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HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« on: June 04, 2019, 06:56:17 am »
Over on Beyond the Sprues I'm moderating the Floaty GB (Badly, as I was four days late kicking it off! :banghead:) for which I have stated I will enter two ship builds.

This build is the Bronco 1/350 USS Fort Worth LCS-3, which will be "Australianised" for service with the Royal Australian Navy Coast Guard.

Here she is as of earlier this evening:





(06/06/2019: Edited for a slight name change in the title.)
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Re: HMACGS Rivoli Bay
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 06:13:24 am »
Looking forward to "watching" you put these together  :thumbsup:
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Re: HMACGS Rivoli Bay
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 09:18:02 am »
At the end of Day 1's modelling session we have two incomplete hulls:



The larger one is Rivoli Bay, which already has a whif element attached.
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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 02:51:32 am »
Not much visible progress but she does have her first colour coat on!





With her stablemate:

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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 05:06:16 am »
you'd need a big stable... ;D

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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 06:35:30 am »
I suppose it's a sign of getting old, but I'm not a fan of these modern style turrets. They always look so lonely and puny, sitting there on their own  ;)

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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 06:39:38 am »
I suppose it's a sign of getting old, but I'm not a fan of these modern style turrets. They always look so lonely and puny, sitting there on their own  ;)

Same here but, well, you can't have everything - I did up-gun from a 57mm main gun to a 5", though! ;) ;D
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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 06:42:28 am »
I suppose it's a sign of getting old, but I'm not a fan of these modern style turrets. They always look so lonely and puny, sitting there on their own  ;)

Same here but, well, you can't have everything - I did up-gun from a 57mm main gun to a 5", though! ;) ;D

Dad used to pull the lanyard on a 4.7" until he got his own twin 20mm to play with  ;)
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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2019, 06:56:15 am »
Sad fact is (from a purely aesthetic POV) there ain't no-one to "pull-the-lanyard" in a modern turret, it's all fully automated with some young lad/lass in the CIC/Ops Room maybe pulling the electrical trigger, if the system hasn't been switched over to fully automated control.
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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2019, 07:14:26 am »
Yup, the rot set in as far as I'm concerned when they gave them gunshields   :rolleyes: ;D
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Re: HMAS(CG) Rivoli Bay
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 03:46:25 am »
Bloke I know's going somewhat cross-eyed building 5 x 1/350 scale R2-D2's for these builds! :-\

Then he's going to be building 4 x 1/350 scale 25mm Bushmaster systems, too! :o


Thank the gods they're not 1/700 scale! :banghead:
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