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Offline lenny100

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HMNS Durham Castle
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:27:31 am »
this is the second part of the four ship diorama i am making showing the hand over of the fleet flagship duty's from the old to the new.

this is the old fleet flagship the castle class HMNS Durham Castle

 





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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 10:14:09 am »
Very interesting! A KGV-based hybrid, or a creation of your own?
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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 11:04:03 am »
Nice KGV-Bash, man!  Way to go!  Interesting with the 5.25's along the carrier deck section, looking forward to more of that.  HMNS?  Not sure where that would be, but she looks beautiful.
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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 11:36:54 am »
Looking great - what aircraft would you be planning for it?

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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 12:06:38 pm »
its based on a real proposal from 1939 for a hybrid  to be used as a super destroyer for fleet reconance using a light aircraft based on a swordfish.
as this is set in 1958 it will be carrying  sea furys and helicopters only as the deck is not long enough for jets to land, some of the piolts say it rather short for the fury even with the ramp.
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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 01:05:26 pm »
It may be too late for your model, but by 1958 the light AA would have been gone from atop turret B, so you could lower that takeoff angle, unless that's part of the design?

Nice work all around!  :thumbsup:  I hope your hand isn't sore from sanding that putty.  ;D
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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 01:29:10 pm »
I'm with Sauragnmon, what is this HMNS of which you speak? Her Magesty's Northumbrian Ship? His Munificence's Nude Sunbather? Harrold Murgatroyd's National Scheme? It's not New Zealand ship, that's HMNZS... (cause, you know, the Kiwis like to have more letters infront of thier ships than anyone else!)
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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 03:02:23 pm »
As some of you have guest the ships are from my patchwork world Royal Northumbria Navy.
Thinks about it your right about the guns so they will come off but the ramp will stay as it part of the design of the flight deck.
here is the real world design i used as the inspiration for this build

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Re: HMNS Durham Castle
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 03:07:41 pm »
Hiya lenny100
My that ships got everything. A deck, big guns and is that a periscope?  ;D
Looking good  :thumbsup:
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