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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 03:39:17 AM »
Loving the big engine on the back
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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2016, 03:43:24 AM »
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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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2016, 03:58:23 AM »
Hi all here's the first bit of alterations 




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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2016, 04:09:22 AM »
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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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2016, 02:59:18 PM »
And combustion chambers! ;)



Build is looking great, so far, can'r wait to see more! 8)
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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2016, 09:29:48 PM »
One could possibly add those extra details in:

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2016, 01:23:20 AM »
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.










I intend to add as much detail to the jet engine i can.

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2016, 02:00:28 AM »
Lasers make sense . It's likely to run over its own bullets with that jet

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2016, 04:11:44 AM »
 a bold idea !
I wouldn't have dared ;-)

thank you for showing pictures from that Airfix engine : it gives me other ideas  ;D

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2016, 09:38:49 AM »
WOW -  :o - is example of "thinking outside the box" and a kitbasher's box is darn big.
Retaining propeller for puttering around dockside ?

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2016, 04:34:27 PM »

it makes me think of



but then much much bigger

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2016, 10:50:39 PM »
I keep getting an Ian McCue vibe from it.

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2016, 03:32:51 AM »
Hi all here is tonight's bit




I must say I'm quite pleased with my lasers.

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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2016, 11:06:33 PM »
It's looking kind of steam-/diesel-punk the further along you get. :)
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Re: Flower class corvette
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2016, 02:04:00 AM »
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)