Flower Class Corvette H.M.C.S. Snowberry

Revell 1:72 Scale Model Kit Review

Flower Class Corvette, H.M.C.S. Snowberry, 1:72 Model Kit Revell 05061

H.M.C.S. Snowberry (K 166) was built by Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Quebec, and it was completed on 30th November 1940. She had been ordered by the British Royal Navy, but on completion was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and used as a convoy ship in the North Atlantic. In November 1943, assisted by other escort vessels, she sank U-Boot U536 approximately 500 miles west of Cape Finisterre. H.M.C.S. Snowberry spent most of her service life in the North Atlantic and a brief period in the English Channel, before she was returned to the Royal Navy in 1945 and scrapped in 1947.

Contents

  • Flower Class Corvette
    • H.M.C.S. Snowberry (K 166)
    • U.S.S. Saucy (PG-65)
  • 4-colour signal flags
  • 15 British sailors

Evaluation

Largest plastic model kit in this scale.

15 crew figures.

Good value for money. Plastic model ships are cheaper than comparable kits made from wood and metal parts. However, the time spent building this kit is the more significant cost factor.

48 pages of modelling and painting instruction.

The lower Class Corvette may be converted to a waterline model by cutting the hull at the appropriate level.

Very difficult to build, over 620 parts.

Historical Employment

  • H.M.C.S. Snowberry (K 166)

Possible Conversions

  • U.S.S. Saucy (PG-65)
  • H.M.S. Bluebell (K 80)

H.M.C.S. Snowberry is a large and very attractive model for collectors, diorama builders and wargamers. Much patience is required to put more than 620 parts together and paint this large vessel.

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