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In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« on: January 31, 2020, 06:39:59 am »
This will be the place for your general chit-chat

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 01:40:09 pm »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 04:37:55 pm »
Going to try to see if my Pluto could qualify for this "part started" allowance. It's 100% spares taken from the parts stash and doesn't remotely resemble any known aircraft. It has parts taken from about 8 kits. The fuselage isn't even a fuselage; it's a B-58 pod.  Engines are .... I think... 1/100 scale from a Boeing 707. Etc.  If memory serves the only gluing I've done was to put the cockpit tub in but otherwise all I've done is cut out the hole for the cockpit I think... I'll have to re-visit my page for it and see what the score is.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 12:37:47 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Does it have "RNAS" splashed on the side in big white letters? If so, yes.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 12:38:58 am »
Going to try to see if my Pluto could qualify for this "part started" allowance. It's 100% spares taken from the parts stash and doesn't remotely resemble any known aircraft. It has parts taken from about 8 kits. The fuselage isn't even a fuselage; it's a B-58 pod.  Engines are .... I think... 1/100 scale from a Boeing 707. Etc.  If memory serves the only gluing I've done was to put the cockpit tub in but otherwise all I've done is cut out the hole for the cockpit I think... I'll have to re-visit my page for it and see what the score is.

This is a "Yes".
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 01:08:00 am »
I like the ‘Pluto’ idea.  I’d come up with a cross-kitting possibility, but I too have a bunch of parts from numerous scrapped models plus spares that could make a naval Frankenfighter.  Will have a ponder.
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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 02:17:22 am »
Going to try to see if my Pluto could qualify for this "part started" allowance. It's 100% spares taken from the parts stash and doesn't remotely resemble any known aircraft. It has parts taken from about 8 kits. The fuselage isn't even a fuselage; it's a B-58 pod.  Engines are .... I think... 1/100 scale from a Boeing 707. Etc.  If memory serves the only gluing I've done was to put the cockpit tub in but otherwise all I've done is cut out the hole for the cockpit I think... I'll have to re-visit my page for it and see what the score is.

This is a "Yes".

And I'll move it a little nearer the date  :thumbsup:
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 04:10:06 am »
Already have an idea - or better: use the GB to tackle the idea, since it will involve heavy kitbashing. But the GB is a good motivator for such projects.  ;)

I assume that "Marines" of any sorts will be eligible for submission, too?

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2020, 04:27:44 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Does it have "RNAS" splashed on the side in big white letters? If so, yes.
Yes it will,  another idea is similar to what Hornby did using an DMU from Northern Rail with a Royal Air Force theme on the units. Although this might not get approval as it's a promotion and not used in general service with the Royal Navy.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2020, 05:15:04 am »
Already have an idea - or better: use the GB to tackle the idea, since it will involve heavy kitbashing. But the GB is a good motivator for such projects.  ;)

I assume that "Marines" of any sorts will be eligible for submission, too?

Pretty sure that is stated in the rules, Dizzy. ;)


Edit: Yep, Rule 2. :thumbsup:
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2020, 06:13:10 am »
Thanks a lot, just to be certain...  ;)

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2020, 09:39:39 am »
Going to try to see if my Pluto could qualify for this "part started" allowance. It's 100% spares taken from the parts stash and doesn't remotely resemble any known aircraft. It has parts taken from about 8 kits. The fuselage isn't even a fuselage; it's a B-58 pod.  Engines are .... I think... 1/100 scale from a Boeing 707. Etc.  If memory serves the only gluing I've done was to put the cockpit tub in but otherwise all I've done is cut out the hole for the cockpit I think... I'll have to re-visit my page for it and see what the score is.

This is a "Yes".

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2020, 07:21:36 pm »
Hmm....

On the one hand, there's a TON of stuff I could do for this. On the other hand, I really don't know if I'm going to get the time, and what I promised myself I'd try to do this year is complete part-started builds. Ironically, two of the ones I REALLY want to finish are naval, but they're far to-far advanced to be eligible.


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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2020, 02:45:51 am »
I may do something with an AAVR7.



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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2020, 04:03:41 am »
Suggestion for the armour modellers: Get a kit of one of the turretted LVT-4 Amtrack vehicles (plenty around in a variety of scales), give it 2nd hand to one of those countries that endlessly re-build and upgrade WWII vehicles, and have them upgrade it. Don't go mad (you have to retain buoyancy) but there's still a lot you could do. The Scorpion turret seems an ideal choice, since it's aluminum and therefore light. Alternatively, you could replace the WWII 37mm or 75mm gun with a modern autocannon in the original turret. Breach-loading mortar? ATGWs? Loads of possibilities.

If you have an LVT(A)-4 kit and a V-150 Commando kit, you can always do a turret swap to get an upgraded LVT plus one of these:

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