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Starling Models Algerine Class Minesweeper.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Very quick update,

Depth charge and paravane winch gear all in place.





More progress soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:40 PM GMT+7
The more I see of this kit I think Starling have done a fantastic job. Your build is pretty good too!
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:16 PM GMT+7
what a nice little kit! Can't believe I missed this one. All caught up now and following along
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:45 AM GMT+7

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The more I see of this kit I think Starling have done a fantastic job. Your build is pretty good too!



Thanks Michael,

I agree, it is a great little kit, one of the best and most complete resin kits I have worked with, down to the instructions and decals.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:51 AM GMT+7

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what a nice little kit! Can't believe I missed this one. All caught up now and following along



It is that Russ,

really enjoying this build, got a second one in the stash, the kit includes 2AA fits, single 20mm or single MkVII bofors, they were also fitted with twin 20mm MkV, and lots of Camo schemes.

Starling are also currently working their next release a WW2 River class Frigate, looking forward that one too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 07:36 AM GMT+7
Bit more progress over the weekend.

The after 20mm gum platform with it legs fitted and test fitted in place.



Building the paravanes. I did make one mistake, which is down to not paying attention to the instructions properly.

I fitted the fins to all four,



Should only have fitted them to two, because the lower two did not fit into the racks below, they have to go in tail first, then have the fins fitted.



The only problem is in gently removing the fins from two of them one flicked out of the tweezers and disappeared.

The racks one paravane short.



well a minesweeper could always loose a paravane in the course of it's work.



Cable reels added to the rear end of the 20mm gun deck and the paravane racks test fitted.



This is a really great kit of a small but important ship, and very much enjoying it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Sunday's progress.

The rangefinder platform, four legs, fitted from brass rod, a bit overlong to start with.



The platform completed and ready for spraying.



Radar lantern and searchlight painted and ready for fitting.



The radar & searchlight fitted.



More details on deck, vents etc.



The 4" gun ready for painting.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 12:32 PM GMT+7
Up til now I've steered well clear of resin kits Si, but this looks so nice a kit, even I could be tempted...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 04:23 AM GMT+7
Hi Si!,

Great little kit! Looking forward to seeing it done!

Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 06:13 AM GMT+7
I know you're making it look easy but if/when I do a 1/350 ship this will be the test bed.

Love it!

Kev
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:16 AM GMT+7

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Up til now I've steered well clear of resin kits Si, but this looks so nice a kit, even I could be tempted...



Hi Russ,

I reckon it would make a good choice for a first resin, everything is in the box, well cast, full etch, brass rod and very good instructions. On top of that optional AA fit.

I ma very taken with it, and looking forward to Starling's next release, a River class Frigate.

Go on I dare you

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:20 AM GMT+7

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Hi Si!,

Great little kit! Looking forward to seeing it done!

Cheers



Hi Mike,

It sure is, and she is getting close to done.

Thanks for looking in mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 09:31 AM GMT+7

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I know you're making it look easy but if/when I do a 1/350 ship this will be the test bed.

Love it!

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Can't think of a better choice, it is straight forward compared to a lot of resin kits, very clean castings and good etch.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
A little progress.

I decided to replace the 20mm with some Infini models mounts. Not that there is anything wrong with the kit provided mounts, just that I am a little clumsy and broke the barrels off two of them cleaning them up.

The infini mounts.



turned barrels and pedestals, including magazine drum. everything else is etched.

under way.



and built.



I have not yet added magazines, I will to two of them, I lost one separating it from the pedestal.



The angle on the photo is poor, but they are nice, and the easiest all brass mounts I have put together.

A bit of work on the ship herself.

Boat davits on.



and paint going on the boats.



Hope to make some more progress at the weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 08:38 PM GMT+7
Impressive
Can I ask a favour ...
Can you put something in the pic to give a sense of scale, like a pen or ruler

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:45 PM GMT+7
oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:15 AM GMT+7

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Impressive
Can I ask a favour ...
Can you put something in the pic to give a sense of scale, like a pen or ruler

Cheers Kev



Hi Kev,

will do when I get back to the job at the weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:19 AM GMT+7

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:57 PM GMT+7

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si



Funny how such a little gun can cause us so many headaches hey?

Always a pleasure to drop by, mate and see what your working on.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:17 AM GMT+7

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oerlikons-sending ship modeller everywhere running! But! you've stepped up to the challenge and done a super job Si



Thanks Russ,

The infini model oerlikons are the most straight forward of this type, helpful that the hole in the cradle is large enough to take the pin on the pedestal,and they are not as complex to fold as the master or pontos items.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheerss

Si



Funny how such a little gun can cause us so many headaches hey?

Always a pleasure to drop by, mate and see what your working on.



The certainly do Russ, one of those things that if they don't look right can spoil the look of a model. same goes for Most light AA, it's the sort of thing that draws the eye.

Always glad to have you drop by mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:24 AM GMT+7
Hi Si!

Well, shame on me, this extraordinary build of yours entirely slipped me so far...

Excellent work on an 'out of the beaten path' kit, great to watch your progress so far and excellent work as ever!

My question I was about to ask - Master vs Infiny Oerlikons you already discussed extensively with Russ - so my take is, I have to get my hands on the Infiny Oerlikons...and you'r so right, if they look odd, they can spoil the impression of an entire build...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:50 AM GMT+7

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Hi Si!

Well, shame on me, this extraordinary build of yours entirely slipped me so far...

Excellent work on an 'out of the beaten path' kit, great to watch your progress so far and excellent work as ever!

My question I was about to ask - Master vs Infiny Oerlikons you already discussed extensively with Russ - so my take is, I have to get my hands on the Infiny Oerlikons...and you'r so right, if they look odd, they can spoil the impression of an entire build...

Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan,

No worries, always glad to have you drop in.

I have found the infini Oerlikens somewhat easier than master's, and you do get a tuned brass magazine drum, it is tiny, and I haven't used it, this time.

a bit more shortly, I have just up laded the pics of some paint going on sub assemblies.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

The Carley float racks. Folded and the rafts with etched netting attached.



both racks built.






With the weather in a better place, paint has gone on the sub assemblies.

Base coat on the after 20mm platform.



The 20mm



Paravanes.



The 4" and the rangefinder platform.



The carley float racks.



More progress soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:16 PM GMT+7
Stunning work, given the size my gob is well and truly smacked.
Thanks for including the ruler for scale Si

Kev
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:06 PM GMT+7

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Stunning work, given the size my gob is well and truly smacked.
Thanks for including the ruler for scale Si

Kev



Welcome Kev,

And thanks for your kind comment, always glad to have you drop in.

Cheers

Si