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ALL NEW TOOLING from Revell Germany! Loks like Revell will be re-releasing their 1/144 scale Flower Class Corvette HMCS SNOWBERRY soon!
Flower Class Corvette HMCS SNOWBERRY

ALL NEW TOOLING!

1/144 scale
Model No. - 80-5132

The Flower Class Corvette was used as an escort ship for Allied convoys and bore the brunt of the battle against German submarines during WW II. Corvette is the designation used for a class of small warships. The ship was originally built for the Royal Navy, but was one of 10 loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy. Her service was primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic. Kit features include:

Structured Hull
Rotating propeller
Detailed deck superstructures
10.2 cm main gun
Pom-pom anti-aircraft gun
Detailed radar tower
Depth charge launchers
Display stand included
Authentic decal set for following version: Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry, Atlantic Ocean, May 1943
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A couple of modellers on another site stated the hulls on theirs were warped to some degree, but mine seems to be OK. However, there are a couple of light molding seams running vertically through the hull plating in areas, and some sink holes to take of.
AUG 19, 2016 - 09:57 AM
You have all probably seen Warreni's magnificent build of one at Model Shipwrights: Building Revells 1/72 Flower-Class Corvette
AUG 20, 2016 - 01:26 AM
This new model may be my plunge into 1/144 ships! It looks very good. I look forward to one of you showing it off.
AUG 20, 2016 - 01:26 AM
I'm hoping this will spur a new 1/144 WWII sub. We have a couple of Revell Type VIIs, a type II, a type XXIII, a XXI, and Trumpeter Gatos, but we sorely need a Type IX u-boat in 1/144. All I have is an inaccurate Academy Type IX in 1/150.
AUG 20, 2016 - 06:36 AM
Michael, I am sure that RoG will scale down their two 1:72 Type IXs, in the near future but would really like a Type IX B with the deck armament. Cheers, Joe
AUG 20, 2016 - 07:12 AM
I've just been in contact with Mark Hawkins of 3D Boats (Shapeways) and a replacement single 2lb Pompom is on the drawing board.
AUG 23, 2016 - 03:51 AM
Hi Guys, Hey ... I am getting the REVELL 1:144 HMCS SNOWBERRY from SQUADRON for $27.59 (using my 40% Author's discount). Could anyone here knows RCN/RN/RAN/RNZN ships tell me what the SNOWBERRY had for her armament package like in late-1943, 1944, 1945? And what camou scheme she wore in that time-frame, please? Thank you, Tim
AUG 30, 2016 - 08:15 AM
As of her 1943 refit, she carried the following weapons: 1 BL 4 in (102 mm) Mk.IX gun 2 Single 20mm Oerlinkons 2 Vickers .303 cal machine gun (twin) 2 Mk.II depth charge throwers 2 Depth charge rails with 40 depth charges 1 Hedgehog launcher Her paint scheme is as depicted on the box, a Western Approaches scheme. Cheers, Joe
AUG 30, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Thank you, Joe.
AUG 31, 2016 - 08:26 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
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