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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Aye, that looks so realistic. The attention to detail continues to astonish.

   
Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker




Canada

CB. I love this. Great project.I love your attention to details, and as a grandson of a Royal Navy man on one side, and Royal Canadian Air Force man on the other, I love that you've engaged with veterans so often on this.


 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






She looks absolutely fantastic Captain! The streaky grease stains are spot on. It always amazed me how rusty even modern Navy ships get around any opening on the hull, I imagine WW2 vessels would be mostly coated in rust unless they’d just come out of refit

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Exciting to see this incredible project nearing completion. The build is amazing, so many details and the paint job so far is doing it justice, great weathering so far
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you everyone.

Added the rust, I used some weathering powders, burnt umber oil, and lacquer thinner. I added it to the decks in the scuppers and drains, as much of the rust particulate would make its way there after getting washed down with rain and sea spray. I did a wash of black ink with lacquer thinner first, so it blended with the rust as grime and soot would have. Then I streaked some from the scuppers down the sides of the hull and from the hawse pipe. The anchor chain also received a healthy dose as in a ship the anchor cable has the links banging against each other constantly and is one of the first places rust starts to build from.

All these photos are without rigging (for mast, davits, cranes, hoists, etc), and the port holes are still covered in tape…just noticed that.

I did less rust on the upper works, as this is where the ship’s company would have tried to battle the rust build up with paint…so what rust I did use I diffused with extra lacquer thinner where it could be reached easily.

Here you can see that I added the canvas straps for the lifeboats (made from 0.010 by 0.060 polystyrene strips), something quite prominent in most photos.

So I glued down the superstructure and added the depth charges. Here you can also see the lines added to the rope reels for the Dan buoys as well as one of the Carley Floats.

The straps for the Carley Float were made from tin foil and a slice of polystyrene tubing to make the ring.

Another picture of the forward Carley Floats, additional floats were added aft due to the increase in crew size and the fact some Corvettes were known to drop floats near sinking vessels to aid in getting survivors out of the water.


One more photo showing the depth charges, this photo also shows some of the grime and soot that has run off the funnel casing deck.

Still need to add rigging, including the three colours of thread based on the drawings from Warship Perspectives: Flower Class Corvettes in World War Two by John Lambert.

By 1942 most of the un-milled steel issues had resolved themselves because the grime layer had already worked through the previous navy grey schemes in 1941, so the reason for less paint chips. There would also be lots of chips and sanding at midships due to Corvettes grinding against one another in St. John's harbour where fenders did not cover.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

More painting photos.

So the fo'c'sle has had the gun mount (forward bandstand) secured and the 4 inch presently can rotate…going to leave that until I am certain of a direction to aim it. The anchor chain was secured and presently they do support the weight of the two plastic anchors.

At the bow you can see some of the grey of the undercoat peaking though some damage, probably as the anchor was raised. You can also see the draft marks right at the stem.

I added clear plastic to represent the glass windows in the wheelhouse and the ASDIC Hut.

I was going to place black polystyrene behind them because there are no internal fittings in either space, but they did not look right, as it is the inside bulkheads, decks and deck head have been painted flat black.

Another picture of the bridge, you can see the voice pipes forward of the ASDIC hut, and there is even a pipe coming from the crows nest snaking in just between the mast and forward bridge shield. Anyone who has ever used a voice pipe in high winds or heavy seas knows how hard it is to communicate through them.


The Mine sweeping Gear on the sweep deck aft. I just had to dirty up the yellow mine sweeping floats.

Depth Charges have been added to the rails and I even added the locking and release bars.

Next up is the rigging.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker




Canada

The attention to detail is outstanding CB. Every time I look at a photo, there is something else I notice. One of my favorite threads on the site. Terrific work.


 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Beautiful work

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Stellar detail, as always. Have you been tracking the time you have put into this thing?
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






That’s Immense Cap! The details are beyond belief, the rust from the scuppers and drains are spot on, really adds to the working boat aesthetic

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you monkeytroll, youwashock, and gobert

On went the rigging (in black, white or tan thread as per the rigging diagrams I located).

Here is a bow and quarter view.





Only inaccuracy I know of was I had to and a preventer stay to the ensign staff since the flag was a little too heavy and caused some wilting (actually I have one other with two missing portholes on the starboard bow). Flag is an accurate cotton in miniature form from BECC Model Accessories (they were a great on-line store and highly recommended) and has been dipped in Orange Pekoe Tea to give it the weathered look. Now it is a Sunday Ensign so you can actually see it.









The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Awesome work, very inspiring.
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Wow! She looks stunning. I didn’t realise the RCN used the RN Ensign during the war. Pretty cool that you managed to get a cloth one, the orange stain works well too. Great work Captain!

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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

When taking your final formal pics, be sure to get some in grainy black and white.

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Yeah, and put them up next to pictures of the real ship and see if anyone can tell the difference.
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





This really is an amazing passion project, the detail and accuracy is unreal Captain. The finish line is in sight though, keep it up Sir.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you maxwin, gobert, Nevelon, youwashock, and ListenToMeWarriors.

Yes, Canada used the RN naval and merchant marine ensigns until the adoption of the Maple Leaf. In 2010 we created the RCN ensign that we fly today.

Some more shots:

Bow


Quarter


Beam


Here you get to see the run of the ship and how many fittings have been added.


Here the bridge detail is shown.


Lastly the mine sweeping gear.


The long painting and converting war come to an end.

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Oh dear sweet Canada she's a sight to behold! I wish I could hop the pond and come see her in person. What an acheivment.

Can I exalt this thread again... Maybe... Nope. Too bad. I commend you all to exalt. Exaltation where exaltation is due!

   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

So, where will she be displayed?

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader






Sydney

truly great work Captain!


   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Just jaw-dropping. Amazing. So wild to compare with the base mini before you started modifying it!

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

This is just extraordinary, you've created something really special here.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Myrtle Creek, OR

 Meer_Cat wrote:
I'm not sure if it's the same for Canadian warships, but US ships have what's called a 'breakaway' song that's played when underway replenishment is completed and the loaded vessel is moving away from the stores/supply ship. In my checkered past the ship I served on used 'The World Needs Guts' by Alice Cooper. I think the practice started in the mid-70's. Prior to that, the uploaded vessel would sound a special signal over the 1MC system to alert crew that the ship was preparing to make turns- and angle away at a fairly steep plane to avoid being rolled back at or into the supply ship.

This Chilliwack has a natural, built-in breakaway song- 'She's gone so long', by the Canadian music group Chilliwack from the early 80's!


Yeah. SCTV did a reasonably funny version of the song.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q9MFqgtzb9A
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Finished piece is incredible Captain, well worth all the hard work you out into it. Going to miss the updates on this
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I would echo Maharg, it's hard to believe that it is finished! The long, careful prep, the painstaking detail work and than wham! she's painted and complete; as the Russian say "he swims". I will miss the updates also- magic unfolding.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






What a model. Truly fantastic work, Cap'n.
   
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[MOD]
Villanous Scum






Stunning stuff, well done! Echo the desire for some black and white pics.

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Made in ca
Speedy Swiftclaw Biker




Canada

CB, absolutely terrific exquisite work here. You blew this build out of the water.

Is there a local navy club you'd consider lending this to be on display in?


 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

With my return back to work and other things I have neglected a bunch of threads lately. My apologies. Also :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

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