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Messervy
04-15-2007, 11:02 AM
Finaly I decided to dig into a box of pictures in order to find prints of a model I made years ago - before the digital age.

A model of our greatest enemy - The Flower class Corvette.

It`s 1/72 Revell kit with custom added lights. I wish I had built it after I switched from building airplanes to tanks, since I really perfected my skills after that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Flower001Net-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Flower003Net.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Flower004Net.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Flower002Net.jpg

Grymmjakk
04-15-2007, 12:18 PM
Very nice looks much like HMCS Sackville http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the last of the flower class ships today. Maybe I will pop down this summer and take some photos of her to post here and you can compare

mastergas
04-15-2007, 12:24 PM
its the greatest threat in sh3 right next to the VW

eightball101975
04-15-2007, 01:41 PM
very nice model, i 2 am a keen modeler, tanks and aircraft mainly, i have made a model of u-99 though.

very nice

Ant__.
04-15-2007, 02:11 PM
Nice work Messervy! I haven't played SH3 for a little while I have to admit, but your model sent shivers down my spine - Agggh! Flower! Crash Dive! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Minoos
04-15-2007, 02:15 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Karl_Donitz_Jr
04-15-2007, 02:15 PM
Sweet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

That sure puts my Revell Flower to shame! Ming you, mine is Radio-controlled and goes into an estuary in rough weather without sinking http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Messervy
04-15-2007, 02:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Hereňôs one for you:

What substance do you think I used for the water effect?

Minoos
04-15-2007, 02:47 PM
Hair wax?

geoffwessex
04-15-2007, 02:49 PM
Great model! I saw one in a shop here recently and am toying with making it my project for next winter.

Oh, and the Sackville? She's alive and well in Halifax, NS,.......

http://home.cogeco.ca/~gchalcraft/sackville2.jpg


Did you also know that the USN had 18 Flower corvettes? They were 'given' 10 by UK and 8 built in Canada were sent to the USN too. Seems odd when you think of all the Lend Lease ships that went 'the other way', but it made sense to carry on building ships of the same class in the same dockyards, to keep costs and build-time down.

USS Saucy (yes, I thought that too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

http://home.cogeco.ca/~gchalcraft/saucy42.jpg

Messervy
04-15-2007, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by Minoos:
Hair wax?

Nope, but close. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Karl_Donitz_Jr
04-15-2007, 03:10 PM
Ear wax.... dead ear wigs?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Candle wax then? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I have it!!! Hair gel!! It has to be!

[]_---_[] KITT
04-15-2007, 05:58 PM
Whoa excellent job man. A true master work.

I'm thinkin abt building a British WWII DD. How long is that Flower model btw? I thought a DD/escort at 1/72 scale is waaay to long http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. No space to display them afterwards.

Any suggestion?

Messervy
04-15-2007, 06:23 PM
It`s 86 centimeters and to my knowledge your VllC is longer so I guess you can just pick it up in a store and start building. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I was surprised to find out just how small these vessels were when compared to U-boats.

Liddabit
04-15-2007, 10:03 PM
Where did you all learn to do the amazing paint jobs like that?

Messervy
04-15-2007, 10:10 PM
If you would have seen my first model built at the age of 5 and my last one at the age of 29....and if I only knew how many there was in between, you woudn`t wonder anymore. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

[]_---_[] KITT
04-16-2007, 07:45 PM
My first adult year model is a 1/350 Academy Bismarck. I didn't paint the hull and the black and white stripes were a mess. That was abt 3 years ago. Then i invested in tanks(have modelled only 5 so far-the first tank was a YELLOW Merkava Mk2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ) then the most recent VIIC/41 after a while stopping from building any model. I guess i still have a lot to learn. I don't dare to touch aircraft(buy diecast). They require tremendous skill in perfection. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PhantomKira
04-16-2007, 09:39 PM
geoffwessex


Seems odd when you think of all the Lend Lease ships that went 'the other way'

A number of WWI destroyers come to mind. Transfered back to the USN for Atlantic seaboard patrol duties. Also, a large number of aircraft that were "re-directed", origionally destined for RAF or Coastal Command, but given to the USAAF or USN instead to plug the gaps in early 42.

Others?

Messervy
04-17-2007, 03:54 AM
O.K. then.....

The water is made of cake jelly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif