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HMCS Calgary (K231) Help Please!
crossofiron
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 09:22 PM UTC
Hello all!
My first post on this forum.
I am about to embark on the Project of a lifetime and its the 1/72 Flower Class Corvette.

Carrying out much research, I have decided on HMCS Calgary K231.
Incredible Service Record.

Trouble is, I cannot find any colour reference material of her.

It looks to me like Light Admiralty Type Scheme but need that confirmed?

Got the Gun Art sorted though!

Many thanks in advance!
Cheers
Steve
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 08:45 PM UTC
Hello Steve, Give The Flower Class Corvette Association Facebook group a look at. You might have to join, but that is usually asking to join. The members might have colour photos of the Calgary.
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 02:31 AM UTC
Hi Steve,

You might also try the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at War site at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2342072845855391&type=3&comment_id=2342959672433375&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D
Bink123
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM UTC
Re - colours

check out this discussion on another forum - its subject is HMCS Eyebright K150.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235031878-hmcs-eyebright-camouflage-scheme/

And check this out too...

http://www.cbrnp.com/profiles/naval/Flower_Class-Corvettes.htm
crossofiron
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 05:25 PM UTC
Thanks for the replies everyone!
Great help.
Cheers
Steve
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:20 PM UTC
Steve,

I built this kit a few years ago as HMS Campanula. Let me know if you have any questions ref the build. Don't know how much of a project you want to make it, but I'd strongly recommend using some of David Parkins' (Great Little Ships) PE sets. They're excellent.