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May 11, 2019, 06:53 PM
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1/72 Flower class


This isn't an RC build so hopefully it's okay here!
Im trying to treat it as a series of kits rather than one big one which seems to help. It's a big learning curve. Thought I'd start with the engine room casing
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May 11, 2019, 11:26 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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But of course! Did you get the full GLS PE set? I fought that battle once:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Snowberry-1-72
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May 12, 2019, 04:05 PM
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Yeah, using the GLS set

Comparing the kit parts to the GLS bits

Started to make the engine room vents tonight, annoyingly I was missing half of one vent. Aha, I thought, not to worry. I had in my drawer of things that may come in useful an old pair of Sony earphones which if you squint a bit could almost look like a vent. Just needs a bit more fettling and I'm sure you won't really notice the difference

The last photo is the three kit vents dry fitted to the deck to get a look at how they'll look in place
May 13, 2019, 07:38 AM
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Welcome to the forum .

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May 20, 2019, 04:55 PM
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Been away at the local vintage transport show this weekend showing the land rover, back to the model now though and done a bit of work on the cowl vents by thinning the plastic of the cowl itself to be a more scale appearance and replacing the thick moulded band with a PE one.

My Sony earphone to a cowl vent conversion is going well and with a bit more filling and sanding should soon be looking about right
May 21, 2019, 03:41 PM
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Couple more bits done this evening. I put a coat of primer on the superstructure purely to get it to be one colour and to see how much joint work I need to do (a fair amount but a lot better than I was expecting considering how many times it's been faffed about with). Now everything is the same colour it's much easier for me to work with

Also carried on doing a bit more with the engine room skylight
May 21, 2019, 04:21 PM
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That's the skylight panels on, will do the hinges and catches tomorrow. Excuse the mess but the second picture is just an overall shot of the ship with a few bits on
May 29, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Started fitting hinges to the skylight and while the glue was drying I thought I'd do a little bit of painting
May 30, 2019, 06:10 AM
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Nice work.
Going to be a really nice model when finished.
Jun 08, 2019, 02:52 PM
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Was missing a cowl vent, one Sony headphone and some filling and sanding and I have a replacement

Also made up a ladder this evening and done a little more on the engine room skylight assembly
Jun 12, 2019, 03:54 PM
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Made another ladder and also made up the ledge anchor mount to go on the back of the superstructure. One more ladder to make (thankfully)
Jun 13, 2019, 04:59 PM
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Made the final ladder tonight and also assembled the Downton hand pump (not sure what this was used for)
Jul 01, 2019, 04:10 PM
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Bit more done tonight. Finished off the skylight, painted and dry fitted in position. 4th photo shows a comparison between the GLS skylight and the revell kit version.

Also made a start on two more watertight hatches. Really enjoying this build so far, it's a challenge but the results are satisfying especially when you compare the bits to the kit versions
Jul 24, 2019, 05:37 PM
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Little more work done, the engine room casing is looking busier now. Fitted the lockers and the handles for the aft watertight door. Once I paint the bulwarks and decks this can be glued into place. Does anybody know what the thing on the back is for? Looks like a davit if some sort but not sure
Jul 29, 2019, 04:53 PM
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Started work on the depth charge launchers this evening. The etch has lightly engraved markings which I punch lightly with a sharp centre punch to make the rivet shapes


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