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>> Home > Tags > corvette

guardrails by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Norm, I believe they (splinter padding) were grey, but I have also seen tan on other ships. Mostly WW2 though, like the Flower class corvettes. Maybe tan in peacetime grey at war!? Cheers, Doug 😎

Smoke generator by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
The first time I ever made a smoke generator was in the 1960s at school - for flow visualisation in a wind tunnel I was building. There there was no shortage of power, so i used a 1/4" glass tube wrapped with asbestos and nichrome heating wire, and boiled paraffin in it - no wick. Loads of lovely white smoke once it was forced through a cooling fan - but it was oily and smelly, and not ideal for lab work.... Later when I built a Revell Bluebell corvette, I made a shallow perspex dish with the glass-fibre wick, and used the smoke fluid from a disco smoke-maker. That's essentially a glycol/water mix - much less smelly. Unless they add perfume.... I suspect that paraffin would be less smelly outdoors, though fire and an oily residue would be hazards. You should be able to get a bottle of glycol smoke/fog fluid for less than a fiver....

Ship rudders by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Toby. Further your PM, thought I would try to demonstrate the PVA hyperdermic method as it has been about 5 years since I used it on the Flower Class Corvette. Unfortunately I only had a 18g needle to hand so "overdelivery" was a problem together with the ambient temp today that is pushing 32 degrees outside! I remembered by doing this exercise that when putting some pressure (very little) on the plunger that the PVA tends to want to drip, so the main thing is to support the needle at a constant height above the work (I used my other hand) and to move on quite rapidly as the pressure inside the syringe keeps reloading the tip of the needle. Lift the needle vertically as you move along, this keeps the rivet round. As always "practice makes perfect" so don't commit to the model without being happy with the result being achieved. Good luck!

HMS Launceston Castle by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 42" HMS Launceston Castle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through Mtronics Viper Marine 15 ESC - Comments: Successor to Flower Class Corvettes. This Castle Class built from scratch. As my first scratch built boat I decided to build with "surf board" keel that carries all the ballast. Model handles perfectly with no "Nodding" and rolling like a toy in rough water. Keel acts as display stand when ashore. Took 2 years to build. Pic's taken at various stages of construction on and off the water.

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi John, already did that on all the Vosper, Vosper Thornycroft, BAE Systems Surface Ships etc etc sites. Nix! I suspect it may have been a design offered for an Request To Tender but not accepted and never built. Nevertheless, have a go and see if you find something I overlooked👍 MPC 85 means; Multi Purpose Corvette 85m. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS also worked on the VT Mk10 Frigates also shown in your link, the Niteroi Class for Brazil. Niteroi is the name of the town on the other side of the bay from Rio. At the other end of the bridge connecting the two towns is the Brazilian Navy submarine base where I also worked on some Tupi class submarines, German Type 209s. Good times 😉 PPS I'm still suspicious of that curious stern! Never seen anything like that afloat!!

Help required on Boat i.d. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I spotted MPC 85 on the plan. Would that be enough to start a search on VT site? If there is such a thing. I'll have a go but don't let it stop anyone else trying.👍 Found this.--- style='background-color:yellow;'>corvette&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis07Tw2ZjeAhXpC8AKHS_mCdsQBQgqKAA&biw=1094&bih=504&dpr=1.25 ----- any use This site gives a list of vessels that may help.-----

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, Hope these few photo's will help you i.d. the relevant corvette. cheers Peter👍

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Peter, I worked on some Vosper Thornycroft (later BAE Marine Systems) corvette projects in the 90's; Nakhoda Ragam-class corvettes for Brunei (eventually bought by Indonesia after a dispute between VT and Brunei), Qahir class and Khareef class for Oman. Please post the hull and super photos, plus the drawing ID box on the plan, and I might be able to identify your hull! MPC stands for Multi Purpose Corvette. Cheers, Doug 😎

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Can anyone assist, been to the model boat show at Blackpool today, bought a hull and plan for what I thought could be an interesting build, only problem is when I googled the feedback, the hull/plan and some superstructure is of a : M.P.C. 85 freelance general purpose corvette built by Vosper, if any help I can post a photo of the hull and superstructure. many thanks, Peter🤔

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
As you wish Steve! If you want the exercise ..., I s'pose it's not as boring as jogging😁😁 What do I think about Semtex? ... BOOOM 😁😲 Seriously, (as if I could be 😁😁) - don't see any use for Semtex green on Campbeltown either. That's why I said I'd probably chuck it in with my USN MTB green to pad it out bit for my PTB. Several ships used it as part of the Western Approaches Pattern, like the Flower class corvette depicted on the box, but Campbeltown apparently not. Mix a little in with the Deck Grey perhaps? BTW, All this chat about Campbeltown inspired me to look for and buy a disc of the 1952 Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough film 'The Gift Horse' based on the Buchanan / Campbeltown / Operation Chariot story. Disc arrived yesterday, just watched it (usual human waste on the haunted fish-tank🤔). Stirring stuff chaps! lots of visible detail of the Town Class destroyers, at least of HMS Leamington! G'night all, cheers, Doug 😎

Flower Class Corvette by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Ooops! Summat went wrong again! 😲

Flower Class Corvette by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I think I'm in the wrong film 😲🤔

Bulwark Stays by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Mike, fellow Leo! Mine is 6 days later 17.08. I've also been in Oran, Algeria, several times, talking to the navy and the naval shipyard in Mers El Kebir just round the headland from Oran. Yep, that's right, where the RN reluctantly shot up the French fleet in WW2. Result of the discussions; 3 Patrol Boats built in Mers El Kebir, 2 Frigates built in Germany, 1 Training ship and 3 Corvettes built in China. The Italians nicked my design for the COMMS system for the LPD which was built in Italy (incentive - Govt. funding!), otherwise I'd have had that as well. 😡 You can't win 'em all 😉 I got my revenge just before I retired when I won the contracts for 7 ships for the Qatar Navy, built in Italy by the same Genoa yard as the Algerian LPD. 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship by Mikep Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the kind words Sanddancer. Your City of Eli looks very nice so far. I just added some detail to the Hull I used 1/4” aluminum tubing and fiberglass filler to add fillets. I saw the added stabilizers on the Fleet Scale hull for there Liberty ship. I have there 1/48 Flower Corvette hull and it is really well made heavier gauge then the deans and very well detailed including rivet detail.

Guestbook Post by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi All. Many may already recognise the 'nutter from Munich' 😁 but I just wanted to say- I first stumbled across this site and enrolled here in 2014 but was still in harness and trundling around the world working with various navies and shipyards on all sorts of naval ships from small Fast Patrol Boats through subs, Corvettes and Frigates up to LPDs, Heli and Escort Carriers. So I didn't have much time for model building (sounds better than 'Modelling' somehow 😁😲) or contributions to the site, but I did try to keep up to date with advances, as I always did in my profession - Naval COMMS systems - and dipped in and out of this site without getting involved. Since I retired last year I have become an active member and have also dipped into, and registered with some, other Model Boat forums in various countries. But in all of them I have never found such an international, friendly and knowledgable bunch as on this site. Or such a well organised site where it is 'relatively' easy to find the info you need, or to just ask and get informed answers pronto. Sure there is room for improvement in some areas but "Tempus fugit" and things move on - so is it also on this site. I understand that a facelift and changes are afoot😉 whatever the outcome I'm sure you won't find a better web site for informed (bin there done that!) info on model boat / ship building as well as research on the original vessels this side of the asteroid belt! Welcome aboard and Happy Building and Sailing, All the best, cheers, Doug 😎