My name is: Tim Cotey
My ship/subject is: HMCS BRANTFORD Spring 1943
The maker of the kit is: ISW
The scale is: 1/350
This is my build of HMCS BRANTFORD using pictures that I found on the internet, from various museums, and the Canadian Navy Heritage page. I started with the ISW SACKVILLE kit, then I scratch-built the bridge, bridge supports, compass house, mast, 4” gun, and rebuilt the depth charge racks aft. It was a pretty fun build considering I was at sea at the time and was limited to what I had brought with me as far as building and reference material. I used photoetch from the kit, WEM, GMM, and I think even a little L’Arsenal 1/400 stuff. I have since received word that she was in a two toned grey and white scheme- no green, but I thought it looked neater and decided not to change it. This is also my first real attempt at water using the Jim Baumann compendium (THANK YOU!!) , and the signal hoisted is Bravo Zulu WSV (Wayne and Sharon V my in-laws who’ve taken the step to move to the ‘left coast’.) I considered crewing her, but as you can see I haven’t developed the courage to try weathering yet…baby steps.
Comments and constructive criticism are most welcomed.