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Kpnuts

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Hi all well now I've finished Warspite I am putting some serious thought into the corvette. I know the purists will hate this but there are hundreds of corvette model builds out there, and, if you've got to know me at all you will know I don't do usual, so, I was thinking what I could do different, I could turn it into a luxury cruiser, but I want to keep the guns and stuff, so I thought maybe turn it into some sort of futuristic fighting ship, but no I actually like the look of it as it is, and that would change it a lot, so what I thought was. War gaming is quite popular what if you could play captain of your very own corvette. Obviously she would have to have up to date radar and stuff, for legal reasons I assume. So guys what would I have to alter legally (visibly I mean)if she was to exist now and be leased out to War game parties.
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I like your train of thought Ken. It's kind of like my idea behind my M1 in that it is something that has never existed, but could have. I'm going to be watching this with enthusiasm.
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Hi all ive made a start.
 
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Subscribed! [smile]
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Hi all hull halves together



as you can see will need a fair amount of sealant to waterproof it, even though I used a vise the gaps are still quite large. just waiting for the brass rod and tube for the prop shaft to come then I will seal it all.


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That thing is huge!!
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Damn that's big. The missus would s@#t a brick if i brought that home. Lol. Going to love watching her going together. 
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OMG is huge, !!!!!!!!!
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Kpnuts

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Installed the prop shaft on the corvette
 
 
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Hi all got the radio gear in the Corvette today.
 
 
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Great photos! I am roughly at the same stage with mine. I just glued the fore and aft hull halves together after quite a bit of sanding and dry fitting. I have to laugh at the "beams" provided for hull stiffening (I think -- maybe for deck support), as they are extremely thin and bendable. I was tempted to replace them with wood, or heavier gauge plastic strips. However, the hull does seem sturdy enough after gluing, and the deck sections fit well. 

I'd say that the entire hull length is at a yard. But I love it for that reason -- so much easier on the eyes and hands than 1/350.

I like your idea for modernizing the ship. Oerlikon paintball quad 40's, maybe?
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Hi all done a bit to the corvette. yes the strengthening tie bars are a joke they bend all over the place had to add some plasticard to them to stiffen them also number 9 rib is about 1.5 mill too long when in place and you add the top deck it creates a gap all down the side so had to had a bit off that, fits ok now.
 
 
 
 
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It's looking good! I am waiting for grey paint to arrive so that I can get the hull and superstructures painted. I used white primer on everything. I don't want to glue the decks until the hull is primed and the windows are in place. There's also the question of the deck sheets. I want to lay them over the decks without sanding off the little seam lines that protrude out of the decks. I dislike those raised lines! I imagine they would be like boards sticking out of the deck at many intervals. Not good for sailors running from place to place in combat! But to sand or shave them off would take a LOT of time and care. I hope the deck sheets will cover them without leaving  a bumpy surface.
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well did some filling and glued some deck parts on corvette and added the wooden decking to the rear.
 
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Kp -- are the cut-outs in the decking pre-cut? I haven't removed mine from the backing yet. I'm assembling a lot of the machinery separately while the hull dries and cures. I want to try Future (Klear) for installing the porthole windows, and to attach the clear sheet squares to the superstructure windows. I understand it works well for that purpose. I do wish the instructions were a bit better -- I misplaced the gears on the anchor wench. I'm debating whether or not to try to loosen one on the axle to move it. The chain may cover it, though. I'm not a perfectionist, lol.
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