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HMS Argonaut by crabbersnipe - 1/96th - Leander class frigate


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Completed the hull planking, quite happy with things so far - need to do some finishing touches to the bow still (used some vertical strips that need sanding), and next step will be a rough sanding using 60 grade grit, before applying some resin into the joints.

After than some more sanding and applying filler where needed.

 

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Gave the hull a first coat of resin + hardener, worked especially into the joints and where the seams are slightly opened between the various planks.
Will rub this down once fully dried out and then proceed with filler and body primer - heading for a lot more sanding no doubt !
Glass matt have been ordered and are on their way, so no time to waste.


Am pondering whether to remove the sonar dome (that is part of my keel assembly) to facilitate the matting of the hull, and re-attach later & separately. Seem to think this protuberance will stand in the way of a neat glassfibre cover......


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Can't believe 4 years have lapsed since first starting this model but sadly this build started to slacken after a while due to various circumstances. However, pleased to advise we have picked things up again and whilst I am sure there is a considerable gap in my photo record let me already share the very latest to show where I am with things - finished the 4.5' gun turret last night, worked on the funnel and gave the superstructure some colour. Enjoy,

 

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