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Building Revells 1/72 Flower-Class Corvette
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
Fascinating and inspiring build Warren. Seems I'm late to the party but I'll follow your progress to the finishing line for sure.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 05:34 PM UTC
I thought I'd seen the name plate before
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
Great progress Warren!!

Just a week or so away and I missed quite a lot here - splendid looking ship, the overall impression and all your details, guns, depth charges, voice pipes etc etc - just looks awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC

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You need a 1/72 figure on the ship to give a real sense of scale. These are the 'Flower Class' corvettes, hence all the names relating to flowers! most of which I've never heard of before.



One day... one day...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:22 AM UTC

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Looking good Warren.

Thanks for the pic with the Apache! This is truly a beast of a kit-BTW have you named which ship of the class you're building?

I'm pretty sure you did, but my memory has let me down

Speaking of memory, I saw this back in 2013 at the Southern model expo down here in Melbourne, and it finally clicked (my memory that is )



All one scale and i do believe that's a flower class in there at the back right corner???



That is a great display. Gives a good idea of the relative sizes, and yes, that is a Corvette.

If you look at my previous post you can see which one I chose, and to refresh your memory..

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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 05:33 PM UTC
You need a 1/72 figure on the ship to give a real sense of scale. These are the 'Flower Class' corvettes, hence all the names relating to flowers! most of which I've never heard of before.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 03:25 PM UTC
Looking good Warren.

Thanks for the pic with the Apache! This is truly a beast of a kit-BTW have you named which ship of the class you're building?

I'm pretty sure you did, but my memory has let me down

Speaking of memory, I saw this back in 2013 at the Southern model expo down here in Melbourne, and it finally clicked (my memory that is )



All one scale and i do believe that's a flower class in there at the back right corner???
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 01:07 PM UTC
Hello everyone.

Time for another small update. First up I painted the prop again after my smoothing attempt..



Then, while I am waiting for other stuff to arrive I couldn't put the ropes of doom on the life rafts aby longer so I gave it a go...





One down 3 to go and hopefully they will get better. Russell, you asked for it and I found an old AH-64 Apache I built a few years ago. It was the only 1/72 aircraft I had handy..





I hope that gives you some idea of the size. I will find something else to put beside it next time it is on the bench.

Cheers for now
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 04:35 PM UTC

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Great to see the master at work here, Warren! The photos don't do it justice just by itself, until you see shots like the vertical one, where other objects really give its size some relativity. Would be great to see some 1/72 aircraft nearby (hint hint ).

PS. I too use syringes for paint/thinner mixing to get the exact ratios required. Also find .3ml droppers work quite well when using small volumes... Anyone who didn't know better would think we've got problems



Very correct Russell (hence my disclaimer..)

As to the aircraft, I will see if I can grab one or two out of the stash of ones I built back in the 1970s. They are in a trunk that has been following me all over Australia. All the others I built recently went to a museum in Queensland.. but I will see what I can do Sir.
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 03:20 PM UTC
Great to see the master at work here, Warren! The photos don't do it justice just by itself, until you see shots like the vertical one, where other objects really give its size some relativity. Would be great to see some 1/72 aircraft nearby (hint hint ).

PS. I too use syringes for paint/thinner mixing to get the exact ratios required. Also find .3ml droppers work quite well when using small volumes... Anyone who didn't know better would think we've got problems
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC

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Just fantastic Warren!
A worthy display for any museum.

cheers

Michael



Thanks Michael.

Hopefully this one won't need to be donated just yet, but if there is one in Adelaide I could always give them a buzz and see if they want to display it.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 01:46 PM UTC

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Love the Snowberry nameplate.
Will you be making a display case for the ship?



I will be TRYING to make a case.. Not sure how good I am with cutting perspex...

The nameplates are just decals, plastic and paint..

Thanks Colin
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 01:32 PM UTC
Just fantastic Warren!
A worthy display for any museum.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 07:21 AM UTC
Love the Snowberry nameplate.
Will you be making a display case for the ship?
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 02:07 AM UTC
Hello again.

Time for a quick blog as I seemed to get not much done due to nearly everything being fiddly. First I installed the liferaft rack ..



Then the decals on the four inch gun. They are pretty old but still went down OK..



And I actually got around to painting the 2 pdr..



And got the depth charge davit in place..



.. and put the smoke pots in position after drilling out all the holes. And do you remember the photo of the nice brassy prop, well I went back to it and decided to clean it up a bit more to get rid of some casting imperfections..



Then just for fun I took a vertical shot,,



I also managed to get the rope wound onto the rope reels near the dinghies and installed them.

And no, the syringe is not for injecting drugs to help me get through the build but how I mix paint and thinners in the right ratios. Boring eh!

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:47 AM UTC

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Here is a photo of one of my rafts. I only displayed 2 rafts in the end. The other 2 were a mess.
Hope this works. I forgot how hard it is to post photos!
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/Raft2.jpg



Nah! Posting photos is easy. You just click on the '[img]' button and then past the image url into the expression...

The rafts can wait there is no rush.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:50 AM UTC
Here is a photo of one of my rafts. I only displayed 2 rafts in the end. The other 2 were a mess.
Hope this works. I forgot how hard it is to post photos!
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/Raft2.jpg
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 03:17 AM UTC
I also remember hiding the glued junctions on the base of the raft so you cannot see the glued areas once the raft is fitted to the ship.
Plus the other problem I had was that the raft need to be painted and varnished first, otherwise it would be impossible to paint the rafts once the thread was in place! However sometimes the paintwork would get spoiled in places.
You wouldn't think the rafts could be such a problem!
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
This caused me problems as well!
I can't quite remember how I went about it now. I'll need to go back to my photos record.
I did see somewhere someone suggesting using the technique of Cable Lacing but I still found that difficult.
In the end (I can't remember in which order), I think I managed to glue an outer and inner line of thread around the inner and outer circumference of the raft, and then glue separate thread loops vertically around the raft, about 8 of these. I used superglue, and allowed to dry before cutting of the excess thread. I also had some suture material that I was able to use and thread that under the loops with the suture needle and follow round the upper surface of the raft.
Its difficult to avoid the superglue staining the thread and ruining the natural look.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC

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Extraordinary!

That anchor winch is superb. The rails around the ladder and catwalk around the...tower(?)...are beautiful.



Thanks you very much Mr Boucher.

Now if only the last few things I need to do the rigging etc would get here I would be very happy. Oh, and if anyone has any idea how to do the ropes around the liferafts please explain as I have had nothing but failures so far..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 02:27 AM UTC

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What he said!

Looking through that last set of pics I am having trouble believing that is 1/72nd, looks more like 1/35th to me.



Great job Warren.

Cheers

Si.



Thanks heaps Simon. Coming from yourself that is high praise indeed.

A 1/35 Corvette... that would be over 2 metres long!
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 02:25 AM UTC

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Can't wait!



I will do my best sir.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
Extraordinary!

That anchor winch is superb. The rails around the ladder and catwalk around the...tower(?)...are beautiful.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
What he said!

Looking through that last set of pics I am having trouble believing that is 1/72nd, looks more like 1/35th to me.



Great job Warren.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:09 PM UTC
Can't wait!