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MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:07:27 pm »

Having got bored stiff waiting for the hull for my next build to arrive from Oz I have decided to do another Revell Flower Class Corvette while I am waiting.

I got this from Barry at Westbournes who informed me he had bought up the remaining kits from the wholesaler which he is selling for 49.99 each.

I ordered it yesterday and it arrived today.



I have made a start by gluing the hull together and the withdrawal symptoms have nearly gone.

Will now have something to do tomorrow.

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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 08:35:14 pm »

Hi Richard,
Well done my friend, taking on yet another task! No doubt it will be up to your usual high standard, for us lesser mortals to wonder at. Glad you're coming out of the doldrums, the old saying comes to mind, 'you can't keep a good man down'.

Best wishes, Danny
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 08:38:59 pm »

Do I detect a note of sarcasm Danny ?

Had to do something, my backside was starting to hurt where I was standing around scratching it all day.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 08:44:38 pm »

Excellent! Looking forward to how you will go about this DickyD. It will good to see how an experienced modeller tackles this common 'first time' conversion and your build log will be a treasure for those of us doing this for the first time. So, please take lots of pictures and let us follow you along on every part of her build.

Are you planning on doing anything fancy like smoke or noise?
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 08:57:51 pm »

Nothing fancy, just an improvement on the last one ie brass stanchions and things that get broken at the lake.

The first one.

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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 10:34:13 pm »

I am about ready to start building a 1/48 version of the flower
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 08:08:08 am »

Hi Rob, where you been ?
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 09:14:51 am »

If you are building with a fleetscale hull at 1/48 . I have just sent them the masters for the 4" gun which may be of use to you ?
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 09:52:27 am »

Having got bored stiff waiting for the hull for my next build to arrive from Oz I have decided to do another Revell Flower Class Corvette while I am waiting.


Bl**dy  hell - bored stiff waiting >:-o do you think hulls grow on trees (wish they did, so much cheaper) O0

Has part 1 and part 2 arrived yet;

That's okay Dicky - some things are out of my hands and I have to wait too ;) ;)

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 12:13:43 pm »

Hi Rob, where you been ?

More of a lurker than a poster Dickie
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 01:12:52 pm »

Bl**dy  hell - bored stiff waiting >:-o do you think hulls grow on trees (wish they did, so much cheaper) O0

Has part 1 and part 2 arrived yet;

That's okay Dicky - some things are out of my hands and I have to wait too ;) ;)

Mdu
Not having a go at you Martin, just needed something to do and a warship kit for about 150.00 all in seemed ideal.

No sign of parts 1 and 2 yet I'm afraid.
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 06:14:58 pm »

Haven't done much today, only fabricated and fitted the rudder.

Unfortunately Deans Marines postman with my motor and prop shaft etc is not such a fast worker as Cornwall Model Boats postman with my adhesive and speed controller, so I am still stuck for the propshaft and motor etc.

Maybe tomorrow.
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 07:26:30 pm »

...looking forward to it Richard, hope you can inspire me to get off me duff and get mine finished. Perhaps I won't apply for that new post, I mean after all its only money...

I'm sure she be stunning, are you doing the Snowberry this time?

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 07:41:10 pm »

It has inspired me to do some more work on mine too! Can't have DickyD finish his before i have completed mine!

Just remember to keep all the lovely pictures coming please.. :embarrassed:
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 10:04:49 pm »

Hey Richard, which whole seller does Barry use at Westbourne, reason being I know for a fact who got the last 30 of these Flower kits?

 Paul...
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2010, 06:27:52 pm »

Still waiting for my running gear. Why do people send out recorded stuff 2nd class post ? No telling when I will get it.

I used a Stanley knife blade to scrape off the pattern of planking where there shouldn't be any.

As I said the rudder is fitted.





I have prepared the hull to receive the decks. The foredeck is fitted.



I intend to join the main deck to the forecastle deck so that I have plenty of access.

I have fixed coamings around the rear deck and cut an access hatch so i can get at tiller if necessary. This hatch is under the depth charges so I have had to make the racks so I can get the size of the hatch right





I have started to make up the main parts of the superstructure so that when I eventually get and install the running gear, I will be able to use the superstructure to help hold the decks together.




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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2010, 07:57:42 pm »

you have done more work on yours than I have on the 2 of mine in four years!!!! Must come down and visit again!!! %%
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2010, 10:19:50 pm »

Bl**dy  hell - bored stiff waiting >:-o do you think hulls grow on trees (wish they did, so much cheaper) O0

Has part 1 and part 2 arrived yet;

That's okay Dicky - some things are out of my hands and I have to wait too ;) ;)

Mdu

I know that Dicky - was just taking the mickey out of you.

Post seems awfully slow lately - I'm also waiting on some plans from UK O0

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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2010, 12:07:03 am »

 Got in from work today and found my corvette waiting for me in its box ready to build. (thanks to my wife x) :-))

   If anyone is looking for this kit and doesnt mind travelling to southampton then head to ROCK BOTTOM TOYS in the marland shopping centre and the guy there has 5 or 6 left. Hes selling them for 39.99 BARGIN!!!! unfortunately he doesnt have a website :((

  keep up the good work dicky. im hoping to pick up some tips  :embarrassed:
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2010, 08:04:46 am »

There are plenty of these kits around if you have a look and I don't think they are in any way in short supply:

http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop/revell-hmcs-snowberry-saucy-05061-p-955.html

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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2010, 09:48:42 am »

Got in from work today and found my corvette waiting for me in its box ready to build. (thanks to my wife x) :-))

   If anyone is looking for this kit and doesnt mind travelling to southampton then head to ROCK BOTTOM TOYS in the marland shopping centre and the guy there has 5 or 6 left. Hes selling them for 39.99 BARGIN!!!! unfortunately he doesnt have a website :((

  keep up the good work dicky. im hoping to pick up some tips  :embarrassed:
Didnt realize you were in S'oton Timmer, what part. Where do you sail ?
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2010, 11:17:44 am »

Saturday post just come, no prop shaft, motor etc will now have to wait till Tuesday as Monday is a Bank Holiday.

Nothing to do till then.

Deans tell me their deliveries normally take 3-4 days, not to here they dont, this is the fifth day. >>:-(
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2010, 02:49:01 pm »

Didnt realize you were in S'oton Timmer, what part. Where do you sail ?

   oh i live in Lordshill. you know, the posh part ;)

   Pretty new to all this so havent done any sailing as such but im going to start looking into it once i get this model finished
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Re: MY SECOND FLOWER CLASS BUILD.
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2010, 06:08:54 pm »

Haven't done much today.
Made the main gun and platform and soldered a brass handrail around it and the bottom walkway of the bridge.



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