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Offline Old Wombat

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Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« on: April 30, 2022, 02:45:36 PM »
Box top says it all. ;)
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 05:38:27 AM »
I remembered I had an ancient Bison bomber in the drawer of doom. I have no idea where it came from or how long I've had it. Landing gear, gun turrets, decals, instructions and side blister windows are missing. At one time many moons ago I sanded off the raised outlines for the decals and tried to fix a few gaps. I may try to replace the cockpit glazing as it appears to be covered in glue from the inside. I would have to add an IFR probe to the nose and a better radar shape than the one I put on there ages ago. Not sure if I should try rebuilding the landing gear or just mount it on a brass rod. No idea what scale or manufacturer this is.
A little research shows the Soviets did use them for maritime patrol for a while.





So let me know if the mods think this is still eligible for this GB.

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2022, 12:29:29 PM »
Remember that green Revell Bison from back in the day !

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 04:45:48 PM »
So let me know if the mods think this is still eligible for this GB.

Unfortunately, mate, I think she's a little too far along the build process to be considered. :icon_crap:

A shame, really, as I would love to have seen where you went with her in the GB.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 09:49:08 PM »
Anything involved in maritime patrol? Anything?  ;)

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 02:34:13 AM »
Anything involved in maritime patrol? Anything?  ;)
What happens during a patrol, stays in the patrol.

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2022, 04:30:22 AM »
Anything pertaining to the actual role of Maritime Patrol, yes.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2022, 04:34:34 AM »
Regarding the started builds by Kerick & RayS:

I've had a rethink &, as the GB has been going for a week (which would be time to get some builds to where theirs are) & because part of the reasoning for GB's is to give people a push to complete started builds, I have reversed my decision &;

they may enter their builds in the current Maritime Patrol GB.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 07:43:48 AM »
Excellent! Unleash the shelves/drawers of doom!
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2022, 08:49:15 AM »
Regarding the started builds by Kerick & RayS:

I've had a rethink &, as the GB has been going for a week (which would be time to get some builds to where theirs are) & because part of the reasoning for GB's is to give people a push to complete started builds, I have reversed my decision &;

they may enter their builds in the current Maritime Patrol GB.

Thanks very much, OW!

I shall start a thread. I had a back up plan with the left overs of the kitbashing for the P-7 and thought about a P-3.5 as well :-)
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2022, 03:10:55 PM »
Thanks mi amigo! I had picked out an IFR probe and a few other bits to whiff ‘er up. The paint scheme as far as I could tell was NMF over a very light grey. We’ll see if that holds up.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2022, 11:46:52 AM by Kerick »

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2022, 06:47:42 PM »
Good call !   :smiley:

It will encourage people to finish old builds or adapt kits in the drawer of doom

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2022, 07:34:10 PM »
Anything pertaining to the actual role of Maritime Patrol, yes.

So hypothetically speaking the old RN role of trade protection was maritime patrol, so cruisers an carriers?  ;)

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2022, 09:07:20 PM »
Anything pertaining to the actual role of Maritime Patrol, yes.

So hypothetically speaking the old RN role of trade protection was maritime patrol, so cruisers an carriers?  ;)

To keep the GB as loose as possible, so we can get more entrants; Yes.

(But, personally, I think you're pushing the boundaries, Paul. ;))

For ships I was thinking more along the lines of radar pickets, ELINT, ASW sweeps or, even, the old anti-piracy patrols carried out by various navies over the centuries.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2022, 01:17:41 AM »
For ships I was thinking more along the lines of radar pickets, ELINT, ASW sweeps or, even, the old anti-piracy patrols carried out by various navies over the centuries.

Or simply Patrol Boats:



Not sure what kits are available though.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2022, 08:22:08 AM »
Seaharrier with sonar buoys and depth charges?

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2022, 10:09:10 AM »
Seaharrier with sonar buoys and depth charges?

That works ... for very short-ranged patrols. ;D
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2022, 08:41:39 PM »
Some time ago I started a build along those lines

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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2022, 10:02:55 AM »
Great to see some excellent builds moving in the threads! 8)

Slightly past the half-way mark; approximately 27 days yo go, people! ;)
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2022, 09:30:01 PM »
14 DAYS TO GO!


Does anyone need an extension, yet? ???
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2022, 03:53:03 AM »
Sadly, I think I might do . . . I'm just not getting any time for model making at the moment.
Painting's done, decals are on but not sealed, but I still have all the fiddly stuff to do  . . .   :(   :icon_sueno:


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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2022, 02:39:13 PM »
RESET THE CLOCKS!!!


28 DAYS LATER TO GO!


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End of GB is now 2359hrs (your) Local Time on the 14th day of July, in the year 2022CE.
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2022, 09:32:22 PM »
Thank you Guy!
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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2022, 04:37:02 AM »
Many thanks . . .
I do like participating in Group Builds, I don't like spoiling the models by having to rush to meet the deadline when I inevitably fall behind.
Ironically, not only did I manage to finish work today at a decent time, but also did so without ending up half knackered. So I've been able to get the decals sealed this evening . . .


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Re: Maritime Patrol GB Public Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2022, 01:12:37 PM »
I have no excuse now for not finishing this build in time!  >:(