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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Navy - Military - Battleships: => Topic started by: Sandy on August 31, 2014, 08:47:57 PM

Title: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on August 31, 2014, 08:47:57 PM
I had HMS Gloxinia out for a sail yesterday:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Submarineattack_zps004915e6.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Gloxinia_zps3dcca1fd.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Fly-by_zps7d2e98e1.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Fly-by2_zps64d0bc01.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Gloxinia2_zps56a17752.jpg)

All the best
Sandy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: marinemole on August 31, 2014, 09:33:47 PM
Very nice Sandy, looks good on the water. Hope that isn't the dreaded blue green algae I see in a couple of the shots?


Andy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on August 31, 2014, 09:53:58 PM
It is... so bad was it that, despite the pictures, it was very windy and a boat sank.

Tom got out the rubber dinghy but the water was so bad it just wasn't located.

You can't see more than two or three inches down into the water.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: TugCowboy on September 01, 2014, 12:05:48 PM
That is a beautiful model, great to see on the water like that, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: plastic on September 01, 2014, 03:36:49 PM
Nice model.

Is it a Revell Flower Class with a massive re-working? It's very difficult to guess the scale.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on September 01, 2014, 03:46:16 PM
Gorgeous vessel and an interesting name as well! I hope the algae problem is fixed soon.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on September 01, 2014, 05:27:26 PM
It is a 48th scale very long fo'c'sle HMS Bryony (from Fleetscale I think) that had to be reworked to a short fo'c'sle version.

Worked from the photo of Gloxinia from early 1943:-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/markwalters/Corvettes/HMSGloxinia.jpg)

Uses a small brushless motor (outrunner) and a 6v SLA battery. All works fine as long as you cruise about sedately. Go full chat and the low voltage cut out cuts in and kills the speed controller so it is either a wait-the-drift or break out the waders time. I read the article in MB magazine about why don't scale boaters use brushless and gave it a go. Works fine. At slow speed you can count the blades turning on the prop.

An in progress shot:-

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/9566500762_5b3dfdabb6_c.jpg)

Nice size model but takes quite a bit of ballasting... two 6v SLA's and four sheets of lead.

All the best
Sandy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on September 01, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
Ooh, lovely crisp styrene work Sandy, she's looking good. The proportions of the hull and sheer look spot on.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on September 09, 2014, 06:21:13 PM
I found that the Flowers, like trawlers, sit very stern low, in other words a lot more draft aft than forward.

I built the stand so that the waterline was level and so sitting on the stand is how the model sits in the water.

But, the Flowers were obviously built on a slipway and as such the verticals; bridge, casing end are all at 90 degrees to the keel.

This means, and it becomes obvious when you look at pictures of Flowers, especially short fo'c'sle ones, that the bridge leans backwards and, despite the stern sheer, the end of the boiler casing does too.

 %)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on September 09, 2014, 06:36:49 PM
I didn't take many pictures during construction but the ones I did may be of use to someone:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/bilge_zps05c340e9.jpg)
Bilge keels

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Bilgekeels_zps783a3609.jpg)
Undercoat

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Bilgeattachement_zps8d22e5cd.jpg)
Deck bracing and bilge keel attachment - short brass pins drilled into styrene keels. No expense spared workbench also.

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Bridge1_zpsd29d31d5.jpg)
I added the extra portholes.

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/deck_zps57a3ac4a.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/bridge_zps5809d765.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/bridge2_zps4c176dc3.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/forecastle2_zpsbb71d1cd.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Forecastle_zps8285bf8d.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on September 09, 2014, 10:17:36 PM
Lovely workshop as well as the corvette! I like the hatches very much with all the latch details etc.

Do you blend glues in the mixer? I under stand the need for a cooker to heat pies in, but I think you could have matched the baseboard to the kitchen :O)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: mark w on September 12, 2014, 09:54:24 PM
That is a beautiful model, great to see on the water like that, thanks for sharing.

+1 :-)) . great conversion work, she looks very realistic in the bow on shot.
 
Mark
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: rob on September 13, 2014, 09:09:43 AM
The Flowers have got to be the most charismatic boats we ever had, really nice model of a really nice boat.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: tugboat Tom on February 04, 2015, 08:34:29 PM
I didn't take many pictures during construction but the ones I did may be of use to someone:-


Have You used  drawings from Fleetscale ?
Are there also drawings of the supersructure ?
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on February 04, 2015, 09:36:28 PM
Hi,

I have some drawings of Aubretia, but none of Gloxinia.

The Aubretia drawings gave me a guide for the plan of the bridge but after that, and in fact for most of it, I worked from the photo.

Not sure of that is very helpful for you?

All the best
Sandy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on February 05, 2015, 11:32:02 AM
Hi Sandy,

Great job you've done on her  :-))

Your scratch build work looks superb, what a shame there is not more work in progress pics. Is that a 4" gun where the 2pdr is normally sited?

Looks magnificent on the water

longshanks
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on February 05, 2015, 04:37:47 PM
Hi,

Yes, It is an HA 4inch and the 2dr got moved aft.

Some sources now say it was a 3inch, but original information says it was the 4inch.

The four first Med Flowers all ended up rather unique looking.

It was a nice build, and sails well.

Now working on a 24th scale Fairmile B.

Not sure why I didn't take many photos, as I took hundreds on my (first) Guepratte build...and I have ended up taking even less of the B.  {:-{

All the best
Sandy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on February 05, 2015, 07:19:17 PM
Be interested in seeing any pics of the B
 :-))
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: PICKETBOAT on February 13, 2015, 09:55:28 PM
Sandy


Just picked up on these pictures of your wonderful BIG flower class. She looks great, and even better in real life on the water.
Misplaced my password for Model Boat Mayhem, so have not been following things or making comments recently, however I'm up and running again so thinking of posting my next on line build here.
See you at the pond side when the weather warms up a bit.


Steve
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on March 29, 2015, 11:29:01 AM
Off topic, Kev (longshanks) asked for some pictures of the Fairmile B.

It's been a slow build, but progress as of yesterday:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2625_zpsu06wq68b.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2631_zps013e5dkz.jpg)

ML437 of the Burmese RNVR....
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: PICKETBOAT on March 29, 2015, 12:01:24 PM
Sandy


Another excellent build coming out of the kitchen. I shall certainly look forward to seeing this one "beating it" across the lake.


More pictures please.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on March 29, 2015, 05:19:51 PM
I agree, she is coming along dandy.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on March 30, 2015, 10:28:24 PM
Now that is looking very sweet Sandy  :-))

Keep up the good work

Kev
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on March 31, 2015, 05:56:20 PM
Some more pictures:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2626_zpsvny7wc5y.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2628_zpsdui63jfe.jpg)

Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on March 31, 2015, 06:01:06 PM
(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2629_zpsaluj0yya.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2630_zpsswlovu7v.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: big_bri on March 31, 2015, 07:39:48 PM
Looking really good with the detailing going on Sandy, like the spare barrel locker....nice :-))
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on March 31, 2015, 08:49:00 PM
The weapons fit generally is lovely. Those sights are intricate and add loads of detail to the model. Are you going to build a box to carry/store her in so that the fiddly bits don't get caught in your jumper, the hedge and in the car upholstry?  <:(
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: PICKETBOAT on March 31, 2015, 09:25:06 PM
Sandy


A storage/transportation box, now that's an inspired idea. I can send you a set of plans for one like mine if you want. Then I will not be the only one who gets comments like "it will never float" when you get the box out of the car !


Seriously, a box is a good idea. Models are so easily damaged sliding about in the back of the car.
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on March 31, 2015, 10:36:14 PM
I admire your lovely clean finish, I guess its 1/24?

Kev
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on April 01, 2015, 07:55:04 AM
It is 24th scale. Kev.

Please send plans of box, Steve.

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

Now, does anyone know where to get 24th scale jerrycans?
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on April 01, 2015, 06:32:38 PM
Hi Sandy

Macs mouldings do your jerrycans plus some other bits you might find useful
http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/page7.php?category=9&view=productListPage&postPage=2

Kev
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on April 01, 2015, 08:17:03 PM
Hi Kev,

Thanks.

Eeeek, I wanted about 48 though.... <:(

All the best
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: tonyH on April 01, 2015, 09:08:06 PM
Hannants do a German Jerry Can (No pun intended) set at 1:24 by a firm called Tasca. Out of stock at present but due back in. Might be worth a Google?

Tony
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on April 01, 2015, 10:39:14 PM
Make one out of balsa, mould and cast as many as you want/need plus a few more for future projects or to exchange for coffees at club socials:O)

I never say no to a good plan!
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on April 05, 2015, 07:33:10 PM
Hi,

Since the sun was shining I did some tidying painting:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2647_zpswhgzr4gj.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2641_zpsdelal8dt.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2655_zpse1ivt910.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2643_zpseacab8i6.jpg)

Running out of space for boats though:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2639_zpsxvaijpeb.jpg)

Even our Easter dinner has to share the table:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2656_zpsj5sg0nfr.jpg)

And lets not talk about what 'projects' are in the loft....

ATB
Sandy
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on April 06, 2015, 07:45:43 AM
Beautiful  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on May 15, 2015, 07:25:41 PM
Paint:-

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2709_zps3zdnrjor.jpg)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/IMG_2714_zpscqpyutwc.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: longshanks on May 15, 2015, 08:03:21 PM
Tidy, very tidy  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Capt Podge on May 15, 2015, 08:11:52 PM
Some crisp looking models you have there  O0
 
Is it just the camera angle or is the frigate that's atop the bookcase VERY close to the doorway ?
Hate to think of that model taking a crash dive :o ...
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on May 15, 2015, 08:17:25 PM
It is close, and maybe too close, but the Marine Nationale laugh in the face of such danger ...  :-)
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: ballastanksian on May 15, 2015, 10:11:02 PM
:O) Looking fab!
Title: Re: HMS Gloxinia
Post by: Sandy on July 05, 2015, 09:24:44 PM
Not Gloxinia, but ML436 sailing at last.

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Second%20sail%2005-07-15%201_zpspvb0wefz.jpg)

Escorting the Jeanie Deans

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh499/sandymercer/Second%20sail%2005-07-15%202_zpsc4oqmclb.jpg)

All the best
Sandy