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Captain fizz

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Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:50:21 AM »

I am looking to build a model of this ship.
Does anyone know of any firms supplying a suitable kit?
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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 11:28:27 AM »

Fleetscale produce a semi-kit of the Dido class cruisers at 1/128th scale.


http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/82-royal-navy-dido-class-ww2
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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 11:31:29 AM »

Deans Marine do a Dido class cruiser kit in 1/96 scale and Fleetscale do a 1/128 scale version too.
If they're too big there is a 1/700 scale by Flyhawk but that's an airfix style static kit called HMS Naiad.
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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 11:36:06 AM »

I think there were simple to build plans of a Dido class cruiser printed in model boats once.

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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 12:41:23 PM »

Thanks for your help guys, I will contact Deans.


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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 07:57:27 PM »

Deans have a hull only option and fleet do indeed have pretty much a full kit option.
I would like to build this model because it is the ship on which my dad served from 1942-44.


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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 12:11:31 AM »

That's a very nice reason to invest your time and effort Simon. Enjoy your build  :-))
http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/ships/sirius.html has some real life interest and pics.
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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 07:20:40 AM »

Thanks Dave.


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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 05:15:43 PM »

Southern Cross Models in Australia do a hull in 72nd scale (as per my HMS Bellona) and APS in Australia do a lot of the fittings.
Norman Ough did a set of plans for HMS Dido as she was immediately post war although in a strange configuration.
Profile Morskie do a book featuring HMS Argonaut which was pretty close to Sirius in time frame of build and completion so it is pretty good for drawings of the ship while there may be detail differences between the two.
 
 
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Re: Light cruiser HMS Sirius
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 06:22:38 PM »

Thanks for the info Sandy.
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