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Online Rob Lightbody

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This is fascinating

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=43401.0

He's used an Airfix QE2 model and modified it into an aircraft carrier.  You'll see QE2's bow/hull, as well as her mast (extended), funnel and bridge (de winged).
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2017, 12:43 PM »
Amazing piece of modelling - love it :)
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Offline pete cain

Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2017, 05:31 PM »
Mmmmmm, lot of thought & work there, interesting concept , I'm sounding snotty here not intentionally...

Offline Bob C.

Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2017, 06:05 PM »
That's awesome.

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Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2017, 09:15 PM »
I wonder if he was inspired by that one-time rumour a few years ago that the Chinese wanted to do this to her for real?
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Offline Rod

Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2017, 01:00 PM »
I wonder if he was inspired by that one-time rumour a few years ago that the Chinese wanted to do this to her for real?

I still say this is a possibility.

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Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2017, 05:49 PM »
QE2 actually looks quite good as an aircraft carrier !!
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: "What If Modelling" - Conversion of QE2 to Harrier Carrier
« Reply #7 on: Feb 20, 2017, 06:27 PM »
Makes we wonder, if she had been converted, what would have happened when here service was done in the conflict, would she have been converted back to a passenger ship, or would she have stayed in service.