New from Flyhawk!
1/700 Dido class cruiser HMS Naiad
...release date February 16, 2015http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/pd5b2s ... 1423100227
The detail on the kit looks incredible!
You may recall Naiad
briefly sighted Gneisenau
in the Iceland-Faeroes channel at the start of Operation Berlin in January 1941. The Twins made a quick about face, quickly shook her off and eventually entered the Atlantic via the Denmark Strait.
Naiad was sunk in the Med south of Crete by the U-565 on March 11, 1942.
As already mentioned in this thread, Flyhawk will also be releasing HMS Aurora
in 1/700, though it may be in her post-war fit as Chungking
. This should be later this year.
These 2 kits can allow us Rheinubung modelers to start building the members of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron which sailed with Adm Tovey from Scapa and later escorted Victorious when she launched her air attack on Bismarck. - Aurora
from the Chungking
kit, and the Naiad
kit could be used for Hermione
. We would only need a Colony Class group 1 kit to be able to build Kenya
. At the rate that new kits are being produced these days it would not surprise me if we do get Colony and Town class ships (groups 1 or 2) in plastic in the next couple of years.
Of course, one could say Norfolk
are long overdue (apart from the venerable Airfix 1/600 Suffolk