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HMS Eskimo, Norway 1940.
mgrummitt
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
All I can say is WOW Si! Incredible work!
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
Thanks Mike,

apologies for the slow response. work and family stuff. Thankyou for the kind comment, I am hoping to get some back in the workshop within the next few weeks.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Merry Christmas & happy new year to all.

It has been a while since I did anything with this one, but having decided the first attempt at the base is not right, I am cracking on with the ship whilst I work that bit out.

The after superstructure getting etch fitted.



The platform for the quad 0.5", plastic parts assembled and allowed to dry in position.



Test fitting all the sub assemblies built so far.



The hull sprayed with red primer.



Will need a little sanding around the point where the scratch-built section.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Si,

Glad to see you picked this one back up, nice progress.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC

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Si,

Glad to see you picked this one back up, nice progress.

Mark



Hi Mark,

Good to be back on it, my first attempt at the base was bugging me, so press on with the ship, and that will drive the solution to the base.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers.

Si
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 03:27 AM UTC

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Si,

Glad to see you picked this one back up, nice progress.

Mark



Ditto, its been far too long since we saw HMS Eskimo
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 06:59 AM UTC

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Si,

Glad to see you picked this one back up, nice progress.

Mark



Ditto, its been far too long since we saw HMS Eskimo



Thanks Rory,

It is good to back on her, working on the ship for the time being, need to redo, or restart the base.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 06:07 PM UTC
Looking good Si...

watching closely to see how you handle this one, before making a decision to start on Punjabi!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Looking good Si...

watching closely to see how you handle this one, before making a decision to start on Punjabi!



Hi Russ,

This build does remove two of the four biggest issues with the base kit, the bow & the screws, the boats I will replace from the spares, and the pompom, I have the Black Cat piece, which is really nice.

Good luck with the Punjab Mate, the faults aren't too difficult to correct, once done she does look like a Tribal.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers.

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
Latest progress.

A Little sanding around what was left of the bow.





The underside of the hull masked ready for a coat of 507b



Upper hull sprayed.



The funnels, basic plastic parts.



Did not like to solid gunnel tops, so...



cleaned up and the kit etched funnel tops fitted.



The after funnel with steam whistles, platform & ladders added.



The decks painted. I am assuming this early in the war they were likely in the as built corcetine finish.



The sub assembles have bee sprayed, and here test fitted in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



rolltide31
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
Si - She is coming along nicely. Glad to see this one back on the bench.

Dave
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC

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Si - She is coming along nicely. Glad to see this one back on the bench.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

I did loose the love a bit when I realised I got the first attempt at the base a bit off. It was too interesting a project for me to give up on. Now I have my eye on a more suitable base should be cracking on.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work with painting the hull and deck. That funnel really does look better after opening the top and adding the PE.

Mark
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC
What paint, brand and color, did you use for the corticene Simon? It looks great.
Choowy
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM UTC
Was wondering how you were going with this one Si, nice to see it on the move again for a really different type of build. Good Job
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with painting the hull and deck. That funnel really does look better after opening the top and adding the PE.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is another thing I cannot work out about this kit, those funnel tops. It is a straight forward enough job fixing it though.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC

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What paint, brand and color, did you use for the corcetine Simon? It looks great.



Hi Chuck,

It is Tamiya XF79, Linoleum deck brown. applied with the good old hairy stick.

Thanks for looking in, Happy new Year.

Si

RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Was wondering how you were going with this one Si, nice to see it on the move again for a really different type of build. Good Job



Thanks Ned,

This was a case of seeing the picture I posted at the beginning of the build and thinking this has to be done. Never tried a battle damaged ship before, but so far so good.

Cheers

Si
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 05:50 AM UTC
Thanks Simon. The manner in which you did the deck makes all the difference between a good model, and a great model,

Happy New Year to you and all here.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 10:17 PM UTC
nice progress Si...

Question: are you certain about the corticene? I would have though it was deck grey?
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 07:13 AM UTC

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nice progress Si...

Question: are you certain about the corticene? I would have though it was deck grey?



Thanks Russ,

The deck colour, I am not certain, educated guesswork mate. To the best of my knowledge the Tribal class were built with Corticene on their decks. As the photos of Eskimo at Narvik show her pretty much as built, so I am making the assumption the deck was the same.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:20 AM UTC
Bit more progress on the ship.

Paint starting to go on in the hole in the bow, I am not 100% about the colours, but they are based on the preserved WW2 ships HMS Belfast & HMS Cavalier. They will need quite a bit of dirtying down yet.



Pennant numbers added.



B gundeck and the funnels down. At this point I had painted the forward section interior under B gun deck the interior deck colour , as this was a store / working chamber It most likely would have been painted steel deck.



The other major superstructure parts on.



The Bridge gratings need darkening with a heavier wash.

To aid with the light AA, I have acquired some quad pompoms and twin lewis guns from Black cat.

The pompoms.







and the Lewis guns.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 02:48 PM UTC
Si,

Looks like you have picked up a little more steam, great progress. Isn't POM-POM British for 40mm?

Mark
RussellE
#306
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:46 PM UTC
I have a painting guide from WEM if you'd like me to post it Si?

Good to see black cat giving Northstar a rev-up!
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
Si,

great to seeing you recommencing work on your Eskimo, that's a very special build and it would have been a shame to give up at the stage you already reached!

Very nice progress, she's coming along really nice!
I'm really curious how the Pom Pom and the lewis guns come out, might be an alternative for another company that's not really delivering their, agreeably very nice, stuff...

Cheers
Jan