SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

revel 1/144 flower class corvette HMCS snowberry

1931 views
45 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:08 AM

thank's mark , really like what you are doing too . bit more done .

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:34 AM

got some extra work done . looking at the close-up's , I see I have to start learning how to clean up my piece's , my sanding is not up to scratch .

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:02 AM

Hey Steve, very nice work. I contimue to enjoy seeing the weathering effects that you are doing. That takes a model from looking nice to making it excellent.

Yes

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:18 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great.  I just took a tour of HMCS Sackville yesterday and can pick out many of the things I saw yesterday in your build.

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:37 PM

Cheers Pat , appreciate the comments .lucky you to get to see one for real .

Thanks Steve , trying to not over do the weathering , I'm just using weakened Tamiya panel liner at the moment . When I am finished glueing ,I might have a go at some rust effects , see what happens .

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:52 PM

Hi,

Thanks.  I've posted all my pictures at the links below, if they are of any interest to you.

Pat

http://www.mnvdet.com/Other/HMCS%20Sackville/Exterior%20Images/

http://www.mnvdet.com/Other/HMCS%20Sackville/Interior%20Images/

(Sorry that some are kind of fuzzy and/or have my thumb in them Surprise)

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05 AM

that's great pat , thank's mate .

some more update's , love this mascot .

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:18 PM

This is turning into One Beautiful "Flower" of a model.

 

 Steve B is right. That subtle weathering is Nice!

 

     Nino

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:48 AM

thank's nino , as I said above , going to do some rust effect's , the box art look's kinda cool , don't know if I'm up to that type of weathering , but I'm going to give it a go  .

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:15 PM

model's just about done , still waiting on some stretchy line for the rigging .

not sure how far to go with the weathering , any suggestions ?

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:39 PM

When I get to the pc I have some good diagrams of the antenna wiring. It’s important of course.

If you haven’t, do read The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:01 AM

Awesome job. You know, you got to respect the guys that went to sea on a small ship of that type. With a hull shape like that, it probably rolled like a son-of-a-gun. And, in the north Atlantic .  .  . No thank you!!

But as for your work, well done.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:34 AM

cheers bill that would be great mate , I think I saw the movie way back when , with stanley baker ?

thank's hooyah deep sea , your right to ,  it wouldn't have been a fun experience .

 

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:44 PM

steve5
not sure how far to go with the weathering , any suggestions ?

Your model, so, sky's the limit.

Turn around, home port to home port was like 6-9 months, depending upon the destination port, and whatever layover there was there.

IIRC, Murmansk and Archangel could be longer layovers, due to ice, so there probably would not have been a lot refti/repaint.  British ports were ghet in and get out again, so as to not get bombed in port.  Paint and gear for refit was more available, though.

So the hulls probably looked a lot beat up.  With damage to paint from ice on the hull (and sea ice around Russia).

Important items would be kept up--weapons, commo gear, boats & liferafts, etc.--during the pace of readiness drills and actual Action Stations manning (which cuts into time available to keep up paintwork).

If the ship got up into conditions were there was icing, there will be significant wear, where the ice was pounded off with hammer and mallets, or melted with steam wands.

By all reports the Flowers were "wet" ships, so you could use salt spray weatehring to the 01 level nearly over the whole ship, and probably the entire bridge front.

You would be entierly accurate to have rectangular swaths around 4'x8' in perfectly fresh paint, over the weathering, to show where the crew repainted.

Your canvas, you get to pick how hapy the trees are.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Sunday, September 01, 2019 2:18 AM

YOu have done some really nice work on her Steve. Model her how you want to. A little weathering means she has only just started her Career. Very nicely done Mate.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 01, 2019 2:30 PM

This particular ship operated most of the war in the Western Atlantic. Newfoundland-Iceland, New York- Carribean and so forth. The radar and that camouflage would be mid-career, after at least the first refit.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.