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1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 09:10
by MikeJames
At the Pacific 2019 Maritime expo the centre of attention was a 1:72 Hunter class frigate, built by Russ from the official plans supplied by BAE Systems

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No it's not available to TF72 members, not for a while yet, but it gives us a tangible idea of the future, for the RAN, the RN and RCN, and for our hobby.

First impressions? It's big, very big, Arleigh Burke class big, surprisingly nice lines and will look fantastic out on the water.

Mike

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 15:35
by SlatsSSN
Well done Russ. Superb job. J

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 16:00
by littoralcombat
Awesome Russ, very impressive!
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The look of the Design is gradually growing on me.

Nige

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 09 Oct 2019 16:19
by alienpew
Well done Russ & Tim.
People forget that Russ has to sub contract out to get the hulls done, but I just hope Tim doesn't have to wait 5 years to retail the hulls
like I did with AWD !!!!!
NO, I won't be ordering one, unfortunately they all look the same to me these days, but again, a grand effort to get this first model out
there in time for the expo.

Alien.

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 11 Oct 2019 16:53
by RussF172
Tim did a superb job on the hull for this one as are all his hulls. Hope to get him approval to sell them quicker than with the Spanish. It will prove to be a popular model eventually as it will become the backbone of the RAN for many decades from the late 2020's. It will change I'm sure as the HOBART did. There are lots of common part, weapons and systems with the HOBART Class.

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 13 Oct 2019 10:21
by MikeJames
A new graphic of the Hunter class variant of the Type 26 frigate

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Mike

Re: 1:72 Hunter Class Frigate

Posted: 13 Oct 2019 10:25
by MikeJames
I am sure there will be quite the demand for the Type 26 hull when available, there will be nine RAN, and then there are the eight RN and 15 Canadian versions, plus several other navies are reported to be looking at the design, including the Brazilian's, Chileans, potentially the Singaporeans and possibly the Kiwi's.

Given all the Australian ones will be built by people in the association, I must admit I like the idea of building a Canadian one, given their lighter colour and different helicopter and mast design

Mike