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RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck



The multi-piece deck was a real pain to remove the seam.

Mark



Hi Mark,

The deck joints were not the best, but quite a chunk of both are hidden under hatches.

To get the bulwark detail in, I can't see a way around it though, either that or a full length join along the hull at maindeck level, on a component that could have a nasty warping issue.

Cheers

Si

RussellE
#306
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,500 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:27 PM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck



The multi-piece deck was a real pain to remove the seam.

Mark



Everything above the upper deck
rolltide31
#377
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,467 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 06:25 AM UTC
Si - Just catching up - amazing work!!

Dave
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 05:16 AM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck



The multi-piece deck was a real pain to remove the seam.

Mark



Everything above the upper deck




Well most of it so far Russ. (after a wee bit of sanding)



Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Si - Just catching up - amazing work!!

Dave



Thanks Dave,

She is coming on, it is an "interesting" conversion with almost no references.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC
Small progress over the weekend.

The etched superstructure side details fitted, some of it leans towards a wartime fit, but the ladder positions are better than the kit parts.



Another peacetime addition, solid bulwarks around the bridge-wings. these did tend to be slightly higher than the railings. I will find something to mage some gratings out of, and add some gyro repeaters to the ends of the bridge-wings.



More etched structure added to the rear of the superstructure.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



RussellE
#306
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,500 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC
More super scratch building from the bench of Si

You're really becoming a professional at that Si. Good work!

PS. It wouldn't be a Trumpy kit without needing a bit of sanding
d6mst0
#453
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,650 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
Si,

Very nice work on the superstructure, nice looking PE on the backside.

Mark
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC

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More super scratch building from the bench of Si

You're really becoming a professional at that Si. Good work!

PS. It wouldn't be a Trumpy kit without needing a bit of sanding



Very kind of you say so Russ.

Will clean up the upper bridge when I tidy the bulwarks.

Thanks for looking in

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC

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Si,

Very nice work on the superstructure, nice looking PE on the backside.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

am going to have do some freckling with the railings, as the eduard railings have gaps for the now removed 20mm gun tubs.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
#345
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,765 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Hi Si,

nice to see her grow, very nice work on the superstructure!

Cheers
Jan
rolltide31
#377
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,467 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
Si - Nice work on the scratch building, it really looks the part. She is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing her with the bridge added to the hull.

Dave
McRunty
#491
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 438 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 07:18 AM UTC

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Another peacetime addition, solid bulwarks around the bridge-wings. these did tend to be slightly higher than the railings. I will find something to mage some gratings out of, and add some gyro repeaters to the ends of the bridge-wings.



Very neat scratch building on the bulwaks Si. Your work is always great.
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

nice to see her grow, very nice work on the superstructure!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Life has got incredibly busy at the moment, so a bit slow replying to comments.

Bit more scratchbuilding, an enclosed wheelhouse, looks to have the same footprint as the old open platform, square windows so that is going to be fun.

Cheers Si
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC

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Si - Nice work on the scratch building, it really looks the part. She is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing her with the bridge added to the hull.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

Bit more work, when I can get some time at the bench, before the main structure gets painted and fixed down.

Will be glad when that bit is done too.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 08:19 AM UTC

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Another peacetime addition, solid bulwarks around the bridge-wings. these did tend to be slightly higher than the railings. I will find something to mage some gratings out of, and add some gyro repeaters to the ends of the bridge-wings.



Very neat scratch building on the bulwaks Si. Your work is always great.



Very kind of you to say so Rory.

Good old evergreen strip, I tend to keep a few packs to hand, makes jobs like this much more straight forward.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,205 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 03:32 PM UTC
Really impressed with your demilitarizing skills Si. She is looking very nice so far.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Really impressed with your demilitarizing skills Si. She is looking very nice so far.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

It is interesting conversion, quite a way to go yet. the rigging is going to be real fun.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 05:41 AM UTC
A bit of progress last weekend.

Railings on the boat deck.



A few more bits going on.



Test fitted with the upper bridge, also a small etched part has been repurposed as a derrick rest, attached to the railing beneath the bridge wing supports.



With the derrick boom test fitted in place.



The booms do look a bit long compared to the photographs. might have to have a bit of a trim.

More soon.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
#306
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,500 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:45 AM UTC
surprised you fitted the potato bins to the boat deck Si, would've thought they were removed for civilian service?
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,170 posts
AeroScale: 266 posts
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC

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surprised you fitted the potato bins to the boat deck Si, would've thought they were removed for civilian service?



I hope they are right for civie service - those potato bins look cool! So Si, did Trumpeter include 1/350 scale potatoes...?

RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC

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surprised you fitted the potato bins to the boat deck Si, would've thought they were removed for civilian service?



Generally it looks like they were, but not on all, the only photo I have of this ship I cannot see that area, and the etch looked cool. A lot you could stow in there with tarps over them.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:46 AM UTC

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surprised you fitted the potato bins to the boat deck Si, would've thought they were removed for civilian service?



I hope they are right for civie service - those potato bins look cool! So Si, did Trumpeter include 1/350 scale potatoes...?




Hi Tim,

On this ship, I do not know, but I could see good seaman taking a look and re-purposing them to stow something else, either lining, or covering with a tarp.

No 1/350th spuds, really forgetting essential components like that...

Thanks for looking, much appreciated.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
#453
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,650 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 01:18 PM UTC
Si,

Nice progress on the superstructure, she is looking sweet.

Mark
RedDuster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,818 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress on the superstructure, she is looking sweet.

Mark



Thanks Mark, she is coming on, more scratchbuilding to do on the bridge yet.

Cheers

Si