did enjoy the build, am pleased with the fixed bow and the way the North Star bridge detail worked out.

Thanks for comments and support on the way.

Cheers

Si