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HMS Eskimo, Norway 1940.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC

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Si's copper works once again - very nice work!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Remembered to get the funnel stays on early this time, does make it easier.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 01:57 PM UTC
Si,

Fine job installing the wire as guys for those funnels.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 07:28 AM UTC

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Si,

Fine job installing the wire as guys for those funnels.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

One job that needs doing early, otherwise it is a real pain.

Than ks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC
This weekend's progress.

Boring bits first. Lockers around X gundeck.



Parts for the Black Cat pompom removed from their "sprue" and cleaned up, not there was much cleaning up to do, merely the attachment points.



test fitted, all good.



And painted.



Fitted along with the searchlight tower.



Not a clear shot, but more work on the damage to the interior.



And weathering on what's is left of the starboard bow. the oil staining needs tidying up.



Overview, including what looks from the photographs as oil staining down the stbd side.



The torpedo tubes as supplied are loaded. Eskimo fired at launched at least one torpedo at Hermann Kunne (Z19), and with this damage it his highly likely any remaining torpedos would have been jettisoned to save topweight and inmprove stability.

As provided.



The torpedoes trimmed and sanded away.



the kit detail parts added, they just need the compressed air bottles adding.



Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
Excellent work Si!

I have to say those Pom-poms look like a treat to build and they've come up very nicely too!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Excellent work Si!

I have to say those Pom-poms look like a treat to build and they've come up very nicely too!



Thanks Russ,

The Black Cat Pom-Poms are a real treat, I was concerned about breaking the barrels or the railings, but they do have a little flex in them, they are very cleanly cast and all it took to bring out the detail as a light wash.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC
All looking really good Si. I may have to bite the bullet and order some of those pom-poms. Hopefully Freetime Hobbies in Georgia will start stocking them.
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Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC

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All looking really good Si. I may have to bite the bullet and order some of those pom-poms. Hopefully Freetime Hobbies in Georgia will start stocking them.



Thanks Rory,

I really do like them, I will be ordering some eight barrel units for the next project I have that needs them, I quite enjoy building the more complex units, but in my opinion these are the best on detail.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 09:36 AM UTC
A bit of work on the bridge.

North star binnacle, gyro repeater and captain's chair, the binocular mounts are also from the spares, not sure who's.



The WEM bridge screen has been modified to make it closer to the photo, and some voice pipes for a bit of extra detail.



More details down.



Fire control added to the rear of the bridge, and the Black cat Lewis guns to the lower bridge wings.



A few minor bits and pieces and that bit is done.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:08 AM UTC
great work on the bridge details, Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 03:10 PM UTC
Si,

Nice looking bridge detail.

I never understood how so many British warships had open bridges. Cruising the north Atlantic during the winter couldn't have been enjoyable.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 02:27 AM UTC

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A bit of work on the bridge.



Looks amazing Si. Very detailed. Those North Star AM parts look amazing and really make everything pop!
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC

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great work on the bridge details, Si



Thanks Russ,

Trumpy do try, but the North Star gear does lift a basically simple bridge.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice looking bridge detail.

I never understood how so many British warships had open bridges. Cruising the north Atlantic during the winter couldn't have been enjoyable.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Most Royal Navy ships had open bridges up until the early post WW2 period. One reason was so the command team had a better all round view of the tactical situation, another is it keeps everybody awake, sharp and tough. The truth is more likely, our ships have always had open bridges why change.

Never mind the North Atlantic, it was worse for the guys on Arctic run.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC

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A bit of work on the bridge.



Looks amazing Si. Very detailed. Those North Star AM parts look amazing and really make everything pop!



Thanks Rory,

I do like their level of casting, just adds that depth,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

The 2 after 4.7" mounts, the kit parts are pretty bland, but with a bit of paint & hidden behind shields they were satisfactory.



painted ready for fitting.



fitted.





More work on the oil staining and weathering.

Starboard side.



Port side.



Overview of the build so far.



More soon,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 08:31 AM UTC
almost ready for the sea base
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:35 AM UTC
Si,

Nice.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC

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almost ready for the sea base



Not far off Russ, davits and boats and a few other details, including some figures will go on first, the masts and rigging after the base has been done.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

She is getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:33 AM UTC
Great! A wonderful way to tell a very dramatic story.
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Great! A wonderful way to tell a very dramatic story.



Hi Stephen,

Welcome aboard, Thanks you for your kind comment. I have been fascinated by the Naval actions of the Norwegian Campaign, for a long time, and Eskimo's story in particular. They were tough old ships the Tribal class.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:35 AM UTC
Si,

that's one stunning build of yours. Absolutely awesome!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Si - concur with everyone's comments - amazing build. Really like the detail you ahve added to the bridge!!

Dave
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Overview of the build so far.



What did that poor ship ever do to you, you barbarian

She is looking beat up and battered so excellent work!!