HNLMS Witte Olifant

Started by tigercat, December 14, 2019, 11:53:29 PM

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A project for the new year .

A monitor for the Dutch navy


Lots of shallow waters, so a coastal defence one would be quite handy. What sort of time period are you looking at ?
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Somewhere in late 20s to early 30s  I think .


Right  :thumbsup:

My thinking was, laid down in the early part of the century, before aircraft became a threat, and then modernised in the 30's with some extra AAA armament, new oil fired boilers etc.

Looking forward to what you do with this.
Decals my @r$e!


time period is kind of dictated by its main armament courtesy of Modelcollect .

current thoughts are  superstructure inspired by De Rutyer class cruiser


A report has come in from the Witte Olifant
She's no longer quite in her element
Two guns they make the enemy flinch
But not the third eleven inch
He is bust and from a repair would benefit .

The tusks of this Dutch Pachyderm
As I've said before you need to learn
Need to be removed with a winch
As we can't support 11 inch
Maybe some 13.5 we can pinch
If the ones on Iron Duke aren't too worn


Decals my @r$e!

Old Wombat

Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Captain Canada

Looking forward to seeing it start !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?


Elephant parts gradually  assembling


Need to get this back on track .

Currently the Plan is currently  a sort of G3 inspired pocket battleship


Well we have progress . :)

The hull has been started
Two turrets have been completed




OMG, that's huge! I like the funnel, though, with the secret anti-smoke device added.  ;D