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On 9/19/2020 at 8:14 PM, Enzo Matrix said:

  I just didn't want a GB that would only last for 10 weeks.


I think that would have been interesting. After all, we did the real thing in that time. I can’t see anyone Not entering something in this one. I’ll probably do a Wessex of 72 Sqn. They were booked to go, even having berths allocated, but were then sent (from lovely Benson) to Aldergrove instead to relieve a Navy Wessex unit who, it was thought, were better fitted to deck ops. They stayed in Ireland for a lot longer than ten weeks too!
 

‚ÄúThey also serve who were initially bitterly disappointed to miss the action, but eventually relieved not to have been on the Atlantic Conveyor as planned.‚ÄĚ

 

 

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12 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday Tony, I'll admit that this era of warships is not my forte but I was planning on converting the HMS Devonshire kit to HMS Glamorgan.¬†ūüôā¬†Regards, Jeff.

A good choice I was on Hms Antrim's Wessex 3 flight and lost some good friends that were on Hms Glamorgan Wessex Flight when the Exocet took out the hanger. Hms Glamorgan is often the forgotten casualty of the conflict.

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I have the Atlantic Models 1:350 HMS Glamorgan kit waiting in the stash.  I bought it specifically in memory of that morning.  My unit had almost taken Mt. Harriet when we saw a tiny bright light appear on our right, somewhere around Stanley.  The light didn't seem to change position for a while then suddenly it shot past to the right and below us heading out to the horizon and we realised it was an Exocet.  Next thing,  we saw a missile fire from the horizon towards the Exocet but it missed and, immediately after that, the sky lit up like daylight as the Exocet hit a ship.  The flash was so bright that we thought the ship had actually blown up.  We carried on our occupation of Mt. Harriet and didn't learn until later that it was the Glamorgan and that she had survived the attack, sadly with casualties though.

 

Mike

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10 minutes ago, bootneck said:

I have the Atlantic Models 1:350 HMS Glamorgan kit waiting in the stash.  I bought it specifically in memory of that morning.  My unit had almost taken Mt. Harriet when we saw a tiny bright light appear on our right, somewhere around Stanley.  The light didn't seem to change position for a while then suddenly it shot past to the right and below us heading out to the horizon and we realised it was an Exocet.  Next thing,  we saw a missile fire from the horizon towards the Exocet but it missed and, immediately after that, the sky lit up like daylight as the Exocet hit a ship.  The flash was so bright that we thought the ship had actually blown up.  We carried on our occupation of Mt. Harriet and didn't learn until later that it was the Glamorgan and that she had survived the attack, sadly with casualties though.

 

Mike

Can't put a like for that, but you know what I mean.

 

Hats off to you fella.

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The captain of HMS Glamorgan did the only thing he could - turn so the ship only offered the stern as target; a lot less likely to hit!

He almost succeeded - that's why it got hit through the hangar instead of amidships. If that had happened they would have been blown sky-high.

He did succeed in keeping his ship afloat and sailing under their own power.

 

Cheers, Moggy

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Gidday, I'm sorry for the friends you lost. Being here in Perth WA we were obviously not involved but I still remember hearing and watching the conflict on the news. And I still have the Marshal Cavendish series of magazines that came out afterwards.

     This model won't be particularly spectacular as I don't do PE or aftermarket stuff but I'll try to do my best and to do the ship justice. Please forgive the mistakes I'll no doubt make. And when the time comes for the GB please feel free to make suggestions. Regards, Jeff.

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4 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday, I'm sorry for the friends you lost. Being here in Perth WA we were obviously not involved but I still remember hearing and watching the conflict on the news. And I still have the Marshal Cavendish series of magazines that came out afterwards.

     This model won't be particularly spectacular as I don't do PE or aftermarket stuff but I'll try to do my best and to do the ship justice. Please forgive the mistakes I'll no doubt make. And when the time comes for the GB please feel free to make suggestions. Regards, Jeff.

I would never criticise another’s model and I hope the build brings you pleasure, after all is that not why we take up modelling. I am newbie that has returned to modelling after very many years and it is a pleasure to see the talent you all have to produce such excellent models.

I don’t know if you are aware of this site but it has a lot of pictures and deck plans and links of County Class ships.  There is a great deck plan for Antrim which was almost identical to Glamorgan. Good luck with the build.

 

https://countyclassdestroyers.co.uk/Antrim.htm

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I read somewhere that there was one Blackburn Buccaneer deployed to The Falklands. (Apparently same airframe you see in desert pink with the pirate flag painted below the cockpit) 

 

Does anyone know of any 1/48 decal sets or what the Falklands version would have looked like? 

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