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HMS Eskimo, Norway 1940.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress, the fit around the hull is looking nice and flush.

Mark



Thanks Mark,


Will find that out when the first coat of primer goes on. .

A bit more detail to go in first.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Some small progress at the weekend,

Doors added to the maindeck level.



detail going on the interior, including the first of the two prominent deformed pipes.





The second pipe in place, not a perfect match for the photographs, but I think they work.





A few more bits and pieces and she will be ready for some paint.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing some colour going on Si!

This is looking great!
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC

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Looking forward to seeing some colour going on Si!

This is looking great!



Thanks Russ,

Shouldn't be two long, a few more bits and pieces to do, and some of the other major structures to get built.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC

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Looking forward to seeing some colour going on Si!

This is looking great!



Ditto!
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC

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Looking forward to seeing some colour going on Si!

This is looking great!



Ditto!



Thanks Mark,

Depending on how much time I get at the bench, could be next weekend. There are a few more bits to go in first, and a bit of a sand around the join.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
Small progress last weekend,

etched doors fitted to the real of B gundeck.



Details fitted to the exterior of the bridge.




Planning out the base.



The forward superstructure test fitted.



More soon

Si

d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work standing those ladders away from the wall. Sometimes that detail gets over looked when a modeler adds replacement ladders.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work standing those ladders away from the wall. Sometimes that detail gets over looked when a modeler adds replacement ladders.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I have found a sharp chisel blade, a little care, and a light sand, and it is not too troublesome, and gives the etched ladders more relief.

Cheers.

Si
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Beautiful work on the Damage so far SI. Will look great under some Paint.....Cheers mark
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:43 PM UTC
Nice work Si, great attention to detail on a "non standard" build. Get to use some artistic license.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC

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Beautiful work on the Damage so far SI. Will look great under some Paint.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

Won't be too long, The next job will be to set up how she sits in the base, better for the paint goes on, so I don't damage the finish.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC

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Nice work Si, great attention to detail on a "non standard" build. Get to use some artistic license.




Thanks Ned,

It is very different from anything I have done before, so I have been making it up as I goo along,

so far so good.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Si,

Amazing work, really impressed with the scratch building. Looking forward to following along with your build.

Dave
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC

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The forward superstructure test fitted.




Si,

No one should do that to one of His Majesty's destroyers... but your destructive building looks just right!

RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:11 AM UTC

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The forward superstructure test fitted.




Si,

No one should do that to one of His Majesty's destroyers... but your destructive building looks just right!




Thank you Tim,

They should not indeed, but we built them well, because she went to fight again and survived the war.

Pity she was scrapped and not preserved.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Si,

Amazing work, really impressed with the scratch building. Looking forward to following along with your build.

Dave



Good to have you aboard Dave.

This is the biggest bit of Scratchbuilding I have done so far, the biggest lessons I have learned are take it slowly, and it is not a disaster if you have to do a bit of it again.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC
Very small update from last weekend.

I found some old expanded polystyrene tile, started cutting to shape for the base.



Next, get stuck down, and find somethings to make the jetty and the groundwork out of.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC
Getting the base built.



The basic shape of the sea and the jetty stuck down.



there is a piece of groundwork to go yet.

The sea covered with foil. (Well the whole base).



Trimmed up with the Eskimo in place.





might need to file a couple of mill off the lowest point of the hull to get her to sit right.

More soon.

Cheers,

Si




d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
Si,

Nice progress with the base.

Looking at the photo of the Eskimo sitting on the base with the front of the ship sitting higher, I was wondering did the real Eskimo sit like that at the dock. She must have lost a lot of weight in the front and with the engines in the back the front must have been barely sitting in the water. I have only seen a picture of her sitting at the dock taken from the dock facing the ship.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress with the base.

Looking at the photo of the Eskimo sitting on the base with the front of the ship sitting higher, I was wondering did the real Eskimo sit like that at the dock. She must have lost a lot of weight in the front and with the engines in the back the front must have been barely sitting in the water. I have only seen a picture of her sitting at the dock taken from the dock facing the ship.

Mark




Good point Mark,

I think she is sitting a little high too. I reckon in scale about 3-4mm.


I am hoping to get some time this weekend, will take shots from the jetty side as I trim out & sand.


Thank-you for the constructive point mate, much appreciated.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Tinkering with the base.



looks a bit too high, also the jetty looks a bit to high out of the water



another layer of foil on top of PVA, and the start of the structure for the side of the fjord..



More soon.

Cheers

Si

d6mst0
#453
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:44 PM UTC
Si,

So the fun begins.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC

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Si,

So the fun begins.

Mark




You are not joking there mate,


I think, get the groundwork done, that is going be the make or break of this build.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Si,

absolutely stunning what you're doing to her - but the havoc and damage you created looks spot on! Great work!

Cheers,
Jan