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duttydozen

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Any room for another Flower?
« on: February 22, 2010, 09:01:05 PM »

I started on this last week,it will be static and i'm using most of the GLS stuff.



I hate brass >:-o
But it'll look smart when its finished.

Sharp bit at the front is done bar a touch up of paint and the rope reels.


A photo of the parts i've received from GLS to date.


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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 09:46:53 PM »

There is always room for another Flower mate! Especially one that is going to use all the GLS goodies! Which Flower are you building? I have most of the Sirmar resin fitting for my next corvette and are looking forward to seeing you build with the GLS bits added. I never realised that the deck sets etc are all brass. It's going to be a great looking model...
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duttydozen

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 05:47:50 PM »

Cheers Jonny.
Its Hms Compass Rose from the film The Cruel Sea.
I got the 4" gun and hedgehog through the post this morning.


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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 07:04:39 PM »

Excellent! The HMS Compass Rose is a true classic! I'm a bit jealous of the 4" gun. It's a model in its own right and looks the business once it is finished. Please feel free to add as many pictures of your build as you can be bothered. I'm a shocker for posting random pictures of my build..

I'm also looking forward to seeing a Compass Rose completed.
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Spook

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 12:03:11 AM »

I got the 4" gun and hedgehog through the post this morning.
Isn't posting hedgehogs against the law?  ok2 ok2 ok2
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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 03:12:33 PM »

Hows the build going? Don't be shy about posting pictures and updates... :-))
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Edward Pinniger

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 03:36:32 PM »

I'm also very interested to see more of this build. This is the first time I've seen a Flower built using the GLS sets - I've heard a lot about them, but never seen them! The brass sets look seriously impressive and comprehensively detailed - if a bit intimidating, especially the superstructure which I assume you have to fold up from flat pieces.
Am I right in thinking that the complete GLS set replaces everything in the plastic kit other than the hull and cowl vents?
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duttydozen

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 08:46:53 PM »

Don't be shy???
Its taken me almost every night this week to finish the 4" gun and hedgehog  ;D
Most of the original kit will be kept for spares,i've just started the bridge set and the original wheelhouse is used.






I can't use the flash to get close up so i'll try for some for photos on Sunder afternoon.
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duttydozen

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 08:42:00 AM »

These are a bit better.




Hopefully i'll finish the bridge by next weekend and put some more photos up.
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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 10:04:44 AM »

Looking really good mate! You can really see all the extra details from the GLS set on almost every single bit! The 4" gun and bandstand looks excellent, it's almost a kit on it's own with over 200 parts.

How are you finding building the GLS sets? I don't have much experience with etched brass but you seem to be getting fantastic looking results from them. I have all of the Sirmar fittings for my next one and I must say that for a working model (eg R/C) they are pretty darn good and a massive improvement over the kit ones. Extra details but still strong enough to be handled.

I'm really enjoying this build mate and I am VERY tempted to build a static kit now using all of these bits...

Keep up the good work mate, I'll be watching you!! {-)
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duttydozen

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 04:57:38 PM »

Finished(ish)









now back to my Cumberland at last
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Brian N

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 08:06:47 PM »

I am building a 48th scale Corvette, where can i get the orlikons and the 2pounder from, either in resin or cast metal
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brianc

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 08:15:46 PM »

Try Sirmar/PSSShips :-))
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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Any room for another Flower?
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 11:18:27 PM »

I am building a 48th scale Corvette, where can i get the orlikons and the 2pounder from, either in resin or cast metal
Sirmar Model boat fittings are the way forward. He's also a member here as Darlek1. I have all of his fittings in 1/72 scale for my Flower Corvette and they are superb on a working model.. :-))
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