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Revell's Ocean Exploration Vessel (aka R/V Calypso)

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  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:09 PM

This looks great!    

                         knox 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:15 PM

+1 looks good!  That mast assembly does look complicated 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    October 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:06 AM

Hey Dan Cooper:

Did you get the photo of the Calypso I emailed you?

Cheers

Sharkbait

PS: My friend told me that the first thing people would say when coming aboard was: "It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be!" 

 

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:12 PM

sharkbait

Hey Dan Cooper:

Did you get the photo of the Calypso I emailed you?

Cheers

Sharkbait

PS: My friend told me that the first thing people would say when coming aboard was: "It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be!" 

 

 

Nope, I'm afraid I haven't received any photos Sharkbait Huh?

 

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

  • Member since
    October 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Friday, January 21, 2022 2:07 PM

I sent it to dany.talloen@gmail.com

This is the email listed in your profile.

Please send an email with correct email to concampbell@hotmail.com

I tried to send you a PM on finescale but that didn't work.

Perhaps the photos are in your junkmail folder? Sender is concampbell, subject is Calypso photo.

 

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Sunday, January 23, 2022 10:59 AM

Almost there now, ship is about 99.8% ready, just a few more bits.

Today however, I spent most of the time emproving the boring empty stand on which she's going to rest :

 

 

Can you read what it says ?

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:04 AM

If you have a guy in the cage, you should have a "diver down" flag or buoy (I am a scuba diver).

Looks fabulous.  Very original.  Much better than just a nameplate.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:43 AM

Great improvement! It either says ocean or cuban exploration lol I can't quite make it out 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:49 AM

TheMongoose

Great improvement! It either says ocean or cuban exploration lol I can't quite make it out 

 

I just used the signal flags in their alphabetical meaning, it spells C A L Y P S O... or rather, it does if my information is correct Big Smile

 

I am aware that there should be a flag for "diver in the water" and/or a buoy, but it's still a work in progress...

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:02 PM

Looks great!  I like the shark/diver adition

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:54 PM

I think that it turned out great!  Haven't seen one of these built up before and I think that you hit it out of the park!

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    October 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Sunday, January 23, 2022 3:53 PM

Mayhap you could post the photo I sent you. I gives a good perspective of the small size of the Calypso.

Most often heard first remark when folks went aboard was: "Jeez, it's a lot smaller than I though!"

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, January 23, 2022 3:56 PM

I sure like the way your model turned out. Nice work.    

                        knox 

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Sunday, February 6, 2022 6:31 AM

And now that she's resting on a plaque I can finally call this project finished... third time was indeed a charm for this kit, it only took me three kits and 38 years to complete it...

 

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:21 AM

Turned out great.  So much to look at - and a piece of a lot of our youth watching the show.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:51 AM

keavdog

Turned out great.  So much to look at - and a piece of a lot of our youth watching the show.

 

Sharp looking model - and, yeah, I grew up on watching the merry band of whacky Frenchmen doing things in, on, and under the sea. In black and white! (Yes, I'm oldddddddd.)

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, February 6, 2022 12:39 PM

Outstanding work on this "vintage" classic kit.  I really like the subtle weathering and your stand really adds to its presentation.  It'll look great up on your shelf.

TJS

TJS

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