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Old 01-24-2018, 06:56 AM
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Flower Class Corvette "Battleford", HMV.

Hello everyone, this is my first post, so I hope it's in the right section of the forum?

It's my third completed paper ship model:

HMCS Corvette K-165 "Battleford", Royal Canadian Navy, 1941.

HMV kit plus laser-cut details.

Scale 1:250

Built as per instructions apart from acetate glazing, mast ladders (from an HMV ladder set) and rigging from sprue/elastic. Also added some navigation lamps and the shells/cradles around the main gun, since these weren't included in the kit. I modified the minesweeping dolphin noses to be rounded rather than pointed. I tried to use strips of card instead of the suggested wire wherever possible.

The hull sides required shortening to match the sub-structure, apart from that a very nice kit.

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Old 01-24-2018, 09:21 AM
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Absolutely beautiful! Looks perfect to me, and I always like to see well-executed models of Flower-class corvettes. Makes me want to re-read The Cruel Sea and to watch the film again.

I have spent some time pouring over these images and am really impressed with your artisanship.

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Old 01-24-2018, 09:31 AM
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Lovely model

Base is nice too

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Old 01-24-2018, 09:37 AM
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Wow! Beautiful job!
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:09 AM
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Now that's paper magic. Abso-bloody-lutely stunning build. Congratulations on what you have achieved here.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:23 AM
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That is just beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:26 AM
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That is just a beautiful job, nice and clean and great presentation.

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Old 01-24-2018, 10:38 AM
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Very much appreciated guys, thanks.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:50 AM
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Very nice model, how long did it take to be completed.
I guess you spend something like 40% building it and 60% detailing it.
Is this correct.
Thank you for sharing!
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:38 AM
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Incredible bulid, rigging is amazing.
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