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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2015, 10:11:53 PM »
Modernized BB with Aegis? I'd say that fits the Extended Service Life concept.  Welcome to the fun house!


I actually wasn't planning on installing the aegis, the good thing about the hobbyboss burkes is that the aegis panels aren't molded into the structure.

The reason I asked was because ripping off and replacing the superstructure is not the easiest way to extend a ships life.


I'd love to hear how your engineers hardened AEGIS to take the overpressure from the main battery  ;)

Other than that; COOL!!!!!!!!


If I did add aegis, it would be a mark II aegis:

"It's called the Mark II, so of course it's twice as useless!" :D
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 09:35:46 PM »

I actually wasn't planning on installing the aegis, the good thing about the hobbyboss burkes is that the aegis panels aren't molded into the structure.

The reason I asked was because ripping off and replacing the superstructure is not the easiest way to extend a ships life.



Well, this IS the Extended Service Life and/or Back Dated Group Build, not the Financially Responsible and/or Realistic Upgrade Group Build, so have at it!

Personally, I think it would be quite interesting to see a modernized battleship, with or without Aegis.

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 09:37:13 AM »
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2015, 03:29:35 AM »
So by service do you mean it has to be military?, or can it be any bit of machine technology, for any use?
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 08:36:28 PM »
So by service do you mean it has to be military?, or can it be any bit of machine technology, for any use?

Jon, I'd never limit entries to just military usage.  Civilian (private or commercial) would be just as welcome.

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 11:08:39 PM »
The reason I asked was because ripping off and replacing the superstructure is not the easiest way to extend a ships life.

It's been done a lot though. Quite a few warships have had their entire superstructures, or at least bridge blocks, rebuilt into a more modern form.
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2015, 08:30:30 PM »
Ok, I have my incomplete Type 42 "Adelaide Class Light Destroyer" that I started late March for the Floaty GB

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5316.0

I had stuff all done by the 1st of April and I missed the deadline for that GB.  As I had decided to finish is with an ASMD mast for a 2015 or later ship, could I finish it for this GB instead?

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2015, 09:45:16 PM »
Ok, I have my incomplete Type 42 "Adelaide Class Light Destroyer" that I started late March for the Floaty GB

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5316.0

I had stuff all done by the 1st of April and I missed the deadline for that GB.  As I had decided to finish is with an ASMD mast for a 2015 or later ship, could I finish it for this GB instead?


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You are cleared to complete this for the ESL/BD GB.  It both meets the criteria and follows rule #2.

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2015, 02:44:36 AM »
I've got 3 extended life span/updated flying things planned. First, an RCN A-4, this one actually have working right now.  Then an Irish AC A-4 and Irish AC Mirage F.1.

Cheers and happy modeling, Bryan

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2015, 02:55:52 AM »
I've got 3 extended life span/updated flying things planned. First, an RCN A-4, this one actually have working right now.  Then an Irish AC A-4 and Irish AC Mirage F.1.

Cheers and happy modeling, Bryan

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2015, 11:56:58 PM »
Group Build Extension Requests?

We're under two weeks to the scheduled deadline for this Group Build, and I've had some requests for an extension submitted (in triplicate, no less).

Are there any others that feel the need for an extension? You can reply here or let me know via PM.

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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2015, 02:36:06 AM »
in triplicate, no less

Triplicate??  What sort of half-arsed show are we running here??  We demand quintuplicate as a minimum!!! C:-)
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2015, 04:00:13 AM »
in triplicate, no less

Triplicate??  What sort of half-arsed show are we running here??  We demand quintuplicate as a minimum!!! C:-)

I'd like an extension please?
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2015, 04:31:10 AM »
I said "as a minimum"...


May I suggest June 21st?


3weeks??!!!  Bloody hell!!! 
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Re: Extended Service Life and/or Back Date GB Rules
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2015, 04:34:17 AM »
I said "as a minimum"...


May I suggest June 21st?



3weeks??!!!  Bloody hell!!!


Yup. Go big or go home!  :icon_punal:
I am sure Queen Victoria would agree to my request.
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