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Royal Australian Navy kits.. Anything?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:14 AM

I am really interested in building something in 1/350 scale to represent the modern Royal Australian Navy RAN. I am in the process of building a display with modern Air Force Aircraft and Army Aircraft, but I would like to build a ship to represent the Navy, with a chopper in 1/48 scale to go with it..

Anyone know of any kits. Or for that matter, any class of ship that is a replica of a class from an other country maybe that I can scratch into an Australian version...

Chris 

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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, June 7, 2007 6:40 AM

Perry-class Frigates --- sure are!  IIRC they are called the Adelaide-class down there.

In 1:700 scale PitRoad made a styrene Perry,  with decals for the Adelaides.   Also, IIRC, Revell of Germany repopped the kit. 

In 1:350 scale there is nothing in plastic,  but in resin you can find a long-hull Perry from Yankee Modelworks and a short-hulled Perry from Iron Shipwright.

In an odd-ball scale mix Scalecraft Question [?] made a styrene Perry which is reported to be (according to the box) in 1:300 scale.  It is labeled as the Gallery.   The trouble with the kit is that while the hull is in 1:300 scale the superstructure is closer to 1:350 scale.   It is a bathtub toy for sure.  There is no aftermarket support for such a bastard scale mismash.

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Posted by Phil_H on Thursday, June 7, 2007 8:44 AM
 EdGrune wrote:

Perry-class Frigates --- sure are!  IIRC they are called the Adelaide-class down there.

In 1:700 scale PitRoad made a styrene Perry,  with decals for the Adelaides.   Also, IIRC, Revell of Germany repopped the kit. 

I believe this was the basis for the Dragon kit which gives you the option of a full hull or waterline model.

 EdGrune wrote:

In an odd-ball scale mix Scalecraft Question <img src=" border="0" width="15" height="15" /> made a styrene Perry which is reported to be (according to the box) in 1:300 scale.  It is labeled as the Gallery.   The trouble with the kit is that while the hull is in 1:300 scale the superstructure is closer to 1:350 scale.   It is a bathtub toy for sure.  There is no aftermarket support for such a bastard scale mismash.

I am almost sure that this kit is also available under the "CC Lee" label. Either way, Ed is right - pretty much a bathtub toy - it even has a motor Propeller [8-]

If you want to go a bit earlier than present RAN, Dragon also has the Adams Class DDG's in 1/700, from which you could model Perth (38), Hobart (39) or Brisbane (41).

If you want to try one of the support vessels, you could possibly use the (resin) 1/700 Newport Class LST (JAG Collective) to bash HMAS Manoora (ex USN LST-1193 Fairfax County) or HMAS Kanimbla (ex USN LST-1188 Saginaw) (though I believe there have been rather extensive mods done)

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Posted by fistius on Friday, June 8, 2007 1:04 AM
Chris, check out Fleetline Models down in Victoria, http://members.optusnet.com.au/starline/
They have, among other kits, Collins and Oberon class subs.
Cheers, Chris
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Posted by Chris_in_Japan on Monday, June 11, 2007 8:57 PM

I dont know where I read it. But I was doing a search for Australian Navy ships, and thought I found something regarding a class of ship that was similar to a modern German ship.. For the life of me, cant remember what I was looking at?

Chris 

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, June 11, 2007 9:57 PM
 Briz-Vegas-Joe wrote:

I dont know where I read it. But I was doing a search for Australian Navy ships, and thought I found something regarding a class of ship that was similar to a modern German ship.. For the life of me, cant remember what I was looking at?

Chris 

The Australian ANZAC class frigate is based on the German Meko 200 design.

http://www.janes.com/defence/naval_forces/news/jfs/anzac_class_frigate.shtml  

As far as I am aware, there are no kits of either type.

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Posted by RogerP on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:31 PM

Greetings from OZ,

Check out www.ozmodskits.com  this address may have changed, if it doesn't work, do a 'google' for Ozmods Model kits.

He has one kit in 350 scale of HMAS Vampire, a Daring class destroyer from the 60-70s. It is priced at $AU 143 plus $AU 45 postage, it's a largish box, resin parts including a solid hull in two pieces to allow you to do 'waterline', so it weighs a bit.

He also does some kits in 600 and 700 scales, but your question was 350 scale.

Cheers,

Roger. 

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Posted by Phil_H on Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:54 AM

Check out http://www.ozmodskits.com/  this address may have changed, if it doesn't work, do a 'google' for Ozmods Model kits.

Try here: http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/ozmodsscales/main.html

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Posted by mfsob on Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:36 PM
I was going to mention OzMods - I can't speak for the ship, but if his resin 1/144 aftermarket airplane bits are any indication, it should be a great little kit.
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Posted by Knocker on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:20 AM

[quote user="Anonymous"]

I am really interested in building something in 1/350 scale to represent the modern Royal Australian Navy RAN. I am in the process of building a display with modern Air Force Aircraft and Army Aircraft, but I would like to build a ship to represent the Navy, with a chopper in 1/48 scale to go with it..

Anyone know of any kits. Or for that matter, any class of ship that is a replica of a class from an other country maybe that I can scratch into an Australian version...

Chris 

 

Hi Chris, there is an Acadamy Kit of the Oliver Perry Class Destroyer which is a replica for HMAS Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney, and Hobart.

Good luck, Knocker 

 

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:14 AM

There are only a couple of options. Academy does an Oliver Hazard Perry in 1-350. You can get Decals for the RAN Version and A/M P/E to build an Aussie Frigate. Dodo Models does some beautiful Anzac Class Frigates. They are 1-700 scale and are Resin and P/E. The Anzacs are a modified German Meko 2000 Class Frgate. Orange Hobbies also do an Adelaide Class Assault Carrier in Resin and P/E in 700 scale.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:40 AM

Since Knocker resurrected a 13 year old thread with old info, I'll add some more current stuff

Showcase Models of Australia (now closed due to the unfortunate death of the owner) made a 350 scale injected HMAS Collins submarine.  It made fairly wide distribution.   Showcase also made a 350 scale injected HMAS Vendetta destroyer of WWI.   Extremely well done, but not widely available due to the death.  

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