H.M.C.S. SIOUX  - DDE 225

It has taken some time but my Sioux model is finally finished. It is a 30" model from scratch that I started from the two photos that I had, which are on my Sioux Page, plus a couple of others I found on the internet. There was a lot of guesswork to the scale but when I received deck plans the first of my many refits began. Nothing on the model is from a kit and as I am not "Tim the Toolman Tylor" I do not have an elaborate woodworking shop. So by using my imagination I used many things that were meant for other purposes. Number 12 embroidery needles worked great for the guardrail stanchions and the little eye in the needle saved a lot of gluing ;-)  The funnel cap is the top of a plastic shampoo bottle, the torpedos and torpedo tubes are from a rabbit ear TV antenna, the lattice mast is a cigarette package cut in thin strips and after being unable to find rope small enough and the right colour for the hawsers, I stripped a piece of white twine down several times and dyed it in instant coffee. I did have a problem getting something for the gunsights on the bofors but a single strand of the hairlike shielding wire in a radio cable worked quite well. And so it went, on and on...
Now all I have to do is learn how to take better photos ;-).

Below are some smaller images that may be clicked on for enlargements.
As usual on this site click the "back" button to return here.

Incidentally, I have decided to have the model on display at the Welland, Ontario Rose City Branch #4 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The branch has opened an educational classroom for area schoolchildren and I thought it would be more appropriate than having it sitting on a shelf in my basement.

If you have reached this particular page by a search
engine or browser and DO NOT see the listing
of the internal website page links at the left,
click below to go to the enter the site.

My Royal Canadian Navy