Revell 'Flower Class' Corvette re-released.

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  1. Airframes

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    Revell have now re-released the ex- Matchbox 1/72nd scale 'Flower Class' Corvette as a 'Platinum Edition', which includes metal etch and turned brass parts. It's on offer at £90 in the UK at Model Hobbies.
    A bit pricey, but not too bad, as this is a BIG model, and very well detailed.
    (Photo from Revell.)
     

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    Looking very good. However I don't like the kind of ships.
     
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    Must admit I'm not a 'ship man' either my friend - all I know about ships and boats is that they either float or sink! But, I'm sort of tempted, just for the hell of it!
    Oh, and I also know you can put a boat on a ship, but you can't put a ship on a boat!
     
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    How big is it. Looks really large.:cool:
     
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    It looks like those displays in shiping companies where its close to being "kitchen" table" large :D for their model ships.

    Its 1.72 so thats MASSIVE :D Definatley Museum Model Ship Large.
     
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    Real Corvettes weren't particularly large ships, but I'd guess the model is around 30 to 36 inches in length, just going off fittings such as the rails and gangways, and from what I remember, seeing one at a model exhibition back in the early 1980s (by Matchbox back then). It was impressive, both in size, and as a model.
     
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    With that real live reference at hand Andy, I think you'd do a great job. Must admit, the size, and detail, appeal to me, even though I don't have any interest in ships as such. Problem is, even if I did stump up the pennies, where the heck to put it!
    (Oh dear! I've just thought of a diorama, based on a description in 'Focke Wulf Condor, Scourge of the Atlantic'. But how I'd get a 1/72nd scale Corvette and a 1/72nd scale Type VIIC U-Boat onto a shelf, I have no idea!!)
     
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    Do it Terry! Do it! :twisted:
     
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    Thanks Terry. It's not really "at hand" since I moved back to Calgary 5 years ago. When I lived on the east coast, I did crawl all over the Sackville during a visit to Halifax but now it's 3 times zones away and 5 hours by plane to get there!
     
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    Yeah where to put it Terry...you would do a good job on it if it eventuated...
     
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    Oops! I forgot about that Andy! Still, you're closer than I am!
    Wayne, no way could I find room for it - got more chance of finding Hitler's dog!!
     
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    #13 Lucky13, Dec 2, 2012
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    Been tempted with that one as well, even a large, Fletcher-class destroyer and them Revell 1/72 Type VII and Gato class submarines....£59.99 and £47.64 respectively...the Flower class corvette is £99.00 at Hannant's I see...

    1/144 Fletcher: 797mm!
    1/72 Type VIIc/41: 934mm!
    1/72 Flower Corvette: 850mm!

    :shock:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLOWER-CLASS-CORVETTE-1-72-MATCHBOX-OOP-SEALED-KIT-/121032531938?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item1c2e19dfe2

    http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2012/09/big-boat-from-revell-172-scale-flower.html
     
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    The Corvette and U-Boat would make a nice pair.
     
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    Like a nice pair of juuu...P-47's!
     
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    That looks really cool.
     
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    Not bragging but I built the Corvette some ten years ago and is a great kit to build
    with no bodging or bad fit, I built my kit straight out the box with no such weathering
    the kit can also be made into an RC boat, which i've seen on the water and looks great.

    The below picture is of my 11yr old year Son holding my long dead Corvette!! I say 'dead' because
    I was dusting it down and decided to build a wooden stand for it and thinking were can I put my
    ship somewhere safe whilst the stand is being made!! So I put the model in the corner of a room,
    above the ship was a old cabinet with a very large drop down drawer! The door dropped down
    and smashed my ship to bits even cracking the hull in three parts, it was destroyed all right!

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