Author Topic: Floaty GB Rules  (Read 10447 times)

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 07:55:29 AM »
Ysi and Polygon - Go for it gents!!!!

Make your entries as navy related as possible guys.  Again, when in doubt ask  :)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 08:32:18 AM »
You trying to bribe me by talking about building my favorite Grumman Cat?  ;D

Sounds fine man!  Now to figure out what to do to your kitten?  ;)

I've had this one planned for years, a very simple, quite believable could have been.  Did you know there were literally hundreds of Hellcats predeployed to Australia in WWII that I believe were scrapped, enough to have equipped several squadrons and provided sufficient spares to keep the type in service for years?

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2015, 08:47:11 AM »
No I didn't but if that's the route you're going to go then all I have to say is DO IT! DO IT NOW!!!!!!
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2015, 10:19:04 AM »
Okay guys, as an incentive to get you motivated an anonymous donor has offered up the following to the winner.

One prize kit from each of these four categories.

1> boat, ship, sub
2> military vehicle, can be AFV or logistic
3> prop aircraft, can be civil or military
4> jet aircraft, can be civil or military

If that isn't an incentive I don't know what is.  Now get working  >:(  ;)
"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 Weaver

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2015, 07:45:21 AM »
Cliffy B: I've just started a Fleet Air Arm Skyhawk (the white one with a Red Beard tac nuke that you did a profile of). Is it eligible?

The only gluing so far has been the seat, bulkhead, dashboard, intake trunking.

The only painting so far has been the basic cockpit colour, tires, jetpipe, compressor face, and about half of one sprue sprayed white.

The nose has been cut off in order to fit a Freightdog resin A-4C nose, which has been cleaned up a bit.
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 08:05:04 AM »
FAA Tac Nuke Scooter is approved.  Now make with the photos!!!!!!
"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 Dr. YoKai

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2015, 04:23:51 AM »
Ok, I'm in doubt. Hovercraft?

Offline perttime

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2015, 05:04:15 AM »
A hovercraft can get wet. Right?

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2015, 08:49:00 AM »
Make a Navy or Marine Corps hovercraft and/or display it wet and it'll be okay  :)
"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 Weaver

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2015, 05:25:35 AM »
FAA Tac Nuke Scooter is approved.  Now make with the photos!!!!!!

Family stuff been getting in the way for the last few days, but watch this space.... ;)
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Offline jcf

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2015, 07:26:59 AM »
Make a Navy or Marine Corps hovercraft and/or display it wet and it'll be okay  :)

There are currently probably more hovercraft in use by police/fire/rescue/sheriff etc. than any military service,
and hovercraft are rarely used over dry land.
They just work better in the wet.  ;)

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Offline Weaver

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2015, 09:59:57 AM »
The RNLI have hovercraft lifeboats for use in difficult tidal/shallow areas like Morecambe Bay:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNLI_hovercraft_lifeboat
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 10:02:19 AM by Weaver »
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2015, 02:10:04 AM »
Canadian Coast Guard use quite a few hovercraft, even use them for breaking up ice

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2015, 03:08:19 AM »
 Well, I decided to go with a submarine first, but I'll get some fans over the waves regardless. The weather hasn't been co-operating here in Texas, so build time has been a bit constrained. Thanks for the encouragement, colleagues.

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2015, 12:05:31 AM »
Does it have to be a recent build, or can a be a build already done ?
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