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For sale: warship. SOLD! Answered


For sale - one light aircraft carrier.

Mileage - high, but reasonable for age.

This classic vessel is a rarity, and an ideal opportunity for the dedicated hot-rodder to really express his skills.

SOLD!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

She's been sold!

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lmmamigurumi
lmmamigurumi

10 years ago

It is a great gift for child.haha.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I'd like to see somebody knit a cosy...

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karlpinturr
karlpinturr

10 years ago

Pile it full of religious zealots (of ALL denominations), and you'll have a worshipful warship... ;$

Then someone can bomb it, and they'll all rust in pieces... ;$

But (very slightly) more seriously, I think I'd go for a 'Cal' look - shave and fill all the lumps and holes on and in the hull. Really smooth it out.

The deck protruberances would have to go - except I'd want to centralise the take-off ramp, to give a 'bird-man' launch-pad.

All the towers would have to be smoothed as well - and raked to give the 'classic' smokestack look.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

...do you know how long that would take?

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karlpinturr
karlpinturr

Reply 10 years ago

I don't know... With the money to afford it in the first place, I could fairly easily get access to a dry dock - as well as the workforce.

And I could probably persuade a few actual Rodders to collaborate on the design etc.

I'd guess the hull could be sorted within six months or so, but the deck and towers may well take a year or two, depending on how they affect the structural integrity.

And then there's potentially another few years to fit it out the way I'd want it - which I haven't figured out yet.

I'd still want to have a good go at some of the stuff myself, of course.

All-in-all, we're probably talking 5 or 6 years - minimum - so allow 10.

Still, it'd be worth it in the end, just for the artistry of the thing!

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Can I go for a little trip with you when it's done?

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karlpinturr
karlpinturr

Reply 10 years ago

Sure, why not? -

Although...hang on, this is Instructables...Could I trust you not to 'tinker'..? ;)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

10 years ago

Instructaship? We could man it using all the forum goers, and show the world how to make.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

10 years ago

That would be the pinnacle of any film makers career. Oooh, floating film studio.

(I'm just itching to see what James-Bond-villain type characters come out of the woodwork for this. 'twould be any super-criminal-warlord's dream)

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Wasagi
Wasagi

10 years ago

I would love one, just knock all that control stuff off, cover it with grass seed and manure, Bam! Super Chinampa!

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

I'm not quite rich/evil enough, but I'd like one.

L

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

10 years ago

I wonder how much they'll get, scrap steel prices aren't that high, bet it ends up being broken at Alang India.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. As long as it's not a French aircraft carrier. :)

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rimar2000
rimar2000

10 years ago

How much will cost to send it packed to Villa Elisa, Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I'm doing the pool in the backyard to put it!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Are you sure you're not planning to have another crack at the Falklands?

(It would be an ironic move, after all.)

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rimar2000
rimar2000

Reply 10 years ago

No, I'm not a "brilliant strategist" as was Galtieri!

Furthermore, they are not the Falklands, are the Malvinas...(stop here, OK?)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

;-)

All good fun.