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A Very Large Build - HMCS Snowberry Part.4

toboldlygo

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On with the build - I've been busy..

 

Up next I busied myself with clean up on various parts of the rear main gun - I also had to modify one part as it was a short-shot.

 

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I also painted and added a couple of the life buoys..

 

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The rear gun was added next..

 

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At this point I decided to add some of the rigging - lots of pennies in the swear jar!

 

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Then I got on with a job I'd put off, because of the clean up - the Hedgehog Anti-Submarine Mortars..

 

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These were painted and fitted to the ship.

 

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I went back in the instructions and cleaned up (there's a lot), assembled, painted and fitted a lot of parts (including the anchors & chains..

 

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Then I concentrated on getting the top deck of the bridge to fit, before painting - again there was a need for some plaster-card..

 

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I painted the side frames first and glued them in place using the upper deck to ensure alignment.

 

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The top deck was painted and glued in place. Once dry a few more bits were added.

 

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I would say I'm nearly there, but here's what's left on the sprues..

 

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That's almost all for now on this build (I'm build the remaining guns atm)

 

Till next time

 

TBG

 

 

 

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Very nice, but where do you find the time for all your builds?. Yes, I've got this one in my stash as well, but I struggle to find enough time to even build a Churchill in 1/76.   :(

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42 minutes ago, Trains&armour said:

Very nice, but where do you find the time for all your builds?. Yes, I've got this one in my stash as well, but I struggle to find enough time to even build a Churchill in 1/76.   :(

 

I only work part time in my proper job - this is my hobby, which has become a job in itself and seems to take up most of my free-time lol

 

I also realised a little while back - I'd put two engine room vents on in the wrong place, which I've now corrected!

 

There's another Flower class en-route to me, in a smaller scale - all will be revealed ;) 

 

Get Tamiya's 1/48th Scale Churchill - you can do so much more with it trust me :D 

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Looking good. The mast rigging and funnel stays add a lot of realism.  I needed to make the mast detachable on mine to transport it and because the front and rear superstructures need to be removable, I can't fit the rear funnel stays. Ho hum!

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On 09/01/2020 at 23:53, toboldlygo said:

Get Tamiya's 1/48th Scale Churchill - you can do so much more with it trust me :D 

I don't doubt it, but as a general rule I do all my kitbuilding in 1/76 - 1/72. Only for large ships (large in real life...) do I make an exception. I build those in 1/350.
Will be following this build with interest.

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Looking goog mate, i have the platenium addition to crack into sometime.  I follow this from now on!

 

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