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Flower Class Corvette (Early)

This is the 1/144 Scale Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry Plastic Model Kit from Revell Germany. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Revell-Germany Flower Class Corvette (Early) Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/144 Scale #05132
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 Revell of Germany # rvl05132
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/144
  • Length: 17.28" (439mm)
  • Skill level: 4
  • Parts: 501
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"1/144 flower corvette"
Dej
Highly detailed kit and a true level 5 skill level required. I believe it is just as difficult as it's platinum big brother in 1/72. I will know more as the project progresses.

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces.
  • 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.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/144
  • Length: 17.28" (439mm)
  • Skill level: 4
  • Parts: 501

Includes

One plastic model


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Hobby knife (RMXR6909)
  • Cement for plastics (TESR3512)
  • Sprue cutters (HCAR0630)
  • Paint (Matte Anthracite Gray, Matte Dark Earth, Silky-Matte Grayish Green, Silky-Matte Light Gray, Matte Brick Red, Metallic Brass, Silky-Matte White, Silky-Matte Lufthansa Blue, Matte Black, Matte Granite Gray, Matte Sea Green, Matte Carmine Red, Matte Gray)
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"Revell at its' best"
Ajhall5136
I find Revell models to be of inconsistent quality. Most are OK at best, but occasionally they hit a home run. This one of those times. I bought this model as a challenge to myself, and because I'm fascinated by the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII. The Flower-class corvettes were instrumental in escorting convoys in the early stages of the war. They were said to Roll on wet grass, and they were miserable vessels for the crew. But they were relatively cheap, fast and easy to build, and capable doing damage under the right circumstances. Assuming a Level 5 might be a bit much, at the price it was worth a try. When I opened it, I was indeed dismayed by what I found: 12 sprues loaded with small parts. Having bad experiences with Revell parts sprues in the past and terrible instruction manuals, my heart sank. Ten pages of instructions didn't ease my concerns. As soon as I started the build, it was clear this would be different from my previous experiences with Revell. The instructions listed which sprue every part was located on, making them relatively easy to find. Not only that, each part was exactly reproduced on a graphic image, showing where the part was located on the sprue without the clutter of the of the posts holding each part, making the process of finding the part all that much easier. I immediately found the tolerances for the parts to be well above average. The parts required minimal trimming, and went together flawlessly. The attachments points for even the tiniest parts were clear on both the model and the directions. The assembly sequences were logically organized and easy to follow. Not unexpectedly, placement of the smaller parts required wearing loupes and gentle touch, but that's what Level 5 models are all about. As long as I took my time, the detail was incredible, and added greatly to my understanding of how the real vessels looked. The painjt scheme, again not unexpectedly for a Level 5, called for mixing paints. I opted to use paints that were close enough. I thought the included stand was sub-par, so I made my own using a scrap of oak. That was the only significant flaw in this otherwise outstanding model. If Revell would only make this their standard for all models, I would certainly buy more of their products. As it is, I would highly recommend this outstanding model. It did not disappoint me in any way, and I'm a bit of a clutz.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 1 version
  • 1) Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry, Atlantic Ocean, May 1943

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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