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Atlantic Conveyor 1982 - card model

Another GB commemorating the anniversary of a famous conflict. The war between Argentina and the UK lasted 74 days after Argentinian troops invaded the Falklands on 2 April 1982 and South Georgia on the following day. When Argentina surrendered on 14 June, it spelled the beginning of the end for the ruling junta, leading to democratic elections in October 1983. Everyone knows the drill – whilst aircraft will no doubt dominate the entries, anything related to the war is fair game. A scratchbuilt ARA General Belgrano or HMS Sheffield? More reasonably, an Argentinian LVTP-7 or a British Scorpion CVR(T)?
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Hello all,

I have decided to attempt this card model of the container ship Atlantic Conveyor which was requisitioned for the Falklands Conflict.
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The model (kit) is scaled at 1:400; however, I have resized the pages to 1:144 scale so that I can add kits of the Wessex and Chinook helicopters, plus the harriers [before Josh snaffles the rest of them!] Image
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According to my calculations, this model will probably be about 1.5 metres long by the time I finish it! Image

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Mike
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What a monster, Mike. I would have trouble finding a place for such a big model in my house (that's why I still have not built my !/350 Star Trek Refit Enterprise, and she will be just 1m long. 😮).
Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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I guess it's a typo, but on the picture it says: 1:400(?)
Anyway, 1.5m sounds correct for a more than 200m ship. Sounds like a larger project, I'll order popcorn and beer!

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You really do take on these group builds with gusto! For those newer members, Mike decided a 1/144 rendition of the Ark Royal was a small enough entry in GB9. Another 1.5 metre midget this time around. :lol:
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Amazing. Mere mortals would satisfy themselves with a few Wessexes or Harriers. Not Mike!

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The size of some of Mike's projects may come as a surprise to some of you. But he and Margaret live in a giant castle on a hill in Somerset. The drive is nearly a kilometre long. All his stash is stored in the West wing and the Baronial Hall is his workshop.

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ID19 wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 21:39
I guess it's a typo, but on the picture it says: 1:400(?)
Anyway, 1.5m sounds correct for a more than 200m ship. Sounds like a larger project, I'll order popcorn and beer!
Yes, it's a typo on my part. I was looking at my 1:200 scale HMS Victorious card kit previously and got the two scales mixed up.
BigReg wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 7:07
The size of some of Mike's projects may come as a surprise to some of you. But he and Margaret live in a giant castle on a hill in Somerset. The drive is nearly a kilometre long. All his stash is stored in the West wing and the Baronial Hall is his workshop.David
I may be "of an age" but I don't remember moving from my little bungalow in deepest darkest zummerzet. I choose aircraft carriers as they double up as couches, beds and coffee tables when completed!

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bootneck42 wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:36
ID19 wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 21:39
I guess it's a typo, but on the picture it says: 1:400(?)
Anyway, 1.5m sounds correct for a more than 200m ship. Sounds like a larger project, I'll order popcorn and beer!
Yes, it's a typo on my part. I was looking at my 1:200 scale HMS Victorious card kit previously and got the two scales mixed up.
BigReg wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 7:07
The size of some of Mike's projects may come as a surprise to some of you. But he and Margaret live in a giant castle on a hill in Somerset. The drive is nearly a kilometre long. All his stash is stored in the West wing and the Baronial Hall is his workshop.David
I may be "of an age" but I don't remember moving from my little bungalow in deepest darkest zummerzet. I choose aircraft carriers as they double up as couches, beds and coffee tables when completed!

Mike
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Yes, didn't we play table tennis on the deck of USS Forrestal?

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Did you use a row of Skyhawks as the net? :P
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didn't we play table tennis on the deck of USS Forrestal?

Did you use a row of Skyhawks as the net?
yes, and the umpire sat on the jumbo crane

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