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HMS Sir Gareth, Armed Trawler
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC

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Si,

They are odd, nice job getting them installed.

Mark



Hi Mark,

They were fun to get together, although these little ships were specially built for the Navy, they were still fitted all the trawler gear. I reckon those of the class that carried paravanes used those as the points they were streamed from.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 11:19 PM UTC
ah details, but it's what makes the models come alive...

Nearly there now mate
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC

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ah details, but it's what makes the models come alive...

Nearly there now mate



You are right there Russ,

They can be the fun part of the build too.

Commissioned her over the weekend, will get the photos posted shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC

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ah details, but it's what makes the models come alive...

Nearly there now mate



You are right there Russ,

They can be the fun part of the build too.

Commissioned her over the weekend, will get the photos posted shortly.

Cheers

Si



Looking forward to seeing how she turned out, Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 08:48 AM UTC
Here you go, the final push.

The resin parts of the 12pdr and 20mm.



With the etched details fitted.



The 12pdr painted and fitted.



The 20mm in place, some left over splinter padding hides the damaged railings.



The rigging.







Finally the ensign hoisted.



The finished trawler.













Thanks to all that have looked in and commented for their support along the way.

This has been one of the nicest small ship models I have built, the only aftermarket were the two figures on the compass platform, and the rigging material, everything else was in the box.

Cheers



Si
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC
Greetings, just found this site. I just finished converting the Trumpeter Sullivans (1/350) to the USS Kidd DD661. So here I am trying to decide what project comes next. While I have a small box from Starling Models in one hand, I stumble upon your very well done log on building the HMS Sir Gareth.
My next project decision just became easier, Thanks.
Cheers, Harley
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:26 AM UTC
Si,

Another fine commissioning. I didn't notice the railing damage until you mentioned it. Looking forward to the next one.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC
Ooohhhhh, very nice addition to your fleet Simon. She looks great!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Well done Simon! I like your small vessel
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
A most excellent addition to the Heathwood Fleet, Si!

Congratulations on another fine build! A few are due to celebrate. Looking forward to see what comes next!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
Congrats Si, nice job on the rigging and another interesting build.
Great variety.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 07:11 PM UTC
She's a beauty, Si! Congratulations on a kit well done!
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:29 PM UTC
Si,

congratulations on your commissioning!! She really looks awesome, indeed a very nice model and expertly done! I just love your small, out of the beaten path builds!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC

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Greetings, just found this site. I just finished converting the Trumpeter Sullivans (1/350) to the USS Kidd DD661. So here I am trying to decide what project comes next. While I have a small box from Starling Models in one hand, I stumble upon your very well done log on building the HMS Sir Gareth.
My next project decision just became easier, Thanks.
Cheers, Harley



Hi Harley,

Welcome aboard, and thanks for looking in, hope you enjoy your build as much I have enjoyed this.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC

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Si,

Another fine commissioning. I didn't notice the railing damage until you mentioned it. Looking forward to the next one.

Mark



Hi Mark,

I hope the railing damage has taught me to be more careful with my fat fingers.

I have appreciated the support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC

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Ooohhhhh, very nice addition to your fleet Simon. She looks great!



Thanks Rory,

I have enjoyed this build very much.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Well done Simon! I like your small vessel



Thanks Thomas,

I do have a spot for these small, hard worked vessels. They did play an important role.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC

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A most excellent addition to the Heathwood Fleet, Si!

Congratulations on another fine build! A few are due to celebrate. Looking forward to see what comes next!



Thanks Russ,

Appreciated your support along the way, a few were raised.

Family stuff relating to Christmas will likely keep me away from the "bench" until after the big day, so you will have a little wait.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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Congrats Si, nice job on the rigging and another interesting build.
Great variety.



Thanks Ned,

It is quite a lot of rigging for a small ship, but the rigging diagram in the instructions was very good indeed.

Thanks for looking in along the way

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC

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She's a beauty, Si! Congratulations on a kit well done!



Thanks Gaz,

It is always nice to build something different.

always appreciate your comments along the way.

Cheers Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC

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Si,

congratulations on your commissioning!! She really looks awesome, indeed a very nice model and expertly done! I just love your small, out of the beaten path builds!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Always Glad to have your support along the way.

I do like these little unusual little ships, and Starling's kits are rather good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 04:01 PM UTC
Another lovely finish for your Fleet Si. Well done Sir.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:33 PM UTC

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Another lovely finish for your Fleet Si. Well done Sir.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

It is a great little kit to build.

Have appreciated your support along the way.

Brgds

Si