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HMS Campanula K18 1/144th Flower Class
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:44 AM UTC
After tidy little Algerine something smaller, but in a larger scale.

The Revell 1/144th HMS Snowberry, but to be different I am builder her as HMS Campanula, originaly commissioned as a short fo'c's'le, but reffited with a long fo'c's'le, so it will be be pretty much out of the box with a few extras.

The Kit.





That is only a couple of the sprues, to get an idea of the size.

The extras







The etched fret is from Starling Models, the kit does not nead much in the way of etch, and this little set provides a few extra pieces.

The plan is to lay the Keel on Saturday at southern Expo.

as always please feel free comment, critisice

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
Following along with interest Si

be good to see what scheme you chose for her given the relatively colourful options available
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:06 PM UTC
Looking forward to watching this progress ..

Kev
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
Si,

Looks like a lot of fun. Cant wait to follow along.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:25 PM UTC
I'll be interested to watch this one, Si. I've looked at the sprues, and Revell's corvette looks to be a first class effort. The L'Arsenal extras will make it even better!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC

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Following along with interest Si

be good to see what scheme you chose for her given the relatively colourful options available



Hi Russ

Glad to have along, thought it was about time someone had a go at this little beauty. The scheme is not that spectacular, WA White and Blue, but with a black bow. Also appeared to have smaller pennant numbers.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC

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Si,

Looks like a lot of fun. Cant wait to follow along.

Dave




Hi Dave,

That it does, it appears very nice on the sprue, will be interesting to see how the she goes together.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC

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I'll be interested to watch this one, Si. I've looked at the sprues, and Revell's corvette looks to be a first class effort. The L'Arsenal extras will make it even better!



Hi Tim,

It does look nice indeed, and but there is enough scope for a little extra detail too.

I have the AOTS of the Agassiz, which will help.

looking forward to cracking on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC

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Looking forward to watching this progress ..

Kev



Hi Kev,

welcome aboard, glad to have you along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Great! I will follow this with interest. I would build it as Partizanka, ex-Nada, ex-HMS Mallow, which was transferred to Yugoslav navy and later sold to Egypt...
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC

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Great! I will follow this with interest. I would build it as Partizanka, ex-Nada, ex-HMS Mallow, which was transferred to Yugoslav navy and later sold to Egypt...



Hi Rade,

Welcome aboard, now that would be an interesting subject. I am presuming that would be in a quite different post war fit. I believe also at least one of the V class destroyers transferred to the Yugoslav Navy as well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC
This looks like a neat build. Be keen how this builds and what you think versus the Starling kit you just finished.
Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC

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This looks like a neat build. Be keen how this builds and what you think versus the Starling kit you just finished.
Cheers
Michael



Hi Michael,

Sure thing, I am just back from day one of Southern Expo, and have the hull together. It is a completely different animal the Starling kit, as you will see.

I will download the pics and post the first update later this evening.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Today's progress sat on the London modeller's stand at Southern Expo.

The Keel laying.

The stand built, and the hull halves ready to go.



The one bulkhead fitted, the hull halves look like they have location points for other internal structure, but nothing in the instructions, obvious on the sprues I could see.



One bulkhead is not a lot on floppy hull halves.



But then nothing that joining in short sections won't cure. The stern was fighting the hardest, so I fitted the maindeck, which helped.



The stern section with the depth charge hatches is not the best fit, but nothing a smidge of filler and a wipe with a file won't sort.



As I forgot t put filler in my travelling tool box, that will have to wait until the morning.

The foredeck down, a touch of filler will be needed at the bow, but apart from that all good.



The bilge keels.

One is a little deformed, but on a hard worked ship, nothing usual there. One nice thing, there are some raised rectangles on them, I recon they are the sacrificial anodes, usually zinc, that are attached to ships hulls to cut down corrosion.



I do have them fitted, but didn't get a pic, as it was pack up time for the day.

More tomorrow, I hope.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:55 PM UTC
Si,

Nice progress so far.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:25 PM UTC
good early progress Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress so far.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

So far so good, nice kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC

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good early progress Si



Thanks Russ,

Despite only one bulkhead the hull feels mice and solid with the decks down.

Got a bit further yesterday, will post later.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Yesterday's progress.

Filler on the stern.



The hull seam cleaned up, a few swipes of the sanding block, no filler required.



One area easily improved, the "dogs" or securing latches on the watertight doors, as moulded the kit is a little short, but some 0.33mm nickel silver rod soon sorts it, also makes the detail more 3d.





The after section of the fo'c's'le deck fitted, a little filler needed, the masking tape is there to protect the walkway detail.



The engine room skylights fitted.I do like the support struts moulded on to the skylights, allowing a few to be fitted open, just to add a little extra depth.



The port holes will be glazed with Krystal klear after spraying, not a criticism of the kit glazing, I am just lazy when it comes to maksing.

The Starling set has some nice brass latches for the skylights, they need to fitted, the filler cleaned up and then spraying time.

More soon.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Today's progress,

The latches on the engine room skylights.



The hulls is now ready for some paint, however a few sub assemblies to go with that might be a good idea.

The Funnel.

The basic assembly.



Steam pipes, ladder and etched rail fitted.





Adding more detail to the funnel casing. one problem couldn't find railing section G453; that was because it was F453.



Railing s fitted, little bit of short moulding on the rear railing, but nothing a bit of brass / plastic rod won't cure.



Work on the forward part of the casing, a few minor fit issues, easily solved, I lost the port hole eyebrows, so the Starling etch came to the rescue.



A quick overview.



Hope to hil the hull with some paint tomorrow, and move on with the sub assemblies.

More soon.

Si

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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
Good progress, Si. I especially like the etched brass dogs on the skylights.
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 02:34 AM UTC
Cmon Si, making me look bad here lol, donít know how you do it. Iím on boards and following. Looking good so far.
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:48 PM UTC

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Good progress, Si. I especially like the etched brass dogs on the skylights.



Thanks Tim,

I am a fan of them too, they do add that little extra,.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:56 PM UTC

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Cmon Si, making me look bad here lol, donít know how you do it. Iím on boards and following. Looking good so far.



All I can say Norman, is, that Mrs Duster is very understanding about workshop time.

Thanks for looking in Mate, and don't worry mate, got a couple of busy family weekends after Easter, so I might be a bit quiet certainly on the building front.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC
As always, mighty fine work Si, and an enviable pace too