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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec 2010 21:51 pm 
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Make your proposals for future ship or boat Group Builds in this thread  :arrow:

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A pre 1815 ship build......??

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I'd like to suggest a battleship GB (the big gun kind not just any military ship).

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Paul H:280381 wrote:
A pre 1815 ship build......??

Isn't that very similar to what we're running now  :shrug:

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It would be nice if we could agree on a single ship  :idea:
There aren't that many in the Airfix range (I have quite a few in my stash) and it would be good for everyone to tackle the same subject - ironing out the wrinkles together  :P

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Sorry...I should have been a bit more specific...I meant pre-napoleonic, say the Golden Hind...but as you say it´s pretty close to what is running now.

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Ratch:280595 wrote:
It would be nice if we could agree on a single ship


Make it Nelson or Warspite and I'd probably be interested.

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HMS Suffolk (do we allow conversion to other county class ships?)
HMS Warspite - sounds good and in the current catalogue (though subject to stock notification on the website)
HMS Iron Duke - gets my vote and a nice PE set from WEM to compliment it too.

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How about war on water?, any floaty thing that was used by the military.   This could encompass everything from impressed liners to the LCVP and the high speed boats.


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How about a 'you can have any colour you like as long as it's not plain grey' GB?

I.e. steel warships but they have to be in dazzle, disruptive or something otherwise unconventional (I'm sure there were peacetime cruisers painted white with buff funnels etc)

Or a 'down funnel, up sail' GB - i.e. anything as long as it is at least partially sail powered. So all sailing ships, composite powered ships like Discovery, Great Britain - yes. WW1-2, modern ships - no.


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Has there ever been a GB for the very little classic/historic ships?
I dunno what the fancy title is for them but I mean the ones that used to be in Series 1.
Or for the LCM? As a single subject. Its many years since I built one of those.

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They are the "Historical Ships", Fred, and were Series 0 or Series 1.

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Thanks Dave. I built them when I was young 'un but never took notice of the title.
I have, perhaps, two or three in my stash. If there was to be a GB I would hold on to them.

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I've got seven of them although I am ashamed to say that two are stalled builds! :oops: Having said that, I could be persuaded to crack open another one so I could take part in a Historical Ships GB!

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mmmm, Do you think there's leagues in this thought of an 'Historical Ships' GB?
Would be fun, methinks.

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If a ship option was taken on    And comes to fruition I might well be up for it as shiis (wooden) have been the mainstay of my modelling up to 6 month ago for the past 30 year.  

However to do such a period ship justice and use proper deadeyes and blocks and manually fix and tie the lines - ie not using the plastic offering in the kit and the cheat rigging matrix loom - could mean that the rigging alone cound easily take a couple or more hundred hours to do accurately and in detail and thus take more than 2 months to complete ... And I have not even started to mention building the boat and accurately putting deck fittings etc on the model.....


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Could I open a discussion on the possibilty of a GB of the 'RMS Titanic'?
Next April being the 100th anniversary of its loss.

When it left Belfast it was in perfect condition.
Then it was handed over to a Scottish Captain working for an English company owned by an American. :shock:

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Sure it wasn't a Welsh iceberg?


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Do we know exactly when they are releasing the "new" kit?  

I believe it will be circa £50 for kit


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adesalis:386136 wrote:
Sure it wasn't a Welsh iceberg?

Welsh coal made the engine go too fast. The iceberg was almost certainly Canadian!

Back on topic: I'd be interested in this too, once the new kit is released next year.

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