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  • Member since
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:26 AM

You are heceforth approved to proceed construction in Lauzon Quebec, Canada, later to be commissioned to the Royal Navy and transferred to Greenock Scotland for completion. Whilest she is in construction, proceed to commission and train your crew Captian.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:35 PM

To the office of the admiralty.  Parts, materials, and labour have been requisitioned and all proper certificates and approvals have been acquired from the Royal Navy on behalf of Her Majesty's Naval Service. Therefore, we shall proceed to lay keel on the HMS Snowberry. Beer

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:34 PM

No problem Steve, and thanks again for running the GB.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:57 AM

Sorry for the delay Bish. I got your build up.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:50 PM

Thanks Nino. The camo did worry me, i think thats why it took me so long to buld, just putting off that bit. But really not as bad as i had expected, just had to remember to leave off all the delicate bits.

I think ships look dauting because there is so much to them, and when i look at the builds that people like Steve and other put out, i am always in awe. I certainly ain't up to their level, but its still nice to do something different.

I thought i would go to London later in the year and miss most of the crowds. But that didn't stop big crowds in the tower where we went after the Belfast. She never got to see the Crown jewels.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:46 PM

Cheers Steve, and thanks again for a great GB. We certainly could do with more ships.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:04 AM

Bish, That's a great looking model.  I need tons more experience to get to your level of painting & masking for deck and camo application. 

  Some where I have the old Airfix 1/600 kit. Your photo's make me want to go build it.  Thanks for that.

Love the photo of the real ship... on a typical London overcast day.

 

    Nino

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:55 AM

Fantastic Bish, she looks in bristol fashion mate. Yes

I'll get you up with your quote in the afternoon

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:30 AM

I got the Belfast finished 2 weeks ago and today finally got some pics.This is how she looked before i added some very minimul rigging and atached to the base. The  final assembly had involved adding guns, liferafts cranes and other smaller bits painting off the ship.

I think added a small amount of rigging, just the 4 wires running between the 2 masts, i felt that was enough for this. And then onto the base.

I know its not perfect, a close look will show a few flaws. But i am still really pleased with it. Its my first ship of this type, previously i have only done an old Airfix carrier and a few subs. And seeing as this has been in the stash for about 35 years and somehow survived all that time rattleing around lose in the box, i am just glad to get it done. And it certainly brought make some memories and pushed me to get down to London and visit the old girl again. It was interesting looking at the differences between the model and the real ship after her post war refit.

And one final pic, this time the real ship when me and my better half went to London in Oct.

Thanks again for a great GB Steve and for the chance to build 2 subjects i have great memories of. Please feel free to use what ever pic you choose.

I am already looking forward to August and craking open a big U-Boat.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:48 AM

Cheers Steve, that means a lot. I know there are things wrong with it, but i can live with those and i am really pleased with how its looking.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:23 AM

I like it Bish,

The deck and camo look good.
You are shaming me mate, you're going to have two done before I'm half way on my first. Wink

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:03 AM

Been working on the Belfast gradually over the past couple of months until at the start of this week i had the main scheme done.

But the past week i have been working solely on her. I followed Steves suggestion on the wood decks useing Tamiya Deck Tan and a light Raw Umber oil wash. The raised areas around the main turrets don't have any raised deck detail so they are not quite as nice as the main deck, but overall i really like it. Thanks Steve.

With the rest of the superstructure painted and fitted there is only a few smaller bits left to add, though i still have some painting to do.

I plan on starting my Tiger I tomorrow, but i still hope to have this wrapped up by the end of the week.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:22 AM

BTW, the British were naming the corvetts, which were designed and built by a fishing boat manufacture, after flowers (hence the Flower class corvett Huh?) One was going to be named the HMS Pansy....until the name was noticed and scratched off the list.

Actualy, an Arabis class sweeping sloop held that name in 1916.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:13 AM

Sure my friend, I'll put you down. Nice kit.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:04 AM

Steve - May I ask if I could enter the Revell 1/144 HMS Snowberry? I sold the Z-25 Zerstorer earlier this year when I thinned down my collection! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:13 AM

I look forward to her GM

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:04 AM

Commodore, I have a fifty percent complete Lusty that needs to be cleaned up and restarted. I'll post a photo later for your consideration.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:03 PM

Good start Crown.

Sometimes one needs a challenge to appreciate a good fitting kit.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:23 PM

Bish looking good....

I started on the fishing trawler..

lots of warpage.. 4 days of cementing. The deck is just in place for test fit.

Nick.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:12 PM

Cheers Steve. Glad its not just me. I have not broke anything yet but i have had to straighten it a few times.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:50 PM

Cracking job there mate. Yeah, the PE can be tricky and extremely easy to break off but it sure makes a build POP.

I'm constantly breaking tiny stuff like that while looking under my magnifying glass. 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:04 PM

Short update on the belfast. I got the construction done and ready for paint. Quite pleased with how its turning out. That PE is damned tricky though, and got to be very careful of those radars at the top of the masts, very fragile.

The rear upper decaks i was able to leave off.

Its since had a coat of primer and is now in the shed ready for painting. But i have changed my mind about that. Going to get the colorcoats paint, they have all the colours i need apart form the hull red, so just waiting for it to come into stock.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 19, 2019 9:10 PM

I like Deck Tan with a brown wash for British and early American, the Germans were a lighter tan.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 19, 2019 5:19 PM

That looks very nice there Steve.

The Belfast is about ready for paint. I am just going to get my 2 aircraft wrapped up and check the ship over before i get some pics and take it down to the shed.

And speaking of painting, what colour would you guys recomend for painting the wooden decks?

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:19 PM

A little more on the POW. I added the camo and now on to the PE railing, cranes, mast, touch-up paint and weathering.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:36 AM

Thanks mate, looking forward to seeing more on the Belfast.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 28, 2019 4:15 AM

Nice start Steve.

I need to get back to the Belfast soon, haven't touched it in a while.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:47 PM

It's about time I got something done on the POW. When I got some time I added some PE to the stacks and the aft superstructure I also built the aft mast although It;s just setting in it's place to protect it from damage. I need build another range finder for the starboard side them I can paint it up.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:03 PM

Cheers Steve. Once i got my head round the instructions, they were not as bad as they look.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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