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    HMS Bluebell.
    15 Photos ยท 20 Likes ยท 13 Comments
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder
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    Built over 30 years ago and still going strong after many Atlantic convoys and refits Bluebell is still one of my favourite boats.
    Still sailed on a regular basis.
    My sons,who used her as a build project all those years ago still enjoy her as well.
    My sons wrote to the Flower Class Corvette Association were made Lifetime Members and given the tie and lapel badge.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just obtained a Revell 1/72 Flower Static to R/C conversion, in very slow progress, but, I will use your photos to restore. Thanks for posting.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Survey Vessel (ALC 113/AGOR 113)

    I bought the 1/72 kit while on vacation last summer, saw it on Facebook Marketplace for $40 CDN. The owner had it for years and was tired of taking the kit with him, when the moved he from apartment to apartment. It had been a gift from his grandmother, she knew he like to build plastic models but didnโ€™t know he was a model plane builder.

    Well to my good fortune I build planes, vehicles and floating objects too.

    Now before I close this off, it is my intention to build it as a post war vessel. Some of these went on to serve in other capacities for many years in peace time roles. Yes I know they have a distinguished role in history which most model builders will try to simulate, but there is the pre-war whaling role, and the post-war roles these ships preformed too.


    http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/MODELS/Sudbury/Sudbury.htm
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 39 Views ยท 7 Likes
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    A lovely looking vessel scratch builder, as lewz commented on your weathering-great job. Personally on the weathering front, I like to add a touch to my boats; not only do I think it adds a touch of realism alongside figures, it also helps to cover up some of my mistakes ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
    โœง 38 Views ยท 5 Likes
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    Weathering...
    Really looks good!
    I wonder why we modelers neglect to do this to our models. Just about every ship has varying degrees of Rust, stains, chipping, and dirt, some more than others.
    So, I pose this question to others on this forum... Do we forget to do this, don't want to mess up a beautiful model, or it just takes guts to "run with it"? I would like to hear your opinions.
    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    In my opinion you are one of the best at coloring naval models. I really like how you make them very realistic.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Captain)
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    Incredible weathering job. I wish I had the talent and eye to achieve like results.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 49 Views ยท 5 Likes
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    Hi Doug.
    HMS Victorious.
    Not yet finished,but am about to post some pictures in a new Harbour.
    Regards Bill.
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    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I will get around to putting HMS Victorious on a build blog and in my harbour before I get put on a charge ๐Ÿ˜‚"
    Looking forward to that Chief๐Ÿ‘
    Start with the Harbour, so we can at least see what the finished article looks like.
    What scale is she?
    I only have the 1:600 (38cm) Airfix version, post 1958 modernisation - angled flight deck etc.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 49 Views ยท 6 Likes
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    Thanks All.
    Still have the original Matchbox,box, (never throw anything out because you can guarantee you will need it the day after the bin men,(sorry,recycling operatives) have been.
    So the other box is still awaiting an order from the builders but I have promised my sons that when the Grandsons are ready then they can help me build it like their Dadโ€™s did.
    Always up for a challenge Doug,and,YES,I will get around to putting HMS Victorious on a build blog and in my harbour before I get put on a charge ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.I am trying to get all the pictures together from various files and folders.
    Happy Days
    Regards.
    Bill
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    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 6 Likes
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    " it might be a good time for us all to dig them out and have a group build,"
    Oh no!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Another challenge Bill?
    I have one of the first Revell series kits (30+ years old just after they bought the tooling etc from Matchbox) on the top shelf of my workshop.
    I opened the box back then, saw the curious method of building the large wobbly hull and thought 'Oh s....ugar! How am I ever gonna build that straight?' and there it stopped!
    Around that time my career in naval COMMS took off so the kit stayed in the cellar 'til my last move.
    I also have a more recent kit, the so called Technik kit, with a few LEDs and a motor, which I stupidly bought on impulse two years ago. Musta been p****d!๐Ÿ™„
    If it's a 'speed build' challenge you're thinking of I certainly won't win that, but I might have a chance in the 'make it work' stakes๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Anyone want to buy the earlier kit?
    Make me an offer I can't refuse๐Ÿ˜ฎ - Cross my palm with silver ...... ๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    30 years old. Looks great and when a boat is done right it will last. Nice work!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Scratchbuilder, That is indeed a nice boat and I love the story that goes with it.

    Hi Martin,
    An interesting thought, I'm sure many of us are in the same boat (oops) it might be a good time for us all to dig them out and have a group build, and see what we come up with, it would be fun to see how each other progress and get some new ideas.
    My hull is on top of the fridge full of bits and pieces and nothing else is done ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Bill
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    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice.
    You have done a great job.
    Well done.
    I have a Matchbox 1/72 flower kit in the loft that i keep saying i will get around to making.
    Maybe later LOL!!

    Martin555.



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