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Under the Black Flag GB - General Discussion

Started by NARSES2, May 11, 2021, 07:53:07 AM

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NARSES2

This is where I'll open up the general discussion area much nearer the date. However so you are aware the GB will run from 1/3/2022 through to 31/5/22.

Chris

Decals my @r$e!

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

loupgarou

Hmmm...."one shouldn't forget Pirate Radio"
The Revell Offshore Oil Rig as a base for a radio, or a converted AWACS plane circling in international waters...
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

PR19_Kit

Or even a drastically re-purposed (and ancient...) FROG lightship!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

scooter

Quote from: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2022, 08:39:12 AM
Or even a drastically re-purposed (and ancient...) FROG lightship!  ;D

Did they ever make a kit of the Glomar Explorer?  Because the derrick would make an excellent structure for aerials
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loupgarou

Quote from: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2022, 08:39:12 AM
Or even a drastically re-purposed (and ancient...) FROG lightship!  ;D

The Frog one has been redone by everybody in the east,and even by Revell. Should not be difficult to find.
And for yankees, there is (was) the Nantucket lightship,by Pyro/Kleeware/Lifelike etc
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

jcf

Flower Class Corvette, or what the heck maybe a destroyer.  ;D

In December 1964 Dutch Marines raided the REM Island pirate TV/radio station Radio and TV Noordzee,
which was more than a bit of overkill.
:rolleyes:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REM_Island
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Sense doesn't come into it. People are
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actually is than they ever are about
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conspiracy."
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ysi_maniac

Quote from: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2022, 08:39:12 AM
Or even a drastically re-purposed (and ancient...) FROG lightship!  ;D

What model are you speaking about?
Will die without understanding this world.

jcf

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Old Wombat

Or one of the Trumpeter Liberty ships for just about any "piratical" role (post-WW2?):

SS Jeremiah O'Brien ( 1/700 / 1/350 )

SS John W Brown ( 1/700 )
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Quote from: loupgarou on February 07, 2022, 08:33:19 AM
Hmmm...."one shouldn't forget Pirate Radio"
The Revell Offshore Oil Rig as a base for a radio, or a converted AWACS plane circling in international waters...

I would hope that it was circling OVER international waters, otherwise it's circle will soon become a spiral, and it might thereafter come to qualify as Pirate Sonar... ;D ;D ;D

The problem there would be landing for fuel/maintenance/crew swap etc... Any airfield big enough to take a 707 is going to be under the control of some or other government.

An airship might work: it could be designed in such a way as to make self-maintenance possible (internal access to the engines, for example), and it could be refuelled/supplied/re-crewed by a helicopter hovering above it and lowering cargo/people/fuel lines in a similar manner to VERTREPing a ship. As long as nobody saw the resupply operation actually going on, the helo could credibly conceal it's true purpose when landing back ashore. Alternatively, the airship could rendezvous with a surface ship, or even combine the three: i.e. the ship leaves port with a helo on board for 'research' or some such esxcuse, then launches it on a re-supply mission to the airship once it's over the horizon.
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PR19_Kit

The US Navy re-fuelled their airships in flight by dropping a hose from the airship to the deck of a tender and pumping the fuel UP to the airship. That would seem to be still possible today I reckon.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Steel Penguin

ill throw one of the staples of cyberpunk fiction into this mix

The Panzerboy   usually smugglers who run borders initially, they used fast jets, stealthy load carriers, but as the borders got tougher they changed to the aforementioned Panzers, either hovercraft or ground effect vehicles  some are heavily armed, others went for stealth and armour.
The GMC banshee from Shadowrun is an example https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&gbv=2&biw=1434&bih=792&tbm=isch&oq=&aqs=&q=gmz+banshee+shadowrun
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Nick


Rheged

I seem to recall reading in one of Nicolas Freeling's Van der Valk books.........probably "Guns before Butter"  ..........a reference to butter pirates; smugglers using fast cars (suitably reinforced) to move contraband butter between Belgium and Holland; or maybe it was the other way about.

Then, of course we have "NARCOSUBS"  and  Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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