USS Monitor & CSS Virginia

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  1. NASAAN101

    NASAAN101 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if there two ships were part of this group or not. It's the USS Monitor & CSS Virginia..
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    The time frame is right but the Monitor is a bit small even in 1/96 and it has essentially no penetrable areas.
     
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    Mmm...I'd have to disagree w/ Anachronus regarding timeframe. Generally the "Steampunk era" was viewed as 1870's-1900's. OTOH, he's dead right about the Monitor. Further, the build rules restrict the hull designs to only the patrol cruiser / armored ("armoured") cruiser / battleship hull shapes. Civil-war era ironclads of both the casement type (Virginia) and monitor type wouldn't fit.
     
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    I love this battle and both ships :)
    Niki
     
  5. NickMyers

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    You could however build an alt-history steampunk Monitor/Virginia inspired steam abomination. Would just have to adhere to the hull requirements, but beyond that it could look however and you can name it whatever. Monitinia, Virgitor, etc
     
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    What the time frame for this?
     
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    There isn't a specific one. The object isn't to build ships that really existed.
     
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    I minimum build SP hull with nothing but a single turret stuck on top would look much like the USS Monitor. It'd have a bit more free board of course. Perfectly doable. A Virginia would be almost as easy. One of the later dual turret "ocean going" monitors would offer more cannon options.

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  9. Bob Pottle

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    Ralph Coles has a mold for USS Dictator, a very large single turret sea-going monitor in 1/72 scale - it's about 50" long. He has molds for CSS Virginia (ex- Merrimac), CSS Tennessee and USS Monitor (quite small in 1/72 scale), and I think there's a Canonicus class mold.
     
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    Like I said I love the USS Monitor & CSS Virginia.. And I know battle. They are the reason, we have the iowas..
    Nikki
     
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    Ralph's Virginia is pretty big but Monitor is so small in 1'/72 I doubt it could be armed. Canonicus is a better option.
     
  12. NASAAN101

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    Both ships wouldnt be armed. They would be Display ship.
    Nikki