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General Ship Modeling: Creating Ship Dioramas
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Sinking of a Flower Class Courvette
novorus
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:30 AM UTC
Well that's both sides done, (Port and starboard) now looking at the deck and another 170 more..............man not sure I can do that. Counting it all up 176 now done....

Dam that would mean I have only passed half way.... only taken me how many days..
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novorus
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10:55 AM UTC

So here is the latest update pictures. I started the deck, but have decided not to continue. I think with any water effect the effort will be lost.


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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:31 AM UTC
Looking cool James. So, is this dio will have both U-boat and Flower Class? Also, which is sinking which?

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:54 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

thanks for the interest. Yes is the answer in all.

The idea is born from research to find that Corvette commanders when face with no depth charges did ram surfaced U boats. Due to the start of the build involving a corvette without a hull and to help me I choose to make BOTH items sinking. I started to starch build the hull of the corvette but found it so hard to do.

The finished diorama will have the front of the U boat on it's final moments and the crew of the corvette fighting to save the ship or even getting to safety in life boats. As you saw at the first of this thread I found some interesting pictures of part sinking corvettes.

I found some history to tell the story but it is part fiction.
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 09:20 AM UTC
Oh this is gonna be a good one to whatch!!! Love the idea James.
novorus
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 10:48 AM UTC
Thanks Bob for checking in, please any input always welcome.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:18 AM UTC
Well the Christmas break is over and so looking forward to getting back to this one
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 02:30 AM UTC

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Well the Christmas break is over and so looking forward to getting back to this one



Good to see you back on the bridge James,
novorus
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 08:56 AM UTC
thanks Julian, if only I can get in the model room so much to move still
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 08:48 AM UTC
Cool idea, but a corvette could usually ram a U-boat and get away with it, the original design was based on a whale catcher and had ice strengthened bows. I built 3 of these kits in the past, one Bluebell, one converted to HMS Primula (short f'c'sle), the last converted like this

There is a standard corvette hull under the extra plasticard but far fewer common parts than I would have liked.
Scratch building is addictive, I think it is time for me to start again
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hooray! A Castle-class conversion! I can't wait to get to work on my conversion.

--Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:44 AM UTC
It was great fun but I had to make a few compomises, the hull is 1/2" wider has a 4" plug in the middle, the bow is longer with increased flare and height and the stern 1/2" longer and squared off. I reckon I still have half the kit, there are so many changes, the gun was AM, the Bofors ex Airfix, she originally had MkV Oerlikons but I later swapped them for Bofors,bridge,mast,funnel all scratch built. I still think it is a great kit, despite it's faults.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:17 AM UTC
Andrew

loving the piece you have done looks great.

In my research I found only a few badly damaged corvettes from ramming to the point of being lost. Most of the time reports where made of ramming but not of the sinking of U boats.

I have used some licence in the piece for sure.

Thanks for looking at my post and welcome to the ongoing project.
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 03:36 AM UTC
James,

Really looking forward to this project of yours.

I've got a 10% started Revell Flower Class kit that I plan on backdating to a 1942 version of the HMCS Spikenard as she looked at the time of her sinking.

I also have a Revell 1/72 U-Boat kit to be a companion display of the boat that sank her.

Andrew,

Great looking work on your conversion. Do you have any images of your HMS Primula?
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:34 AM UTC
Hi Michael,
Rather than hijack James' thread I started a new one with Primula photos and brief info
James, it's your build, do it the way you want, I like the idea anyway
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 12:59 PM UTC
Thanks Michael, be sure to post some pictures so I can follow your build too.

Time is getting away with me on this, so much more going on you know....

But guys thanks all of you for following this build I am grateful and I love to hear everyone thoughts and options,