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Building Revells 1/72 Flower-Class Corvette
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:38 AM UTC
Warren,

Great job on the masking, cant wait to see the final results.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:51 AM UTC
hi Warren,

Very tidy work on the masking (my least favourite part of any build)

great job

Cheers,

Si.
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

This masking job was relatively easy as they are all straight lines on the hull. Lots of different schemes to choose from for my next Flower build.
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 04:44 AM UTC
looking good Warren.

When will the next flower class build begin, I wonder
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 11:28 AM UTC

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looking good Warren.

When will the next flower class build begin, I wonder



Not until this one is finished.. unless some disaster happens..
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 01:03 PM UTC
Greetings one and all to the next exciting installment of 'The Flower Class'.

The two colours used in the camouflage, beside the white, are Western Approaches Blue and Western Approaches Gree.. as shown in the next picture



The blue is very pale but the Lifecolor paint covers very well once you work out how to use it..

Here are the two colors on the hull..



And finally, here is the ancient airbrush I am using for the Lifecolor paint..



Very old, single action airbrush, refreshingly simple to use after years of dual action 'brushes. This one can spray the Lifecolor paint with very little thinners in it and never blocks the nozzle, unlike with the finer 'brushes.

That's it for now. Join me sometime in the near future for another exciting update to my blog 'Building Revell's 1/72 Flower-Class Corvette'.
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 01:38 PM UTC
Looking good with some paint on Warren.

Your "Old faithful" airbrush is great.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 01:56 PM UTC

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Looking good with some paint on Warren.

Your "Old faithful" airbrush is great.

Cheers

Si



Thanks for that Simon. Glad you could drop in.

And here are the results before I mask it up for the anti-fouling. I won't be masking until Friday as I want to give the new paint some time to cure before touching it with masking tape.







Please excuse the mess on the bench.

So I will do some more PEing during the week and submit photos for your viewing pleasure.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 05:31 PM UTC
Yep, definitely great work Warren! Very clean and tidy - good to see that your 'old faithful' works with the colors and is producing an even and clean surface!
The camouflage looks really good on her, looking forward to the next episodes of Warrens Flowers

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 12:52 AM UTC

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Yep, definitely great work Warren! Very clean and tidy - good to see that your 'old faithful' works with the colors and is producing an even and clean surface!
The camouflage looks really good on her, looking forward to the next episodes of Warrens Flowers

Cheers

Jan



Thanks Jan..
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 01:19 AM UTC
Outstanding progress on this one Warren!! The camo looks fantastic, very clean work my friend!
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 01:22 AM UTC

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Outstanding progress on this one Warren!! The camo looks fantastic, very clean work my friend!



Thanks Todd.
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 02:30 AM UTC
Very nice, Warren.

Great to see some 'old school' tech working for you.

BTW, the seam line between the two hull halves is invisible-well done!
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 02:22 PM UTC

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Very nice, Warren.

Great to see some 'old school' tech working for you.

BTW, the seam line between the two hull halves is invisible-well done!



Thanks mate!
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 03:55 PM UTC
Hello all you candle lovers out there.

I went to the candle shop a few weeks ago and they were having a big sale and they had this lovely combo on special and I just couldn't resist.



Isn't it lovely. I just lit them up and sat back and waited to be surrounded by sweet sweet smells. Smell 100% better than than damn CA glue I have been using so much lately on that damn ship I be building,, arrrrr....

Oh bugger!! Wrong blog! cough cough...

Hello everyone.

For all those who think I have bee sitting back doing nuthin' but sniffing candle instead of CA glue you may be surprised to find I have been hard at work on the model, but all that work doesn't look like much at the moment..





This is the engine room skylight and ventilation assembly/ All solid brass so far. That picture shows it without all the little hatch brackets etc fitted. I left some closed to give the model a little interest.



It also has the brackets which hold the covers open in there. And then we have the little brackets etc all fitted.



All I have to do now is make some handles for the covers. But first I have to get some wire thin enough. Think that this is 1/72 scale and how big the handles wold be in real life.. so these are gonna be vewy vewy small....

That's it for now. I'm gonna go back to relaxing and sniffing candles..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC

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That's it for now. I'm gonna go back to relaxing and sniffing candles..




Warren... I would reconsider using lit candles anywhere near your workbench, what with all the fumes, etc. I would suggest going with a wickless candle (such as Scentsy)... it would allow you to change the scent as well as is useful for drying small painted items. They even make nautical themed warmers...



On the other hand..... excellent work as usual. This is one of the vessels that has almost pushed me into building a ship model. Then I saw all the work involved and figured that I have all those nice new armor kits that need to be built first....

So I will enjoy your build, and other shipwrights builds also. Thing is that I tend to learn a lot that I turn around and use in the dirty end of the hobby.

Carry on with the fantastic build....

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 02:02 AM UTC

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That's it for now. I'm gonna go back to relaxing and sniffing candles..




Warren... I would reconsider using lit candles anywhere near your workbench, what with all the fumes, etc. I would suggest going with a wickless candle (such as Scentsy)... it would allow you to change the scent as well as is useful for drying small painted items. They even make nautical themed warmers...



On the other hand..... excellent work as usual. This is one of the vessels that has almost pushed me into building a ship model. Then I saw all the work involved and figured that I have all those nice new armor kits that need to be built first....

So I will enjoy your build, and other shipwrights builds also. Thing is that I tend to learn a lot that I turn around and use in the dirty end of the hobby.

Carry on with the fantastic build....

Bob



Hello Bob and welcome to the build.

Don't worry those candles where out in the dining room, but I do like the idea of the scent producers. Might have to investigate further as a nice aroma in any room , rather than noxious bodily odours for instance which can produce a chuckle, can uplift your spirits.

Cheers mate
Warren

PS I have quite a few nice, shiny armour kits I want to get rid of..
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:25 PM UTC
Hi Warren.

Skylights look like a kit in themselves having some open will add depth.

cheers,

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 01:43 PM UTC

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Hi Warren.

Skylights look like a kit in themselves having some open will add depth.

cheers,

Si



Hello Mr Heathwood and thanks for dropping in with your busy schedule the way it is.

I was thinking the same thing about the skylights. But I am not crazy enough to put an engine in it just for yucks..

Cheers mate
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 03:14 PM UTC
Time for an end of weekend update...

Nuthin' up my sleeve..

Hey presto!! and then there was hull red... on the hull..



Sorry about the photo. I will take another one when there is more natural light.

But before I painted the hull I finished off the skylight..





Simon says the skylight is a kit by itself, and I would agree 100% with that. There are lots and lots of little kits that go together to make the complete ship.

That's it for now,
Until next post,
Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 04:18 PM UTC
Looking v good. Great attention to detail. Beats my efforts!
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 04:25 PM UTC

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Looking v good. Great attention to detail. Beats my efforts!



Keep on plugging away mate. It is all in doing stuff over and over you finally get some idea of things.

I would love to see some of your work.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hi Warren,

Can always find time for a look at the builds I am following.

The skylight looks great with the vents on, looking forward to seeing the hull with the masking off.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 01:20 AM UTC

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Hi Warren,

Can always find time for a look at the builds I am following.

The skylight looks great with the vents on, looking forward to seeing the hull with the masking off.

Cheers.

Si



Hi Simon.

That is this afternoons job, after unpacking four items that came yesterday!

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:58 PM UTC
That skylight looks amazing Warren!
You see a great amount of work into that and that has paid off. I also am looking forward to the unwrapped hull.

cheers
Michael