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HMS Aldenham, Hunt class DE 1/350
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
I did say it would not be a long wait for the Hunt.

I have decided to build her as HMS Aldenham, L22, mostly because that is quite close to where I live.

What is in the box, a nicely cast hull, losts of resin, some turned brass, and an etched fret.



The hull, a nice easy clean up.



The instructions.



close up of the parts plan.



Quite a high parts count. The etched fret.



The larger componments, the bridge & X gundeck.



a nice selection of colour schemes.



Keel laying.

The hull cleaned up.



Underpinnings fitted, including two nice stabilizers.

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Priming, and fancy camo next.

Cheers

Si






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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC
There you go again

Looks like a great little kit!
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
Si,

Sure looks like a nice kit. The parts in the instructions look highly detailed. Looking forward to your progress reports.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:59 PM UTC
got my ticket, and along for the ride!
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC

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Si,

Sure looks like a nice kit. The parts in the instructions look highly detailed. Looking forward to your progress reports.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is a bit tasty! L'Arsenel's products are very good, and very complete.

Glad to have you along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC

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got my ticket, and along for the ride!



Welcome aboard Russ,

Hope you enjoy the ride. This kit did seem to sell well at Telford, so I am hopeful for something else similar from our friends in Normandy.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 06:24 AM UTC
Some progress today.

Well this was done on Friday, the hull sprayed.



Masked and the upper hull sprayed Tamiya TS80, which approximates to AP507c



started on the Camouflage, his is going to be an interesting process, as the scheme is quite complex.



Cheers

si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Watching with great interest Simon. Anxious to see what you do with that River Class as well.

Put my Ashanti on temporary hold awaiting a new glue for PE. It's called Gator Grip Acrylic Hobby Glue (Extra Thin) and it is supposed to be just the thing for PE without all the drawbacks of Super Glue. In the meantime I will lay the keel tomorrow for John Paul Jones, which I an converting from a Trumpeter Cole.
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC

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Watching with great interest Simon. Anxious to see what you do with that River Class as well.

Put my Ashanti on temporary hold awaiting a new glue for PE. It's called Gator Grip Acrylic Hobby Glue (Extra Thin) and it is supposed to be just the thing for PE without all the drawbacks of Super Glue. In the meantime I will lay the keel tomorrow for John Paul Jones, which I an converting from a Trumpeter Cole.



Thanks Chuck,


The River may not be next on the ways, got a tribal in the offing, will be HMS Eskimo in Norway 1940 missing her bow.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC

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Watching with great interest Simon. Anxious to see what you do with that River Class as well.

Put my Ashanti on temporary hold awaiting a new glue for PE. It's called Gator Grip Acrylic Hobby Glue (Extra Thin) and it is supposed to be just the thing for PE without all the drawbacks of Super Glue. In the meantime I will lay the keel tomorrow for John Paul Jones, which I an converting from a Trumpeter Cole.



Thanks Chuck,


The River may not be next on the ways, got a tribal in the offing, will be HMS Eskimo in Norway 1940 missing her bow.


Cheers

Si



Si good luck with your Eskimo, mine stalled some time ago, I was building her just before she lost her bow. Quiet a bit of back dating need as the kit is after her repair and refit. Oh you’ll need to source a pair of twin Lewis guns for the bridge wings.

You’ve probably seen this picture but it may help

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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC

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Watching with great interest Simon. Anxious to see what you do with that River Class as well.

Put my Ashanti on temporary hold awaiting a new glue for PE. It's called Gator Grip Acrylic Hobby Glue (Extra Thin) and it is supposed to be just the thing for PE without all the drawbacks of Super Glue. In the meantime I will lay the keel tomorrow for John Paul Jones, which I an converting from a Trumpeter Cole.



Thin blend you say... I have to give it a try. I have been very happy with my regular Gator Grip bit it is a bit thick.
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi Luciano,

That is the photograph that gave me the idea!

There is a bit of work to do on the kit, but at least it gets rid of the worst issue - the bow. have a North star 4bbl unit lined up, some boats, and one or two other bits and pieces.

But give me a chance to finish this puppy first mate.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC
Yes, that is correct "thin blend". Free Time down in Georgia carries it. Others may as well. My local Hobby Town is taking the first steps in carrying it also.

Intend to try it out on Ashanti, and if successful I will also use it on the JPJ.
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC
I don't know how you do it Si, a ship building machine!!
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 03:26 PM UTC

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Yes, that is correct "thin blend". Free Time down in Georgia carries it. Others may as well. My local Hobby Town is taking the first steps in carrying it also.

Intend to try it out on Ashanti, and if successful I will also use it on the JPJ.



I use it on PE railings mostly and on PE that lays flat. I like the slower drying time, allows for more time to get the PE placed correctly without feeling rushed.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC

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I don't know how you do it Si, a ship building machine!!



Thanks Ned,

I am not usually this prolific in the work rate, but at the moment I taking a short sabbatical from work, so getting a bit more time in the workshop.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC

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Yes, that is correct "thin blend". Free Time down in Georgia carries it. Others may as well. My local Hobby Town is taking the first steps in carrying it also.

Intend to try it out on Ashanti, and if successful I will also use it on the JPJ.



I use it on PE railings mostly and on PE that lays flat. I like the slower drying time, allows for more time to get the PE placed correctly without feeling rushed.

Mark



Not sure if it is the same stuff, but I can get an Extra Thin Gorilla glue over here, I use it on larger joins, (like railings) but tend to tack in place with superglue because this stuff take a little while to bite.


Very useful as it will capillary along joints.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 03:19 AM UTC
This progress or to put it another way - Camouflage.







just the boot topping, and then on with deck and some construction.

The main superstructure units base coated.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Simon: Don't you think the word complex is a bit of an understatement on your part when it comes to camouflage patters?
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Simon: Don't you think the word complex is a bit of an understatement on your part when it comes to camouflage patters?




You are right there Chuck,

It is certainly the most complex scheme I gone for, it should look pretty good when it done.... If I get it close to right.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
Si,

Nice paint work on the hull. Makes me wonder how they did it for real. It isn't like that had giant rolls of masking tape.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
You and me too Mark. I am still trying to figure out how much masking tape was required to get the boot top straight.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice paint work on the hull. Makes me wonder how they did it for real. It isn't like that had giant rolls of masking tape.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Likely it was done in drydock, by a load of dockyard mateys with big rollers on long handles, so it wouldn't be perfectly straight.

I would not try and replicate that in 1/350th, it was hard enough trying to replicate free hand painted D Day stripes on a 1/48th Seafire.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:24 PM UTC

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You and me too Mark. I am still trying to figure out how much masking tape was required to get the boot top straight.



A very large roll Chuck.

Did a drydock when I was a cadet in the merch, but we weren't permitted to be on deck whilst they were doing the repaint, and that was in the late 70's, all I can recall is the dockyard mateys were setting up the biggest airbrush I had ever seen.


cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:48 PM UTC
The weekend's progress.

The boot topping painted in.



The two very nice screws, they appear to be 3D printed, but the do look good.



painted and in place, the citadel "base colour" gold seemed to stick to them with no issues.



The main deck painted.



and detail starting to go down on the foredeck.



Cheers

Si