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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2020, 01:37:03 am »
Rules amended to make it clearer that civil, i:e Merchant Naval subjects are more than welcome.

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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2020, 12:43:53 pm »

I may yet get to build one of my LCACs then.

Perhaps with a USMC Harrier aboard?  ;)


I've just tried it, and huge though the LCAC is, it's not wide enough for the Harrier's wings.  :banghead:

Either I build the little known folding wing version of the Harrier  ;D or I need a cunning plan.  ;D

And I've actually just come up with one.....  ;)

Maybe use two LCACs and mate them with a common landing deck?  ;)


I like the idea, Tophe would too (a twin boom LCAC....) but I'm not sure I have the space, nor the World Bank account that I'd need to fund it.  :o

Build it in 1/350 or 1/700 scale, those don't need much space.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2020, 07:57:02 pm »
Rules amended to make it clearer that civil, i:e Merchant Naval subjects are more than welcome.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2020, 03:54:30 pm »
Ok, diving in here, I have just acquired a Microscale 1/144 Convair 990 airliner kit - it literally has just three pieces - which I plan to build as a US Navy P-7 Coronado 2 FAST (Fast Anti-Submarine Technology), a high-speed jet-powered ASW aircraft designed to dash to intercept Soviet submarines and ruin their day. If I get the time, I want to display it alongside Revell's box-scale (1/136) Martin SeaMaster modified to a production P6M-2.

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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2020, 03:57:00 pm »

Ok, diving in here, I have just acquired a Microscale 1/144 Convair 990 airliner kit -


Ooooooooh, not too many of THOSE around! Well done in finding it. :thumbsup:
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2020, 05:02:25 pm »
thanks - and oops, posted to wrong thread - sorry!

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2020, 01:09:21 pm »



 I know Kit needs an excuse to get his enormous Atlantic Conveyor idea built! 


I don't need an  excuse, I need TIME, and lots of it.

It's not a Whiff though.....


Why am I visualising a conveyor belt with signer posts to U.S.A. in one direction and U.K. in the other.....  :o

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2020, 01:47:56 pm »



 I know Kit needs an excuse to get his enormous Atlantic Conveyor idea built! 


I don't need an  excuse, I need TIME, and lots of it.

It's not a Whiff though.....


Why am I visualising a conveyor belt with signer posts to U.S.A. in one direction and U.K. in the other.....  :o


Nonononono, it's a SHIP, but it's in 1/144 scale so it's almost 5 feet long!
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2020, 11:58:42 am »



 I know Kit needs an excuse to get his enormous Atlantic Conveyor idea built! 


I don't need an  excuse, I need TIME, and lots of it.

It's not a Whiff though.....


Why am I visualising a conveyor belt with signer posts to U.S.A. in one direction and U.K. in the other.....  :o


Nonononono, it's a SHIP, but it's in 1/144 scale so it's almost 5 feet long!

Someone in the Luton Model Boat Club built one at 1/72nd back in the '90s. Powered by car batteries (also acting as ballast)

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2020, 12:40:00 pm »

Someone in the Luton Model Boat Club built one at 1/72nd back in the '90s. Powered by car batteries (also acting as ballast)


A 1/72 Atlantic Conveyor?  :o

THAT I'd like to have seen!
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2020, 03:54:35 pm »
If I get myself in gear I would like to enter a project using the wings salvaged from a previous build. I would prefer to use these previously assembled parts as opposed to cutting up another kit. It would only be the wings and possibly tail surfaces. Plenty of PSR of other parts to make up for it. Would this be acceptable?

Anybody know of a flying boat hull that would fit to the underside of a 1/72nd A-10? This is inspired by ericr's A-10/CL 215 combo.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2020, 04:28:25 pm »

Anybody know of a flying boat hull that would fit to the underside of a 1/72nd A-10? This is inspired by ericr's A-10/CL 215 combo.


How about the CL-215 itself, or the turbo-prop CL-415?

Heller do them both, which is where I guess Ericr got his from.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2020, 07:06:11 pm »

Anybody know of a flying boat hull that would fit to the underside of a 1/72nd A-10? This is inspired by ericr's A-10/CL 215 combo.


How about the CL-215 itself, or the turbo-prop CL-415?

Heller do them both, which is where I guess Ericr got his from.

He used a 1/72nd CL-415 hull on a 1/48th A-10. I'm going to used a 1/72nd A-10 fuselage so something small would have to work. I bet Airfix has some sort of small flying boat. Or I might carve something from balsa.

I'm planning on placing wings from an S-3 Viking in a high mounted position on an A-10 fuselage with the A-10 engines mounted above the wing. Tail structure is TBD. I might try to cut the S-3 wings and reglue into a gull shape to get a little more clearance above the water.

I've been looking at the Beriev BE-200 and thinking.........
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2020, 11:45:02 pm »
Airfix do a Grumman Gosling, but that may be too small. They also do the Duck, but that has an odd shaped hull.
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Re: In The Navy GB - The Rules
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2020, 02:25:07 am »
Anybody know of a flying boat hull that would fit to the underside of a 1/72nd A-10? This is inspired by ericr's A-10/CL 215 combo.

For an 1:72 A-10, Revell's vintage 1:166 Convair Tradewind hull might IMHO match. But this would certainly call for a lot of PSR if the fuselages were to be integrated into each other.