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Revell 1/72 Flower class corvette
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Hi all I started this kit ages ago but it got shelved (can't remember why) but I had an idea to re motivate me , it's going to become a 60s version of the bat boat, I have the Airfix jet engine which I will be adding, with some lasers and other bits, I guarantee this will be like no corvette you ever saw.



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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 07:44 AM GMT+7
Hi all well here is a quick mockup of where this is going. The jet engine is very disappointing detail wise I will be adding lots more detail and since this will be sprayed gloss black I will be cutting inspection doors in the outer casing to show the detail I will be adding 



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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the first bit of alterations 



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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
Hi all done a bit more.




As you can see there's no real detail to the jet engine, I know it's meant to be an educational toys to teach kids how a jet engine works and to be see through but I fail to see how this teaches anything, no injectors no pipe work for fuel just some blades which spin and some lights, I think Airfix missed a trick here. And for very little work on their part.
I know nothing about jet engines but I know they need injectors to get the fuel where needed and fuel obviously but here is no indication of either here.
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 05:24 AM GMT+7
Hi all some more progress on this.









I've concocted a couple of laser cannons for it, I think they look quite convincing, what do you think.









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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 05:09 PM GMT+7
That's quite a build there, Ken!! Fun idea!

Your self designed weapons - did you say 'LASER' guns or 'LADDER' guns??

Pretty cool, though!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 07:33 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is tonight's bit




I must say I'm quite pleased with my lasers.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 05:36 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next installment









I must say I'm enjoying this very much, freedom from anyone saying "that's wrong" is so liberating and I'm loving the fact I can use my imagination to find stuff for making 60s style futuristic stuff ( I thought at the start of this build that the corvette lent itself to that era, modern stuff would be either squarer or more streamlined)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Hi all, I've started detailing the jet engine.





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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:00 AM GMT+7
Hi all, did some more detailing on the jet engine (yes I know all you jet engine enthusiasts out there it looks like no jet engine you ever saw) it's not real and doesn't exist in real life, I love this imaginary stuff, I can do anything.

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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 07:33 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've finished detailing the jet engine, I was going to make an inspection panel in the casing so you could see the detailing but since it is curved in all directions I couldn't work out how to hinge it so you won't actually see any of it but, hey I know it's there.

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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 07:41 AM GMT+7
Hi all well thanks to a suggestion I'm going to do lift out panels instead of hinged so here's what I have so far.




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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's another update on this beast.



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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
FLOWER POWER- I love this build!

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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:42 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've had a go at making batman and added a bit of colour to the ship.


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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Hi all can anyone guess what this will be used for (think way out of the box)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.


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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 01:33 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's another update.




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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 07:58 AM GMT+7
Ken,

this is just too cool!! Splendid build and ideas!!

- did you think about building in some LED's for your laser weapons? I don't have that kit, but from the scale and size I would imagine it would have ample room for some batteries and wiring to add some crazy effects!

Vor creativity is fantastic - it's just sheer fun watching you!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
Hi all another little update, I must say I'm excited to see where this goes, I have so many ideas rolling round in my head.


Jan I hadn't thought of that, possibly too late now, will have a think about that.
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Hi all I just feel like I should apologise to all the people following my other ship builds, I've not forgotten them, I'm just having so much fun with this I can't concentrate on them, is that selfish? Sorry, I will get back to them again,  and to those who don't like what I'm doing to this, I blow raspberrys at you.
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
WOW Ken!

I love this!

So outta the box and so much fun!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Hi all another update, won't be many more as on hols on Friday. 





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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 07:23 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I'm back on this (I know, you're all shaking your heads and mumbling "here goes that nutter again") hey I'm just living upto my name.


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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
good to see the Bat Boat back!