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1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette using D J Parkins etch sets

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After building the first rack I concluded that the white metal depth charges were a little short. That coupled with the fact that I would need to take the existing detail off the metal depth charges if I wanted to fit the detailed etch end caps led to my decision to make new depth charges from styrene.

Pictures to follow as my photo host is running slow tonight, I’ll try again later.

 

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Photo site is working again........

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‘Please ignore the .5mm styrene rod holding the release mechanism. I am waiting for some .6mm wire to arrive.

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On 19/11/2018 at 05:48, Grunhertz said:

Now they look nice! 

Thanks Darren, it’s parts like this that brings etch to the fore like no other method. Moulding and printing just can’t bring scale the same way.

19 hours ago, Invictaag said:

Very neat work

Cheers Andy

Thanks Andy, it’s probably due to all the practice 😂

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15 hours ago, Kpnuts said:

An astonishing amount of detail going into this. Truly outstanding.

Cheers Ken, very kind of you to praise like that. I hope I can reach the finish line in similar fashion.

Today I got the second rack up to the same point as the first without major mishap. 

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On 24/11/2018 at 23:25, Mulder1966 said:

I need to dig out my thesaurus as I don't have enough on hand superlatives for this build. What an inspiring build.

Regards

Richard

Thanks once again Richard, most kind.

I have been a little lax on this build for the past week, I’m hoping it’s not the dreaded burn-out you had asked about. This next week will tell as I’m free from the burden of work. 

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Like Richard, I searched hard for an appropriate word to describe the building of the depth charge racks; arduous seemed about right. I accept that state of mind is worth about 90% of my approach to model making but these racks have felt like a bit of a task. That said, they are in the finish straight.

Too many pictures as usual but it’s cathartic after the past few weeks, thanks;

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Just a couple of wires to snip and then add these release levers and that is it;

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A little bit of cheating when it comes to painting??

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Hopefully I’ll be back soon with more,

cheers 👍🏼

Paul

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The Racks look really good Paul. I like the simplicity of the design, a Matelot pulls a lever and a Charge rolls down and over the Stern. Nowadays there'd be a fancy box of electronics that cost millions to design and build, and breaks down after 5 minutes when exposed to the sea air 😀

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I did a couple of hours today but not a huge amount to show for it, but hey ho, it’s all good practice.

Put a shackle together and drilled .5mm hole to help hold it in place on the davit.

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Note the handwheel on the black plexiglass sheet.

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and here it is in situ.......

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cheers for stopping by

Paul

 

 

 

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Earlier today had me cutting some 400 detailing parts from their frets. These etch parts “can” be used to detail the 50 plus depth charges should you so decide.

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I did think for some time about this, was I calm enough, was I steady enough, brain dead enough and sad enough. Seems so!

To date my modelling has not really been about this type of detail but the challenge of these sets is to at least have a go. I have just done a few to see how it goes. I’m not sure how many bits will stay on and it’s hard to photo but this is how they came out.

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We shall see if I continue on this path, I think it will depend on my mental state each morning.

Thanks

Paul

 

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Yes definitely still in it Darren. If I’m going to change all the charges I need to order more styrene tube. 

This pic shows the basic arrangement of the davit/depth charge set up.

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The throwers got their final bits of furniture added and are now ready for the paint shop.

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You can see on these two pictures what the model throwers are looking to depict as well as the fixed davits finished recently.

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Enjoy

Paul

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