Ships : corvette pics wanted.

Ships : corvette pics wanted.

Post by Pierre Francoi » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hello,

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
dream...
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)

 
 
 

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Post by Les Picksto » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hello,

> 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
> dream...

          Try contacting White Ensign Models for a copy of John Lambert's
Corvette book. One of the best references on Corvettes yet.
           There were some excellent corvette pics post on the Warship
site I think they are still in the archive.
         Both of the above are excellent websites and there is always  the
SMML homepage.
        http://www.FoundCollection.com/
        http://www.FoundCollection.com/
        http://www.FoundCollection.com/

            There is also Steve Johnson's excellent picture archive at.

              http://www.FoundCollection.com/

               this arranged alphabetically so you'll have to look for the
flower names to find the Corvettes.     HTH

 
 
 

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Post by JP584 » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I don't know how accurate it is but you might try to get a copy
of the movie "The Cruel Sea" they have some pretty good footage.

Of course I am sure there are some problems with the film when
it comes to the technical data on CorvettesI don't build ships
that much and all I know about Corvettes is that they were small
and not very fast.

You mentioned CH-46s, if you need technical data and photos let
me know. I logged 1200 hours a Crew Chief on them during the 4.5
years I was in the Marine Corps.

Jonathan Primm

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Post by Erwin Van Deynz » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hello,

> 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
> dream...
> 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)


Hi,

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
though...

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
forecastle...

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.

Erwin

FLOWER POWER RULES THE SEA !

 
 
 

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Post by Les Picksto » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hi,

> 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
> though...

> 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
> forecastle...

> 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.

> Erwin

> FLOWER POWER RULES THE SEA !

                          I applaud and second all the above comments
(except the last bit which I can't translate)
 
 
 

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Post by Erwin Van Deynz » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:



> > Hi,

> > Besides Lambert's previously mentioned book, there's also the Anatomy

Snip...

Quote:
> > BTW the kit depicts not an early Flower, early flowers had a short
> > forecastle...

> > 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.

> > Erwin

> > FLOWER POWER RULES THE SEA !

>                           I applaud and second all the above comments
> (except the last bit which I can't translate)

Hi, Les

Saw on the adress, that Pierre was also from Belgium, and probably was
Flemish too, so couldn't resist to have a little conclusion in dutch...

;-)

Greetz

Erwin