Author Topic: Victoria Class SSBN  (Read 1417 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Victoria Class SSBN
« on: March 28, 2015, 12:49:36 AM »
Spur of the moment, pure fantasy.

Nice easy back story, Australia develops its independent nuclear deterrent instead of the real world policy of engaging the UK and the US in the region, initially V-Bombers, then B-58.  The failed joint Blue Steel project saw the B-58 life extended and supplemented with FB-111A, the planned B-1A, intended to replace the B-58, was cancelled leading Australia to lobby the US for Trident and six modified Ohio Class SSBNs.  Of course once the B-1B project is kicked off Australia orders 24+12 of a modified version capable of conventional missions and cuts the Ohio order to four.

Almost ended very badly with the fin top disappearing into the carpet monster, luckily it was recovered and there was no need to suspend building.

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Re: Victoria Class SSBN
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 05:22:39 PM »
But a good call.

if only  :-\

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Re: Victoria Class SSBN
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 03:41:51 AM »
Looking good.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Victoria Class SSBN
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 09:19:24 PM »
Just trying to make up my mind what to do to make it different from the USN model, will have a bit of a play over the next few days and see what looks good.

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Victoria Class SSBN
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 01:19:02 PM »
Made the very minor mods and painted only to discover I had scratched (gouged actually) the hull adjacent to where I'd filled and cleaned up the hull join.  Cleaning this up has removed a lot of engraved detail which will now need to be re-scribed, so much for an easy build.