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About Michael51

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  1. Michael51

    RN Flower Class corvettes: colours

    Thanks Niall, A PM from another forum member put me onto the site you recommend. I registered earlier today and the response has been very encouraging, Michael
  2. Michael51

    RN Flower Class corvettes: colours

    Jamie, Tom and Niall, Thanks for the extra advice and directions to other sources; much appreciated. The interweb holds a variety of sources relating to R/C conversion. For the low-tech types such as myself, is there a single, illustrated source that explains the optimum layout for batteries, rc gear, motor, prop. shaft, rudder mechanism etc? Any advice would be most appreciated, Michael
  3. Michael51

    RN Flower Class corvettes: colours

    Thanks Jamie, I did have the original Lambert book but it was sold off to a bookseller some time ago. Given its current asking price, I wish I had kept it. I have ordered Lambert and Brown's 'Shipcraft Special: Flower Class Corvettes'. As far as I can tell, this would be the next best option. Ships are not my area of expertise so do set me on the right course should you consider other print sources to be more appropriate, Michael
  4. Michael51

    RN Flower Class corvettes: colours

    Troy, Jamie, This has been of great help and is most appreciated. It looks like the disruptive pattern will be the more accurate choice. Thank you again, Michael
  5. Michael51

    RN Flower Class corvettes: colours

    I am planning an RC conversion of the Matchbox / Revell 1/72 kit of the Flower Class corvette. I am not all that keen on the disruptive camouflage patterns. Was there a period at War's commencement when these vessels were devoid of camouflage and if so, what colours would be most appropriate for the hull and superstructure? Any advice would be appreciated, Michael
  6. Michael51

    High Planes RAAF GAF Beaufort

    A very impressive build. I imagine this was not the easiest kit to build - I'm too scared to go near these kits - and you have done it proud. Michael
  7. If there is one thing that really gets my attention, it is a 'context rich' build: the kit is almost secondary to the background story. I think you have done a great job on bringing the plastic to life with the account of those four young men. By the way, where did you get that mug? Michael
  8. Michael51

    1/72 L-1049H Super Constellation

    What a beautiful model. It exudes reality. That finish is spectacular. I will now go back and read through the WIP to see how this was achieved, Michael
  9. Now that really is moving the idea of putting bits together to a high art form. Remarkable detail, remarkable weathering, Michael
  10. Michael51

    Revell Handley Page Halifax Mk.III

    What great work. The 'black' that is not quite black undersides is particularly effective for this scale, I think, Michael
  11. Brilliant work, particularly the paint / weathering on so small a kit. Michael
  12. This is inspiring work. Those panel lines are remarkably well done. Given the number of pictures including assorted grog additives, it is obvious you are of a stronger physical constitution than me, Great work, Michael
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    That looks brilliant. Michael
  14. Michael51

    Revell 1/72 Fortress Mk.II

    A superb result and doubtless much effort, Michael
  15. An impressive finish and as mentioned before, very effective weathering, Michael