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HMS Aldenham, Hunt class DE 1/350
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

The three infini 20mm built, awaiting fitting of barrels.



The maindeck railings fitted.



The bridge wing 20mm fitted in place.



and the quarterdeck mount.



Some etched anchor cables sourced, fitted and painted grey.



anchors fitted, and first wash on the cables.



rusty dry brush and wash, all over the fo'c's'le, and the jackstaff in place.



Ensign staff in place.



Just needs pennant numbers and an ensign.

Cheers

Si




RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,008 posts
AeroScale: 308 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
nearing the finish line now and looking mighty fine Si
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,339 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Last weekend's progress.

The three infini 20mm built, awaiting fitting of barrels.



The maindeck railings fitted.



The bridge wing 20mm fitted in place.



and the quarterdeck mount.



Some etched anchor cables sourced, fitted and painted grey.



anchors fitted, and first wash on the cables.



rusty dry brush and wash, all over the fo'c's'le, and the jackstaff in place.



Ensign staff in place.



Just needs pennant numbers and an ensign.

Cheers

Si







And a bottle of Champagne for the launch.

Mark
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC

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nearing the finish line now and looking mighty fine Si



Thanks Russ,

After two days in the office, back to working from home today, so I have got the pennant numbers on, with a bit of luck I will find am ensign to fit tomorrow, so commissioning is very close.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Last weekend's progress.

The three infini 20mm built, awaiting fitting of barrels.



The maindeck railings fitted.



The bridge wing 20mm fitted in place.



and the quarterdeck mount.



Some etched anchor cables sourced, fitted and painted grey.



anchors fitted, and first wash on the cables.



rusty dry brush and wash, all over the fo'c's'le, and the jackstaff in place.



Ensign staff in place.



Just needs pennant numbers and an ensign.

Cheers

Si







And a bottle of Champagne for the launch.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Ensign should be hoisted tomorrow with a bit of luck.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
The final push.

The pennant number in place.



The ensign has been hoisted, she is flying her pennant number from the other yard arm.




She is commissioned, I present HMS Aldenham, L22, type III Hunt class destroyer escort.





















Thank you to all that have looked in an and commented along the way.

Cheers

Si
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
Joined: June 22, 2018
KitMaker: 189 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC
That's as good as they come Simon. Another fantastic build.
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 309 posts
AeroScale: 1 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC
She's gorgeous. What a lovely ship and build!
mgrummitt
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California, United States
Joined: January 07, 2014
KitMaker: 131 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Great Job Si! Love the build on this one
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,339 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
Si,

Another job well done.

Mark
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,011 posts
AeroScale: 222 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 01:47 PM UTC
Si,

Congrats on another fine commissioning. She's a scrappy looking little DE, and you have done her proud!

surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,118 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 02:55 PM UTC
Another lovely job Si. Well done Mate.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC

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That's as good as they come Simon. Another fantastic build.




Thanks Chuck,

Glad to have had you along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC

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She's gorgeous. What a lovely ship and build!



Thanks Rory,

Always liked the hunts, purposeful little ships, nice kit from work from too.


Appreciated your kind comments along the way.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:48 PM UTC

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Great Job Si! Love the build on this one



Thanks Mike,

Glad you have enjoyed it, it was a nice kit to build, might be a couple more at some time, great choice of colour schemes.

Cheers

Si

RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC

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Si,

Another job well done.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

been good to have your company along the way.

Cheers


Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:51 PM UTC

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Si,

Congrats on another fine commissioning. She's a scrappy looking little DE, and you have done her proud!





Thank you Tim,

Have always liked the fact that the Hunts look like they mean business, nice little kit too.

Good to have your support along the way.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:02 PM UTC

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Another lovely job Si. Well done Mate.....Cheers Mark




Thanks Mark


Always good to have your support along the way.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,008 posts
AeroScale: 308 posts
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:57 PM UTC
Another finish! Wow!

Definitely worth some

congrats mate.
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC

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Another finish! Wow!

Definitely worth some

congrats mate.




Thanks Mate,

Much appreciated, a few were sunk. It is a great little kit, might have to be another one joining the fleet.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,665 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:17 PM UTC
Si,

once again joining in late...but nevertheless congratulations on your commissioning!!
Another one of your splendid small ships that get so few attention otherwise.
Great job, she looks awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,439 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Si,

once again joining in late...but nevertheless congratulations on your commissioning!!
Another one of your splendid small ships that get so few attention otherwise.
Great job, she looks awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Very kind of you to say so.

Being an ex Merchant Navy Officer, I have a fondness for those vessels that escorted convoys.

I joined my first ship in early 1978, and number of the Masters and Chief Engineers I sailed were cadets / junior officers during WW2, and were always willing to regale us young cadets with tails of those times.

Appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si