login   |    register
Ships by Class/Type: Military Small Craft
For topics on PT boats, landing craft, Vietnam riverine, etc.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
HMS Sir Gareth, Armed Trawler
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Si,

Great progress, the bridge does look awesome.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I reckon Starling have got the level of detail on the open section just right.

Nice and crisp too.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,324 posts
Armorama: 1 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
She's looking great, Si!

Nice weathering too. Like she's had the hard life, one would expect from a ship of her class
JJ1973
#345
Visit this Community
Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,731 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
Si,

that's another masterpiece of yours. The weathering and beaten look are just excellent and I'd assume fitting for that kind of hard working ship!

Cheers
Jan
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

She's looking great, Si!

Nice weathering too. Like she's had the hard life, one would expect from a ship of her class



Thanks Russ,

I am not great one for weathering, a bit scary on big models, but this little tough little ship is a place to start overcoming those fears.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Si,

that's another masterpiece of yours. The weathering and beaten look are just excellent and I'd assume fitting for that kind of hard working ship!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Very kind of you say so mate, this is the first time I have gone for the heavily weathered look, couldn't build this little beauty any other way.

Cheers

Si
Choowy
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Joined: April 17, 2015
KitMaker: 122 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
Sweet job on the bridge detail Si, really adds a level of interest.
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Sweet job on the bridge detail Si, really adds a level of interest.



Thanks Ned, I normally find myself adding detail, but on this one, the kit detail looks right for that type of ship, just needed picking out.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
A bit of a delayed update, this was done a couple of weeks back.

supports added to the bridge wings.



The bridge assembled.



And fitted in place.



Twin Lewis guns painted, these appear to be 3D printed resin, they are very nice.



Fitted in place.



Hope to get some more done soon.

Cheers

SI
d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,583 posts
Armorama: 578 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Si,

The bridge is looking great. That is some kit that supplies 3D printed weapons.

Mark
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Si,

The bridge is looking great. That is some kit that supplies 3D printed weapons.

Mark



Thanks Mark, This kit is very complete, and a joy to build, hope to get some time in over then over the next week or so.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,191 posts
Armorama: 2 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
That is some lovely work Si and the Bridge sets her off nicely.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 06:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

That is some lovely work Si and the Bridge sets her off nicely.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

A lot of that has to do with the quality of the casting, the only thing I have added is paint.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
McRunty
#491
Visit this Community
Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 394 posts
Armorama: 160 posts
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
Looking fantastic!
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looking fantastic!



Thanks Rory,

She is getting there, there is quite a way to go yet, hope to get some more done come the weekend.

cheers

Si
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,324 posts
Armorama: 1 posts
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:22 AM UTC
Coming along nicely, with some very fine details, Si
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Coming along nicely, with some very fine details, Si



Thanks Russ,

It is one of the nicest, most complete kits small ship kits I have ever worked on.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
#345
Visit this Community
Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,731 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
Very cool, Si!

I just love your small and 'out of the beaten path' models!

Cheers
Jan
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very cool, Si!

I just love your small and 'out of the beaten path' models!

Cheers
Jan



You and me both Mate,

One thing I like about the kits Mike & the Boys at Starling Models are coming up, is that they are escorts and other odd subjects.

Thanks for taking time to look in.

Cheers

Si
beefy66
Visit this Community
England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 22, 2007
KitMaker: 971 posts
Armorama: 280 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
looking great Simon always impressed with your detailing on these small ships

Keith
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 03:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

looking great Simon always impressed with your detailing on these small ships

Keith



Thanks Keith,

This is such a nice kit, it does make my life easier, the quality of the casting is so good.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 06:37 AM UTC
In an attempt to try and keep up to date, Sunday's progress.

Etched ratlines on the foremast.



Carley float and it's lashings on.



The kit Carly float is very nice, resin with etched webbing.

Searchlifht platform built and added, it is a little wonky, I think I can cure that



A few more details added down aft.



An overview, little touch up on the deck and the weathering needed.

,

More soon, after the weekend, I hope...

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,583 posts
Armorama: 578 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Si,

I had to go to Google to find out what Wonky meant.

She looks almost complete, much left to do?

Mark
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Si,

I had to go to Google to find out what Wonky meant.

She looks almost complete, much left to do?

Mark



Hi Mark,

Apologies for that, never occurred to me Wonky wasn't in use your side of the pond.

A bit to go, a searchlight on the platform, the 12pdr gun of the forward gun platform, a 20mm down aft, some of the net handling gear, and the rigging.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,658 posts
Armorama: 248 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 06:35 AM UTC
A little bit further.

There were a two odd structures either side of the forward deck house, I would presume they are something to do with either paravane or net handling.

The easy solution to their size was assemble on the fret.



completed.



Fitted in place, along with the fo'c's'le decl railings and the anchor.



The rust on the anchor needs a little dirtying.

The searchlight, and a couple figures added to the compass platform, being an Armed trawler, their uniforms are a bit irregular.



Just the 12pdr, 20mm & rigging to go.

Hope to get her done over the next week or so.

Si

d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,583 posts
Armorama: 578 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 11:32 AM UTC
Si,

They are odd, nice job getting them installed.

Mark