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Inspiration
« on: February 26, 2020, 10:48:59 am »
Hi all

I have a completed blank profile.



Didn't see this GB so of course banged out 3 FAA profiles :D  I do have other naval subjects planned (and any suggestions are welcome) some of which I'd like to post here.

Could this be considered part of the prep phase?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 02:40:14 am »
This is the place to put those previously finished builds and illustrations (or indeed those that have been deemed to be to far advanced to qualify for the GB) so that they can act as inspiration for others  :thumbsup:
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 02:56:38 am »
Thanks Chris.

This is one of my builds from the last In the Navy GB.  Hope it inspires someone.

Fnord Galactic Skyliner 500 4 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42298.msg740049#msg740049

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 04:38:25 am »
Just a bunch of random ideas thrown into the big mixing pot:

Peking Horse Marines (USMC) 1936


"Space Marines" 3D Art by Serene Night in Sci-fi Fun

https://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/85025/

Colonial Marines "Aliens"


Battleship by JaeCheol Park (Paperblue)

https://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryWarships/comments/8xb3s3/battleship_by_jaecheol_park_paperblue/

World of Warships in Space

https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-of-warships/world-of-warships-space-warships-mode

Concept painting for a Royal Navy Early Warning Radar & Control aircraft.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/366761963400876756/

Royal Naval Division, (Drake) Battalion (possibly Gallipoli, 1915)

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/477100154254933710/

AWE 17: Royal Marines Test New Black Hornet Micro-Drones

http://www.warfare.today/2017/04/05/awe17-royal-marines-test-new-black-hornet-micro-drones/

Dunno, this just came up during a search

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=38552.30
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 11:53:57 am »
Here you have some of my ongoing projects that cannot be submitted as participants, because they are much started.

Any advance in one of this projects will be reported here. Just for INSPIRATION.

HMS Nelson in USS South Dakota configuration: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=28707.0
Hybrid battleship/carrier based on HMS Nelson: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=41543.msg711644#msg711644
Upgunned HMS Hood: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=41541.msg711556#msg711556
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 05:25:36 pm »
Airboats. These specific ones belonged to the British Army and the Royal Air Force, but there's no reason they couldn't be navy or marines:

ScientificAmerican1917-11-03 by Harold Smith, on Flickr
Airboats Mesopotania 1918 by Harold Smith, on Flickr
Glisseur_automobile_de_l'armée_anglaise_en_Mésopotamie by Harold Smith, on Flickr
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 05:40:26 pm »
Type 42 Batch IV (stretched aft to make space for Seawolf):
ddg Type 42 Batch IV FIN by Harold Smith, on Flickr



HMS Cumberland. The Uk's first nuclear surface combatant. Basically an enlarged County with a nuclear plant, kept in serivce forever and constantly refitted because nobody wanted to deal with decomissioning her.

1966:
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 05:44:08 pm »
Updated Clemson class 'four stacker':

CLEMSON update fin by Harold Smith, on Flickr
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 05:49:29 pm »
What if the Dutch and Canadians did a deal? Canada buys Tromps for air defence and the Netherlands buys Iroquois for ASW, both modified, of course:

CanNet Micmac by Harold Smith, on Flickr

CanNet Callenburg by Harold Smith, on Flickr


Different what if: what if the Canadian Navy built an AAW version of the Iroquois?

DDG-284 Haida Class (1) by Harold Smith, on Flickr

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 01:25:11 am »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2020, 01:57:04 am »
Random thoughts:

Dutch or Canadian - they kept their carrier(s) and went down the same path as the Aussies, but earlier.

German - replacement for the Sea Hawk instead of the F-104.

Spanish - say they got a bigger ex-USN/RN carrier than the Dedalo and bought the A-4 instead of the Harrier.

French - bought instead of the Etendard. This nearly happened later, with a couple of A-4Es (?) as potential alternatives to the Super E. They actually got as far as landing a couple on one of the French carriers as a test.

Given that you've got a -B profile done, it wouldn't be hard to do a -C. As far as I know, it's just a slightly larger nose with a normal radome (early) or a mostly-painted-over one (late).

<edit by zenrat - this post from Weaver relates to Damian2's blank A4 profile from which it has been separated when it was moved into this thread.>
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2020, 02:04:31 am »
The mods have talked and we have decided that unfortunately this profile, while being blank is too far along to be considered as a starting point.
We have already communicated our decision to Damian2 who has accepted it with good grace and has proposed a solution we are happy with.
We should probably have moved the thread into the inspirations place at the same time.

<edit by zenrat - this post from me relates to Damian2's blank A4 profile from which it has been separated when it was moved into this thread.>
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 03:07:54 am by zenrat »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2020, 04:07:02 am »

1988:



Don't you think they may have upgraded the gun from the twin 4.5"s to the egg shaped Mk 8 at some time?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2020, 04:21:37 am »

1988:



Don't you think they may have upgraded the gun from the twin 4.5"s to the egg shaped Mk 8 at some time?

They didn't do that on any other ship with a Mk.6, even when they were doing a massive rebuild, and when you look at the details of the guns, you can see why. Despite the indentical calibre, the two guns use radically different and non-interchangeable ammo, that needs a different feed system, different stowage, etc, etc... Is it doable? Almost certainly yes. Is it worth it, given that the Mk.6 is a pretty decent system? Probably not. The only real serious downside to the Mk.6 is it's large crew, but if we're in a world where the RN can afford nuclear surface warships, I'd guess that that isn't so much of an issue.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2020, 08:50:52 am »
 Royal Marine tanks existed in WW2, so a modern Royal Marines Armoured Support Group would be a possibility .......perhaps all named??  Her Majesty's Tank Anson, HMT Benbow, HMT Cunningham.....etc

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