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Offline Cliffy B

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Floaty GB Rules
« on: February 01, 2015, 08:45:36 AM »
Attention all hands, the following rules will go into affect ship wide no earlier than February 1st:

1.  As the title says, all things that aquatic related that float/spend time on/under the water are allowed; civie as well as military and sci-fi.  Your subject must come in direct contact with the water though.  It can't simply fly/ride over it.

This includes, but is not limited to all forms of rafts, boats, ships, submarines, submersibles, flying boats, float planes, and amphibians.  If you're unsure, file a proposal with the OOD and it will be taken under advisement.

2.  Duration is February 1 - March 31 with a 2 week extension available if needed.  Speak up if you want one when the time comes.

3.  Be creative people!!!  Blow the box wide open and leave it in the rear view!

4.  Physical builds, profiles, stories, and any combination thereof will all be accepted.  Collaborations are welcomed and encouraged.

5.  Partially constructed builds will be subject to approval prior to their inclusion.

6.  When in doubt ask!  Direct all questions/comments/concerns/general griping and bribes to the CO's Suggestion Box.  All serious suggestions will be considered.  All non-serious ones will be handled by the MAA and on this ship its run by good ol' US Marines so think twice unless you want to be at their mercy in the brig ;)

One prize kit from each of these four categories will be awarded to the winner.

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

That concludes the rules.  Liberty will expire at 24:59 on the 31st.  We'll be getting underway promptly at 00:00 so make sure you're aboard and your gear is squared away unless you want to be put on report.  That is all.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 10:19:42 AM by Cliffy B »
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 08:52:39 AM »
Liberty will expire at 24:59 on the 31st.  We'll be getting underway promptly at 00:00

??? Dost thou, perchance, mean "23:59" & "00:01" respectively? ???
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 09:05:20 AM »
No as we subscribe to the 25 hour clock since too many of the crew complain there isn't enough hours in the day.  You should have seen the procurement costs for the new clocks and the calibration/conversion equipment since we're the only ship that runs on it.  Nothing is too good for my crew!
"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 nils

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 03:43:27 AM »
are carrier based aircraft allowed? (like F-14, F-18, F4U Corsair....)
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 ysi_maniac

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 04:15:44 AM »
Does "aquatic related" include land battlecruisers or flying carriers (ship shape)?

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 07:47:23 AM »
How about amphibious vehicles like the AAV7, LVT5 etc. or even swimable AFVs, M-113, Luchs, S Tank

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 08:06:34 AM »
Nils - Carrier birds are more than okay.

Ysi -  Not quite sure what you mean.  Can you elaborate a little more please?

Volkodav - Marine vehicles are fine as they do travel on/in water and for the most part need ships to get them to beach so yes.  Swimable AFVs, hmmm...  That might be stretching it a bit. 

I'll say water needs to be a dominant element in entry.  It needs a clear connection with water/naval elements.

Feel free to make a case for your idea  :)
"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 Volkodav

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 08:34:00 AM »
Nothing definite, just looking at the stash and thinking.  Carrier aircraft is a definite possibly as I have an F6F that is barely started, cockpit floor and stick are all I have assembled so far with all other parts still on the sprue and primed, some painted, would that be ok?

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 08:39:21 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?  ;)
"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 Old Wombat

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 12:31:12 PM »
Please, Sir! May I have some more (time, that is)? ???

Only, I'm 4,300km from my stash & work area & I won't be getting back there until 15th Feb, after which it may take a week to convince SWMBO to let me set up my work area (1/4 of the dining table) before I can even start ... & I have an interesting (to me) idea I'd like to try.

:-\
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 02:39:06 PM »
Ysi -  Not quite sure what you mean.  Can you elaborate a little more please?


I mean things like this:


or this
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 11:17:03 AM by ysi_maniac »

Offline finsrin

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 04:15:16 PM »
Top one with wings is ultra inspiring :-*
New concepts, they be forming in my kitbash gray cells :)

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 06:04:36 PM »
Ysi -  Not quite sure what you mean.  Can you elaborate a little more please?


I mean thigs like this:




beautiful!

I have tried something like that some time ago, but the jet propelled ship looks impressive



Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 10:49:10 PM »

I'll say water needs to be a dominant element in entry.  It needs a clear connection with water/naval elements.


What about a cutaway model of just vls cells with ASMs inside.

Also what is your stance on naval airships? I had a thought about a u-boat hunting, swordfish carrying airship - similar in role to those merchant aircraft carriers. I suspect it probably won't make the cut, but I just though I'd ask.

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Floaty GB Rules
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2015, 10:58:25 PM »