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HMCS SNOWBERRY as USS SAUCY build
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC
I forgot one photo yesterday. Here it is …



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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
Kyle sent me a couple of photos today. He is making good headway on the project … Here are two photos:




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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 04:36 PM UTC
Looking great Tim! Kyle is doing a heck of a job getting this one together!
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 09:40 PM UTC
Thank you, Todd. I am simply amazed at what Kyle is doing ....
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC
Over the weekend and yesterday, Kyle sent an update; this is what he said, “The brass pedestals got the end turned down and threaded 10-24 to match the threaded holes in the hull. They were then shortened approximately 3/16". I also painted and attached the port and starboard lights. I have one more run of white and primer left to do, but it really feels like I'm in the home stretch now.”

He also started my Merit 1:35 Soviet G-5 MTB. Whereas the SAUCY build is basically an OOB build but with a different name, the G-5 is strictly an OOB build, right down to using the kit’s decals.

Here are some photos:

















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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 05:06 AM UTC
WOW...Kyle did a great job on the finials! Nice bid having a lathe to make your own! Both vessels are coming along great Tim!! Thanks for the update!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
Thanks, Todd.
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 10:04 AM UTC
Watt Todd said - very nice work, your USS Saucy is coming along great!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 08:55 PM UTC
Thank you, very much, Jan. I'm impressed with what Kyle is doing.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC
Kyle sent me an update on Christmas Eve; the USS SAUCY is nearing completion and the G-5 is ready to be painted. He said he is going to be scratch-building a crow’s nest on the SAUCY and put the guns on her too.
Here are two photos:




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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:21 PM UTC
Kyle sent me update regarding my USS SAUCY today, and here is what he said, “Well, here are the decals in the Saucy. Not as easy I thought to print decals, they do have a tinge of blue and you can see the white background from printing but I think they'll do. Everything received a coat of flat clear to unify the finish. Up next will be the scratch build parts and rigging.”
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC
Great job Tim!

I have been interested in those convoy corvettes since I first saw the movie The Cruel Sea many years ago.
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:12 AM UTC
Once again Tim, very crisp and clean work from Kyle! You can be really happy with this one, she looks excellent!!

Cheers,
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:03 PM UTC
Thanks, Guys.

I'm really impressed with his work.

Tim
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC
Hi Tim,

You may want to ask the builder to change her hull number to the correct
number.

USS Saucy was PG 65 and not PG 63 which was the USS Surprise.

Have a great day.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 06:51 AM UTC
Joe,

Righto. Email just sent to him. Thank you, sir.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 07:53 PM UTC
Joe,

Not to quibble ... but there are two photos on www.navsource.org that shows PG-65 on USS SAUCY. It appears that the illustration in my dear friend John Lambert's book is incorrect.

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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 04:32 AM UTC
Kyle sent me an update on my USS SAUCY today, this is what he said; “Some details added, anchors are on, oars and masts for the boats, and the flag staffs on the bow and stern. I also have fixed the rockets, I'll have to touch up where they were glued in. Next up will be the railing post and replacing the gun shield which broke off during the decal repair.”

Here are six photos:














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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC
Saucy is looking really good! Are you going to dirty her up a bit with rust, paint deterioration or whatever? Something about a clean Flower class corvette just seems wrong...!
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:22 AM UTC
No sir. Nope. Negatory, good buddy ............ no weathering or dirtying up.
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:29 AM UTC
Looking good Tim!! Fine clean work! I would have rooted for weathering too...LOL...but clean is just as good!
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC

Earlier today, Kyle sent me another update on my USS SAUCY, PG-65. This is what he said, “I went to paint the kit supplied anchor chain only to find that it was fragile and was already broken in a few places. I went to hobby lobby and got the smallest chain necklace I could find and used that as anchor chain. I also picked up some silver sewing thread to use for railing cables. I'm hoping today to remake the decals, get some work done on the bases and start some scratch building.” He also said that he’ll deliver both, the SAUCY and my G-5 MTB next Sunday.
Here are the photos he sent today:











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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 02:22 AM UTC
Kyle just sent me an update, and this is what he said, “Some progress photos. The mast and ladder went on as well as the spotlight platform. I built the spotlights from styrene, they'll get painted white, black for the lens side and a drop of clear glue to simulate curved glass. Tonight, I plan to respray the flat clear, mount it on the base and start working on signal flags.”
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:25 AM UTC
Kyle sent me an update on my USS SAUCY overnight, and here is what he said, “Saucy got a second round of flat clear and was mounted to the base. Here is a test print of the signal flags. The printer is making them too pink, so I will resort to painting the excess fabric from the flags you sent me. I did a test last night and I'm pleased with the results.

The clear cover over the radar went on and the guns are in place. Tonight, I will be doing the the remainder of the clear parts, begin the rigging, get the spotlights in, and paint the signal flags. I'm going to talk to Chris this evening and make sure I understand the rigging properly.”
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi Guys, I just want to add a post-script here on Kyle's workmanship on my SAUCY and my Tupelov G-5. He delivered them this past Sunday. He did an excellent job on both kits! The SAUCY was from the new Revell 1:144 SNOWBERRY kit and was built, basically, OOB - having a few scratch-built things, which Kyle can address better, and he used a necklace which he got at a craft store as the anchor chain. Although I know NOTHING about the FLOWER Class Corvettes (other than for what my dear late friend, John "Sir John" Lambert told me and what I read in his books), I am - from the in progress shots from Kyle and from seeing the finished model up-close - impressed by the kit and by his craftsmanship! The Merit 1:35 Soviet Tupelov-built G-5 MTB was built totally OOB and, I'll tell ya Guys, Kyle did an unbelievably excellent job on it! That is a strong testament to his ability as a modeler and to the quality of the kit. Sunday, Kyle did say that the G-5 kit was a better engineered kit than the SNOWBERRY in terms of the fit. I am extremely PLEASED and IMPRESSED by both finished models. Tim