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Re: HMS Enchantress
« Reply #15 on: 03 August 2020, 12:00:34 »
As per normal, while one assembly has been worked on, it’s onto the next, there for a few assemblies can be completed in a rather reasonable time scale…

The Funnel has had a bit of its detail added, as I think I have already mentioned, I have opted for the single stanchions that are also available from Deansmarine these have been threaded with 0.2mm nickel silver from Albion alloys also available from Deansmarine..

The two direction and range finders plus the searchlight platform have managed their way through my sticky fingers.. All quit easy to assemble..  Plus I have started on the railing for the rear superstructures.. Again here are the single stanchions and 0.2mm nickel silver, I mesure the complete length required, start on one of the longer sides, place the stanchions, then pass the nickel silver through, line it all up, so I have the right amount if wire in the right place, a pinhead of superglue in the corners, then with a pair of flat long nose pliers holing all three wires bend them round the corner… thread the next stanchion onto the wire.. so on and so forth..

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« Reply #16 on: 11 August 2020, 07:18:45 »
Over the past week, I have been a little busy…
In the kit there are watertight shutters for the windows, these are lasered in 0.5mm plastic.. I had a little ponder over whether to use them or not.. and in the end I drew up some window frames, and go them etched, I think they turned out very nice..

While I had the Soldering iron out, I made up the two depth charge racks, still to be filled with depth charges, but for a first time build they look the part..

I have also had time to start on the paint work, to upper bridge in now nearly complete, the window panels have been slid into “U” channel plastic that has been glued to the top edge of the bridge coming.. the only fittings missing are the two semaphores..

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« Reply #17 on: 17 August 2020, 06:21:28 »
So far so good….  All the main assemblies are complete, so i can start on the paintwork…

You might have noticed that I have not applied all of the wooden decks… I have opted to leave off the upper forward turret deck, and the stern lower deck..  Purely because I do not think these areas would have seen the upper crust of the navy, and more of a work area for the Crew..

Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, I can start on cleaning up, or making up the fittings

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« Reply #18 on: 02 September 2020, 06:38:00 »
all the ships boats have now been completed…
continues work on all the Fittings, cleaning them up and painting them..

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« Reply #19 on: 07 September 2020, 06:39:40 »
Slowly but surely, some of the finished fittings, are finding their way to their respective place on the model..

The Anker’s and Anker winch are now complete, the Anker’s are not glued into the hawse pipes they are just hanging on the Anker and retraining chains, the chains were previously painted with black paint..

All the parts were either in the Kit, or available from Deansmarine, for example the retaining chains were not in the kit..

The galley chimneys have been altered slightly, thickened up and some support legs added out of 0,2mm nickel silver..

On my version of the Enchantress some of the fittings have been positioned differently in relation to the prototype model that can be seen in the Deansmarine workshops, or from the photos in this forum, mainly because of photos that I have found on other websites and from the layout that I have from the NMM..

Hope you’re enjoying the photos..

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« Reply #20 on: 14 September 2020, 05:03:09 »
i have managed to finish the two 4.7 turrets…

some might say the the barrals should be painted White, but as i said at the start, i like to bring a bit of Colour into a model..
and all of the photos i have are in black and White or a gray Colour..  :wink1:

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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 06:54:54 »
Moring chaps..
The four 3 pounder saluting guns have been located on the model…

I have also started on the railings;
yes, they are the single stations from Deansmarine, threaded with a 0.2mm nickel silver wire..

As you will probably notice only the bottom half of the stations have been painted.. 
I tend to use this method when two opposite colours meet each other, that way I do not have to be so careful when brush painting the rest of the railings..  ^^^