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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Airfix Snowberry aftermarket
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, December 18, 2009 9:22 AM

Picked up an Airfix Flower Class Corvette (Snowberry) recently.  What aftermarket stuff is available for this? I understand rather than someone doing a big set, various folks have various stuff for it.

The main gun really needs something. That is a large enough scale I might be able to scratch something if I had good scale drawings.  Anyone know of drawings for that gun?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, December 18, 2009 9:52 AM

John Lambert sells drawings of ships (many RN subjects) and weapons (again many RN subjects) from his website.   There are some free examples offered.

http://www.lambert-plans.com/

John's plans are evry good and accurate, taken from the originals.   John's drawings have appeared in several books.  

DJ Parkins/Great Little Ships offers a full set of aftermarket accessories for the 1:72 scale Matchbox, Revell, and now I guess Airfix Flower-class corvette

http://home.clara.net/djparkins/gls/glsmast.htm

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Posted by Model Maniac on Saturday, December 19, 2009 9:52 AM

You're right that the main gun needs something. The modeler who built this ship for me scratchbuilt turning wheels for the main gun cannon. He also built a dozen tiny copper rings for antenna wiring, as seen in 2nd image. Apart from that, it was built OOB with no AM product:

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, December 19, 2009 10:11 AM

Thanks, guys, both posts are helpful.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Acton, Massachusetts, USA
Revell Snowberry?
Posted by rcboater on Sunday, December 20, 2009 11:50 AM

I assume you mean Revell Snowberry--  the old Matchbox kit that has now been re-released by Revell.

Bob Pearson's Flower class site is an excellent resource for all things "Flower class".

http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/

The kit is classic matchbox in its execution-- the basics are there,  but the details are either overdone or lacking.   The main gun is a particularly noticiable exampls, and the bridge wing 20MMs are even worse.

The other big "fault" of the kit is that MB did all the decks as planked--  but most of them were steel-- only the foc'sle should be planked.  (And maybe the bridge?  I forget.)

 

 

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    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, December 20, 2009 7:12 PM

I sanded the molded planking off of my Snowberry and left the molded planking as you said.  It takes a little work but wasn't that bad. I then scribed steel section lines where they should go.

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Monday, December 21, 2009 2:02 AM

 Dear Don :   To continue your research on the Flower class corvette, you might look in the past issue of FineScale Modeler, April 2002, Page 22, "Super detailing Matchbox,s 1/72 scale into the U.S.S. SAUCY."

                                                                  And

The March 1992 issue of FineScale Model,s FSM's Showcase,Page 22, "Allen Brewster's U.S.S. SAUCY." 

                                       Hope this information helps you.

                 Montani semper liberi !  Happy modeling to asll and every one of you.

                                                          Crackers       Geeked

 

                                                                         

Anthony V. Santos

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    December, 2002
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Aurora-7 on Monday, December 21, 2009 4:21 PM

Don,

I'll be starting the 1/72 Snowberry kit myself in a couple months. Here's a link I'm using for research, as well as Bob Pearson's site:

 

http://theflowerclasscorvetteforums.yuku.com/

 

Here are some gun build images from a thread of someone converting the kit to a short forecastle version:

 

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/Captain_Brown/Corvettes/Gun16.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/Captain_Brown/Corvettes/Gun17.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/Captain_Brown/Corvettes/Gun18.jpg

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by Aurora-7 on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:35 PM

While doing my own research for my corvette, I cam across this site for after market parts parts:

http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com

Specifically for the 1/72 Snowberry:

http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/GLSFCC.htm

 

 

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