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davepb

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  1. Eagle, Illustrious (or one of her sisters) Hermes, Forth.?
  2. Thanks for the tip Geoff, but I think the difference in scalewill be vry obvious against the waterline. I'll just have to find someone with an Alps type printer. I have had decals printed before, so I'll have to produce the artwork. I'm a bit slow in updating the pictures, but I hope to get some on this weekend. Dave
  3. Hi, Dose anyone produce decals in 1/144 Scale for the Draught Markings on Flower Class Corvettes. Both Black and White are required for some of the paint schemes. I could print my own in black, but I don't have the ability to print in White. Dave
  4. As promised, the rebuild of the bridge superstructure, and the welldeck bulkheads. I think there is an improvement, at least the angles are closer to true! Cheers
  5. Hi Niall, My thanks for the suggestion. I haven't adopted that method this time, as the wheelhouse has to support the compass platform Cheers, Dave
  6. Hi, I had a good close look at the work I'd done so far , and binned it! The well deck structures were not square, and the wheelhouse was oversize! I've ripped the lot off, , and I've finished the new well deck structures. Now for the wheelhouse! I'll get some pictures posted on Monday.
  7. Thanks Guys, no pressure then! Just noticed on the pictures that I'd dislodged a couple of the window bars on the wheelhouse. I had to make a new wheelhouse because the Revell item has eight windows across the front instead of the seven seen in photographs. The injections went well today, so I should be able to get some more work done tomorrow. Cheers
  8. Hi Jeff, Some pictures added. Hope to add more this week, when my eyes recover from injections!
  9. Hi, the time has come to start my first Work in Progress, as promised to several people who have provided me with information on Flower Class Corvettes over the last few weeks. First an explanation of the title, “A bunch of Mackem flowers!” I was raised in Sunderland, whose natives are referred to as “Mackems”, a shortened version of ‘Mackem and Tackem’ in reference to Sunderland could be explained by the two principal forms of employment in 19th century Sunderland. The census of 1851 showed that sailors and shipbuilders formed by far the biggest workforce in Sunderland at that time. ‘Mackems’ could quite easily be the shipbuilders who made the ships and ‘Tackems’ the sailors who took them out to sea. In any case it is better than “Monkeyhanger”, the term addressed to people from Hartlepool. I was born in Hartlepool, and rather like the name (https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Hanging-of-the-Hartlepool-Monkey/) As it happens, the Flower Class were designed on the Tees, and HMS Heliotrope K 03 was one of the earlier vessels, and was built in Sunderland, along with the other two ships I intend to model, HMS Campion K 108 and HMS Burdock K 126, using the Revell 1/144 HMS Snowberry as my basis, along with accessories from Shapeways, Pontos and Eduard! I begin with HMS Heliotrope, when she still had a short foc’sle, then I intend to move on to HMS Campion with a long foc’sle but with the mast still forward of the bridge, and finish with HMS Burdock in her final form with mast abaft the bridge. I’ve started this WiP rather late in the day, having already made some progress on modifications to the hull. The images I used as reference material is from the Sunderland Museum Flikr account. And so, down to business The veneer is not glued down, just a trial piece before I work out how to mark out the planking. That's made a start!
  10. Looking forward to this, I remember seeing it flying around Hampshire during its' time with Hampshire Police. Dave
  11. Thanks Jamie, I will have a look at your colour charts and make a decision. Dave
  12. Hi Rob, thanks for that reply. I was aware of your build, in fact I have it on my Hard Drive as a reference! Anemone interested me because it was built at Blyth, but I'm more inclined towards HMS Burdock, which underwent similar rebuild, and was built in my hometown of Sunderland. I know several people have modelled her in a garish yellow camouflage, but the pictures in this reference https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theflowerclasscorvetteforums/hms-burdock-new-photos-8-7-16-t606.html show a different camouflage. Any suggestions on colours? Thanks for the suggestion, I do intend to start a Work in Progress. Cheers Dave
  13. That's a very interesting picture. K48 was HMS Anemone, but in Battleships,Cruisers https://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/flower_class.htm, the picture of HMS Anemone has the mast forward of the bridge. Looking at robgizlu's picture, I notice a metal hoop over the quarterdeck, does this suggest a later conversion for towing? Looking at other pictures on the net, it is clear that the number of freeing ports has been drastcally reduced on HMS Anemone, so some filling will be necessary! Dave
  14. Hi Dave, interesting that Revell have the doors on the inboard side! Thanks to you both. I think I'll go for them closed, , but would be interesting to see a close-up of one . Cheers, Dave
  15. Yes Stuart, they are engraved in the hull, as small rectagular depressions, with the outline of a cover on the inside of the bulwark. I would have thought they would have been left open in Atlantic weather, when the Flowers would have been fairly drenched.. I was just hoping that someone could give a definitive answer. Dvae
  16. Hi, just starting this model, and wondering if the freeing ports should be opened out? Dave
  17. Has anyone used the Aerokits detail set on the Airfix kit?
  18. Excellent news, and a Buccaneer S.1 would be great, and a Scimitar and...... Cheers, Dave
  19. Alan, is that a Spey Phantom in 1/144 scale in the foreground? And the Buccaneer, is that also 1/144? Tasty! Dave
  20. HMS Trafalgar was one of the 1942 class of Battles, and as such was fitted with quaduple torpedo tubes. HMS Matapan, that I'm building, was one of the 1943 class, and was fitted with pentad torpedo tubes, as was Alamein, shown in my earlier link. Information gleaned from "British Destroyers" by Edgar J. Marsh.
  21. Thanks for that tip Mike. The British set has them. Haven't checked the German set. Cheers, Dave
  22. Thanks Aeronut, now I have the dimensions, I can scratch them. Dave
  23. Hi, does anyone produce stretchers, as used in British Casevac operations. I'm fitting out the interior of my Hallam Vac Twin Pioneer as a Casevac aircraft, Failing that, does anyone have any pictures of the stretchers used? Thanks, Dave
  24. davepb

    Comet C4

    Voyager is 41cm wingspan!
  25. davepb

    Comet C4

    Even in that scale, the Voyager is pretty big! The 26 Decals conversion for the Comet is pretty straightforward. Dave
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