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  1. Hi Mike, Have you tried contacting Ross Watton direct to see if he can let you heve larger versions of his drawings? Cheers, Dave
  2. Hi Rob, sorry for the delay in responding. I've not forgotten , but I've been a little distracted lately! Cheers, Dave
  3. 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
  4. Many thanks Tim. Some good information. Dave
  5. 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/
  6. Hi Tim, Many thanks for that. Looking forward to reading the articles. Cheers, Dave
  7. Eagle, Illustrious (or one of her sisters) Hermes, Forth.?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Hi Jeff, Some pictures added. Hope to add more this week, when my eyes recover from injections!
  15. 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 tim
  16. Looking forward to this, I remember seeing it flying around Hampshire during its' time with Hampshire Police. Dave
  17. Thanks Jamie, I will have a look at your colour charts and make a decision. Dave
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Hi, just starting this model, and wondering if the freeing ports should be opened out? Dave
  23. Has anyone used the Aerokits detail set on the Airfix kit?
  24. Excellent news, and a Buccaneer S.1 would be great, and a Scimitar and...... Cheers, Dave
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