CHS Elrich von Lichtenstein - CHS EViL

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  1. McSpuds

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    Due to unauthorized propaganda and infiltration by foreign spies, the engineers in cooperation with the government of Switzerland have decided to make a official news release of a "Top Secret" project.

    The Victorian Steampunk Project; CHS Elrich von Lichtenstein, has been underway for almost a year. Reports leaked earlier this week had named the future battleship and were correct.

    The keel of this ship was laid down last year, and we are proud to announce that we are close to the first sea trials.

    The Battleship will carry 4-75 round guns and a Scout Gyro Helicopter (with on-board Flight Video).

    Currently we are working out the issue of the proper propulsion system.


    Here you see the keel and shaft housing being laidd down...
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    The Ram Bow... also the side profile can be seen clearly here.

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    The flight pad for the Gyro Copter, it will be so fun getting vidoe of the copter making it's approach and landing on this pad while on the water...

    We might even get some good footage of battle from the air up close,.....


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  2. NickMyers

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    the tumblehome is nice, but that bow is so f-ing epic

    love it!
     
  3. Lou

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    Nice! took me a minute to get the name, make sure to keep the captain away from the twins and "medicine". Why so serious?
     
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    "Ulrich von Lichtenstein"?

    Bowie will have to be playing when she makes her first public debut. Nice effort Dude! :D
     
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    Working on the turrets today.... ugh! Cant decide on the style... I will post a couple of ideas before I put the mold together.

    I might use a "Tuna Can" style turret with a slanted front and rounded top edge... this way others can use the turrets as well since I will use a resin mold to make them.
     
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    I think the best part will be getting some good video from the Gyro Copter as it is making it's landing on that deck!

    Gonna be too fun...

    I can see us now at Tugs build session... we will never get anything done because everybody will be trying to land that chopper on that landing pad all day....

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    OK Spudsy. Since you've deviated from the plans with that very proud frontal appendage (underwater ram bow section). There will need to be discussion on how to accommodate it (or not) in the proposed rules. FYI, hydrodynamically this ram bow will offer a very minimal increase in theoretical hull speed and a decrease in turn rate.

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    Who needs turrets? This beauty looks like a barbette ship extraordinaire!
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    Yes, who needs protection from weather, shrapnel, seagull droppings, etc.... (In no particular order of importance)?
     
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    LOL, it cant be used.... it adds to the length. We can not add to the length, width, or depth of the ship. We can only change from the waterline up, as long as we maintain a 1" above waterline pen area.

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    .2. At and below the waterline stringer, all ships must resemble the spec plans for their class. No additional appendages may be added, nor may the profile deviate more than 1/8" at any given point from the specified shape at or below the waterline stringer.
    That bow piece is not glued in.... there is another one I will glue in that does not add length... It does add some to the deck, but that is immaterial.

    Very good for a laugh though..
     
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    I might keep it though.. All I would need to do is modify it below the waterline...
     
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    I look forward to seeing the results. It is too bad about the ram bow. The French had very pronounced ram bows.
     
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    May I present, CHS Ulrich von Lichtenstein
     
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    The new and "Legal" Ram bow of the CHS Lichtenstein...

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    Hey... I just realized something:

    Von der Tann's are called "VdT". King George V's are "KGV"....
    This ship's name could be (in shorthand ) be referred to as UvL. If only he had been "Erich" instead of "Ulrich". How.....appropriate that would have been to call it "EvL".
     
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    Is this going to be another Epic(tm) 2-Day Build Session for steampunk? I need to find some clear lacquer that I can apply to freshly-polished copper and brass to keep them shiny :)
     
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    Slight name change. Jeff came up with a great idea for the name if I changed one letter...

    May I present to you the "CHS Elrich von Lichtenstein"..... the "CHS EViL" for short! :cool:
     
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    Where's the pictures? :(
     
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    THANKS for fixing that....GREAT PIC'S - awesome build and a excellent inspiration. Guess that I'm going to have to get off my butt now....AGAIN THANKS!!