Photos Treaty shipyards

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  1. Bob Pottle

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    Mikey,
    Is that your G3?
     
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    Well. It's not actually mine. But it is indeed a G-3.
    I am just trying to help the project along.
    A very cool, and interesting ship. I think it will be on the water in combat by early summer, if not spring.
    Mikey
     
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    The British got together today for some building.
     
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    Steve is working on his HMS Penelope. And I worked on the G-3.
    This is the gun configuration that I plan to run. All guns forward, with side-mounts angled forward, and one or two bow guns.
    The G-3 will be running with the USS United States, and Gerry's USS Yorktown aircraft-carrier, as a fast wing for the allies.
    Mikey
     
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    Bat was working on his Baden. IMG_0268.JPG IMG_0269.JPG IMG_0271.JPG
     
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    What ship is that behind the Baden?
     
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    It's the new 96th scale Battlestations P.E. for the Denmark Straits project.
     
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    She's a biggie. :)
     
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    Who made the G3 hull and are they available? I've long wanted to build one but was reluctant to make a mould for it because it wasn't likely to sell well. If I was arming one I'd use dual sidemounts but put a stern gun in a seconday turret. It should proabaly have 6-7 combat units so that would leave 1-2 for bilge pumps.
     
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    This one is a wooden hull produced by one of the old hands from the MBG. I am not sure just who made it.
    I also have not actually seen any ship plans for this ship. Although I imagine that they are available somewhere.
    I also like the idea of the dual sidemounts. But I generally loan out our boats to the newer captains, and dual sidemounts
    can go through lots of ammo rather quickly. Which can lead to shorter sorties. And if the skipper is not on-target, then
    lots of the ammo can be wasted. So I generally go with less cannons, but larger magazines. Not only does it keep the costs
    down. But it also takes longer to run out of ammo. So the newer folks get more time in combat. And less time is needed to
    turn the boats around between sorties.
    I do think that this will be a very cool boat to see on the water. Makes me want to help build an N-3 class battleship.
    Mikey
     
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    hinged superstructure! what a great idea!
     
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    Some photos from the build-session last weekend.
    Now something completely different. And way cool.
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    The USOS Seaview submarine looks very cool, I still remember reading about another person who made an r/c version in Scale Ship Modeller magazine.
     
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    There is quite a lot of work to be done. But I am looking forward to seeing it on the water just running around.
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    Makes me want one! I need to get my hands on a CNC router :)
     
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    Some build-session photos from last year. These are Nikki's build at Roland's in Ravenna. IMG_0280.JPG IMG_0281.JPG IMG_0282.JPG