A long awaited kit of one of the Trawlers used by the Royal Navy extensively in both world wars. The Round Table Class was a Military designed trawler and it's main purpose was mine hunting. The nice little resin kit is well designed and castedt. It contains a one piece hull, upperworks, PE, brass and decals. I can highly recoomend the kit!
Christian Bruer A long awaited kit of one of the Trawlers used by the Royal Navy extensively in both world wars. The Round Table Class was a Military designed trawler and it's main purpose was mine hunting. The nice little resin kit was manufactured by my modeling friend Mike McCabe from Starling Models. He knows exactly what modelers want, as to be seen on the well designed and castedt kit. Next to resin parts the kit contain PE, brass and decals.
The main parts were cleaned and fitted in place except the forward super structure and bridge. I also started the base. I hope this will be a nice in between built I can finish soon.
6. August 2019, 12:16
Holger Kranich Awesome and neat Little Trawler! The cast Looks very good!
Kerry COX This is why scale modelling is so interesting these days.
The diversity of subject matter, so beautifully produced with the finest of detail.
From 'fish 'n' chips' to a three course dinner under the Eiffel tower.
I am waiting for the 'pencil'. hehehehehe
2. October 2019, 10:14
Treehugger Such a fun little boat. I like it a lot. Has a lot of charm to it. I wish they made more steam ship kits in styrene (in a relevant scale like 1:350, 1:144 or 1:72).
2. October 2019, 10:48
Christian Bruer Thank you Kerry and Treegugger. Well the pencil, stay tuned Kerry. A photo with the pencil will follow when finished.
Treehugger, unfortunately there is not a market for plastic kits like this. Designing the kit, the tooling etc. for injection moulding is much more expensiv than to make a resin kit. But take a look to the older Revell North Sea Fishing Trawler in scale 1:142. You can make a nice model out of the kit.
2. October 2019, 15:07
Stephan Ryll Comming along nicely Christian greatbwork on that small boat
Christian Bruer On the finish line, painting and weathering is done. Just a few bits an pieces, rigging ang figures to do. Well, it seems to me I can present the little Trawler first at SMC 19th and 20th of October in Veldhoven NL
10. October 2019, 19:20
Treehugger Very charming diorama! And nice work with the waves rising up and down against the ship's hull.
10. October 2019, 19:40
Martin Oostrom Where can I sign up for a peek at Veldhoven? There should be a long line at your table
Another example of true craftmanship!
10. October 2019, 19:41
Stephan Ryll What a nice little gem Christian I like it a lot
10. October 2019, 19:54
Kerry COX Thank you for the pure pleasure you give us all when we see your masterpieces Christian.
Simply wonderful my friend.
Christian Bruer Wow, thank you mates for all your very kind comments.
@Norbert, my usual method using a styrofoam plate, a brass brush, a motor tool, wall paint and high gloss varnish.
Christian Bruer Cut the styrofoam board, shape the water surface with the brass brush (much dust and dirt), make a cutout for the hull, than sand and clean the surface and start applying several layers of wall paint in a stippling motion. Avoid thick layers of wall paint because it will crack. Make three or four thinn layers. Next paint the surface in different shades of the colour of your choice. Once dry add several layers of high gloss varnish (I use acrylic based varnish from my local DIY)
12. October 2019, 11:55
coporado Thanks for sharing that interesting How-to, cheers mate
12. October 2019, 12:38
Christian Bruer You're welcome coporado
Well, I call it done and ready for SMC 2019 in Veldhoven NL. It was pure modelling fun to built this little kit.
13. October 2019, 18:45
coporado Wow absolutely convincing result! The crewman fit excellent to the scene. Look forward seeing that next weekend
14. October 2019, 03:51
Patrick Hagelstein Too bad I have to miss this one this year in Veldhoven... Have fun there and untill another time Christian!
Christian Bruer @Spanjaard it is the same place
@ Lode, yeah looking forward to meet you
@Norbert, that would be great
@Peter, indeed but don't panic, I'll take some photos, so enjoy the beer so far
@Holger, absolutely right with the beer