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    RN flag signals

    Probably Pennant number , and if escorting carriers, various warning messages. I'' certain someone will respond. This photograph shows her flying a Rear Admiral's flag
  2. Received mine today, direct from Ukraine. Mouldings look crisp, Have made a start by assembling the box!
  3. Thanks for that. Ordered, but postage was 12 euros! Still cheaper than Shapeways!
  4. Hi Jeff, have to admit getting sidetracked by other modelling genres! If you look at the picture below, you can see that there was another mounted on the starboard side of the bridge, with an extension plate added to mount it. All of these images are taken from the Sunderland Museum Flikr site (well worth a visit Interesting that the individual plating is not easy to see, even in close-up, but there appears to be a reinforcing strip at each deck level. Cheers, Dave
  5. Two Pictures that show an unusual mounting of single Lewis Guns on the Quaterdeck of HMS Heliotrope. The first picture gives a good view of the mounting and footrests. Doess anyone know of decent 1/144 scale models of Lewis guns ( not Shapeways, they charge an exorbitant amount for shipping !!!) Dave
  6. Hi Mike, Have you tried contacting Ross Watton direct to see if he can let you heve larger versions of his drawings? Cheers, Dave
  7. Hi Rob, sorry for the delay in responding. I've not forgotten , but I've been a little distracted lately! Cheers, Dave
  8. Hi Mike, very impressive. I assume this is a ruse to keep out of the way of all of these grockles flooding your area> I'll PM you later, Cheers, Dave
  9. Many thanks Tim. Some good information. Dave
  10. Hi, the hull conversion is pretty straightforward. There are a few websites that I used for information, and the results of my "becalmed" efforts are here : There are also a couple of essential references, Flower Class Corvettes by John Lambert and Les Brown (Ship Craft series) Warship Perspectives - Flower Class Corvettes in World War Two by John Lambert. Hope that helps, Dave P.S. This Website is useful> https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theflowerclasscorvetteforums/flower-class-corvette-images-f70/
  11. Hi Tim, Many thanks for that. Looking forward to reading the articles. Cheers, Dave
  12. Eagle, Illustrious (or one of her sisters) Hermes, Forth.?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. Hi Jeff, Some pictures added. Hope to add more this week, when my eyes recover from injections!
  20. 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!
  21. Looking forward to this, I remember seeing it flying around Hampshire during its' time with Hampshire Police. Dave
  22. Thanks Jamie, I will have a look at your colour charts and make a decision. Dave
  23. 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
  24. 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
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