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You know, if I had just waited to see what you did with your model, I might have saved myself some cash:)
Great work on the guns, keep the effort going:) Hope to add more up-dates on my build soon.
Another update, now that the major additions and changes have been made I still have
some minor changes and upgrades. Those little things that were overlooked in the model kit and in my planning…
Starting the last of the minesweeping gear, here are the rope reels (I used the kit
parts for the focsle reels and boat deck reels), I added handles made from kit railing sprue.
Next up for the Engine Room Casing is the dan buoy storage which will be outside the
On the aft end of the Engine Room Casing I added the gong and on the aft bandstand the
stern running light, which was originally mounted on the end of the deck, according to the Burrard Dry Dock drawings, however in photos it was quickly moved up
to the bandstand for better visibility. Also added a ladder and a circuit box against the casing.
The depth charges sitting on the deck needed major work, so I simply cut off the sides
to make them the right dimensions, and then added a 10 x 10 mm square cut from 0.010 thickness styrene for the holder portion of the carrier. Some styrene
tubing made the stalks for the carriers and viola…instant depth charges.
Here are the supports added under the extended bridge wings, CHILLIWACK was one of the
first Corvettes to get extended Bridge Wings…but sadly the 20mm Oerlikons intended to be placed there were slow to arrive so she kept her .50 Cal twin
mounts…however it did save on the supports (once the Oerlikons were mounted they added bracing to prevent the bridge wings sagging)…although there is a picture
of ALBERNI with sagging experienced with just the twin .50 Cal mounts.
Based on the photos of CHILLIWACK and some other short focsle Corvettes as these were
additions beyond the initial drawings I have of CHILLIWACK.
Speaking of mounts, here are my second, larger versions:
I also found the photograph I am using shows that CHILLIWACK added some splinter mats to
the canvas dodgers on the 4 foot pipe rails on the bridge so I made six more out of epoxy putty (I am especially proud of the one sagging at the top corner as
a line has come loose). I also added another locker and finally the MF/DF navigation coil made from kit railing rod and
some extra sprue.
Dan Buoys and a few bits and bobs and I will be done construction.
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