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1/72 flower class corvette details
Posted by domer94 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:18 PM

can anybody point me to a source for the wooden decks / pe detils for the revell kit? ive seen hit or miss on the usual searches and feel like im missing the mark someplace. im considering putting this one up on the ways next.

 

thanks

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  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:37 PM

Keep in mind that most of the decks on a Flower were not planked- the fully planked decks were a Matchbox invention.....

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:41 PM

Not even sure where to start. Change the search to "Snowberry". Eduard makes at least three sets. I haven't seen wood decks, but they were a small item.

 

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  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:05 PM

A good start would be Bob Pearson’s Flower Class Corvette page. Lots of info there...

http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/

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Posted by domer94 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:17 PM

thanks... new to the forum here and haven't "dove in" deep yet. seems liek most comes up for the 1/144

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:50 PM

That's probably true as Revell of Germany recently released it. If you haven't bought the model yet, that's what I would suggest. I'm building one and at 1/8 the size of the old Matchbox one, it's still a lot of work.

The only true downside is that I can't find the right crew.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 08, 2019 9:11 AM

The problem with the available PE for the 1:72 version is that it is several sets, and I think the cost of the sets is more than if it were all one set.  I have the 1:72 kit, and am working on ways to make stuff similar to PE.  I did buy a Micro Mark PE-making set, but it is a LOT of work.  I am experimenting with a Cricut vinyl cutter to cut thin styrene sheet. 

Biggest problem now is finding a new CAD program- affordable but with the features I need.  I used to use Autodesk's Autosketch.  But the old version will not work with Windows 10 and they have raised the price of the new version out of my price range.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 08, 2019 6:00 PM

I think the sets for the 1/144 came in three as well. I only bought two, and frankly there's so much of it that it's killed my momentum.

 

The engine room skylight had around 75 pieces of PE. Twelve hatches- each has two hinges, two latches, a porthole rim and a lifting handle. The frame has a few more.

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Posted by surfsup on Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:04 PM

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Posted by domer94 on Monday, March 11, 2019 4:28 PM

indeed you are correct sir... wow i have to come up with a strategy of how much will be "right" for me. as the gentlement in the previous post said... the 75 pc engine hatch maybe a little deeper than i want to go. there are some nice bits there to spice this thing up though.

 

thanks!

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