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GROUP BUILDS => In The Navy G.B. 2020 => Topic started by: Damian2 on February 26, 2020, 10:48:59 am

Title: Inspiration - GB EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT 14th JUNE.
Post by: Damian2 on February 26, 2020, 10:48:59 am
Hi all

I have a completed blank profile.

(https://i.imgur.com/HQItkbQ.png)

Didn't see this GB so of course banged out 3 FAA profiles :D  I do have other naval subjects planned (and any suggestions are welcome) some of which I'd like to post here.

Could this be considered part of the prep phase?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2020, 02:40:14 am
This is the place to put those previously finished builds and illustrations (or indeed those that have been deemed to be to far advanced to qualify for the GB) so that they can act as inspiration for others  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on February 27, 2020, 02:56:38 am
Thanks Chris.

This is one of my builds from the last In the Navy GB.  Hope it inspires someone.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4238/34805443464_9fb61e2f47_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V2CZJQ)Fnord Galactic Skyliner 500 4 (https://flic.kr/p/V2CZJQ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42298.msg740049#msg740049

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on February 27, 2020, 04:38:25 am
Just a bunch of random ideas thrown into the big mixing pot:

Peking Horse Marines (USMC) 1936
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/44/2c/06/442c06ae87e663a560037b2a57639c49.jpg)

"Space Marines" 3D Art by Serene Night in Sci-fi Fun
(https://www.daz3d.com/galleryimage/image/85025/space-marines_full.jpg)
https://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/85025/ (https://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/85025/)

Colonial Marines "Aliens"
(https://ultimateactionmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Aliens-Marines-1986.jpg)

Battleship by JaeCheol Park (Paperblue)
(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/011/654/036/large/paperblue-net-battleship-white-w-20.jpg)
https://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryWarships/comments/8xb3s3/battleship_by_jaecheol_park_paperblue/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryWarships/comments/8xb3s3/battleship_by_jaecheol_park_paperblue/)

World of Warships in Space
(https://www.pcgamesn.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy/world_of_warships_space_warships_mode.jpg)
https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-of-warships/world-of-warships-space-warships-mode (https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-of-warships/world-of-warships-space-warships-mode)

Concept painting for a Royal Navy Early Warning Radar & Control aircraft.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/26/5b/50/265b508df7d56bbb59264ef0958a4916.jpg)
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/366761963400876756/ (https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/366761963400876756/)

Royal Naval Division, (Drake) Battalion (possibly Gallipoli, 1915)
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/a8/35/2ca83528390b6ac32f7c43d9be3a5430.jpg)
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/477100154254933710/ (https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/477100154254933710/)

AWE 17: Royal Marines Test New Black Hornet Micro-Drones
(https://i1.wp.com/www.warfare.today/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/British-Army-AWE17-Royal-Marine-with-Black-Hornet-2-by-Cpl-Daniel-Wiepen-MOD-Crown-2017-Limited-Re-use-APOSW-2017-018-AWE-2017-035-800px.jpg?resize=800%2C440)
http://www.warfare.today/2017/04/05/awe17-royal-marines-test-new-black-hornet-micro-drones/ (http://www.warfare.today/2017/04/05/awe17-royal-marines-test-new-black-hornet-micro-drones/)

Dunno, this just came up during a search
(https://photos.smugmug.com/M41AS-VN1968/i-krfjhVn/0/e796b0a2/L/IMG_2007-L.jpg)
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=38552.30 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=38552.30)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 27, 2020, 11:53:57 am
Here you have some of my ongoing projects that cannot be submitted as participants, because they are much started.

Any advance in one of this projects will be reported here. Just for INSPIRATION.

HMS Nelson in USS South Dakota configuration: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=28707.0
Hybrid battleship/carrier based on HMS Nelson: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=41543.msg711644#msg711644
Upgunned HMS Hood: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=41541.msg711556#msg711556
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2020, 05:25:36 pm
Airboats. These specific ones belonged to the British Army and the Royal Air Force, but there's no reason they couldn't be navy or marines:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186846077_f6ac942965_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq7bwZ)ScientificAmerican1917-11-03 (https://flic.kr/p/2gq7bwZ) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186789276_0decb8621c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6TDE)Airboats Mesopotania 1918 (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6TDE) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186788721_0d27cb3ceb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6Tu6)Glisseur_automobile_de_l'armée_anglaise_en_Mésopotamie (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6Tu6) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186788451_c9045f36d0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6Tpr)RAF rescue airboat 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6Tpr) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186788176_2bb1895b35.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6TjG)RAF rescue airboat 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2gq6TjG) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48186844347_467262f390_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq7b2a)RAF rescue airboat (https://flic.kr/p/2gq7b2a) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2020, 05:40:26 pm
Type 42 Batch IV (stretched aft to make space for Seawolf):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594447102_0429a0c3b9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyuvhb)ddg Type 42 Batch IV FIN (https://flic.kr/p/2iyuvhb) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr



HMS Cumberland. The Uk's first nuclear surface combatant. Basically an enlarged County with a nuclear plant, kept in serivce forever and constantly refitted because nobody wanted to deal with decomissioning her.

1966:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594197421_5732f742ac_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyte4k)CGN Cumberland 1966 (https://flic.kr/p/2iyte4k) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr

1977:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49593698478_847e2f2613_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqEJS)CGN Cumberland 1977 (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqEJS) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594198381_a2156bfd3d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iytekT)CGN Cumberland 1977 annotated (https://flic.kr/p/2iytekT) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr

1988:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594198116_50a534b549_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj)CGN Cumberland 1988 (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2020, 05:44:08 pm
Updated Clemson class 'four stacker':

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49593689113_400612cfe5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqBXp)CLEMSON update fin (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqBXp) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2020, 05:49:29 pm
What if the Dutch and Canadians did a deal? Canada buys Tromps for air defence and the Netherlands buys Iroquois for ASW, both modified, of course:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49593694573_7f68927cbf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqDzx)CanNet Micmac (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqDzx) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594441447_df3e5c70c9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyutAF)CanNet Callenburg (https://flic.kr/p/2iyutAF) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr


Different what if: what if the Canadian Navy built an AAW version of the Iroquois?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49593697088_ba4f6307e0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqEjU)DDG-284 Haida Class (1) (https://flic.kr/p/2iyqEjU) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594196581_9a74e6bb1a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iytdNR)ddg Haida Class DDG + ASROC (https://flic.kr/p/2iytdNR) by Harold Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on February 28, 2020, 01:25:11 am

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/6/2/326462-12522-62-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 28, 2020, 01:57:04 am
Random thoughts:

Dutch or Canadian - they kept their carrier(s) and went down the same path as the Aussies, but earlier.

German - replacement for the Sea Hawk instead of the F-104.

Spanish - say they got a bigger ex-USN/RN carrier than the Dedalo and bought the A-4 instead of the Harrier.

French - bought instead of the Etendard. This nearly happened later, with a couple of A-4Es (?) as potential alternatives to the Super E. They actually got as far as landing a couple on one of the French carriers as a test.

Given that you've got a -B profile done, it wouldn't be hard to do a -C. As far as I know, it's just a slightly larger nose with a normal radome (early) or a mostly-painted-over one (late).

<edit by zenrat - this post from Weaver relates to Damian2's blank A4 profile from which it has been separated when it was moved into this thread.>
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on February 28, 2020, 02:04:31 am
The mods have talked and we have decided that unfortunately this profile, while being blank is too far along to be considered as a starting point.
We have already communicated our decision to Damian2 who has accepted it with good grace and has proposed a solution we are happy with.
We should probably have moved the thread into the inspirations place at the same time.

<edit by zenrat - this post from me relates to Damian2's blank A4 profile from which it has been separated when it was moved into this thread.>
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2020, 04:07:02 am

1988:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594198116_50a534b549_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj)

 (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj)

Don't you think they may have upgraded the gun from the twin 4.5"s to the egg shaped Mk 8 at some time?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on February 28, 2020, 04:21:37 am

1988:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49594198116_50a534b549_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj)

 (https://flic.kr/p/2iytegj)

Don't you think they may have upgraded the gun from the twin 4.5"s to the egg shaped Mk 8 at some time?

They didn't do that on any other ship with a Mk.6, even when they were doing a massive rebuild, and when you look at the details of the guns, you can see why. Despite the indentical calibre, the two guns use radically different and non-interchangeable ammo, that needs a different feed system, different stowage, etc, etc... Is it doable? Almost certainly yes. Is it worth it, given that the Mk.6 is a pretty decent system? Probably not. The only real serious downside to the Mk.6 is it's large crew, but if we're in a world where the RN can afford nuclear surface warships, I'd guess that that isn't so much of an issue.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Rheged on February 28, 2020, 08:50:52 am
 Royal Marine tanks existed in WW2, so a modern Royal Marines Armoured Support Group would be a possibility .......perhaps all named??  Her Majesty's Tank Anson, HMT Benbow, HMT Cunningham.....etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marines_Armoured_Support_Group  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marines_Armoured_Support_Group)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2020, 01:43:56 pm
Royal Marine tanks existed in WW2, so a modern Royal Marines Armoured Support Group would be a possibility .......perhaps all named??  Her Majesty's Tank Anson, HMT Benbow, HMT Cunningham.....etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marines_Armoured_Support_Group  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marines_Armoured_Support_Group)

Land Battleships. Like the Soviet T-28 or T-35 tanks. With signal flags on the antenna wires.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2020, 01:56:39 pm
A lot of early tanks carried the moniker HMLS (His Majesty's Land Ship) and some armoured cars hot HMAC so it's a natural progression.

On those lines, the Royal Navy were instrumental in the use of Armoured Cars and spearheaded tank design, what if they continued under their control?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on March 01, 2020, 03:18:26 am
(http://www.ract.org.au/Archived/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_gallery_image/Mar13.JPEG)
(http://www.ract.org.au/Archived/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_gallery_image/mar10.jpg)
(http://www.ract.org.au/Archived/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_gallery_image/mar08.jpg)
(http://www.ract.org.au/Archived/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_gallery_image/mar07.jpg)
http://www.ract.org.au/Archived/index-q=marine.html
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on March 01, 2020, 06:24:26 am
French LVT-4 Buffalo amphibious assault vehicles equipped with 40mm Bofors guns in Indochina:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESB2-zpXUAMjgXM?format=jpg&name=medium)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESB3B33X0AAeMMt?format=jpg&name=900x900)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESB3CcGXYAAvT--?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2020, 06:24:23 am
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 02, 2020, 08:55:17 am

Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\


I'd have one, so long as it came with the 40mm.  :wacko:

That'd sort out the ruddy BMWs on the A48!  ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Leading Observer on March 02, 2020, 09:16:44 am
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?

I know where there's one in storage, but all the weapons have been removed. ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Zero-Sen on March 02, 2020, 03:27:17 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7824/46317315035_86146ca8dc_o.png)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on March 02, 2020, 04:27:26 pm
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?

Looks like the co-ax may have been one or two .50 cal BMGs. Info on these vehicles is very thin on the ground though.

Also, 2nd pic might be Suez, not Indochina.

There's some interesting footage here: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/reconnaissance-in-the-south-delta-area/query/vietnam
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Weaver on March 03, 2020, 04:50:55 am
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

We had a more modern, British-built equivalent, so of course, we didn't buy it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2013/08/the-aquatrack/


This thing seems to be available to order and being wheeled, would be easier to deploy by road over long distances:

http://www.sealandermarine.com/seamaster.htm
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 03, 2020, 12:30:54 pm

We had a more modern, British-built equivalent, so of course, we didn't buy it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2013/08/the-aquatrack/


Oooer, I can remember seeing the hull of one those being tested at GKN's Johnson Technology Centre, maybe mid to late 80s perhaps. It hadn't any wheels or tracks, just the bare hull and cab assembly.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 03, 2020, 08:52:41 pm
What if HMS Hood à la Richelieu (top), alternatively a more british option with bits taken from KGV

(https://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Hood_Richelieu.jpeg) (https://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Hood_Richelieu.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 04, 2020, 06:54:55 pm
Richelieu's Family of battleships

(https://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/RICHELIEU-Family.jpeg) (https://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/RICHELIEU-Family.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: scooter on March 05, 2020, 05:41:46 pm
Armed Merchant Cruisers and Raiders - Bearing Deadly Cargo (https://youtu.be/0Ciw6vXasC0)

Also cross-posted in my "Drachinifel's 5 Minute Guides to Warships" thread
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: perttime on March 05, 2020, 11:46:19 pm
I have a liking for smallish assault boats, that countries in my corner of the world use for landing a platoon, or less. Not sure if a definite term exists. I've seen "landing craft", "fast assault craft", etc.

Something like the Swedish Stridsbåt 90: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB90-class_fast_assault_craft or Finnish Jehu-class landing craft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehu-class_landing_craft

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Jehu_U707_Lippujuhlan_p%C3%A4iv%C3%A4n_kalustoesittely_2016_2.JPG/800px-Jehu_U707_Lippujuhlan_p%C3%A4iv%C3%A4n_kalustoesittely_2016_2.JPG)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=393q8HHJnMk

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on March 06, 2020, 12:11:55 am
I have a CB-90 in the stash & it's (still) one of the contenders for my entry into this GB. ;)

Although, ahead of it in contention is the 1/72 Vosper MTB that needs to be scale-o-rama'd to 1/35 & modified. ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: NARSES2 on March 07, 2020, 02:37:58 am
Whilst looking for something else I came across a couple of photographs in "The British Pacific Fleet" by David Hobbs that might get some brain cells working  ;)

The first one was of H.M.S. Implacable's D.U.K.W. amphibian taking the 1946 Miss Australia contestants on a tour of Sydney Harbour. You can just about make out the smirk on her Royal Marine drivers face  :angel:

The second is of the same D.U.K.W. driving the winner (Miss Rhonda Kelly) through the streets of Sydney. Again her crew look more than happy and the D.U.K.W. is bedecked with ribbons and Miss Australia signs  ;D

As an aside I wasn't aware that R.N. carriers had D.U.K.W.s aboard. Opens up some interesting possibilities ?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on March 11, 2020, 02:42:03 am
Dewoitine D-500.  Flottille 11F Force maritime de l'aéronautique navale.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49646547658_a3bc227603_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wXC)Dewoitine D-500  - 4 (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wXC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

l'Aéronavale entry into the 1936 Tiger Meet.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49646547423_d4a2aefe76_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wTz)Dewoitine D-500  - 13 (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wTz) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49646547638_3b14098cd1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wXh)Dewoitine D-500  - 6 (https://flic.kr/p/2iD6wXh) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Started before the beginning of the GB and so ineligible.  This is the '90s SMER repop of the 1977 Heller kit.  Fit isn't bad except for the radiator which is lopsided and woeful.

Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 11, 2020, 03:37:32 am
 :rolleyes:

(http://alternathistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0-smelost-04.jpeg)
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on March 11, 2020, 03:47:57 am
:rolleyes:

(http://alternathistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0-smelost-04.jpeg)

Awesome.  But I think it would need more engines.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: NARSES2 on March 11, 2020, 07:03:42 am
Do like your Dweotine Fred  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on March 12, 2020, 03:24:07 am
Do like your Dweotine Fred  :thumbsup:

Thanks Chris.
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: Old Wombat on March 12, 2020, 06:45:38 am
Do like your Dewoitine Fred  :thumbsup:

'Tis a funky little beast! :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 16, 2020, 10:50:25 pm
Experimental hydrofoil equipped LVHX2 from the '60s:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-fMJpFxS/0/c26a766c/O/LVHX2_01.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-66xmSRW/0/e6c62bb5/O/LVHX2_02.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-JTspGQc/0/b5fb1feb/O/LVHX2_03.jpg)

- Jane's Surface Skimmers 1967-68
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 16, 2020, 10:53:36 pm
Flying DUKW

(https://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-3Q7PGr3/0/75e8642c/O/vehicle_dukw35.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 16, 2020, 11:00:47 pm
LVTP-7 replacement concepts.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-C6639bs/0/d3c7a989/O/LVAC_01.jpg)
Cushion added to existing design.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-g623ddp/0/591db4d2/O/LVAC_02.jpg)
All new ACV.

In both cases the skirt would deflate back to the hull and the hinged covers would drop
down over the deflated skirt.
 :o
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: NARSES2 on March 17, 2020, 07:25:07 am
I do like that DUKW  :thumbsup:  ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2020, 10:57:03 am

I do like that DUKW  :thumbsup:  ;D


You and me both, and very modellable in a diorama too.

Mrs_PR19 would have wanted me to paint it like a Mallard of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2020, 03:39:03 am
Is the only 1/35 DUKW the Italeri one?
What's it like?
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 18, 2020, 04:17:52 am
LVTP-7 replacement concepts.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-C6639bs/0/d3c7a989/O/LVAC_01.jpg)
Cushion added to existing design.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-g623ddp/0/591db4d2/O/LVAC_02.jpg)
All new ACV.

In both cases the skirt would deflate back to the hull and the hinged covers would drop
down over the deflated skirt.
 :o

Love them :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inspiration
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 18, 2020, 11:24:48 am
I have a 4.5 MB .pdf on the Flying DUKW development, PM me your
email address if you want a copy.

Cheers, J

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inspiration - GB EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT 14th JUNE.
Post by: zenrat on May 30, 2020, 05:15:35 pm
In case anyone missed it we have extended this GB until Midnight Sunday 14th June.

The Mods.