WATER NYMPH AT WAR

Flyhawk’s reputation for detail is well known. Here, Andy Davies is bowled over by the firm’s diminutive 1/700 Dido-class light cruiser

ADVANCED BUILD HMS NAIAD 1940

HMS Naiad was a Royal Navy Dido-class light cruiser in World War Two. She served in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and by mid-1941 the vessel was defending the Malta convoys, but she also helped to evacuate personnel from Crete and bombarded North Africa. In 1942, she was torpedoed by the German U-565 and sank with the loss of scores of crewmen.

Myriad small items were arranged in such a way that the numbered runners could be stacked in order, much like a Lego set. This made light work of the build sequence.
Both masts were extremely fragile. Flyhawk provided them as separate items, protected within robust runners and packed into clear plastic boxes for extra safety.

Boxing clever

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