November 8, 2015 in Ships
My first model ship since my age was single digits, many, many moons ago…
Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.C.S. Huron, ‘1944’ per package. I think that may be true as many features of the superstructure are more complex or not shown at all on the box cover art. I often use the box cover art for a reference and noticed, “wait a second that’s not what the parts looks like..??”. So maybe the Huron on the box is the 1943 model.
Anyway this was a test of patience, hand-eye coordination and small part handling abilities for sure. The main deck rails were PE add-ons made by an outfit called Alliance Model Works, a challenge in themselves, but nicely made. The rest is out of the box, except for the rigging. I was unable to find any real clear pictures of the rigging, all photos I could find of the Huron were old and unclear and small. I imagine there is more rigging.
Bottom was spay painted, the rest bushed on using various brands and shades…
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