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RN Colony Class Cruiser

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  • Member since
    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
RN Colony Class Cruiser
Posted by sharkbait on Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:42 AM

Are there any models of these?

Google search reveals nothing.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Colony-class_cruiser

 

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, January 06, 2018 2:19 PM

In plastic, nothing

L’Aresenal of France made a resin 1:700 Jamaica

HP Models of Germany made several versions of the Colony-class light  cruiser in all resin/1:700 scale

  • Member since
    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:30 AM
Thanks for the info.

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

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    August, 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:51 PM

If you feel like a major project, consider that HMS Tiger shared the Colony class hull.  There are two kits of Tiger; one in 1/600 from Airfix and one originally from Frog in 1/415 that was also released by UPC, Red Star and probably a few others - maybe including Eastern Express or Novo.

In the late 60s/ early 70s, there were frequent articles in Airfix magazine about converting Airfix kits to other ships. and the conversion to a Colony was one of them.  I built HMS Jamaica from that article back then.  Since then I've squirrled away a bunch of Matchbox Tiger kits with the intention of doing that same conversion again, but haven't gotten around to it.

The really unique triple turrets were one difficulty.  For a while, White Ensign sold the turrets from their Sheffield kit, and now I think one or more of the 3D Printing designers produce them.

in short, no plastic kit, but possibilities exist.

Rick

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