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HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby Biskup » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:22 am

Thanks to the courtesy of Mirage Hobby company I got to my hands this kit. I don’t normally build ship kits so I’m unable to say anything about the kits accuracy. I will however discuss the quality during the build. I’m planning to place the kit on a small base and I will also use PE reeling parts from Part company and fishing line for antennas and ropes.
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Hull with deck is assembled. Now it’s time for other elements.
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby martay » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:34 am

Looks good so far man, a nice subject for some weathering and grime, those Corvette's always looked well worn.
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby beowulf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:54 pm

look forward to seeing this go together, nearly bought one of these then chickened out

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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby jaydee » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:11 pm

Nice looking kit.This is a Flower class corvette used for Atlantic convoy escort in WWII.I believe this is the first design type and has it`s mast in front of the bridge.The final design had the mast behind.
The Irish Naval Service bought 3 of the second design type after the war.Renamed L.E.Cliona,Maeve and Macha.(L.E. -Long Eireannach-Irish Ship).
Not popular with the crews as they would roll a lot in any rough weather and were notoriously damp and uncomfortable.Basically they were designed and built in a hurry to counter the U boat threat and were essentially a copy of a type of whaling ship.
I am hoping they release an example of that design although I will watch your progress to see if I could convert it best of luck. :o)b

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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby Biskup » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:46 am

Thank you chaps. Will try to not disappoint you.

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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby Biskup » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:10 pm

Some elements added.
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby martay » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:40 pm

Nice and tidy, looking good so far, looking forward to seeing more from this thread :DX
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby Biskup » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:48 pm

Thank you :)

Assembly almost done. Just few more touch ups and I will be able to apply color.

This kit goes together rather well, all thou it’s visible that the moulds have seen better days. If you would be making it out of the box there are few places that need more attention. None the less I am positively impressed by this kit. All thou few mistakes in the assembly instruction and markings of the part on the spruce make this kit more suitable for more experience modelers.

During the assembly I have thinned all the sides of the ship, protections around the superstructures and air intakes. I have also added PE railing from Part company and I made tarps for life boats.
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby martay » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:04 pm

very nice very clean, the pe railings are a good addition, this will be impressive when painted up, looking forward to your next update :DX
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Re: HMS Zinnia - Mirage Hobby - 1/350

Postby jaydee » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:48 am

You are getting a lot of detail into such a small subject,very tasty indeed.


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