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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:17 am 
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The cruise ship MS Bavaria was converted in 2019 from the former Dutch frigate Zr. Ms. Evertsen of the LCF class. The Dutch navy reduces its fleet of four air warfare and command frigates (LCF class) to three ships and uses the income from the sold frigate to partially finance four new anti-submarine frigates (replacement of the remaining M class). The Dutch navy already financed the patrol ships of the Holland class by selling some of M class frigates. Furthermore, already two former Dutch frigates were converted for civilian use, e.g. the yacht Yas (ex Hr. Ms. Piet Hein), therefore is a lot of expertise in this kind of conversions.

Bavaria has an enlarged superstructure to gain room for the passengers. There are no windows, because each cabin has Reality Windows, which can be used to see a real-time view of the outside or alternatively movies etc. There are two pools, one of them a wave pool on the foreship. The height of the waves in the pool depends on the weather. The lids for the VLS launcher are retained, e.g. to use the cells for fireworks. For older passengers, there is a yellow submarine on board. The colors are based on British WW2 camouflage pattern, which the designers expect to be in fashion soon (after WW1 dazzle patterns were in fashion around 2018). Of course, the chosen colors refer to the name of ship.

The model is converted using a spar hull of the LCF class by Dodo Models.

More about the model here:
MS Bavaria

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Haha excellent April Fool's build! Love the waterslide.

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