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Good day folks I have just completed my second build, after posting my first build a MK II carrier back in Mar. 2021. Tamiya 1/35  scale Archer, completely brushed painted and weathered. All done with Vallejo products, added Eduard photo etched set, and Thatchweave netting /scrim. First attempt at a full base. All scratch built.

The Archer is representing the 3rd. Cdn. Inf. Div., 3rd. Anti Tank Reg., 4th. Anti Tank Battery C Troop

Next up a Flower Class Corvette HMCS Dauphin the ship my father in law served on. Converting the 1/144 scale revell HMCS Snowberry. Maybe stepping out of early skill set so we will see how it goes.

all comments and suggestions welcome

Cheers Dennis

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WOW!  That’s what I call a great build of an unusual subject.   Very, very nicely done, and the base and backdrop really set the scene. They have a nice little hidey hole to hang out in with a commanding view all around. 
 

So straight from armor to the most Canadian of all the North Atlantic Fleet: a Flower Class Corvette. Not even a Tribal.  I’m impressed. This ought to be interesting, and I’m looking forward to see it develop.

I knew an old guy when I was young who was RCN and served on Corvettes and Tribals.  He truly detested the Corvettes and swore that they’d roll 60 degrees, and in the right conditions with a quartering sea, they’d pitch and roll worse than an unbroken horse trying to toss you off. 
But they were 100% seaworthy and served reliably. Iron men served on those tin cans. 

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On 2/3/2022 at 1:24 PM, Martinnfb said:

Looks great, I like the backdrop too. Well Done Dennis! 👍

Cheers

Martin

Thanks for the comments Martin. Sorry for the very late response, but started the next project and got very involved in the research portion.

are you part of the modeling club here in Calgary? I have not joined since they have limited meetings since Covid.

cheers Dennis 

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On 2/3/2022 at 2:45 PM, GusMac said:

Love the camouflage on the barrel and the backdrop as Martin says. 

Sorry for the delay but got involved with next project, boy a lot to do on this one.

The camouflage is from a company here in Canada Thatchweave. Great products.

 Thanks for your encouragement.

cheers Dennis 

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On 2/6/2022 at 1:12 PM, Bomber_County said:

Dennis, you are putting us all to shame with your stunning diorama. The Archer isn’t modelled very often so it’s good to see. Congrats……

Thanks for the encouragement, it is my second build and first full diorama. Sorry for the delayed reply but this Corvette is going to be a beast. 
I am trying to build any vehicle,ship or plane that my relatives had a connection with in WW2.

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On 2/9/2022 at 12:07 PM, harv said:

Damn,  I mixed this. Just wonderful!!.....harv

Hey good day Harv, glad to hear from you. As I said to you before I am a pretty methodical builder almost a year since the universal carrier. I am just glad it turned out worth posting. This next project is going to take a lot of planning for brush painting, adding photo etch. 
cheers Dennis 

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On 2/27/2022 at 8:55 PM, Clunkmeister said:

WOW!  That’s what I call a great build of an unusual subject.   Very, very nicely done, and the base and backdrop really set the scene. They have a nice little hidey hole to hang out in with a commanding view all around. 
 

So straight from armor to the most Canadian of all the North Atlantic Fleet: a Flower Class Corvette. Not even a Tribal.  I’m impressed. This ought to be interesting, and I’m looking forward to see it develop.

I knew an old guy when I was young who was RCN and served on Corvettes and Tribals.  He truly detested the Corvettes and swore that they’d roll 60 degrees, and in the right conditions with a quartering sea, they’d pitch and roll worse than an unbroken horse trying to toss you off. 
But they were 100% seaworthy and served reliably. Iron men served on those tin cans. 

Good day thanks for the encouragement, just my second build.

My first post was back in Mar. 2021 a MK ll universal carrier. The goal since retiring is to build all the vehicles, ships, and planes that my relatives had a connection with in WW 2.  The Flower Class corvette is dedicated to my father in law who served on HMCS Dauphin. I have the Revelle kit 1:144 scale HMCS Snowberry that I will convert into the Dauphin. Right after my Archer post I opened the kit and all the photo etch and became in grossed with the scope of all the parts. I brush paint everything and with photo etch there is going to be a lot of planning. Then all the research to get on the Dauphin has taken just about all my attention. So I apologize for the very late response, this maybe a bit over my head for a third build. But slow and steady should in the race. Cheers Dennis 

 

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