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Offline mrvr6

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were gonna need a bigger boat
« on: October 22, 2013, 03:31:36 AM »
im doing an ongoing theme with an extra power in the mix
atlantia is a very mysterious apparently neutral and apparently very potent power.
history runs pretty much as it has in the real world and everybody is wary of mixing it up with atlantia


in 1943 while going somewhere they shouldnt have been (atlantian waters) force y consisting of warspite kgV and 2 destroyers came under indirect fire by an unknown vessel.
after quickly deciding it would be better to be somewhere else they sent what little information they had back to blighty.
heres a rough summary of the messege

unknown vessel spotted at 06:30 at 23000 yards incoming shell splashes at 06:40 we disengaged hastily as per orders and retreated.

 the range finders only got a brief glimpse of the actual ship but it appears to have been an enormous battlecruiser or battleship estimated to be 1200ft+ in length

the navy never made a serious attempt to snoop again after an offical warning by the atlantian authorities





here comes the plastic

only the 1 pic atm and im not sure how it will look iv never butchered err i mean altered a ship before

its 1/700 scale


Offline Cliffy B

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 04:21:52 AM »
Oh I like where this is going!!!!  If you want any advice on ship construction feel free to ask me.  I've been building/scratch building ships for years  :)
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Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 04:29:22 AM »
ps the scale size is 1272 feet

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 04:30:07 AM »
Oh I like where this is going!!!!  If you want any advice on ship construction feel free to ask me.  I've been building/scratch building ships for years  :)

yes i deffinately will do :)

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 04:39:08 AM »
iowa nimitz (i think) and mystery vessel x for size comparison


Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 04:50:40 AM »
beam (width?) is 133 feet

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 03:30:41 AM »




im not sure weather to use 3 or 4 funnels and iv no idea whatt secondary or aaa to use or where to put it yet

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 09:44:57 AM »
Ooooo!  Give me some more background on your ship and I can help you decide on her weaponry.  You can take it to PM if you'd like to maintain secrecy  :)
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 04:44:10 PM »
replied :)

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 02:16:57 AM »
changed my mind over the guns (il need another 600 scale bismark kit though!)



moved the 3rd turret forwards for clearance (il need to move the 2nd turret back for the same reason)


rough plan view may well change



Offline buzzbomb

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 05:21:31 AM »
Certainly some steroid use around this ship.

Bigger, bulkier.. now with more 'roid rage.

Great stuff

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 06:41:32 AM »
im beggining to get a vague idea of what i want it to look like now.
my favourite part of whifing is the organic evolution of builds

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 07:17:43 AM »
If you need some ideas take a look at this build over on Model Warships.  He cobbled it together from random spare parts and multiple kits to make an entirely fictional yet extremely visually interesting "mega BB".

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=33857&hilit=mega+BB+in+progress

 :)
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

"Helos don't fly.  They vibrate so violently that the ground rejects them."  -Tom Clancy

"If all else fails, call in an air strike."  -Anonymous

Offline mrvr6

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Re: were gonna need a bigger boat
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2013, 12:25:32 AM »
If you need some ideas take a look at this build over on Model Warships.  He cobbled it together from random spare parts and multiple kits to make an entirely fictional yet extremely visually interesting "mega BB".

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=33857&hilit=mega+BB+in+progress

 :)


thats a cracking build!

mines getting close to the layout