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HMS Ascot - 1/350 by AJM Models


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HMS Ascot was a mine hunter from the British Navy during World War I. The paddle steamer was built on 26th of January 1916 at Ailsa Shipbuilding Company. Powered by 32 paddles on both sides. She was one of 32 ships of the Racecourse-Class (also known as Ascot-Class).

Die HMS Ascot was the last ship which sank at World War I. On November 10, 1918 the HMS Ascot was torpedoed by U-Boat UB-67 and sank in the North Sea. Today, the wreck is in a depth of 60m between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tine.

 

 

The kit

The kit by Polish manufacturer AJM Models in scale 1/350 is a “all-round carefree package". The hull is casted in a two-piece massive resin part (upper- and lower part separately). Most of the kits part are high quality and very clean casted resin parts. Additionally you find a bigger plate of etched parts, some turned brass parts for the masts, a lasered wooden deck, decals and wire. Perfectly packed, very high quality. A lovely kit which promises lot of fun!

 

Let's go ...
At the beginning I have cleaned the two parts of the hull. I drilled two holes in the lower part and also in the wooden base of the display for adding the brass rod which will hold the ship later. A small gap between the two hull-parts needs some filler and sanding, then the two add-on parts on both sides, which will include the paddle wheels later, where glued to the hull …

 

 

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So far for the moment…. Next step, sanding…. Then adding first etched parts to the hull..

 

Cheers
Micha

 

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