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Topic review - Calling all RN J,K-N destroyer class fans...
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all RN J,K-N destroyer class fans...  Reply with quote
Nice, you can also see a space for smaller aft superstructure, compared to Kelly (as seen on photo 4). So we definitely have private ships coming, and I will have my Piorun... :heh:
Post Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:50 pm
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As I mentioned in another post. Flyhawk has shown pictures of what must be Javelin.

See picture nr 8

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Flyhawk-1-700-W ... SwmuNcwu8b

The hull does not have the fit for the aft torpedo tubes.
Post Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:14 pm
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The Flyhawk kit has the pennant numbers for both the Javelin and Jupiter so I would guess that, like their Legion which contains numbers for the Lance/Lively/Ghurka, Flyhawk will follow up the Kelly with those sisters as they showed the Lively at Shizuoka. Be nice to see more of the class
Post Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 pm
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Fivi_1241 wrote:
Oh, that's right, sorry for the confusion.
Interestingly, it seems that HMS Javelin disappeared from Flyhawk's 2019 announcement. Maybe the company decided to cut down on destroyers, and Kelly boxing will include parts for private ships as well?


Got my Kelly’s the other day. Parts are just for leaders 1940 time frame with both torpedo mounts.

Did find that the old Revell/AMT/Matchbox kit from the 80’s is not too awful next to it. The hull size and shape of the old kit at least is very close to the Flyhawk kit. The lower hull even lines up good. The Flyhawk kit has much better armament. But the 3DM 4.7” mounts match up nice with the Flyhawk ones. The Flyhawk kit is pretty finely molded.
Post Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:11 pm
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correct
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... S%201a.htm
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... Napier.htm
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... _Kelly.htm
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am
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Oh, that's right, sorry for the confusion.
Interestingly, it seems that HMS Javelin disappeared from Flyhawk's 2019 announcement. Maybe the company decided to cut down on destroyers, and Kelly boxing will include parts for private ships as well?
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:14 am
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I believe the flotilla leaders were Jervis, Kelly and Napier.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:15 am
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Quite a few interesting details to see here, including the elusive Delton raft.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am
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I don't think I said that JAVELIN was a flotilla leader; like PIORUN, she was a private ship - ie the same as the majority of these three classes.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:42 am
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Neither of the kits is out yet, that's true, but apparently HMS Kelly will be released in its earliest configuration, with two torpedo tubes sets, and this can be seen in two pictures here:
https://modelbuilderinternational.com/f ... 1550229443
http://www.flyhawkmodel.com/html/xwgg/18/12/1973.html

I forgot that both Javelin and Kelly were flotilla leaders, thanks for pointing that out. Maybe there will be some spare parts to build other ships in later configurations, we'll see.
Thank you for information on Piorun's upgrades as well, combined with Polish sources it should be a great basis to build Piorun :thumbs_up_1: I think I'll go for May 1941 configuration, so there shouldn't be much to work on.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 am
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As always, Wikipedia should not be considered as authoritative without checking - it often simpifies detail, or just "gets it wrong".

I don't believe that Flyhawk's kits of JAVELIN and KELLY been released yet; the only illustration of JAVELIN I have seen in online catalogues is a prewar photograph which may, or may not, represent the configuration to be represented in the kit! The JAVELIN kit is billed as "JAVELIN 1940" - but she landed her after torpedo tubes in mid-1940 and replaced them with a single 4" gun, so it's not clear which configuration will be represented

The ships of all three of these classes were built to the same basic design (the three leaders differed in having a larger after superstructure and other details, so any conversion from KELLY to PIORUN would need to take this into account). As the war went on, ships completing later incorporated some of the modifications applied to earlier ships whilst they were in service. In particular, the change for the stops of "X" mounting were ordered to be changed from aft (ie the guns "parked" trained dead ahead, and could not train within about 20⁰ of the stern) to forward by CAFO 1998/40 issued in November 1940. This would probably have been followed immediately for ships still in build, but ships in service would have made the alteration when they had time to do so. - As PIORUN commissioned that month, I would guess she was already fitted with the stops aft, but that's by no means certain.

As for other changes, for accuracy you would need to specify the date at which you wished to model her, and then find suitable photos. A good reference is Christopher Langtree The Kelly's (London: Chatham Publishing, 2002), which tabulates alterations to the ships' armament and camouflage schemes (despite the title, the book covers all three classes). It states that PIORUN completed with a 4" gun replacing her after torpedo tubes, but otherwise as designed; she had changes to her light AA weapons in late 1941 and again by early 1944; she also had changes to her RDF and DF fit at various stages; she had Type 286 RDF by February 1941.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:20 am
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You will be able to turn the J, K into an N class without much trouble.
They were all of the same basic design, essentially repeat series, the N class was slightly heavier.
There will of course be some issues concerning the flotilla leaders.
I do not have any of the Flyhawk, but their quality and detail would have to influence your choice.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:51 pm
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Hello guys,

now that Flyhawk has both HMS Javelin and Kelly, but no N-class destroyer in its catalogue, I was wondering if it will be easy to turn any of the two kits into a N-class one (namely ex-Nerissa ORP Piorun). Is it true that, as wikipedia claims, X turret rotation was the only difference between J's and N's?

Cheers
Filip
Post Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:58 pm
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I think the Revell Kelly/Kipling kit would be a good starting point Lester as CCGSailor states.



Bob Pink. :wave_1:
Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:53 pm
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Lester Abbey wrote:
Well the time is approaching for me to build the ABDA forces at Java Sea. I've got almost all the kits to do it justice - thanks to HP, Corsair Armada, Samek, Classic Warships, NNT and Niko- but I still need the Jupiter. Originally I was planning to buy the B Resina kit of the Jupiter but it is almost impossible to get. Are there any other 1/700 kits out there that would easily build into a Jupiter 1942? (e.g Kelley or other K class).

Thanks

Lester Abbey


What's wrong with using Revell's 1/700 HMS Kelly kit? I thought J, K and N class ships were all very similar in many respects?
Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:21 pm
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Well the time is approaching for me to build the ABDA forces at Java Sea. I've got almost all the kits to do it justice - thanks to HP, Corsair Armada, Samek, Classic Warships, NNT and Niko- but I still need the Jupiter. Originally I was planning to buy the B Resina kit of the Jupiter but it is almost impossible to get. Are there any other 1/700 kits out there that would easily build into a Jupiter 1942? (e.g Kelley or other K class).

Thanks

Lester Abbey
Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:16 pm
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All:

Some beautiful detail shots of HMAS Nizam taken at the John Brown Yards at Clydebank in 1940. Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/

Mike E.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:49 pm

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