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revel 1/144 flower class corvette HMCS snowberry
Posted by steve5 on Monday, July 22, 2019 5:00 AM

about to start something new , look's very interesting , some pic's of the box and sprue's .

can anybody help me with revel's , contact address please , this kit is good , but it came with no decal's . I could probable get by , but it would make it easier , 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:59 AM

Hi Steve,

Well, I thought hey I can send a set to my mate. I made my own/ handpainted numbers as my ship is gark gray.

Clod that I am I cannot find them. I did manage to find a scribing tool that had gone missing, just in time for another project.

I'll look around some more.

I also bought two of the three Eduard photo etched sets. Really nice but they are slowing things down considerably.

I'd reccomend this book too if you want really good reference info.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flower-class-corvettes-les-brown/1119585812?

ean=9781783469604

It's very model oriented.

 

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:51 AM

thank's bill mate , I appreciate the offer , might have to have a go at painting them myself Embarrassed

I saw that book on amazon for $15 au , got it through kindle , thank's again

steve5 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:27 AM

finally got around to starting this kit , a bit of primer on and started sanding back ,

sorry about the clour , but my mag lamp blew , and I'm having trouble replacing the bulb

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:19 AM

Hello!

Revell tells you on their web page to post spare parts requests here:

ersatzteile@revell-shop.de

I have tried it about a year ago and it worked just fine. I hope they will also replace your decals. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:21 AM

That’s good to know. Looking at my model I did use the draft markings. The ones at the bow are pretty prominent too. 

They did Silver a little so be prepared. Also I suggest you test fit them as they follow the bow curve and are fiddly. But that’s a ways downstream.

 

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Posted by rob44 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:14 PM

One of the best novels of WWII that I know of is "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat. "this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great acclaim in 1951, The Cruel Sea remains a classic novel of endurance and daring."

The Compass Rose is a flower class corvette. There was also a British film by the same name made in the 50's. If you can find it watch it!

Besides the Edwards PE sets there are also other 3-D printed parts made by Shapeway and L'arsenal

http://www.larsenal.com/1-144-detail-set-corvette-flower-1941-43-c2x24169438

The Britmodeller forum has a superb build

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005424-revell-flower-class-corvette-1144/

 

Rob

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:53 PM

would love to have a look rob . but all I get is sorry there is a problem .

 

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Posted by rob44 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:02 PM

It works for me when I try. You may have to become a member of the Britmodeller form, which is free. It is  under the "work in progress -maritime" section and is called "Revell Flower Class Corvette 1/144" done in 2016.

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:58 PM

Works for me too. I'm a member there but was not logged in when I used the link and it still opened up OK.

 

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:16 PM

rob44

One of the best novels of WWII that I know of is "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat. "this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great acclaim in 1951, The Cruel Sea remains a classic novel of endurance and daring."

The Compass Rose is a flower class corvette. There was also a British film by the same name made in the 50's. If you can find it watch it!

Besides the Edwards PE sets there are also other 3-D printed parts made by Shapeway and L'arsenal

http://www.larsenal.com/1-144-detail-set-corvette-flower-1941-43-c2x24169438

The Britmodeller forum has a superb build

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005424-revell-flower-class-corvette-1144/

 

Rob

 

absolutely!

The movie used a flower class that was in the Hellenic Navy, I forget which one.

Rose is my build, as “launched“. The book never uses her number as she was a fictitious ship and a clever play on Flower as a name. I settled on K49 which is on her in the film.

Theres also one up in Novia Scotia that has excellent walk around on line.

and there’s the escort leader, marvelous name, the destroyer “Viperous”.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:24 PM

  

 

 

 

 

don't know what happened , but it is working now rob . your right it is a superb build .

got a bit of paint work done .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:48 AM

sent revell an e-mail , they replied in german , that they are replacing the decals for free , great service

thankyou pawel

 

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:43 AM

Beatcha Steve, I just started this yesterday. I did use .020 plastic rod for the posts & .015 for the rails. Plastic rod s easy to work with & easy to glue.

       I  really started it a week ago. ho ho ho    Gene

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:29 PM

your a marvel gene , hope mine turns out as well , this is as far as I got still waiting to get my light fixed , can't see *&^# without it .

don't suppose you took any photos of you build in process ?

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:25 PM

Nice progress Steve, and it is looking great!

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:14 PM

  Steve, I rally gave you a beatcha picture so i could show my plastic rails. They are the best to make. They glue easy with any liquid glue & look to scale on 1/144. Also on lights , there is a flexable big black ( or white) light on Amazon that takes regular LED bulbs. I use either 60 or 75 watts . They are cool & give better light than a flourescent. 

  They are by Globe Electric & many others & are $16 US. I have used them for over 50 years & the LED bulb now is great & cool.. I hate florescents. Make sure you get the one that takes bulbs as I got one for reading, unknown to me, that had some little bulb in it . It does work, but I would rather have a bulb. It would be no good for modeling. The right one clamps on your table & I use 2 of them over my models. 

You really do super work ,,,,, Gene 

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:24 PM

Steve, I will try to send a light picture. I have never done this so here goes.

I did it , boy am I smart. These are really great & I have designed a thousand homes with them & also built a million models

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:52 PM

gene you say smart , I say your a wizard Wink

I have nearly the same light , except their is a magnifying lens in the middle of it , I have ordered a complete new light . $42au , the same price as a bulb from amazon , it would have been about $30 postage from america , and hope it arrives in tack .

 these rails you used gene , did you make them yourself ? , or did you buy AM stuff . they look real nice , as does your whole model , cheeky whipper-snapper doing it in a week Big Smile

cheers steve , thank's for the encouragement .

 

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, August 02, 2019 8:11 AM

I lie all the time too, it was really 8 days. the railing's are either Plastistruc?? or the other Green something that makes plastic sheet & rods. I know that Plasticstruc makes .015 & both make .020. Forgetting everything is part of old age.

    I quit trying to use brass because it is too hard to glue. I dril a proper sized hole & cut the .o20 plastic posts random length & glue them in , let dry good & then make a pattern & cut each post to length. I use a piece of plastic strip cut to the right heigth& hold it against each post & clip them off.

  I don't try to set the posts at the right heigth because they end up too low & you can't drill the hole the right depth. Plastic rod is great for the curves.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 04, 2019 4:33 AM

appreciate that gene mate thank's ,

haven't got much done as I'm still waiting for my mag light to come , very frustrating .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, August 05, 2019 12:46 AM

got here today , 8x magnification too .

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 05, 2019 8:43 AM

I have a similar lamp as my main workbench light.  Love it, especially for painting.  I can swing it over the front edge of the bench when painting, so I can see the specular reflection of the light in the painted surface.  Also, nice to be able to get the light close to model when doing really fine, close work (brighter light causes your pupils to stop down, increasing dept of field).

Only problem is the brand I have has a lousy switch, and I am on my second one.  The switch is going bad again.  I think the mfg is not well versed on switches for fluorescent lights with their high voltage starters.  Thinking of buying a large magnifier lens and some LEDs to make my own light head, and mount it on the nice adjustable arm of the existing lamp.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Monday, August 05, 2019 9:00 AM

Everyone developes their own systems that fit their needs and they are comfortable with.

I use a machine tool light fixture, fitted with a 17 Watt, 1600 lumens, 5000K LED bulb. Nice cool bulb with plenty of light. I don't need the magnifyer, as I'm comfortable using an Optivisor.

 

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 16, 2019 12:11 AM

finally started back on my ship . hopefully have some more soon . after I fix up some paint issue's I just noticed .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 16, 2019 1:33 AM

my decals arrived , thankyou revel .

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 16, 2019 1:33 PM

Hey Steve, glad you received the decals. Also--I like how the ship is looking. I see some weathering going on and I like it.

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:59 PM

Looking good  Yes

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:26 AM

cheer's steve , don't know how far i'll go with the weathering , never done a modern war ship .

how the #$#@ you did this in a week is beyond me gene , you are a machine mate .

 

 

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