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Author:  Phil R [ Tue May 28, 2019 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  HMS Berwick 1941

A 350th kit of a County class cruiser has always been on the top of my most wanted list.Now Trumpeter have come to the rescue with a fine kit of the Cornwall.As I didn`t like the overall grey colour scheme in the kit ,I decided to build it as the Berwick in her 1941 scheme.Several alterations are needed to it build as the Berwick,The forward 4" mounts are further aft and the Hangar doors are different.The masts need to be of the Tripod type ,and many of the boats and carley floats are in different locations.All in all this kit was a joy to build.

Regards Phil
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Author:  JCRAY [ Tue May 28, 2019 9:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: HMS Berwick 1941

Beautiful job!
Thanks Phil

Author:  MartinJQuinn [ Tue May 28, 2019 1:05 pm ]
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Nice! Wish the photos were larger, however!

Author:  Phil R [ Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 pm ]
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Nice! Wish the photos were larger, however!


Thanks ,is that any better Martin?

Regards Phil

Author:  Miguel [ Tue May 28, 2019 2:28 pm ]
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Fast and Furious.... Wow I am still waiting for mine and You produced an stunning model, what a beauty!!! as Martin said, also wish for better pics but thanks for sharing this awesome Berwick.

Author:  medicmike [ Tue May 28, 2019 2:54 pm ]
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Great looking build. Nice work!

Author:  MartinJQuinn [ Tue May 28, 2019 6:53 pm ]
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Phil R wrote:
MartinJQuinn wrote:
Nice! Wish the photos were larger, however!


Thanks ,is that any better Martin?

Regards Phil

:thumbs_up_1:

Author:  mick [ Wed May 29, 2019 2:25 am ]
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great work :thumbs_up_1:

Author:  Mike E. [ Wed May 29, 2019 8:51 am ]
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Phil:

Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing!!!

Any photos of her under construction so we can see the modifications you made?

Would be greatly appreciated by some.

And were you working from NMM plans or photos?

Please advise.

Thanks!

Mike E.

Author:  Phil R [ Wed May 29, 2019 9:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: HMS Berwick 1941

Mike E. wrote:
Phil:

Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing!!!

Any photos of her under construction so we can see the modifications you made?

Would be greatly appreciated by some.

And were you working from NMM plans or photos?

Please advise.

Thanks!

Mike E.


Sorry I didn`t take any photos during construction.as it was a commission build and I wanted to complete it ASAP.I used what photos and Books I have as I haven`t any NMM plans. Thanks for the kind comments .

Regards Phil

Author:  Chuck Bauer [ Thu May 30, 2019 9:26 am ]
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I'm a fan of everything you do. This one is terrific, as usual. Love the color scheme and how you executed it.
:nod_1:

Author:  Phil R [ Thu May 30, 2019 11:22 am ]
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Chuck Bauer wrote:
I'm a fan of everything you do. This one is terrific, as usual. Love the color scheme and how you executed it.
:nod_1:


Thanks Chuck ,how do I do it? A hairy stick ,my own mix of Vallejo paints,I swear by them!

Regards Phil

Author:  Phil R [ Thu May 30, 2019 1:58 pm ]
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One word of warning about this kit,Part c11 ,the twin 4" gun barrels are attached to the sprue by six very thick attachment points ,which are the very devil to remove ,without breaking the thin barrels.so beware!

Regards Phil

Author:  HMSInflexible1 [ Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:50 am ]
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Thanks so much for this post Phil. I’ve just bought the Cornwall kit and was thinking about converting it to Berwick. Your build has made the decision for me and provided some helpful reference photos as well!
Keep up the good work
Jonathan

Author:  JIM BAUMANN [ Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: HMS Berwick 1941

Good looking County Phil! :thumbs_up_1:


for a different take -- is it possible to backdate the Trumpeter starting pint to 1920's

as here by Mike McCabe?
images here

https://www.finewaterline.org/hms-berwi ... ccabe.html

Author:  Phil R [ Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: HMS Berwick 1941

JIM BAUMANN wrote:
Good looking County Phil! :thumbs_up_1:


for a different take -- is it possible to backdate the Trumpeter starting pint to 1920's

as here by Mike McCabe?
images here

https://www.finewaterline.org/hms-berwi ... ccabe.html

Yes Jim I think it may be possible to back date this kit to her earlier appearance,but it would be a lot of work .Better not look too much it gets my brain box working overtime!!

Thanks Phil

Author:  Hugh Williams [ Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:44 pm ]
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Nice one Phil, still creating beautiful ships. I'm considering a Berwick when I get my kit.

Cheers,

Hugh

Author:  DavidP [ Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:18 pm ]
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Phil, supposedly it should also have some Mountbatten Pink in the camo. http://www.world-war.co.uk/Kent/berwick.php3

Author:  Phil R [ Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:04 am ]
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DavidP wrote:
Phil, supposedly it should also have some Mountbatten Pink in the camo. http://www.world-war.co.uk/Kent/berwick.php3

That`s right David ,the bow and stern areas were painted in that colour ,but I`m convinced that "A" & "B" turrets were also painted in Mountbatten pink.There is a good aerial view of Berwick in the M-o-W book on the counties .believe it is page 21?

Regards Phil

Author:  Guest [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:45 pm ]
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Anyone know how far away the base kit is from a Hunt The Bismarck era Suffolk............?

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