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Reply #720 on: October 08, 2019, 11:02:18 AM
Plastic surgery has come a long way.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #721 on: October 08, 2019, 11:05:23 AM
Its due to the heat, y'know.

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Reply #722 on: October 08, 2019, 11:05:57 AM
That's a pretty fo'c'ed-up fo'c'sle all right. From my experience, if your back is broken, you're fo'c'ing all wrong.

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Reply #723 on: October 08, 2019, 11:36:49 AM
That's a pretty fo'c'ed-up fo'c'sle all right. From my experience, if your back is broken, you're fo'c'ing all wrong.




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Reply #724 on: October 09, 2019, 08:38:23 PM

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Reply #725 on: October 09, 2019, 08:40:24 PM

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Reply #726 on: October 09, 2019, 10:57:40 PM
Looks like the RN budget cuts have resulted in, 'alternative' means of ship-to-shore transportation.  :hehe:

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Reply #727 on: October 10, 2019, 06:50:29 AM
No one is actually allowed to get too near the carrier in case they discover that it is actually only an Airfix plastic kit.

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Reply #728 on: October 10, 2019, 06:54:56 AM
It looks very realistic. The RN must have gotten that SteamGeezer guy on youtube to build it for them.

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Reply #729 on: October 10, 2019, 07:08:03 AM
Correct.

...........the bits for the aircraft have not turned up yet, though.

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Reply #730 on: October 10, 2019, 07:28:20 AM
October 10, 2019. Houston, Texas. Currently...
Our USS Texas now listing 9° ...

Looks like this will end badly.  Past the point where a quick fix will solve the problem.  The longer the state of Texas puts off major repairs, the bigger the final bill will be. 
This is why museum ships can be so hard.  Hull deterioration doesn't stop at the pier.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #731 on: October 10, 2019, 10:25:40 AM
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USS South Dakota and USS Alabama underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 1943. Photo taken from HMS King George V.



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Reply #732 on: October 10, 2019, 10:32:29 AM
Good picture  :bigthumb:

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Reply #733 on: October 10, 2019, 10:35:24 AM
Very nice!  :applause:

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Reply #734 on: October 12, 2019, 10:53:49 PM
Austro Hungarian battleship Szent Istvan sinks on 11 June, 1918.  Sistership Tegetthof standing by.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.