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HMS Eskimo, Norway 1940.
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Good to see black cat giving Northstar a rev-up!



Looking at their site they have lots of very interesting goodies but I am a tad concerned on how it would survive the trip from the EU to the US. Those lewis guns especially look very fragile.

I do need quad pom-poms though.....hmmmmm
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 04:14 PM UTC
Rory: Freetime in Georgia carries a lot of Black Cat products. See if they have what you want.
McRunty
#491
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 04:13 AM UTC

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Rory: Freetime in Georgia carries a lot of Black Cat products. See if they have what you want.



I just did a big order off them a few days back. Sadly, they don't have the quad pom-poms in yet. I will keep on checking.
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC

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Si,

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

Mark



Hi Mark,

Sort of, same calibre, usually referred this side of the pond as a 2pdr. lacked the range & accuracy of a Bofors.

Next couple of weekends might be a bit slower. family stuff going on.


Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 09:13 AM UTC

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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!



Thanks for the offer Mate, but got that in the stash, the deck scheme in the painting guide, I would reckon is right for 1941, but 1940 I am not convinced, especially looking at Alan Raven's RN camo 1939 -41, even he admits there is little good evidence as to when deck colours changed.

I am impressed with black Cat's gear, the lewis guns & 20mm on the Sir Galahad were theirs.

Thanks ofr looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC

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Good to see black cat giving Northstar a rev-up!



Looking at their site they have lots of very interesting goodies but I am a tad concerned on how it would survive the trip from the EU to the US. Those lewis guns especially look very fragile.

I do need quad pom-poms though.....hmmmmm



Hi Rory,

I would think they would survive pretty well, their packaging is very good, the frames containing the parts are secured inside the little plastic boxes with double sided tape, and parts are not brittle, I fount the twin lewis guns and Oerlikon I used on the Sir Gareth were very user friendly.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC

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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



Hi Jan,

I have always had a fondness for the tribals since the Airfix HMS Cossack was the first model I built solo. The story of the Eskimo's survival after that Torpedo hit is a tale of epic seamanship. I just hope, with the groundwork this build does it justice.

I am looking forward to get on with the Pompom, the Lewis guns I have used, and as they are a lot more user friendly than they look, as they are not as brittle as some resin / 3d printed stuff I have used.

I think said company could do with upping it's game, I like their stuff too ,and their ranges don't overlap.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
Quincannon
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 05:21 PM UTC
I have been told that the complete Fletcher upgrade set by Black Cat is the best in the business. That and their recently released Farragut, is reported to be superb,

The Farragut is on my wish list for this year.

You keep driving on Simon. Eskimo is a very interesting subject, and all the Tribal's have a certain elegance.
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC

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I have been told that the complete Fletcher upgrade set by Black Cat is the best in the business. That and their recently released Farragut, is reported to be superb,

The Farragut is on my wish list for this year.

You keep driving on Simon. Eskimo is a very interesting subject, and all the Tribal's have a certain elegance.



Hi Chuck,

I am very impressed with Black Cat, might see a few more parts added to the Eskimo.

The Tribals are good looking ships. Hope to get some more done on the Ship tomorrow.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
A little bit of progress over the weekend.

Small stuff going on by the funnels.





Also the white stripe added to the after funnel.

The etched after searchlight assembled, a vast improvement compared to the kit parts.



Started weathering the bow section.



More soon.

Si

d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:56 AM UTC
Si,

The PE searchlight platform does look better than the kit, but if I was on that ship I would prefer the splitter shield to hid behind..LOL

Mark
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC

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Si,

The PE searchlight platform does look better than the kit, but if I was on that ship I would prefer the splitter shield to hid behind..LOL

Mark



PE is a huge improvement. Agreed with Mark though, give me some steel to hide behind!
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC

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Si,

The PE searchlight platform does look better than the kit, but if I was on that ship I would prefer the splitter shield to hid behind..LOL

Mark



It does Mark,

and studying the photographs, certainly looks like she had splinter padding around the searchlight platform at that time.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Si,

The PE searchlight platform does look better than the kit, but if I was on that ship I would prefer the splitter shield to hid behind..LOL

Mark



PE is a huge improvement. Agreed with Mark though, give me some steel to hide behind!



Splinter padding will have to do Rory, topweight was important on these long thin ships, as in stability terms like most destroyers the Tribals were a little on the Tender side.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 03:59 PM UTC
Agreed about the Searchlight Platform Si. Much better in P/E. Good to see this one still coming along very well.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:27 PM UTC

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Agreed about the Searchlight Platform Si. Much better in P/E. Good to see this one still coming along very well.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

She is coming on, lot of detail work to do. whilst I ignore the current elephant in the room. the base.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 09:35 PM UTC
The etched details really look great Si.

Makes me want to crack this kit out of the stash and make a start. Must. Resist. Temptation!
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:18 PM UTC

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The etched details really look great Si.

Makes me want to crack this kit out of the stash and make a start. Must. Resist. Temptation!



Thanks Mark,

Good old White Ensign.

Without having to fix the bow, it is quite a nice kit to build.

Good luck with the temptation,



Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:16 PM UTC

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The etched details really look great Si.

Makes me want to crack this kit out of the stash and make a start. Must. Resist. Temptation!



Thanks Mark,

Good old White Ensign.

Without having to fix the bow, it is quite a nice kit to build.

Good luck with the temptation,



Cheers

Si





You mean, "Russ" right?
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 07:12 AM UTC

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The etched details really look great Si.

Makes me want to crack this kit out of the stash and make a start. Must. Resist. Temptation!



Thanks Mark,

Good old White Ensign.

Without having to fix the bow, it is quite a nice kit to build.

Good luck with the temptation,



Cheers

Si





You mean, "Russ" right?



Apologies Russ,

Brain was not working this morning. !!!!!!!



Sorry!

Si
RussellE
#306
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC

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The etched details really look great Si.

Makes me want to crack this kit out of the stash and make a start. Must. Resist. Temptation!



Thanks Mark,

Good old White Ensign.

Without having to fix the bow, it is quite a nice kit to build.

Good luck with the temptation,



Cheers

Si





You mean, "Russ" right?



Apologies Russ,

Brain was not working this morning. !!!!!!!



Sorry!

Si



All good mate... Truth be told, my brain won't start until at least 10am and that's after a couple of coffees
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC
Got one job out of the way around a busy weekend.

The funnel stays.







More soon.

Si

RussellE
#306
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:47 AM UTC
Looking at the pics you wouldn't know she'd lost her bow.

Just goes to show how survivability was engineered into her design...
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Looking at the pics you wouldn't know she'd lost her bow.

Just goes to show how survivability was engineered into her design...



Hi Russ,

They were tough old birds, the Tribals, Cossack lost her bow almost back to the bridge. She stayed a float for the best part of four days, and was under tow back to Gibraltar, If it hadn't been for the weather turning they might well have made it.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
Si's copper works once again - very nice work!

Cheers
Jan