It was with heavy heart that I read that Jim Davis had passed away before he even got close to finishing his last build, a 1/72 scale Revell Flower-class Corvette. I hope he gets to finish it wherever he is now.
Jim may not have had many posts in MSW, but he took on one of the ultimate kits while he was still here and was making great progress on the photo-etch deck.
Last week one of the final pieces in my Corvette's puzzle came together and DJ Parkins excellent deck set came from Boystown Minatures in the UK. Now that I have this set I can set about building my Corvette. I still have a few more sets to get but they can come in their own good time, and when I have the money..
So, here is the list of parts I have for the build..
- Revell's 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - released about 1981 or so.
- The following are all David J. Parkin's Detail Sets
- Propeller and Rudder Set
- 9" Scuttle Set
- Deck and Fittings Set
- Type C Bridge Set
- Funnel & Mast Set
- Rope Rails - Cast
- 3'3" Pipe Rails - Cast
- 4'3" Pipe Rails - Cast
- 4" Gun Mark IX Breech Loading Gun
- 20mm Oerlikon Guns Set
- 2 Pdr Pom-Pom Gun Set
There are still a few set to get including Dinghy and Stowage Sets, Oval Carley Float Sets, Hedgehog Set and Depth Charge Sets. Hopefully I will be able to order them sometime in November, unless I need them sooner. Unfortuantely food and shelter come even above plastic models in my money use regime.
And then today my wooden decking sheet came. It is a sheet made up solely of 2.6mm wide strips of decking. Artwox make it and it is self-adhesive. I am going to use this to make my wooden parts of the Corvette's deck.
So that's it for now. I will post some pictures later but all the sets can be viewed here.
Cheers for now