Happy New Year to all of you!
Well, what better to do to on a rainy and stormy New Years Day than to start a new project!
I choose Starling Models River Class Corvette in scale 1/350. The excellent and well packed kit comes in a stiff card board box with all small parts separate packed. The casting is excellent, with just little flush. There are some minor mismatches in mould and some holes in the smaller parts they were not completely filled in the casting progress, but all in all nothing to be worried about. The kit comes with PE, brass parts for masts and gun barrels, a decal sheet and instructions. There is only one paint scheme required for HMS Nadder. If you want to built one of the other 150 River Class Frigates you have to check your resources.
I choose to build one of the Canadian River Class Frigates, HMCS Runnymede. Most of the Canadian Frigates were equipped with a 4 in twin mount fwd. instead of the single mount. They also had twin motor driven Oerlikons guns in the bridge wings and on a platform aft of the funnel and a different boat davit layout.
This is an easy modification to do, to cut out the davit supports and the gun tubs for the Oerlikon. The 4 in Mk. XVI comes from North Star Models.
All in all comes out nice and fit perfectly together, so I think to manage this, next to my Venomous until the first Model Show at the end of March.
01. January at 16:49:53