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sandsmodels

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lifeboat to gunboat build
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:52:22 PM »

being a wargamer first I found this revel lifeboat on ebay and as it was 1/72 scale I though that would make a great patrol boat for our naval games

I have several guns available to me, so after a few minuets building time I managed to convert it into a gunboat with a 20mm oerloiken 20mm on the front and a west german rheinmental 20mm gun on the rear.

I had to add a few more details like the liferaft containers and the gun tub as the revel model has a big opening at the rear for the rib.


all I need to do now is to sort out some crew figs
thanks for looking
shaun
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 03:20:26 PM »

 {:-{

I find strange the conversion;

Transform a boat to save the life of people, by boat to kill people
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 08:01:09 PM »

{:-{

I find strange the conversion;

Transform a boat to save the life of people, by boat to kill people

I think most navies do more life-saving than life-ending these days. Long may it continue...

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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 04:38:08 PM »

I like the conversion idea, looks good to me. does this model have rc gear in it?


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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 05:20:13 PM »

thanks for the comments
sorry no r/c gear no time for that palava!
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 05:36:36 PM »

Very nice, has a touch of the Warsaw Pact about it..brick red decks should set it off nicely :-))
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 07:34:11 PM »

Hi Shaun, welcome aboard! The conversion is very tidy indeed and I look forward to seeing it completed.

Your access to model weapons systems is very useful :-))
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 09:46:24 AM »

Hi Shaun, welcome aboard! The conversion is very tidy indeed and I look forward to seeing it completed.

Your access to model weapons systems is very useful :-))
thanks
well it is actually finished, apart from some crew figs.
it is going to be all grey.
I see you are not far from me in crewkerne
thanks
shaun
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Re: lifeboat to gunboat build
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 07:02:03 PM »

Probably not that far. I have learnt that the roads around here can be quite slow despite being quieter than down East.

Go on, pop a brown deck on her!
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