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USS Benson DD421 1940
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 09:39 AM UTC
After all reworking on the Z10 & Z23, and the on going work on the Hesperus, needed an OOTB (ish) build, and this was in the stash.



opening the box.



lots of bagged sprues.



The GMM etch.



This is a bit of a preview, unlikely to get cracking until at least the weekend after next, but will see how time goes.

cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 11:39 AM UTC
Si,

looking forward to seeing this build.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 12:33 PM UTC
OMG, Si - another one already? You are an absolute model building MACHINE!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC
Thanks Dave,

glad to have you along mate.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC
Thanks Tim,

To many ships I want build and not enough time do it, can't stand still Mate!

Having said that, will be a week or two before I cut plastic or brass on this lady, celebrating Young Duster's 18th this weekend, so with a house full, don't see much chance of sneaking off to the bench. Should be fun though.

Cheers

SI
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
Following along Si!

We all need a straight up OOB build from time to time

Congrats to Young Duster
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
Thanks Russ,

I will pass on your congrats to the young man.

We do, just concentrate on enjoying the build, Always glad to have you along.

Cheers mate,

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 08:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

After all reworking on the Z10 & Z23, and the on going work on the Hesperus, needed an OOTB (ish) build, and this was in the stash.



opening the box.



lots of bagged sprues.



The GMM etch.



This is a bit of a preview, unlikely to get cracking until at least the weekend after next, but will see how time goes.

cheers

Si


I have the Buchanan DD-484 1942 to go with my Wasp. I'll follow you around. If you don't mind.
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 04:38 PM UTC
Hi Si!

I'm in here and following, too - of course!
Looks like another very interesting build you are setting up!

I hope your son had a nice birthday party - turning 18 is something special, so all the best for him!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi Mardis,

welcome aboard, glad to have you along.

Hope to start cutting plastic at Southern expo on Saturday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Glad to have you along as always.

Thanks for your kind wishes to Young Duster, I will pass your regards along to him.

Excellent party, not large, but fun.

when we go down to school for chapel & parade on Sunday he gets to buy me a beer!



cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC
Made a bit of progress sat on the club stand at Southern Expo.

The keel is laid.



bulkhead at the break of fo'c's'le fitted, the doors are from the GMM fret.



Decks in place.



Building the superstructure sub assemblies.



The front end of the larger section needed a little modification to fit with the fo'c's'le deck in place.

Gun decks for 2,3 and 4 mounts.



all test fiited in place.



More at the weekend.

I hope.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:02 AM UTC
Si,

Those graceful Benson-Gleaves lines are starting to come together! I'll be following along with this one.
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:27 AM UTC
nice kick off Si
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:51 PM UTC
Thanks Tim,

They are good looking ships, I haven't had the micrometre on the kit, but it looks about right to me.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:53 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Not bad for a couple of hours fettling sat on the club stand at a show, I do find the Dragon engineering "mildly amusing" but no real issues.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:32 AM UTC
Back at the bench.

Foredeck details added.



Whatever you think of Dragon, they do very small parts very well.

Maindeck done as well.



Basecoat / anti fouling on.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 05:47 AM UTC
The deckhouse on No.2 Gun deck.



With the bridge wings and flag lockers fitted.



The pilothouse



test fitted on its deck.



The superstructure that sits on No, 3 & 4 gun deck, the searchlight tower was "fun" to get together.



Railings on No.2 Gun deck, and everything test fitted.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:17 PM UTC
gosh, you have been busy Si
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:13 AM UTC
Thanks Russ

Managed to an unexpected free weekend, to good a chance spend some time in the workshop!

Cheers



Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 06:36 AM UTC
Cheeky Day off, so a bit of time in the workshop.

Railings added to the after superstructure.



The shelter deck.



The pilot house.




Prop guards in place.



The hull and superstructure sub assemblies sprayed grey.



masking off and the boot topping painted.



All decks painted grey.



Next job, gloss all decks for the non slip decals.

More soon

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:34 AM UTC
non-slip decals has me intrigued Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:41 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

A picture being worth a thousand words, here are the non slip walkway decals in place on my earlier build of USS Laffey.



The decals really do work, need to get a better gloss goat than I did on the Laffey though.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:22 AM UTC
Si,

The nonslip paths on your Laffey look just right!

Benson will benefit from them too - just enough contrast to add depth of detail without being distracting like the overscale molded-in or even photoetch versions I've seen.
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 05:07 AM UTC
Thanks Tim,

Wasn't convinced by the decals on the sheet, but do like the look of them down.

First job tomorrow will be shooting some gloss (I use Tamiya TS13 "clear" out of the rattlecan, great stuff and very forgiving.

Cheers

Si