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Old 11-02-2017, 02:38 PM   #10
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...or for a WWI mod, since she served in the US navy from 1918 to 1919 as escort/rescue tug and patrol vessel
... all the equipment and the deckhouse point at a pre-WWI vessel. For the WWII time, the deckhouse might be re-modelled.

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As an amateur 3D modeller, I often spend more time looking for pictures and construction plans or (when I don't find them) trying to figure out shapes and proportions, than in actual modelling lol.
Correct.

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... I must admit that I have only downloaded those models ans added them to my personal collection without having a closer look to them in a 3D editor.
... another 3D model collector. I am not the only one ...

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... so the bent/deformed elements could actually be part of damage models
Yes, that's likely the cause. Many of the smaller guns seem to have of parts of the respective damage models.

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Looks promising. What sub-class(es) are you planning to model?
The model is based on plans of Vidette and Vega as in 1918, with the 1920/30 changes to the bridge. So, it's the Admiralty V class in the fleet destroyer version (after the 1920/30s changes, the W class was almost identical). The model may also represent the 'modified' W class with the original boiler and funnel arrangement. It does neither respresent any of the Thornycroft specials nor the modified W class with reversed boiler layout.
The model is intended to replace the SH3 model. Let's sse, I probably will prepare WAIR and Long Range Excorts versions. The WAIRs I like best of all V&Ws .
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