HMS Onslow from GreMir Models

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by shoki2000, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. shoki2000

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    In a few days I will be able to offer another ship designed by Adrian Kacz, British O Class destroyer HMS Onslow.
    CD will contain parts to build her in two different color schemes, one for Arctic, one for Mediteranean.

    Please visit http://www.gremirmodels.com/hms_onslow.htm for more information.
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    Onslow

    Looks fantastic as always

    barry
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    Wow!

    Speaking of which, I had a question for all the designers here. How, or what makes you choose a particular ship to design? A lot are obviously historically significant (i.e. HMS Dreadnought, USS Oregon, etc.), but what about ships I have never heard of, like the Onslow here?

    Cheers,
    Brad
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    I did not design HMS Onslow but spoke with Adrian at length :D
    He simply loves British destroyers and as his subjects he chooses the ones which left some sort of mark in the history. For example:
    HMS Savage actively participated in sinking of the Scharnhorst
    HMS Saumarez took part in sinking of Scharnhorst and IJN Haguro
    HMS Onslow fought Admiral Hipper sustaining heavy damage and her skipper received Victoria Cross for his conduct during the battle
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    Hi,

    HMS Onslow is now available.
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    Hi,

    HMS Onslow is now available.
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    USS Oregon? Never heard of her...... What did she do, then?

    Mike, I ordered Onslow right then! Thanks indeed from a grateful Brit!!

    Tim P
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    USS Oregon? Never heard of her...... What did she do, then?

    Mike, I ordered Onslow right then! Thanks indeed from a grateful Brit!!

    Tim P
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    And it will ship on Monday :D
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    And it will ship on Monday :D
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    Why Eskimo

    Well I had a plan of her which was a good start and she was probably the most beaten up of the Tribals to finish the war and apparently gave as good as she got.

    This does not make me a designer but I always wanted a Tribal on the shelf.


    barry
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    Why Eskimo

    Well I had a plan of her which was a good start and she was probably the most beaten up of the Tribals to finish the war and apparently gave as good as she got.

    This does not make me a designer but I always wanted a Tribal on the shelf.


    barry
  13. Maurice

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    Shame on you Tim.
    You ought to know it was an obscure undernourished American battleship built exclusively to demonstrate just how far behind their naval technology was at the time. However there was a great fuss made when it managed to sail around Cape Horn when it was in a bit of a hurry not to be typical and be late for a war. It achieved actual fame only when DN published a model of it.


    Oooops........where'd that highlighting come from....... :roll:
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    Shame on you Tim.
    You ought to know it was an obscure undernourished American battleship built exclusively to demonstrate just how far behind their naval technology was at the time. However there was a great fuss made when it managed to sail around Cape Horn when it was in a bit of a hurry not to be typical and be late for a war. It achieved actual fame only when DN published a model of it.


    Oooops........where'd that highlighting come from....... :roll:
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    Maurice, thanks for that! I stand enlightened....

    Tim P

    PS I must have switched my own 'Ironomatic' plug-in off somehow.....
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    Maurice, thanks for that! I stand enlightened....

    Tim P

    PS I must have switched my own 'Ironomatic' plug-in off somehow.....