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Ship GB

Started by Weaver, October 07, 2009, 06:04:28 PM

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Weaver

Okay, well with the recent upsurge of interest in ship whiffs, how about a Ship GB?

I'd suggest a dead simple and open "encourager" GB along the lines of the Armour GB. Two rules:

1. It must be a ship or boat, i.e. a vehicle designed to operate on water the majority of the time. Seaplanes not allowed. Hovercraft...hmmmm. Mods discretion, I think.

2. It must be a whiff.
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Thorvic

Well i would be up for that, although i suspect the majority of the forum won't consider it.

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Mossie

I dunno, I might be up for it!  I don't know much about ships but I've always been interested, being involved in a GB might help me get a little background.
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Weaver

Ther've been other GBs that had limited participation, but still produced good models. Maybe run it at the same tims as another "minority interest" one, such as figures or cars?
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Mossie

I would maybe see how much interest you get?  Several ship builders seem to have 'come out of the closet' since a forum was opened for them.

As for criteria, maybe 'surface vessels' in general.  This could include Ekranoplans, depending on how strict you wanted to run it?
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deathjester

Quote from: Mossie on October 08, 2009, 06:06:10 AM
I dunno, I might be up for it!  I don't know much about ships but I've always been interested, being involved in a GB might help me get a little background.
That might be a good thing - you don't know what you are not supposed to do, so you can come up with any amount of crazyness, without a shred of nautical practicality to stop you!!

Sauragnmon

I'd say hovercraft and ekranoplan would be in, just to provide feet-getting-wet capacity in this case, though I would suggest that they be whiffed airframes potentially.

I wouldn't mind a Ship GB.  Of course, I'm a ship whiffer and I've always been out of the closet about it.  I think in some cases, the forum opening up gave us a place to congregate the small demographic (of the three Military Media, we're rather the smallest) and it made us more visible.  I've been working on clearing up desk space and listening to that voice in my head telling me to finish projects, so I should have plenty of desk soon.
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Jschmus

My interest in aircraft has dried up a little of late, but I have a few ideas for naval builds, so I'd be interested in this one.
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Taiidantomcat

I would be in...but my experience with ships is rather limited...i would probably take a lot of time to do the big 1/350 ships i have. I like the idea of making it water based, could include Amphib tanks, Naval Infanty, and Marines,(provided they operate in water no F-18s) ... I know that is a bit of a stretch but It would be cool:


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Taiidantomcat

Quote from: Taiidantomcat on October 09, 2009, 10:17:06 AM
I would be in...but my experience with ships is rather limited...i would probably take a lot of time to do the big 1/350 ships i have. I like the idea of making it water based, could include Amphib tanks, Naval Infanty, and Marines,(provided they operate in water no F-18s) ... I know that is a bit of a stretch but It would be cool:


AAV-7



The AAAV! The USMCs latest whif! (They canceled the program :banghead:)

I already talked with Saur about a Soviet Sub Idea i have.  :cheers:
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"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

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Weaver

Quote from: Taiidantomcat on October 09, 2009, 10:17:06 AM
I would be in...but my experience with ships is rather limited...i would probably take a lot of time to do the big 1/350 ships i have. I like the idea of making it water based, could include Amphib tanks, Naval Infanty, and Marines,(provided they operate in water no F-18s) ... I know that is a bit of a stretch but It would be cool:

How about this: amphibious vehicles are in, providing that they're designed for open sea operations (i.e. amphibious landings) not just inland water crossings? So LVTP-7s, whose design is conditioned by "boat" considerations, are in, but an M-113 with it's trim vane erected doesn't count. Of course, you could whiff the M-113 into an open-sea vehicle, by adding lots more buoyancy and a serious prop/water jet system. IIRC, Brazil did exactly that, although it never went into production. The Indonesian Marines also have a sea-landing AMX-10P version, with reduced weaponry, extra buoyancy and powerful water jets.
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '