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Offline LemonJello

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Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« on: October 04, 2021, 08:42:08 PM »
Here's a safe harbor for all those ideas and inspirations to be shared.  All ashore that's going ashore!

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Offline nils

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 01:43:13 AM »
ive built a german escort carrier a while ago, DKM Wiesbaden.
i think i have a few more hulls somewhere in storage, i still have some raw materials left, might ahve a go at a Soviet escort carrier, perhaps with navalized Polikarpov Po-2's and I-16's, might even throw in a few Lavochkin La-5's.

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9185.msg170365#msg170365

« Last Edit: October 05, 2021, 01:45:47 AM by nils »
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline finsrin

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 08:26:50 AM »
Obviously took a 'creative pill' to concept & build that carrier.  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:   Liking your scratch work and detail for 1/144.

Crunching the numbers comes up with length of  ~339 feet.

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2021, 01:06:14 AM »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 01:44:49 AM »




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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 02:08:46 AM »




"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 02:24:07 AM »
Sooo much inspiration.   Sooo little time and skill.

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 03:49:14 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2021, 03:55:10 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 03:55:32 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2021, 01:54:23 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2021, 04:09:35 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2021, 04:11:23 AM »
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2021, 10:37:16 AM »
What is the boat in site cover?

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2021, 02:15:49 AM »
Maybe something inspired by The Final Countdown:

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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2021, 02:19:02 AM »
Or perhaps the Axis of Time trilogy:



Speaking of which, I just read that this series is being adapted for TV:



https://scenestr.com.au/movies-and-tv/john-birmingham-s-axis-of-time-trilogy-is-being-developed-for-the-small-screen-by-occupation-filmmaker-luke-sparke-20210907
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2021, 02:25:31 AM »
Speaking of the last, let's not forget this inspiration by one of our own:



http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3544.0
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2021, 05:14:32 AM »
Or perhaps the Axis of Time trilogy:

Speaking of which, I just read that this series is being adapted for TV:

https://scenestr.com.au/movies-and-tv/john-birmingham-s-axis-of-time-trilogy-is-being-developed-for-the-small-screen-by-occupation-filmmaker-luke-sparke-20210907

Be Still my beating heart  :o
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Re: Naval Group Build Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2021, 03:44:11 AM »
An idea I have toyed with for ages:  What if there was a 8th or more Ming era Treasure Fleet voyage that made it to Europe?

Imagine the effect of a fleet of 50 or more ships, some maybe 100+m long, and perhaps 20,000+ people arriving in Europe say in the 1440s.





For context, these were the 7 voyages recorded:



  • 1405-07: composed of 317 ships, including perhaps as many as sixty huge Treasure Ships, and nearly 28,000 men
  • 1407-1409: 68 ships
  • 1409-1411: 48 large ships and 30,000 men
  • 1413-15:  63 ships and over 28,000 men
  • 1417-1419:
  • 1421-1422: 41 ships
  • 1431-33: more than one hundred large ships and over 27,000 men


For further context, this was Europe in the mid 1440s (CFBV):

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