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HMS Aldenham, Hunt class DE 1/350
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Very nice, Si



Thanks Russ,

I do like the smaller escorts, somewhat ignored by the kit manufacturers up until recently.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC
Si,

You are making fine progress with this kit. Glad to see you closing the gap with the deck and superstructure with white glue. Never notice it once you paint.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC

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Si,

You are making fine progress with this kit. Glad to see you closing the gap with the deck and superstructure with white glue. Never notice it once you paint.

Mark




Thanks Mark.

It is one small flaw in this kit, the superstructure parts not sitting right in the depressions moulded in the hull for them, he white glue seemed a simple solution. As I will have matt coat the model to seal the decals, that should hide the problem.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
The weekend's progress.

Railings on the foredeck.



And ladders down on to the maindeck.



Depth charge reloads and throwers, very nicely cast.



Painted and washed to bring out the detail.



The first set, along with some quarterdeck detail parts down.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Nice progress Si, as you may have seen (Look what the tide washed up: post) mine arrived couple of weeks back so I've been making notes on your build. Some way off from starting as there's two US destroyers and a couple of subs on the slips at the moment.

Not sure yet as which too build mine as but thinking the Greek Miaoulis L91.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work with those depth chargers and throwers.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC

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Nice progress Si, as you may have seen (Look what the tide washed up: post) mine arrived couple of weeks back so I've been making notes on your build. Some way off from starting as there's two US destroyers and a couple of subs on the slips at the moment.

Not sure yet as which too build mine as but thinking the Greek Miaoulis L91.



Thanks Luciano,

I had seen, nice to know this kit is selling. There are such a variety of colour schemes, this might not be my only hunt.

Appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with those depth chargers and throwers.

Mark



Thanks Mark, it is good to have them so well treated by the manufacturer.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
rounding the corner for the final laps
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC

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Nice progress Si, as you may have seen (Look what the tide washed up: post) mine arrived couple of weeks back so I've been making notes on your build. Some way off from starting as there's two US destroyers and a couple of subs on the slips at the moment.

Not sure yet as which too build mine as but thinking the Greek Miaoulis L91.



Thanks Luciano,

I had seen, nice to know this kit is selling. There are such a variety of colour schemes, this might not be my only hunt.

Appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si



Hi Si,
Starling have several other 1/350 kits listed for release this year:
Loch class frigate
Bay class frigate
Grimsby class sloop

Plus other stuff in 1/700
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC

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rounding the corner for the final laps




Getting there Russ,


Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Nice progress Si, as you may have seen (Look what the tide washed up: post) mine arrived couple of weeks back so I've been making notes on your build. Some way off from starting as there's two US destroyers and a couple of subs on the slips at the moment.

Not sure yet as which too build mine as but thinking the Greek Miaoulis L91.



Saw that too Mate,

I have the River class, and have built an Algerine. I like what Mike and the boys at L'Arsenal are doing right now.

Cheers

Si

I had seen, nice to know this kit is selling. There are such a variety of colour schemes, this might not be my only hunt.

Appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si



Hi Si,
Starling have several other 1/350 kits listed for release this year:
Loch class frigate
Bay class frigate
Grimsby class sloop

Plus other stuff in 1/700



I had seen the Loch, but no the Bay or the Grimsby.

Thanks for the advice.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
This week's progress.

All the depth charge throwers and ready use reload in place.



Racks built up and place, very nice they are too.



All the depth charge gear and smoke pots too.



The ship's boats painted, well nearly, the motor boat still needs a wash, they both require rudders and the pulling boat oars.



The etched Davits in place.



More soon.

Si

d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
Si,

The stern looks like it means business to any submarine, great work with the PE again.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC
Thanks Mark,

This kit has one of the best representations of depth charge gear I have seen in kit form.

(Please excuse the poor grammar, but it is Sunday morning ).

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
The weekend's progress.

After Carley floats fitted.



I found some suitable oars for the whaler, but only four, there should be six - overall looks busy enough.



Comparison between the kit high angle director (cream resin) and the North star part (grey resin).



I have decided to attach the North star director to the kit pedestal.



The director with basic paint job and wash.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 01:47 PM UTC
Si,

Nice choice of directors. Northstar does make some nice stuff.

Mark
surfsup
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Very nice work so far Si. Coming along nicely.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice choice of directors. Northstar does make some nice stuff.

Mark



They do that Mark,

One a small ship like this an open director like that is quite prominent, and whilst the kit part is quite good it is a little bland.

Cheers

Si


RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC

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Very nice work so far Si. Coming along nicely.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

She is getting there, I do have a soft spot for the smaller escort vessels.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:39 PM UTC
I just bought the Northstar HACS directors for the KGV! Very nice units they are
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 12:44 AM UTC

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I just bought the Northstar HACS directors for the KGV! Very nice units they are




They are that Russ, they are great for open directors, and a touch with some wash brings up a lot of detail.


Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Si,

again, missed out on a lot of your progress, but that's beautiful work on this little ship. And the NorthStar stuff looks really great!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:07 PM UTC

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Si,

again, missed out on a lot of your progress, but that's beautiful work on this little ship. And the NorthStar stuff looks really great!

Cheers,
Jan



Thank you Jan,

Very kind of you to say so. The kit parts are very usable, but the level of detail in eye catching areas, like the pompom and the director, makes the North Star replacements a must use to me.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:07 AM UTC
More work on the director, the etch being fitted.







the aerial fitted in place, and the whole thing fixed behind the bridge.



The after gun mount, this is the kit parts, very nice indeed.



and in place.



An overview of the old girl so far.



Cheers

Si