Here are links to various sites that have corvette related material.
Please send along any others that you may know of
Ron Horabin has scratchbuilt HMS Bryony in 1/24 scale!!! He (and his son)
have also put together a book on Bryony
which I recommend to anyone interested in Flowers.
Bob Irvine has put together a site covering his current project, HMCS
Dundas. In addition to a history of Dundas, there is also a listing of
all RCN corvettes.
HMS HOLLYHOCK Jonathan
Wickett's tribute to his uncle Jack and the ships he served on.
A Site devoted to HMS Jasmine written at the time by an unknown hand.
HMS PENNYWORT not much
yet, but let's hope it grows.
SACKVILLE a virtual tour of Sackville, with various animations
A photographic tour of Sackville by Ian MacCorquodale
Another tour by Ian MacCorquodale with many interior details shown this
HMS VIOLET A Site
devoted to HMS Violet
Shirley Fielden's tribute to the ship her father served on
WETASKIWIN A photo showing Wetaskiwin in roughly the period I am building
USCG FLOWER CLASS
CORVETTES Flowers used by the USCG. Some very interesting photos here.
Johnny Geldhof's site about the ships crewed by the free Belgians, including
two corvettes - Godetia and Buttercup. Lots of Photos.
MAC'S NAVAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Ian MacCorquodale's own site also contains photos of HMCS Sackville today
NAVAL MUSEUM OF MANITOBA
They have a link to photo pages of most of the RCN Corvettes.
NAVAL OFFICER'S WAR this is the autobiography of the captain of HMCS
Pictou, Tony Griffin, and is a very good read. It is in eight parts, so
just substitute ep2-8 where it says ep1 above for the other parts. I pasted
it into Word and at 9pt it is 32 pages long.
OAKVILLE AND U-94
The story of HMCS Oakville's sinking of U-94 as told by Hal Lawrence
in 'A Bloody War", there is also David Robbin's conversion of the
Revell kit to HMCS Fredericton.
CRUEL SEA a site about the making of the movie
FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE
ASSOCIATION Website for the UK based FCCA, membership is open to those
who served on, or swho had family who served on Flowers
A really cool animation of the interior of Sackville's wheelhouse. Very
useful in developing my model
IN RETIREMENT An intriguing photo showing the current state of the
compass house off an RCN corvette. I sure wish we knew which one it was.
CLASS FORUMS A site that has forums on various aspects of corvettes
and their crews.
MANUFACTURERS & RETAILERS
MODELS Manufacturers of 1/700 HMS Buttercup and Bluebell, as well
as many other models of Royal Navy ships. They also have an extensive
line of Photo-etch for same. In addition they sell second-hand kits and
books, plus the new line of Colourcoat
two different 1/400 Flower kits. Both offer wide scope for conversion.
I have a dozen of them in various states of construction none to
Specialists in books on the Royal Canadian Navy. In stock are the AOTS:
Agassiz (going fast), John Lambert's book as well as others.
LITTLE SHIPS DJParkins' line of aftermarket kits for the Revell Flower.
If you use all of his sets it will set you back a small fortune, but you
will have the best model possible and for the time spent it would
be worth it. Most components are done in brass, although some resin is
Carry many of the lines mentioned here.
Offers a range of aftermarket accessories for the 1/72 Flower. Not as
detailed as GLS, they are better than the kit items and are an excellent
choice for those choosing to make a working model.
Darren Scannell's line of 1/72 and 1/96 scale flags
Mike Kear's line of TF72 1/72 details. I haven't seen any of these so
have no idea as to their quality. Link has been dead the last couple of
times I've tried it.
PLANS John offers drawings of numerous Flowers, Castles, weapons and
my favourite North American online hobbyshop. I got most of my Evergreen
styrene for the scratchbuilt items from Barry Stettler.
CANADIAN NAVY PRINTS Pat
Burstall's site containing her paintings of RCN ships, including a nice
gallery of those lost to enemy action
ABEBOOKS.COM is my site of choice
to find OOP books. I got many of my corvette books through them
Darius Lipinski produces a line of paper models .. his most recent being
of HMCS Agassiz. Check the rest of his site for other items of interest.
LOYALHANNA DOCKYARD specialize
in importing model boat kits, hulls, fittings, flags and more from around
the world. They are US agents for Sirmar, Great Little Ships, Colourcoat
paints and BECC flags.
NAVAL BASE HOBBIES "The
Store for The Model Ship Builder"
BECC MODEL FLAGS.
Ron Hillsden is the North American retailor of this line of cloth flags
in various scales
CLEMATIS Joseph Neumeyer's inspired diorama entitled "Duel at
Sea" features the Revell kit vs the Revell-Germany S-Boat.
GODETIA Patrick Spitaels' 1/72 model done up as a Belgian-manned corvette
mounted on a sea base.
A German site with scans of the original Matchbox colour profiles .. useful
for those wanting to build the Bluebell. The flag sheet is included at
various resolutions for those wanting to proint out their own flags. There
is also an extensive LINKS section
Ron Hillsden has provided instructions on radio-controlling the Matchbox/Revell
kit. I have seen his model up close and it is quite well thought out.
Glenn Male's radio controlled 1/72 model. Includes shots of it 'at sea'.
SNOWBERRY Ted Taylor's OOB build showing what can be done with the
SNOWBERRY Thomas Kremmer's OOB build for R/C
SUDBURY a conversion of the kit into the postwar deep sea tug SUDBURY.
Hopefully a more indepth feature on this model is in the works
THE REVELL FLOWER Colin Webb's article on building the Revell Flower.
This one is still a work in progress
has a model on the Steelnavy.com site. I'll have to check it again to
see which ship he did his as
CORVETTE an interesting use for the 1/72 kit
HM DOCKYARD Mitsuaki
Kubota's website devoted to models of Commonwealth ships. The site also
features Chris Preston's photos of HMCS Sackville as she is today.
INTERNET MODELER I had
to mention the premier online model magazine
SHIP MODEL MAILING LIST devoted
to .. you guessed it .. ship models and naval/maritime history
FLAGS an interesting
web site that has graphics of all sorts of flags, including signal flags,
for those who might want to replace kit ones with home made ink jet flags.