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Offline Ed S

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2018, 04:47:30 pm »
Just for the record, my local club had a "Cold War" theme a few years ago. Here is my entry,







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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2018, 04:58:32 pm »
Hah! Love it!  :wacko: :thumbsup:

You could do something similar by putting dolls house refrigerators on the tops of launching rockets....
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #92 on: February 28, 2018, 02:02:41 am »
Cry havoc and let slip the army of SMEG...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #93 on: February 28, 2018, 02:04:56 am »
Something posted by Greg over on Beyond the Sprues (GTX_Admin over there, GTX here before the Great Split);

https://youtu.be/QbC6dLG_dQY

Sorta fits ... A bit ... ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #94 on: February 28, 2018, 06:16:33 am »
Brilliant  ;D ;D
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2018, 08:07:00 am »
Cry havoc and let slip the army of SMEG...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #96 on: March 02, 2018, 04:50:35 am »
Here's a thought, based on the idea of a literally cold Cold War, but semi-serious: arctic combat vehicles. Flying over the Arctic is much the same as flying over the tropics (until you get shot down and find you've got the wrong survival pack), but fighting on the ground is a WHOLE different ball game. Here's a couple of scenarios:

1. The US finds out that the Soviets are planning to send commando teams into Alaska and/or Northern Canada to attack early-warning installations immediately prior to a nuclear attack. The Soviet approach to equipping these guys is probably to give them white overalls, extra rations, and a stern lecture about how unpatriotic and counter-revolutionary it is to whinge about the cold, however the Americans being the Americans, they decide that fighting these guys on the ground obviously needs LOTS and lots of fancy new hardware.

2. The Antarctic Treaty either breaks down or never happened, so Antarctica becomes a credible war zone. Perhaps the Soviets set up a naval base on the continent from which to send subs and spy-trawlers out to monitor French and British nuclear tests or interdict shipping around the Cape, or perhaps several nations decide to put their 'last redoubt' emergency command bunkers (i.e. somewhere for Air Force One to actually go) there and only discover the other guys after they've spent billions on the bases. Cue a race for land and borders that rapidly come to reflect the global Cold War in microcosm.


In either case, you could imagine countries building troop-carriers and 'tanks' that are a cross between snow-cats and conventional AFVs. They'd need very low ground pressure, so over-size tracks and limited armour, and they'd possibly try to eliminate the need to open hatches as much as possible, so they'd have truck-style driving positions and windowed commander's stations above the actual hatch, similar in appearance to the various Israeli 'lighthouse' modifications. You'd also need to be able to live inside them for extended periods, so they'd be larger than conventional AFVs, again with implications for armour weight.

For 'jeep' type tasks (liason, recce, light attack) aerosans would be an option, as would motorcycle-style snow-mobiles. :wacko:

Some of the sci-fi multiple track-unit vehicles might form appropriate inspiration: the iconic Tucker Sno-cat does, after all, follow that form itself.

Real-world example are few and far between. The Russian MTLB has a remarkably low ground pressure, partly to address these concerns, and that's why it's also favoured by Sweden. Apart from that, there's the inevitable Volvo Bv.206 et al 'Bandwagons', the Russian WWII aerosans and er, not much else really. NATO had extensive plans to fight in Norway, and Sweden and Finland had their self-defence needs of course, but all those theatres are 'conventional terrain with a lot of snow on it', rather than 'pure snow and nothing else'.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #97 on: March 02, 2018, 05:31:59 am »

For 'jeep' type tasks (liason, recce, light attack) aerosans would be an option, as would motorcycle-style snow-mobiles. :wacko:


And Track-Rovers..............  ;D ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #98 on: March 02, 2018, 07:50:02 am »
Then of course there is always this beast to consider

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=111903

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Snow_Cruiser

http://www.joeld.net/snowcruiser/snowcruiser.html

Worth a moment or two of your time.


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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2018, 08:25:24 am »

As to the Track Rover, that was the item that persuaded me that it was worth exploring Whiffworld in the first place!!


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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2018, 02:19:56 pm »

As to the Track Rover, that was the item that persuaded me that it was worth exploring Whiffworld in the first place!!


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Sadly the cornflour 'snow' on the Trackrover diorama has yellowed badly to the point where it's unsightly to put on display. I do have it in mind to put it on a new base with proper modelling fake snow, but the problem is the snow on the actual vehicles. It's a thin layer, it's stuck on with PVA, and it's yellowed too. Simply covering it with more 'good' snow risks making the vehicles' shapes indistinguishable. I do want to fix this problem though, since it annoys me not being able to take it to shows.

Funnily enough, the cornflour snow started yellowing at the back of the telephone box, right where someone might be tempted to make yellow snow in real life... ;D
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: March 02, 2018, 02:30:41 pm »

Funnily enough, the cornflour snow started yellowing at the back of the telephone box, right where someone might be tempted to make yellow snow in real life... ;D


Is that the red telephone box or the blue one?  ;) ;D :wacko:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: March 02, 2018, 02:34:02 pm »

Funnily enough, the cornflour snow started yellowing at the back of the telephone box, right where someone might be tempted to make yellow snow in real life... ;D


Is that the red telephone box or the blue one?  ;) ;D :wacko:

Blue one?  ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: March 02, 2018, 02:40:40 pm »

Funnily enough, the cornflour snow started yellowing at the back of the telephone box, right where someone might be tempted to make yellow snow in real life... ;D


Is that the red telephone box or the blue one?  ;) ;D :wacko:

Blue one?  ;)


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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: March 02, 2018, 02:42:29 pm »
The only blue police box I know of is the one where Rule 6 is kept.
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