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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Quite a bit more to go in there yet, and the Captain's sea cabin and wireless / chartroom.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
Si,

Nice touch adding the wheelhouse items. You can't beat real chain over the plastic supplied in the kit.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Another quick update from last weekend.

A bit of scratchbuilding, the binnacle, telegraph and wheel for the wheelhouse.



after that something simpler.

The windlass.



I have decided to use a length of left over anchor cable to replace the kit part, both shown below.



Hopefully this weekend will allow a little more time in the workshop.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC

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I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

Kev



You are welcome Kev,

Thanks for the support

cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
I meant to say thanks for keeping a 'scale factor' in the pics

Kev
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

Kev



Thanks Kev,

Don't normally make mistakes like that! but she is coming along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Hi Si

Good progress, coming together nicely despite following the instructions ;-)

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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si



Thanks Russ,

Well so I believe, you know what they say, "Real modellers don't need instructions"

Could be empirical proof of that theory, or at least the danger of following them!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC

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One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea!...




There are instructions? Are they those funny drawings printed on paper? Who knew I always wondered what they were for

Looking great here Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Made a little progress today.

A bit of dry brushing with some greys and lighter tans.



Dirtied down with a bit of a wash. Not long after the outbreak of WW2, orders were given that wood decks were no longer to be scrubbed. A dark wash put over the top to give a well used look.



Basic deck grey on, the after wood sections have not been lightened as much, as reloads fro the depth charges sit on them, so they will not be as heavily weathered.



No slip areas painted in, need a little tidying up yet, but not too bad.



In order to fit the voicepipes that come down from the bridge I have made a false deckhead out of plasticard.



test fitted in place.



Not perfect, but it will serve as very little is visible when it is all in place.

Interior given a coat of paint, now I can start work on the "furnishings".



First some more work done on what I am assuming is the Galley.

One of there days I will learn following the construction order in the instructions is not always a good idea! Some of the railings on the roof, and two patches of glue where boxes had to be removed because they fouled the railings.



Finally all sorted.



One last little job today, the vents that go on the funnel casing.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hi Tim,

I did like that touch too, nice to see that sort of attention from a major manufacturer, and not something I have seen on those fancy brass aftermarket jobs.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC

I like that detailed screw. You don't usually see the slits for the cap mounting hardware depicted on model kit parts. Nice.
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC

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Great job on the Corvette. It's looking really nice. I've been wondering about this kit, and it's nice to see it being built.

Jim



Thanks Jim

It is a very nice kit, would look pretty good out of the box, lots of room for adding detail too.

Thanks for looking in, much appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
Great job on the Corvette. It's looking really nice. I've been wondering about this kit, and it's nice to see it being built.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC

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The colors (colours?) look great, Si - gotta love those Western Approaches schemes!



Thanks Tim,

I like them too, makes a change from all the shades of grey, my favourites, like this one, have one random dark panel to give that bit of contrast.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC

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No time wasted here Si-good to see some colour going on!



A quiet easter at home has been conducive getting some time at the workbench Russ,

I am quite pleased with the scheme, the dark panel on the bow stands out nicely.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
The colors (colours?) look great, Si - gotta love those Western Approaches schemes!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
No time wasted here Si-good to see some colour going on!
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
Today's progress.

After yesterday's fun spraying the W.A. white, did a few test runs at different paint consistencies and pressures, but couldn't get rid of the clogging and spattering problems, I can only put this down to low air temperature. So I decided to put my hairy stick skills to the test.

The W.A. Blue marked off.



And three light coats of brushwork later, the masking is off.



Whilst than was curing (I love acrylics) work on the interior of the lower bridge started. The doors fro the captain's sea cabin and Radio room / chartroom cut. This would have been a lot easier with a bit more pre planning for an interior.



Also the some colour on the funnel and its casing.



The dark panel on the bow done, and all the masking off.



The multi colour deck, some base coat on the wooden areas.



One thing I often forget until after I am well on with adding stuff to the upper deck is the screw. This time I remembered, coat of paint.



and fitted.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC

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Si,

Making nice progress with those superstructure parts.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

She is coming on, hoping to get a bit further today, thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Si,

Making nice progress with those superstructure parts.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 08:46 AM UTC
A break in the weather and a chance to get some spraying done.

The lower hull masked off and ready to go.



And sprayed with Citadel Corax white, covers almost anything.



Whilst that was drying, I built the pompom bandstand.



And some more work done on the bridge, the radar lantern.



Might not look a lot different from a couple of pics ago, but sprayed with lifecolour Western Approaches White.



Finally, the funnel casing has been base coated and sprayed WA white, meantime the lower bridge has been base coated and the WA blue and Deck grey hairy sticked on.



I can now start on the interior, likely non of which will be visible.

more soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Hi Si

I've been unable to find the correct configuration for the rear of the wheelhouse.

There are so many different bridge layouts (5), short foscle, long foscle and modified. A real minefield

Kev



No worries Kev,

The Wheelhouse, I have found some more nice photos on the web, the other two sections will have to be a bit of guesswork, I have a feeling, as the corvettes were built at so many different yards, there many minor differences from ship to ship, so a bit of creative gizmology to make what can be seen through the windows looks busy.

Thanks for your help mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 05:37 AM UTC

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Looking good Si



Thanks Norman,

She is coming on. It is a very nice kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC
Hi Si

I've been unable to find the correct configuration for the rear of the wheelhouse.

There are so many different bridge layouts (5), short foscle, long foscle and modified. A real minefield

Kev