Hms Ajax

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  1. David H

    David H Member

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    Hi,

    Anyone know of a kit of the 1930s HMS AJax, famed for the Battle of the River Plat? Achilies or Exeter would be OK to.

    I have had a quick look and drawn a blank.

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  2. David H

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    Hi,

    Anyone know of a kit of the 1930s HMS AJax, famed for the Battle of the River Plat? Achilies or Exeter would be OK to.

    I have had a quick look and drawn a blank.

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  3. cmdrted

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    I think GPM had a model of her, check the usual out of print sources.
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    I think GPM had a model of her, check the usual out of print sources.
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  7. David H

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    Hmmm. $30.00 + shipping, any reviews or experiences?


    I am tempted with exchange rates at $2US to the £ Stirling... he he he

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  8. David H

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    Hmmm. $30.00 + shipping, any reviews or experiences?


    I am tempted with exchange rates at $2US to the £ Stirling... he he he

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  9. beejay

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    Hello David,
    Am I right in thinking that you want to model in card all the ships that fought in The Battle of The River Plate?
    GPM did have a 1/200 scale model of HMS AJAX, but I think that it is not available any more. If you do find this kit, you could build two as AJAX and ACHILLES were nearly identical! With a GPM model of HMS EXETER, which is also 1/200 scale and the GPM Graf Spee to the same scale, you have them.
    I would love to see photos of these ships built!
    VBR
    beejay
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    Hello David,
    Am I right in thinking that you want to model in card all the ships that fought in The Battle of The River Plate?
    GPM did have a 1/200 scale model of HMS AJAX, but I think that it is not available any more. If you do find this kit, you could build two as AJAX and ACHILLES were nearly identical! With a GPM model of HMS EXETER, which is also 1/200 scale and the GPM Graf Spee to the same scale, you have them.
    I would love to see photos of these ships built!
    VBR
    beejay
  11. David H

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    It would be fun to do !

    At the rate I build it might take a year or two! If I finished.

    Then I could go on to North Cape, or back to the 18th century...

    On the Graf Spee front check out Wikipedia's entry for the River Plat...

    Some further help requested. At 1:200 how big a model would Ajax be?

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  12. David H

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    It would be fun to do !

    At the rate I build it might take a year or two! If I finished.

    Then I could go on to North Cape, or back to the 18th century...

    On the Graf Spee front check out Wikipedia's entry for the River Plat...

    Some further help requested. At 1:200 how big a model would Ajax be?

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  13. beejay

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    Hello David, North Cape, now you're talking!
    HMS AJAX, Overall length = 522 feet. This would give a scale length of 2.62 feet (if my maths is correct!)
    HMS ACHILLES, Overall length = 554.5 feet
    HMS EXETER , Overall length = 575 feet
    GRAF SPEE, Overall length = 610 feet 3 inches
    VBR
    beejay
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    Hello David, North Cape, now you're talking!
    HMS AJAX, Overall length = 522 feet. This would give a scale length of 2.62 feet (if my maths is correct!)
    HMS ACHILLES, Overall length = 554.5 feet
    HMS EXETER , Overall length = 575 feet
    GRAF SPEE, Overall length = 610 feet 3 inches
    VBR
    beejay
  15. Rick Thomson

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    I'd like to see some models of the unsung heros, such as HMS Jervis Bay and the Beaverford who saved their convoy against overwhelming odds.
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    I'd like to see some models of the unsung heros, such as HMS Jervis Bay and the Beaverford who saved their convoy against overwhelming odds.
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    Hello Rick,
    HMS JERVIS BAY I know, the same heroic story as HMS RAWALPINDI, but the skipper of one got a V.C., the other one didn't (why?)
    The story of BEAVERFORD I do not know. Can you tell me more please?
    VBR
    beejay
  18. beejay

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    Hello Rick,
    HMS JERVIS BAY I know, the same heroic story as HMS RAWALPINDI, but the skipper of one got a V.C., the other one didn't (why?)
    The story of BEAVERFORD I do not know. Can you tell me more please?
    VBR
    beejay
  19. Maurice

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    Achilies and Ajax were sister ships of the first group of the Leander class.
    For both of them their LBP (length between perpendiculars) was 522' and their LOA (length overall) was 554.5'.
    I would hate our David to be shortchanged by a whole 1.95" at 1:200. :)
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    Achilies and Ajax were sister ships of the first group of the Leander class.
    For both of them their LBP (length between perpendiculars) was 522' and their LOA (length overall) was 554.5'.
    I would hate our David to be shortchanged by a whole 1.95" at 1:200. :)