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"HMS Nelson re-envisioned: HMS Collingwood 1929" Topic


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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Jun 2021 11:46 a.m. PST

"After the 1924 amendment to the Washington Treaty that allowed each nation to build one, and in the case of Great Britain, a 3rd treaty battleship prior to 1930, The British took the opportunity to revisit the Nelson design. Already there were doubts about the all-forward concept. Willing to delay the construction of the 3rd ship to allow a redesign, HMS Collingwood was built to a more conventional layout.


1/700 BTW.


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Beauty shot showing three cousins. Both the Collingwood and Inflexible are Tamiya 1/700 kits with scratchbuilt hulls.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2021 7:40 a.m. PST

Nice work.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

Beautiful models! Would the Collingwood design fit within the 35,000 ton treaty limitations?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Jun 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

That was the intent, maybe +1000 tons to allow for a longer Citadel. Otherwise, Just a more logical Nelson.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Jun 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments!

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