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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:28 pm 
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Clearly careful and diligent work on a venerable kit with a spectacular result!

Really great presentation too, including the 1942 camo scheme and weathering, creating just the right atmosphere for her putting to sea from Hvalfiord on patrol or convoy escort. Nice!!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:22 pm 
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Agreed! Beautiful job on the camo and weathering.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:01 pm 
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I concur. Lovely build of a dated kit. Shows what you can do with some TLC and dedication.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:23 am 
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The Airfix Suffolk--for me-- .....
was always the least favourite shape of a County class cruiser,

the large boxlike hangar always bothered me, even as a child when I built this kit

and yet--with Franks ministrations, the camouflage et al this Suffolk looks pretty damn OK!

Well done for doing a fine job on resuscitating a golden oldie !!

JIM B :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:06 am 
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A very impressive model - especially knowing that it is based on Airfix's antique kit!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:14 am 
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Thank you all very much, folks, your kind words are much appreciated!

Over the years, I found that I enjoy building and detailing classic kits most. I need to find solutions to all sorts of issues, and that´s the most fun part of the process for me these days.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 am 
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It's a lovely work!!! Just love at first time, partly for the nostalgia, partly because a County is just a beautiful thing to see.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:26 pm 
Wow talk about lipstick on a pig, and managing to make the pig look cute!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:22 am 
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Airfix Suffolk, the first kit I ever built and I still have a soft spot for it.

( Even as an 8-year old I couldn't understand the light AA mouldings - I can only guess that the mould maker only had a side view of a quad pom-pom to work from ????? )

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:33 am 
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Frank Spahr wrote:
Thank you all very much, folks, your kind words are much appreciated!

Over the years, I found that I enjoy building and detailing classic kits most. I need to find solutions to all sorts of issues, and that´s the most fun part of the process for me these days.


Lovely job on the H.M.S. Suffolk. I agree it is enjoyable adding detail to old-school kits. With photoetch sets, wood decks and brass gun barrels now is a great time for ship modelling.

Congratulations again on a lovely model.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:10 am 
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It's really well done. Bravo.


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Thank you all again very much for the kind words - it´s great to see those vintage kits still have their affection!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:26 pm 
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Beautiful work - you have restored the elegance to this old beauty :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Frank, it's a delight to admire the wonders you did with this old kit!
I built it too, about 30 years ago, with no knowledge about the real ship, applying an imaginary camouflage scheme based on the box art...
Very nice and atmospheric as every work you accomplish!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:32 pm 
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Hi Frank,

What a super nice built of HMS Suffolk! It was one of my first kits ever built when maybe eight years old. I attempted painting it white and yellow, but wasn't satisfied with the result. Definitely too difficult for me then.

Seeing your result now is awesome, really! Some people noticed I recently tackled Suffolk using the 1:350 Trumpy Cornwall, really a world of difference as a kit, but still an extensive conversion required. Anyhow, your built inspires me to give it the final push to get it completed.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm 
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Again, thank you all very much - so good to hear how many people can relate to this vintage kit!

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I'll agree with all above, nice job on a classic kit to produce a real classic R.N. heavy cruiser.

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Very nice looking build on this one. I agree that the old Airfix kits can be turned into something special with some detailing, PE, and TLC. I have this kit in my stash and your build has me itching to get work on it :thumbs_up_1:

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Hi Frank
Superb job on HMS Suffolk ,its great to see these old kits ,brought back to life.Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 pm 
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Beautifully executed as usual. Always a joy to see Frank's work. :thumbs_up_1:


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