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Building Revells 1/72 Flower-Class Corvette
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:41 PM UTC
Well I went to do something on the model today and all I could do was a few decals and paint some stuff. I am actually running out of things to do!!

Some photos tomorrow

Warren
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM UTC

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Warren what size pipping did you use around the aft engine room deck?



0.5mm brass pipe. I also used 0.4mm in places as you can't really tell much difference with the naked eye and I have spare 0.5 stuff lying around.
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:09 AM UTC
Warren what size pipping did you use around the aft engine room deck?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Keep those updates coming please Warren



Not too many to go now Russell.. (famous last words)?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Great work. Its the cleanest looking Naval ship I've ever seen!



That are because I like clean ships.. museum models if you will.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 04:46 PM UTC
Keep those updates coming please Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 04:40 PM UTC
Great work. Its the cleanest looking Naval ship I've ever seen!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 03:22 PM UTC
Well well well... Here we are again for yet another update. As I have been doing general sort of things like rope stanchions etc I thought I would take some more overall shots , all of which show extras that have been added.

Number 1. The Mark IX 4in gun mount (the gun was taken off so I could install the stanchion and to have its decal applied)



A few supports were added as well, and the brackets for the anchor chain accessories were glued in place, but the extras weren't at this stage. Also the wire rope stanchions around the edge of the deck.

Then the bridge area.



The 20mm cannons in place and wire rope around the radar lantern. The stanchions kept breaking off but I got it all eventually. A word from the wise, try and solder them in position before painting the lantern... but if you don't like soldering just make sure the area you are glueing them to is free of paint.



Then lots more wire rope stanchions around the engine room deck (roof) and the rest of the forecastle.





Then there are the twin vickers guns, depth charges and throwers and some pipe railings around the back of the deck.

I then painted the prop using one of AK Interactive's range of airbrush ready metallics.. as good as Alclad II but lesss fuss.. for this brass colour anyway..



Then I started to build the oars supplied with the various GLS sets. But I have given it away for the moment as I may have successfully soldered on most of the blades, but I do think they may be a little long (the blades that is) and I have a set of oars and paddles I got with another PE set which are one piece and therefore much stronger.. and already the right length as well.



That's it for now. I have almost made up my mind to build Hellers 1/100 Victory soon, but am going to have a bit of a rest first and wait for all the accessories to arrive for it. Photo etch, resin, wooden dead eyes etc etc.. not looking forward to the rigging on the Corvette or that one either!

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:25 AM UTC
Thanks Jan and Russell.

Doing lots of fiddly stuff at the moment but will try and get some piccies up tonight

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 04:55 PM UTC
Warren, these look like photos of the real thing-your efforts are really paying off!
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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 04:04 PM UTC
Warren,

that's some great progress!! I was away for your last update, so just saw her 'overall' pictures - she's beatifull coming along absolutley great!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 01:59 PM UTC
Greetings everyone.

Time for another update of the work over the last week. This post is heavy on pipe rails as they seem to have occupoed most of my effort recently.




Except for these ones. Looks like they need a little tightening. Might apply some heat later ..



Then more pipe stuff..





Then I decided to finish off the anchors and chains..





I also managed to attach all the rope railing stanchions around the roof of the engine room. Now I must weight for my braided metal cable to arrive... well actually it is just fishing line but we will see how realistic it looks when it gets here.

I have also started the final stages of the 4 in gun and platform. I just need to know what colour the shells were for the gun. Anyone got any idea?

And that's it for now.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 01:57 AM UTC
Thanks Si.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hi Warren,

Really coming together, all those sub assemblies look great in place. Almost feels I could climb on board.

Great job

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:47 PM UTC

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Fantastic, very clean, very neat!!



Thanks mate..
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:47 PM UTC

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Wow Warren!

where have you been hiding her? Great to see some overall shots showing just how far you have come!

Great work-nearly there now



Thanks Russell.. only a few months more.. DOH!!!
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:46 PM UTC

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It's been a while since I comment here, so I think it's about time as this is looking superb with every update. Makes me wish I can get all those FP PE sets, but dollar to Pound rate kills me

So, fully enjoying your work buddy

Mike



Thanks Mike.

I am lucky that I got the sets a while ago before our dollar crashed.

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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 04:45 PM UTC
Fantastic, very clean, very neat!!
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 03:31 PM UTC
Wow Warren!

where have you been hiding her? Great to see some overall shots showing just how far you have come!

Great work-nearly there now
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:02 PM UTC
It's been a while since I comment here, so I think it's about time as this is looking superb with every update. Makes me wish I can get all those FP PE sets, but dollar to Pound rate kills me

So, fully enjoying your work buddy

Mike
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:33 PM UTC
Hi everyone out there in MSW land.

Thought I would post a 'progress so far' set of pictures showing how far the model has come so far.



























These photos don't show all the extras waiting to be attached. I am working from the centre line outwards so pieces like boat davits etc are in the future.

That's it for now,

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:31 AM UTC

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nice steady progress there Warren



Thanks Russell.

Colin, I had exactly the same idea. If I can just find some braided line thin enough it would be excellent. It needs to be about 0.5mm as the real thing was 1.5in steel cable, and 1.5in in 1/72 scale is approximately 0.5mm.. same as the support cables for the funnel.

Thanks Jan. You are very correct re the stalemate bit. All of a sudden there will be just a few things to do and it will be all over.
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
Really fine work - tough at times when it feels a little like a stalemate even though you're getting a lot accomplished... But that's some great detail work you're doing there Warren and it will stand out in the end!! Keep up your spirit!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
I used for the bow railings, from the bridge to the bow, synthetic or nylon fishing line. Can't remember the dimensions. But it gave an authentic look I think, and very easy to use.
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 03:14 PM UTC
nice steady progress there Warren