HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

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HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:23 am

Hi folks I'm going to make a start on this new kit mainly because I need to get it to the stage of installing the electrics so I can make sure the radio stuff works.
I am still working on the Vic too and will update that log soon
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:51 am

So lets see what we have in the box then.
Basically we have a fibreglass hull with a variety of plastic printed sheets,(No Die cutting in this kit) a selection of cast white metal and cast resin parts in trays. a few strips of Balsa and Ramin and the included running gear (props/rudder/tubes etc.).
And of course plans/instructions. this is definitely not a beginners kit and is bordering on being a scratch build. All the cast parts are rough cast which means a lot of work is required before you can use any of them. The plans/instructions are far from ideal and leave a lot to you own interpretation of what it should be like.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:09 am

And a few things that were not in the box.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by eric61 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:12 am

Hi Graham, the little building in the background would make suit a diorama quite nicely.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GaryM » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:39 pm

I have never seen a Deans Marine kit before, but this looks like it will make a nice radio controlled model. With so much of everything being made for you, the key to how it turns out will be the paint job. Time to get out the small brushes and magnifying glasses.
Should make a quick and interesting build.
Good luck.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by Aussie048 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:07 pm

Graham

I am looking forward to see progress on you build. I have never seen the Deans kit before, so very interested

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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:43 am

Thanks for the comments folks, if you want to take a look at Deans then try this.
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/

First job was to clean the hull up a bit and drill a few holes and strengthen it.
next job will be to install all electrics/props and rudder then drill all those portholes 40+.
a few pics to follow.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:12 am

Ok onto the build.
First steps to put some support into the hull.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:17 am

Ok onto the build.
First steps to put some support into the hull.
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Re: HMS SKIRMISHER 1/96 Deans Marine kit

Post by GeeJay » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:23 am

Mark and drill holes for the props and rudder assemblies.
Prop A Frames tacked into position.
Rudder tube tacked into position too.
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