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PostPosted: December 11th, 2017, 8:55 pm 
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I admittedly am not very knowledgable about ship models but st a guess ships of the size of carriers and battleships would fit the bill. Am certainly open for discussion though.

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Your initial post said over 12 inches

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That I did. I am guessing that most carrier and battleship models would fit that size criteria. I am open to be corrected though.

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Afair the Airfix HMS Belfast is about 30cm but the likes of HMS Hood are 45cm [about 18 inches]
I would maybe join if the criteria of 'bigger than a Lancaster' were not invoked. That leaves out the likes of the Stirling and Sunderland, both very big aeroplanes but with wingspan less than a Lancaster

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I suppose if you go by just wingspan then it may rule them out but I am flexible with this. The Stirling is taller than the Lanc and iirc longer. Volumetrically both it and the Sunderland win hands down so I would of course allow them. I used the Lanc as a guide only. Ships I am more than willing to take advice on as they are far from a specialty of mine though I do have s few to build.
Personally I would love to see a Stirling built on here.

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If the 'bigger than a Lanc' is a guide then I'm in with maybe a Short Stirling [Airfix] - I need to check all the bits are still in the box. Or something else big
But not until waaaaay into next year; I'm over booked early in the year as it is

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My modern destroyers run at about 18 inches plus ( 1/350) so hope that's ok

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Kitaholic wrote:
My modern destroyers run at about 18 inches plus ( 1/350) so hope that's ok


So long as you have one that's bigger than 12 inches ;-)

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Dazzled wrote:
Kitaholic wrote:
My modern destroyers run at about 18 inches plus ( 1/350) so hope that's ok


So long as you have one that's bigger than 12 inches ;-)

Snarf, snarf :lol:

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Gregers wrote:
Cheers for the input guys. Mav, go on, you know you want to. PMmaker, this probably won't run until next year some time. I have the Academy B29 too. A great looking kit. So is the B50 I have too. They are two of the models I am considering if this gb goes ahead. Iggie. I dare ya. LoL I am also considering one of my big Boeings but not sure what yet. Maybe a KC135. or my NASA 747 IN 1/144.

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Ok folks. When would be a good time to start this. We have enough takers to be good to go.

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I am still puzzled by what the criteria/focus/reason for this GB is because it is possible to build a large aircraft, B747-400 for example, in 1/144 that is larger than the Lancaster standard given for large in 1/72. And the Lancaster isn't really large in 1/72 compared to others, B-29 for example, so the bar isn't really set very high.

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The reason, it sort of sprung to mind watching the large scale gb. generally the biggest 1/72 aircraft kits seen on here are WW11 heavies. Using 'Larger than the Lanc' as a guide the only ones from that era I can think of are the Stirling (By height / volume, not span) and things like the PE8 and B29. Not often seen on here and leading to aircraft like the Lincoln and Shackleton. . The real focus for me would be models like the B52, TU95, KC135 etc. Vehicles, ships etc I leave open to debate as I am not that well clued up on them.

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