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HMS Campanula K18 1/144th Flower Class
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC

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Thanks for posting this build. t's been both entertaining and informative.

Definitely on my to o list ...

Great job

Kev



Thanks Kev,

I am glad you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed building her, certainly won't be my only flower in this scale.

Thanks for looking in and your support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:22 AM UTC

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Good point Jim,

would be nice to find some suitable, figures in this scale don't seem that common.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si



Like these: Royal Navy Figures.

Jim



Thanks Jim,

Those might be just the ones.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:20 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

now I even managed to miss your commissioning.... So even if I'm late, congratulations to another fine build!! And a fine build and a fine model she is, and you did a great job!! It was fun to following along (well, at least during those times that I was actually following...)

Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan,

No problem mate, She has been one of the most enjoyable builds, partly I think my affection for these hard working little ships, also the quality of the kit, and tackling a lrger scale.

Always a pleasure to have you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 06:37 PM UTC
Thanks for posting this build. t's been both entertaining and informative.

Definitely on my to o list ...

Great job

Kev
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC

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Good point Jim,

would be nice to find some suitable, figures in this scale don't seem that common.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si



Like these: Royal Navy Figures.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
Hi Si,

now I even managed to miss your commissioning.... So even if I'm late, congratulations to another fine build!! And a fine build and a fine model she is, and you did a great job!! It was fun to following along (well, at least during those times that I was actually following...)

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC

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Si,

Very nice model, you really put it together, she will look sweet on display.
Looking at that open bridge you just gotta think how crappy it must have been working there on a North Atlantic crossing in the winter time.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

I know I keep saying this, but it is a great little kit, and have enjoyed the build, with all the challenges of a much larger scale.


Have to agree, especially with their reputation for instability. but worse than that, the guys that took these little escorts through an arctic gale, considering most of the officers were RNR or RNVR, and most of the ratings were Hostilities Only, they were very brave men.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC

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Great build Simon looking forward to the next one starting picked up some good tips from this build will have to consider the Starling additions for mine

Cheers keith



Hi Keith.

I think the Starling set is well worth the money, it is basic, but it has the little details that really ad depth, and all of it is useful and usable.


Thanks for looking in mate

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:31 PM UTC
Si,

Very nice model, you really put it together, she will look sweet on display.
Looking at that open bridge you just gotta think how crappy it must have been working there on a North Atlantic crossing in the winter time.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC
Great build Simon looking forward to the next one starting picked up some good tips from this build will have to consider the Starling additions for mine

Cheers keith
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Congratulations on another excellent (and super speedy) build Si!

Definitely worth a few to celebrate!

Thanks again for sharing!

What next will hit the bench I wonder?



Thanks Russ,

Have been downed.

It has been a very enjoyable build, thank you for all the support along the way mate.

No idea what the next keel to be laid will be yet, the plan for this weekend is to move the other three builds on a bit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:39 AM UTC

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Very cool. Some figures would really make it "come alive".

Jim



Good point Jim,

would be nice to find some suitable, figures in this scale don't seem that common.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 02:11 PM UTC
Congratulations on another excellent (and super speedy) build Si!

Definitely worth a few to celebrate!

Thanks again for sharing!

What next will hit the bench I wonder?
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
Very cool. Some figures would really make it "come alive".

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Finally, some proper-ish Commissioning .The light was a bit odd outside on Tuesday evening.


Here you go.






















Thanks for all the kind comments and support along the way.

This is a great kit, not high tech, just good shape, decent fit and the option to either scratchbuild any additional detail you want, or throw some cash at it.

Even out of the box it would sit nicely on the mantlepiece.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC

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Super job Si! That sharp, clean Western Approaches scheme looks great.




Thank you Tim,

I do like the W.A. schemes, especially those with a dark panel.

Have appreciated having you along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Si,

A fine finish to a fine ship.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I do have a soft spot for convoy escorts, especially the small ones.

Have appreciate you looking along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Wow! That looks great. Very well done.

Jim



Thanks Jim,

It was a very enjoyable build, glad you like it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
Super job Si! That sharp, clean Western Approaches scheme looks great.

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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
Si,

A fine finish to a fine ship.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
Wow! That looks great. Very well done.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
The last of the build.

Life rafts fitted.



Anchors fitted, they were a little troublesome to get in, had to remove most of the shank, remove the bit that was left and refit it at the right angle to the flukes to get it sit right.



The decals on, the K18 comes from an old airfix 1/72 Bristol bulldog underwing serials, I still need to find something for the stern.



I haven't sealed them yet, might find something better.

The Yard arm shortened to fit the Campanula, and signal halyards added.



Aerials in place.



The rig is fairly simple a couple of aerial runs and half a dozen stays.



The ends of the signal halyards neatly coiled down.



The insulators and feeds to the aerials done.



Finally The Ensign hoisted.



A quick overview, the stand has since been sprayed black.



Will take and post the commissioning photo's tomorrow after work.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC

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Commissioning Pictures?

Roast Pork?!

Save me some crackling! I'm on my way!



Sorry mate you are too late, all the crackling has gone, was good crackling too.

She is done, and ensign hoisted.

Will post the last pics of the build posted later this evening, will try and get the commission pics done tomorrow after work, and posted.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:57 AM UTC
Commissioning Pictures?

Roast Pork?!

Save me some crackling! I'm on my way!
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC
The last push.

The mast in position, at this stage I hadn't found the picture of the Campanula with a shorter yardarm., that however will not be a problem,



A full length view.



The signal lamps fitted to the bridge.



Starting to add the wire guardrails, I am using the thread provided by Revell for this.



The really tricky ones, that run behind the bridge-wing supports, after trying to be clever I just held the model vertically, bow down and lowered draped an overlong piece of thread into the space. Fixed it to the stantion at the after end, wrangled over all the vents so it was up against the supports and gently pulled it tight and tacked against the stantion in form of the bridge support.



Pity it doesn't really show up.

The bow section finished.



The side bits done, you can see the upper run more clearly on this shot..



This is going to be part one. I have to go finish prepping some Roast Pork for our Sunday supper.

Part two later or tomorrow.

I also have to take the commissioning pictures yet.

Cheers

Si