Since the slipways are reopen I will be working on my HMS Vendetta from Showcase Models. I believe the company is now defunct so I am not sure for how much longer this kit will be available. (I did a quick search and you can still get it on ebay).
The kit can be painted as either HMS Vendetta or HMAS Vendetta. I am doing her in her WW1 RN colours and will be building her completely OOB. Hopefully this will be a longer build log than my HMS Zulu.
I started this kit in October 2020 but after building the basic hull I lost my ship mojo and moved onto some armor builds.
Comparing her to the Tribal class hull you can see that this is a small ship. Roughly 1090 tons standard displacement.
This week I got to painting her hull in preparation for continuing the build.
Hull went smoothly.
The deck has linoleum or semtex on it. I am not 100% sure which but the colour callout is a reddish brown. I had to do some masking to cover the steel deck parts.
Tape came off and I have to say I am very happy with the result.