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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #200 on: January 11, 2022, 02:47:17 pm »

Hi Lou;


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I wonder if such race would have been held even in Japan so far regularly..???


Kiyo


It looks like they do it in Detroit as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GyX8NVxZOA


And New York https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Tugboat_Race


It appears that Americans will race anything! :}  They still hold paddleboat/riverboat races on the Mississippi I believe.


I believe they could hold tugboat races anywhere they have tugs, even Japan. Maybe they do but you just don't know about it.


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #201 on: January 12, 2022, 08:44:58 am »

Yes, indeed,I have ever felt that the Americans in general are comparatively fond of race in any respects.
Or all competitive humankind himself including Asians too..? {-) {-)


By the way,building a plastic model is so pleasant to do in a warm room in winter.
My Snowberry has made a tiny progress as follows today slowly and securely as always... O0 %)




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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #202 on: January 12, 2022, 10:17:46 am »

Nice to see the bridge coming together. Your modified 20mm guns look right at home.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #203 on: January 12, 2022, 11:02:12 am »

I am also right at home whenever I am in my room of dream. {-) {-)


Here you see below is what you call "big MO" at 1/190 --192? built from the Sterling models about 35 years ago.
Model length is about 56.7 inches.
She does need some restoration for sailing...though... {-)
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #204 on: January 12, 2022, 11:53:01 am »

This Flower Class thread is certainly gaining breadth Kiyo  %)  ....& as long as you say " built from the Sterling models about 35 years ago"......

Well I toured BB63, the real Mighty Mo when she was in active Commission, 1987 in Sydney....'about 35 years ago O0


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #205 on: January 12, 2022, 12:54:34 pm »

Hi Derek;


I have also ever been to her anchored as memorial battleship in Oahu,Hawaii many years ago and felt that it was so looong.
Actual length is 270m(longer than IJN Yamato 263m) and looked graceful and slender like a heavy cruiser contrary to Yamato.
The pic below was taken in 2016 year trip to Hawaii on the roof of Pearlridge shopping center.. if I should remember correctly.
Well,I have to go to bed now for working tomorrow.
Good night.!


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #206 on: January 12, 2022, 02:54:33 pm »

My trip to the Missouri was when she was in mothballs here in Washington prior to being towed to Hawaii. They only had a small area open to the public back in those days but what we did get to see was still impressive. You are right in a number of ways Kiyo. In many ways the New Jersey class battleships were more cruiser than battleships but still VERY strong. Did you guys get a chance to look at the place on the Starboard side of the hull where she was hit by a Kamikaze in the battle of Okinawa? They never bothered to even make repairs to the hull there was so little damage, just painting the place over. If you know where to look you can still see the place today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0pGhHq6OqE


I think I am even more impressed with your building of the Sterling kit. Like many older kits it is not easy to make it look so detailed and scale. In fact it is a challenge to even finish the kit. There is one being built by a person in Idaho on the other boating forum I look at. I do not think he intends to RC his though.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #207 on: January 13, 2022, 02:08:13 pm »

Yes,for sure,it took a tremendously long time to complete her like a Hachette Bismark 1/200.
Construction of the hull was so similar to the Hachette Bismark.
Very slender and streamlined hull...by which she could run at 33 knots max.!!?? like a heavy cruiser !!
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #208 on: January 13, 2022, 02:34:44 pm »

 In 1968, during a shakedown cruise, the Iowa-class USS New Jersey achieved a top speed of 35.2 knots (65.2 km/h) which it sustained for six hours. As part of a brutal test of the ship’s engines, the captain then ordered the ship to go instantly from “all ahead flank” to “all back emergency”. New Jersey took some two miles to come to a stop.


The SS Unites States that was equipped with the same engines and boilers was able to go 43 kts on her trials, so it is possible that the Iowa class was able to go faster but the top speed was classified. 35.2 is considered the record for battleships.


In addition to their speed another advantage to the hull design was that they could turn in a tighter circle than a cruiser inspite their length! They were very formidable ships.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #209 on: January 14, 2022, 11:58:03 am »

Hi all;


Well then,shall I get back to my initial theme of my Snowberry again apart from the pleasant talks about Big MO as
a little progress was made as per page 24 of whole 45 of the instruction manuals.
My modified Oerlikon20mm single gun mounts were set at last permanently on the roof deck.!!♪~♬~♫~(^^♪ O0
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #210 on: January 14, 2022, 02:29:29 pm »

!!♪~♬~♫~(^^♪

Looking nice
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #211 on: January 15, 2022, 09:54:18 am »

Hi Lou;


Thanks for your comment.
By the way,do you know what a small chamber is on the roof, though I don't know at all. ? Chart room or/and observation room,warming up room?


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #212 on: January 15, 2022, 10:40:10 am »


By the way,do you know what a small chamber is on the roof, though I don't know at all. ? Chart room or/and observation room,warming up room?

Kiyo
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It is the Asdic or sonar room. I believe the radar operator is also in there The radio room appears to have been located in the back corner of the wheelhouse below, along with the chart table and a bunk for the captain while at sea. Not much privacy on this ship while at sea.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #213 on: January 16, 2022, 04:02:45 am »

Hi Lou;


Thanks for your information.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #214 on: January 16, 2022, 07:46:52 am »

Hi all;
 A little progress for today is very little as usual.! {-)
The page 25 of whole 45 is done with this step.
Many fittings were set on and around the roof deck as per the instruction manuals. O0
Two voice tubes were deliberately hollowed out not to break.
General progress seems going so and so for the past days since last October.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #215 on: January 21, 2022, 01:44:20 pm »

Hi all;
My Snowberry has reached the half of page 27 of whole 45 today with the assemblies of the Radome completed as per the kit instruction manuals.
By this completion,the bridge is also becomes complete at this stage.
So,from tomorrow, the construction will get into the mid-ship of the hull. It's already 2.5 months since resuming this build.
I never say that I have been on the go with this build so far,the rest work seems comparatively easy for me... %% {-)


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #216 on: January 21, 2022, 02:48:58 pm »

Looking nice Kiyo
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« Reply #217 on: January 21, 2022, 08:08:21 pm »

Wow...a small Sun Tan room with glass windows to provide ocean views while frying  {-) ...................Derek  :-X
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #218 on: January 22, 2022, 10:21:40 am »

Hi Lou and Derek:


Thank you so much for your comments.


This corvette is certainly so refined as to equip a sun tan room for the crews trying to keep their good health aboard the ship
during spare time apart from convoy missions.!! This is the best feature of the Flower class corvettes..??? :-)) :-)) {-) O0


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #219 on: January 23, 2022, 06:26:20 am »

Hi all;
Before getting into building mid-ship,I have to build in the smoking system around the mid-ship structure previously.
Unless I do it in advance,I thought it would be troublesome to do while assembling the each part in parallel...
So I set it up into the mid-ship this time successfully.! :-))
1;Drilled the holes
2;Smoking pipe was set
3;Smoking pipe was connected with silicone tube to get flexibility for installing and detaching the deck structure when changing the batteries
4/5;Let's go testing the smoking ...!!! Oh,No!! This looks just like a chimney under no wind.! This is a funnel and the smoke never goes up straight.!! >>:-( >:-o {:-{
6;I made a smoke spreader
7;And built it in the funnel
8/9;And again tested....That's OK for me this time with this level. %% :-))
      If not good on the water,I will add another smoke spreader.!! O0
10;This spreader was found to be effective to get the smoke spread this time... %%
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« Reply #220 on: January 23, 2022, 07:03:51 am »

Quite a difference. I have never installed a smoke system so I certainly learned something. Thanks for showing us how it is done.
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« Reply #221 on: January 23, 2022, 11:22:51 am »

oops, gohho gohho gehho too smoky in the room! But at least this level of volume is required when viewing the smoke from the shore. :-))
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #222 on: January 23, 2022, 12:25:56 pm »

Looks great  :-))
Your Smoke Spreader certainly dose the job!!  :-)) :-))
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #223 on: January 23, 2022, 06:42:14 pm »

He is right. That much smoke will look very nice. I do wish that these smoke units would make black smoke though.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #224 on: January 23, 2022, 09:15:22 pm »

Unless they are deliberatly producing smoke for a smoke screen, any smoke being produced would have the chief engineer having a non polite interview with the captain. Funnel smoke in a convoy was a bad thing as it would help its detection.

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