|Of all the famous sea battles, there are few that come
close to the heroic last stand of the HMS Glowworm. On April 8th this little
ship encountered a German destroyer in the North Atlantic. After identify
the enemy fire was exchanged, soon another German destroyer entered the
fight. the Glowworm pressed on the attack but the German destroyers were
laden with troops bound for Norway and retreated into a nearby rain squall.
Near by was the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper and the lone British
destroyer soon found herself out gunned on the high seas. Against all odds
Lt Cdr Roope attacked the 10,000 ton Cruiser with everything she had. Though
none of her torpedoes found their mark, she was able to score some hits
on the cruiser. With only one operational gun still firing the Glowworm
turned and rammed the Hipper tearing into the hull and damaging the cruiser.
After the two ships separated the Hipper raked the destroyer with her light
weapons. With the ship starting to sink the order was given to abandon
So impressed by the bravery of her crew, the Hipper stood by for over an hour to rescue her crew
|This kit by B-Resina strikes me as the European equivalent of JAG in their casting style with the superstructure molded onto the hull. The casting is very well done with some flash around the aft superstructure base and the forward open chocks on the bow. The overhanging surfaces and intricate surfaces are well defined and will require very little cleanup to finish.||
|Accessory parts have a little more flash on them, but it is light and comes off easily. I wish the main guns had been molded with separate shields instead of barrels. This would have made super detailing the gun mounts easier considering the guns have an open back.|
|The instructions are very basic and could benefit from a few auxiliary
views. But again this is a simple kit and there is not to much to assemble
There is no photo etch in this kit, but a good set of railings will really make this kit stand out.