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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:01 AM

Hello,

I just found this group build. I would like to enter a 1:144 Revell flower class corvette. I have started building it about 5 weeks ago. I have some aftermarket PE and some replacment arms from L'Arsenal on order.

This is my first ship build and I chose this because of my love of the book "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Mosarrat, which I highly reccomend to anyone interested in the Atlantic Campaign of WWII. There was also a excellent 1950's British movei of the same name which followed the book quite closely.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:06 AM

Welcome aboard mate! I got you down.

All the rest of you blokes need to start building...including myself.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:51 AM

Due to recent government regulations, the shipyard has been temporarily closed! Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:17 PM

Receiving my 1/350 Queen Elizabeth tomorrow. Still waiting on the paint and stuff to ship. Hopefully today or tomorrow. But I wil be starting some small things, like drilling out the windows and stuff like that. Stuff i can do without paint.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 1, 2020 8:11 AM

It sound as you may already have a nice tool setup with the other ventures you're into. Do you have a Drimel, pin drill or CnC finger drills? Drimel's work wonders but mine spines so fast, even on slow, that it melts the plastic when I use it for drilling portholes.

You've said in your other post that you watch a guy on YouTube. Who do you watch? I want to set up a channel but really don't have the equipment.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:17 PM

She has started!

 

 Untitled by Matthew Brumage, on Flickr

 

 Untitled by Matthew Brumage, on Flickr

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:02 PM

BB,

Good to know. I was thining about you receiving it today. I'm following your other post and have to echo what others have said. Ships take time, that's why this and my other ship group builds are long lasting. Done right, a ship can take months or even years to complete. Now that's installing after market and PE but out of the box (OOB) they still should take a couple of months. I know I get excited when I open a new ship box and just want to see it on the shelf, but frankly I've found that researching and building is 99% of the fun. Once it's on the shelf, it just sits there and I frankly forgot about it. Now five of mine had gone to meseums where others can see but mostly they just sit on the shelf.

I'm looking forward to watching it come together. Dry fit everything before gluing. Fit twice, glue once. Clean the joins so you can have nice seemless joints. A good putty, Squadron white, Perfect Plastic Putty or any other acrylic putty is easy to clean up and have little shrinkage. There are others but those will do for now. Slow and easy wins the race. Practly everything in model building can be repaired so if something doesn't look right, it can usually be fixed.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:14 AM

Nice start Mattew.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:15 AM

Steve, your not wrong, i am find that out with my S-Boat. I thought maybe 6 weeks but 2 and a half months in and its still going. And thats a larger scale small ship without all the parts that a large capitol ship would have.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Monday, May 4, 2020 6:13 AM

Thanks guys. Yeah I am redoing the decking this week and that will be my main focus. Maybe painting some other small parts while they are still in the sprue.

 

Other than that I ordered some tamiya white putty to fill those gaps and correct them. In my other post someone had mentioned something that I will take to heart for the rest of the duration of this build. And that is to treat each piece like it is a seperate model all on its own. Make sure every component is perfect, and once it is all together it will look perfect.

 

This is how i will be tackling the rest of the build. And once my King George V comes (ordered it today), it will sit on the shelf, in the box, until the QE is in tip top shape and ready to be shown on my bookcase.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 4, 2020 7:58 AM

Good on ya Mathew, That's the spirit mate! Yes, I treat all the sub assemblies as individual models that come together to make one build. Not all that diffrent from than actual ship construction.
although you may not be ready, an air brush is invaluable for painting. There are several from inexpensive nail sallon AB's to expensive professional types. All will work but you get what you pay for. Usually something in between works well for modelers.

Prince of Wales superstructure in progress and not attached to the deck. I treat will treat this part as one and paint, rig and complete it prior to installing it for good to the deck.

  

Startng the camo

North Carolina weekend work. I will black base then attach parts, black base again, then spray the camo and deck colors when all the parts except for railings, are in. The black base helps show shadows. I would rather have black some where I can't reach with an air brush than grey bare plastic.

The photo etch is something you migh want to get to someday. Right now I'd suggest sticking to OOB

The superstructure/tower. There is still a few things needed to install but painting first. You can see some sanded filler in most of the joins or pin marks (made during the manufacturing process)

Modern ships, I found, can be build all at once but again, that's me.

Here's my Spruance built for the US build, built at one time before painting

The Misouri I built in 1989. I'd love to do it again.

 

My latest now.

The one I'm most proud of. The Prinz Eugen at Bikini island 1946. Completed in 2016

This is a VERY addecting hobby. You will want to build up your stash until there is now way of completing everything before you die.

The Admiralty

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Monday, May 4, 2020 7:25 PM

modelcrazy

Good on ya Mathew, That's the spirit mate! Yes, I treat all the sub assemblies as individual models that come together to make one build. Not all that diffrent from than actual ship construction.
although you may not be ready, an air brush is invaluable for painting. There are several from inexpensive nail sallon AB's to expensive professional types. All will work but you get what you pay for. Usually something in between works well for modelers.

Prince of Wales superstructure in progress and not attached to the deck. I treat will treat this part as one and paint, rig and complete it prior to installing it for good to the deck.

  

Startng the camo

North Carolina weekend work. I will black base then attach parts, black base again, then spray the camo and deck colors when all the parts except for railings, are in. The black base helps show shadows. I would rather have black some where I can't reach with an air brush than grey bare plastic.

The photo etch is something you migh want to get to someday. Right now I'd suggest sticking to OOB

The superstructure/tower. There is still a few things needed to install but painting first. You can see some sanded filler in most of the joins or pin marks (made during the manufacturing process)

Modern ships, I found, can be build all at once but again, that's me.

Here's my Spruance built for the US build, built at one time before painting

The Misouri I built in 1989. I'd love to do it again.

 

My latest now.

The one I'm most proud of. The Prinz Eugen at Bikini island 1946. Completed in 2016

This is a VERY addecting hobby. You will want to build up your stash until there is now way of completing everything before you die.

The Admiralty

 

 

Absolutely beautiful and stunning work man..... Goals...

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:27 AM

Some preliminary work on the flower class corvette "Compass Rose"

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:18 AM

I love the PE work Rob, just fantastic and I love those depth carges! The weathering on the hull...Yes

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:21 AM

BBorBust
Absolutely beautiful and stunning work man..... Goals...

You'll get there, like anyting else that you've done in life...practice.

Any questions about techniques or process just ask. If you havent already, take a look at the American Ships GB, there's a lot of discussion and excelent work (not mine) to inspire.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:14 PM

Wow everyone, just WOW!

The work in this GB is off the charts, great job everyone.

My Arizona has taken a back seat to outdoor activities this last week (different GB). 

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:33 AM

Life does tend to get in the way Ben.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:58 PM

I would like to throw another build in on this GB. I know it seems optimistic to have 2, but i intend on starting on KGV soon after completing my QE.

 

On the shelf waiting is the Tamiya 1/350 King George V with the railings and cranes PE kit from Eduard.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 11, 2020 9:13 AM

You got it BB,

I have three on the roster and haven't finished one yet. I have it was well as two others in the shipyard.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Friday, May 15, 2020 4:48 PM

my WIP on the Flower Class corvette "Compass Rose"

Here is some detailling of the dingys

 

And some continuing work on the superstructure

 

This is my first chip since I was a child (something my wife claims I still am) the most difficult part so far is determining the sequence of assembly. I want to keep the delicate PE until  last

 

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Friday, May 15, 2020 4:49 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:21 PM

Excelent job Rob. Yes, I try to hold off on the PE untill it is abosulity needed at the assembly point. Cuts down on my 10 fat thumbs making a mess of things.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:10 PM

My 1/350 Trumpeter QE is coming along nicely. Hoping to be done by the end of May, Early June. A lot more painting and small details to be touched up yet.

 

 Untitled by Matthew Brumage, on Flickr

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 18, 2020 6:45 AM

Some nice work there rob, those dingy's do look very nice.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 18, 2020 6:46 AM

I like that BB, great job on the scheme.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 18, 2020 9:33 AM

Looking good BB. Like Bish said, good job on that camo.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Monday, May 18, 2020 3:21 PM

dont mind the clutter of my work bench, but small update, got the front 2 turrets of the main battery done today. Minus paint, and still have to put the photo etch ladders on turret #2. They are just dry fit onto the ship now.

 Untitled by Matthew Brumage, on Flickr

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:21 AM

Well that's coming along right nicly Yes Exclent job Matt. What did you think of putting those Pom Pom's together?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:43 PM

modelcrazy

Well that's coming along right nicly Yes Exclent job Matt. What did you think of putting those Pom Pom's together?

 

 

You talking about the ones around the funnel? or the ones on top of the turret?

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:35 AM

Any of them. Did you use the PE or streight out of the box?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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