> Just for a change from aircraft, I want to build my Matchbox Flower Class
> Corvette. I already have three books (Man o'war, another soft cover about
> canadian corvettes, and a hard cover book from Airlife) but I need detail
> pictures of everything ! I've found through Altavista one walk-around site
> (of the Sacksville). This is a start, but could anyone point me towards more
> detail pics of the corvettes (the early ones depicted in the kit) ?
> Something else : having this large kit makes me wonder whether there are
> other large scale (1/72 or 1/48) kits of warships ? I know there's the
> Modelboat dockyard (or something) but they sell hulls and some fittings, not
> complete kits for average modellers like me. I wouldn't mind building for
> example an *** helicopter ship with a deck full of AH-1's, CH-46's and a
> few CH-53's, just to name one example, or a 1/72 carrier... One can always
> Thanks for any information.
> ps : Flightpath have three corvette sets in the pipeline which should be
> ready for mid-october. Sure, right after the holidays...
> Pierre (43, Belgium)
Besides Lambert's previously mentioned book, there's also the Anatomy
of the ship book on the HMCS Agassiz. As all books in the serie, it is
full with technical drawings of the ship and its fittings.
Unfortunately it is out-of-print, but it does pop-up sometimes in
second-hand bookshops and eBay, it 'll cost you an arm and a leg
Be careful, because to fitting-out, no two Flowers were alike, and in
their service were refitted many times, most of the times changes
weren't even officially sanctioned !
I didn't see Lambert's book yet, but knowing the man's work it must
really be a master-piece. He is possible the world's biggest expert on
the Flowers ! Your best bet to buy the book is certainly WEM, because
they are also based in Europe (UK). Besides Caroline is one hell of a
wonderful lady !
Both John and Caroline are regular participants on the Ship Modelling
Mailing List, a must for anybody trying to build a ship with a little
more effort than just following the plans in the kit... just take a
look on www.smml.org.uk, the website of the mailing list, or send a
mail to Shane, our wonderful moderator and gracious host of the list,
he will be happy to include you on the list.
Be warned though, SMML is highly ***ive and its main characteristic
is the stockpile of shipkits in the closet :-)
BTW the kit depicts not an early Flower, early flowers had a short
En anders Pierre, mocht ge dienen Agassiz-boek ne keer willen inkijken,
laat het mij dan ne keer weten, ik woon in Waarschoot, tussen Gent en
Eeklo, en ge moogt het gerust ne keer zien, en anders spreken we ne
keer af op n of andere modelbouwbeurs. Ik geef het wel niet uit
handen, daarvoor is het mij een beetje te kostbaar... Ik kan wel het
n en ander inscannen, maar ik moet wel weten wat...
Enfin, laat maar eens iets weten.
FLOWER POWER RULES THE SEA !