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
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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.
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