Author Topic: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan  (Read 3105 times)

Offline nils

  • 1/144 addict
  • Za Rodina!!!
New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« on: May 05, 2013, 11:11:09 PM »
ive been working on something on the side for a few days.
with spring in the air, and next weeks harbour festivities in Blankenberge, ive been in kind of a nautical mood.

i have this Revell 1/125 Ocean Exploration Vessel in the stash, a reboxed old RV Calypso.



looking up the history of this ship on Wikipedia, i noticed the ship was a converted Royal Navy BYMS-Class minesweeper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYMS_class_minesweeper

since im not much for civilian models, i thought i would convert this one back to a military vessel, this time in a What If version.
this one is intended for my own New Flanders Navy, under the name NVMS Hannigan.
for the conversion im gonna be removing all the research equipment and the helicopter pad from the ship, and place on some minehunting equipment, including the scratchbuilding of a Belgian-made SeaFox unmanned submarine (or conversion of the one in the box).
i already started by placing a 40mm bofors gun on the front deck.
since ships are not exactly my field of work (except for 1/144 and what-if), im gonna be using mostly photo reference of modern Belgian minehunters.

some in-progress pictures.





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 GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 02:32:41 AM »
 :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline father ennis

  • I got paint older than most of you guys ...
  • Our Scifi, armour-building Rennissance Priest...
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:26:30 AM »
That's fantastic !!!  I can't wait till It's done !!!  Outstanding idea !!!
I may be old but I'm not dead ... yet anyway ... !!!    And NO I did not know Richard III !!!!!!

Offline apophenia

  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:39:06 AM »
Yes, back-dating the Calypso is a very cool concept  :)
"Don't believe in violence, I don't even believe in peace."

Offline nils

  • 1/144 addict
  • Za Rodina!!!
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 06:31:55 PM »
a little progress pic :)

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 nils

  • 1/144 addict
  • Za Rodina!!!
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 04:02:28 AM »
took some time, but i managed to finish her today, ready to set sail  :)



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 GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 04:13:26 AM »
Nice work.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Online Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 04:23:40 AM »
Well done, Nils!

Brian da Basher

Offline Cliffy B

  • Ship Whiffer Extraordinaire...master of Beyond Visual Range Modelling
  • Its ZOTT!!!
    • My Artwork
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 04:52:10 AM »
Neat little mine hunter man; nice conversion job  8)  That top deck is too clean though, needs more ordnance!  Some MGs would work nicely.  If you ditched the mine gear you make a very nice little patrol craft/gunboat from this vessel.  Maybe food for thought for another project  ;)
"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 father ennis

  • I got paint older than most of you guys ...
  • Our Scifi, armour-building Rennissance Priest...
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 06:11:15 AM »
Fantastic build !!!   Great looking ship ,very well done ... !!!!!!
I may be old but I'm not dead ... yet anyway ... !!!    And NO I did not know Richard III !!!!!!

Online jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 02:33:21 AM »
Nicely done. What is the purpose of Calypso's modified bow and observation
chamber in your scenario?
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Online finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: New Flanders Minehunter: NVMS Hannigan
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 02:42:55 PM »
First class conversion mate  8)
Convincing minehunter to my eye  :)
Gotta get back to the gunboat build  :-[