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jaysim

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Flower class companion??
« on: July 09, 2010, 10:38:44 AM »

Does anyone know of a 1/72 Castle, river, lock, bay, blackswan etc hull to go with my flowers and also 1/96 Daring class destroyer(not new one but 1950 era).
Thanks Simon
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Re: Flower class companion??
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 11:17:02 AM »

There is a distinct lack of 1/72 WW2 warship kits.  The original Flower was created as scenery for OO model railways, and took up a lot of space on a layout.  Anything bigger would need a bigger box, have greater development costs resulting in higher prices and thus a reducing potential number of sales.  The price of the original, if produced as new today, in todays prices, would likely be over 200.  The fact that the Revell version has been selling for between 38-55 over the past ten years just reflects that its development costs were covered a long time ago, a complete new production would not be in the same price league.
Having said that, if there was a MK1 Flower I would be near the front of the queue, a trawler escort type would be most welcome, but if I really want one, I fear its the "buy a plan and some planks and scratchbuild" time.  Something for it to escort would be nice....
In 1/96, Deans have nearly as many destroyers, sloops and frigates as Janes Fighting Ships of WW2.
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Re: Flower class companion??
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 01:04:18 PM »

Deans Marine Black Swan class HMS Amethyst 1:96 scale.

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/10_31/products_id/461

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