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HMS Campanula K18 1/144th Flower Class
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 01:36 PM UTC
Hi Tim,

I did like that touch too, nice to see that sort of attention from a major manufacturer, and not something I have seen on those fancy brass aftermarket jobs.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Made a little progress today.

A bit of dry brushing with some greys and lighter tans.



Dirtied down with a bit of a wash. Not long after the outbreak of WW2, orders were given that wood decks were no longer to be scrubbed. A dark wash put over the top to give a well used look.



Basic deck grey on, the after wood sections have not been lightened as much, as reloads fro the depth charges sit on them, so they will not be as heavily weathered.



No slip areas painted in, need a little tidying up yet, but not too bad.



In order to fit the voicepipes that come down from the bridge I have made a false deckhead out of plasticard.



test fitted in place.



Not perfect, but it will serve as very little is visible when it is all in place.

Interior given a coat of paint, now I can start work on the "furnishings".



First some more work done on what I am assuming is the Galley.

One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea! Some of the railings on the roof, and two patches of glue where boxes had to be removed because they fouled the railings.



Finally all sorted.



One last little job today, the vents that go on the funnel casing.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:15 AM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si



Thanks Russ,

Well so I believe, you know what they say, "Real modellers don't need instructions"

Could be empirical proof of that theory, or at least the danger of following them!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC

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Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Don't normally make mistakes like that! but she is coming along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 07:58 PM UTC
I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC

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I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

Kev



You are welcome Kev,

Thanks for the support

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
Another quick update from last weekend.

A bit of scratchbuilding, the binnacle, telegraph and wheel for the wheelhouse.



after that something simpler.

The windlass.



I have decided to use a length of left over anchor cable to replace the kit part, both shown below.



Hopefully this weekend will allow a little more time in the workshop.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 07:18 AM UTC
Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:07 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Quite a bit more to go in there yet, and the Captain's sea cabin and wireless / chartroom.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
Today's progress.

Paint on the bridge gear, there is a fourth piece, taken from the pictures of the Sackville's bridge, I am presuming it is a revolution telegraph, allowing the wheelhouse to transmit required shaft rpm to the engine room.



all touched up and fitted in place.



Working on the basics for the other two compartments, and how to scratchuild voicepipes, so on with the foredeck.

The windlass sprayed tamyia TS63 Nato Black.



Detail painted and fitted in place.



Making the bottlescrews for the chain stoppers.



Both of them and painted.



anchor cables and stoppers fitted.



along with some more of the fo'c's'le detail.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:29 PM UTC
Hi Si,

pretty nice work and progress on your little flower! Seems to be a pretty nice kit !

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

pretty nice work and progress on your little flower! Seems to be a pretty nice kit !

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

it is not a bad kit at all, lots of plastic, and all for less than 40.00. You could a lot with this out of the box.

Bags of conversion potential too.

I can see a little escort group emerging

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:40 PM UTC
Very nice details on the bridge Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:57 PM UTC

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Very nice details on the bridge Si



Thanks Russ,

still a bit to do, bit to do, and I don't reckon most of it will be visible when the upper bridge is fitted.

Ah well it is fun doing it

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Finally got yesterday's progress off the camera.

The wheelhouse deck-head, adding the voicepipes that come down from the compass platform, two into the wheelhouse, one into the captain's cabin a two into the radio room.



Completed and painted, also I Gyro repeater has been added between the two wheelhouse voicepipes.



The compass platform ready for a coat of paint.



And the gun platform.



And, along with the 2pdr bandstand sprayed W.A. Blue.



Whilst that lot were drying I started on some of the after deck detail. Found this little bit on the sprue.



Consulting AOTS it appears to be the downton emergency fire pump. So I gave it a little help, the solid wheel was relaced with a spare etched part, the arm on the other side has been thinned and new handles added.



Fitted in place, along with the funnel & galley.



Cowl vents fitted on the funnel and engine casing. I am not 100% sure of the interior colour, on the photos I have found of the actual ship show them to be quite dark, to dark to the exterior colour in shadow, so I have gone for dark grey.



Funnel stays in place, they do appear from photos to be doubled, I know they have to be adjustable, but I have not been able to find a rigging diagram that show the details.



Before starting on the maindeck detail, particularly the depth charges I decided to get the nameplate in place.

Painted a light brown, with a couple heavy darker washes, and then a light sanding.



Fixed in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Bit of an issue with the battery pack for my camera, I did think I was going to have to source a replacement, however it finally decided to charge. so here is this weekend's progress.

Decks on the bridge and gun platforms given a basic coat of paint.



A bit more work on the lower bridge, a bench and couple of black boxes added to the radio room, and the basics of the bunk in the Captain's cabin.



The ports in engine room skylights and other hatches filled with Krystal Klear, this will dry clear.



The 4" gun platform, the non slip strips painted, in order to make painting the ready use shells easier I have applied a dark green wash.



The L'Arsenal depth charge reloads, out of the box.



The waste resin around the spigots is a bit thick, and one or two had bubbles in and broke during clean up, parts from the kit reloads were used to repair.



The 4"gun platform with the shells painted and netting from the Starling etch in place.



The rigging of the gun platform finished, and fitted in place, along with the fo'c's'le deck vents.



The pompom bandstand down along with some more the engine casing details fitted. The KK has dried on the skylights nice and clear.



Detail painting on the bridge, and a wash applied over the etched wood clad compass platform.



Portholes have also been fitted with Krystal Kleer.



They have dried clear, but didn't have a functioning camera to take the pic, will include that in the next update.

more soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 03:10 AM UTC


Si, your improvements to the downton emergency fire pump are first rate! It is small but telling upgrades like this that really add depth to a model.


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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC
Si,

Really making progress on this build. I am going to have to get me some of that Krystal Kleer for my next ship project.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
My you have been busy ....

Amazing amount of detail being added to lift the model to the next dimension

Love it!

Kev
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC

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Si, your improvements to the downton emergency fire pump are first rate! It is small but telling upgrades like this that really add depth to a model.





Thanks Tim,

Appreciate your kind comment, the kit part was basically the right shape, just needed the hand wheel replacing with some scrap etch, and a bit of refining here and there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:04 AM UTC

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Si,

Really making progress on this build. I am going to have to get me some of that Krystal Kleer for my next ship project.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is a handy product, especially if it means glazing can be added after construction.

It has worked well, the portholes have mostly dried clear too. Mind the wheelhouse windows might be a bit of a stretch.

we shall see in due course.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC

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My you have been busy ....

Amazing amount of detail being added to lift the model to the next dimension

Love it!

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Much appreciated.

She has sort of taken over the last couple of weekends.

This kit is so good for the price, and has so much opportunity to play with it and add bits and pieces, The re might be a small escort group sprouting up.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Great work here - you give a lot attention to the details. I especially like the funnel rigging; may I ask you which kind of wire you use for it? I would need such one too for my ISUZU later

Cheers

Thomas