Good find, nice price😀
Some pics of her internals, motor & electronic fit, would be interesting, also a vid of her sailing characteristics.
Is she a Matchbox/Revell kit or a scratch build? Size/scale?
The plastic 1/72 kits were about 86.5cm LoA.
I note with interest her pennant number is K40.
She was commissioned into the RN as such as HMS Peony in August 1940.
Subsequently, in 1943, she was transferred to the Greek Navy and became RHNS Sachtouris, see pic, showing her in Sept. '43 just after her transfer to RHN.
In that pic I note that she has the Acoustic Hammer on the bow, as part of her U-Boat defence system. That is missing from your model!🤔
Sachtouris was returned to the Royal Navy in 1951, as the American Cannon and Gearing class destroyer escorts and destroyers began to arrive, and subsequently scrapped in 1952.
I also note from the photo that Peony/Sachtouris was an early 'Short Forecastle' version. Yet your model depicts a later Long Forecastle version with the forecastle stretching back to the funnel, well aft of the bridge. I can only assume that the original builder of the model had a particular connection, sentimental attachment to Peony or Sachtouris and hence the pennant number!
You've done a great job on the basic painting (as built) there, but many parts were different colours.
In particular, several deck sections were wooden and not grey steel plate. Esp. around the forecastle and on the bridge.
Attached are some examples of the paint schemes, from HMS Crocus K49, also showing the wooden decks.
I can recommend the Sovereign Paints (WEM site in CA US) or LifeLolor for accurate naval paints from the era👍
Cheers, Doug 😎
Whatever you do with her you got a bargain there👍😀 So have fun with her!
I have two Revell 1/72 Flower Class kits in my stash, one vintage Revell and one updated so-called Technik version🙄! They both cost me a small fortune compared to your find!