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Fort 'Sendum Pakkin'
Forts like these are being constructed all around the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific to defend SEAL's territorial waters.
About this creation
This is (another) MOC for the docu-drama that is Decisive Action!

Fort 'Sendum Pakkin' is an entry in the 'Territorial Defensive Power: Sea' category.


The rapid deployment of these forts on a large scale has been made possible by SEAL structural engineers developing a new material termed 'dehydrated concrete'. Less than a tenth of the mass and volume of normal concrete, on contact with salt water it expands to full size and solidifies within 24 hours. Using this amazing material, an entire fort's superstructure can be built on land, lifted to its intended location by a heavy cargo helicopter, dropped into the sea and 'poof!' - a day later, there's your fortification. The only downside is, they all come out looking like pin-cushions.


These forts are designed to give offshore defence against approaching enemy fleets, with heavy guns giving 360 degree protection. The firing arc of each cannon is wide enough that every approach angle is coverd by 3 cannons, apart from the side closest to shore where the landing stage is located.


Speaking of which, here is the jetty where friendly vessels can dock and supplies from the mainland are delivered - although the fort can hold enough supplies for its 15 crew to be self-sufficient for a month.


This is the first of my DA MOCs that's loosely based on real-world military - in this case, Spit Bank fort, one of four sea forts built in the Victorian era to protect the approach to Portsmouth Harbour, the Royal Navy's most strategic port. I was lucky enough to visit the real fort a few years back when it was open to the public, it was amazing! Unfortunately it's now a luxury hotel, so you have to be very rich to explore this historic location.


As per the DA rules, I managed to get my helicopter in! There's also a Remora class submarine heading off to scout for miscreants...

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Comments

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  September 2, 2013
I was instantly reminded of the sea forts dotted around Portsmouth... nice update.
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  August 31, 2013
very nice PU and overall design!
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  August 30, 2013
Very nice microscale!
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  August 29, 2013
Oh, this is very nice indeed :-) Love the idea of a "sea fort". Man, I really need to finish mine. Maybe someday....
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  August 29, 2013
Quoting David Roberts A very Victorian looking build. Did you model it on Spitbank fort? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitbank_Fort I think that the glass front door might be a bit vulnerable ;)
Well spotted... I don't know, first TTA and now Spit Bank fort - have we lived parallel lives or something?
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  August 29, 2013
Quoting Mark McPeek Awesome! I love the name and the design of the base! Great detailing throughout, especially on the submarine and helicopter. I love that helicopter! Permission to use the design?
Sure. It's based on the helicopter from the 'City Alarm' Lego game, so I can't claim much originality there!
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  August 29, 2013
Hee, hee, love the name! Nicely designed! Put in something about materials science/engineering and you've got me hooked into liking it! :)
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  August 29, 2013
Awesome! I love the name and the design of the base! Great detailing throughout, especially on the submarine and helicopter. I love that helicopter! Permission to use the design?
Stuart Lucas
Keith Goldman
  August 28, 2013
Awesome interpretation of the category, probably my favorite too. Just when I thought I'd cleared the last DA model a great one pops up. General you are specifications accurate and ready for the coming maelstrom of blood.
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  August 28, 2013
great design, beautifully detailed, it has lots of cachet! bravo!
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  August 28, 2013
Cool design and excellent details!
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  August 28, 2013
Awesome! I like the dome shape :)
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  August 28, 2013
Salt is sooo under appreciated ... in other news, this fort kicks arse!
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  August 28, 2013
Excellent micro-build!
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  August 28, 2013
Just plain wicked cool! I love this Stuart. Micro copter is sweet. Outstanding!
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  August 28, 2013
Awesome work! I like how it's round :)
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  August 28, 2013
Awesome fort! I really like the helicopter and landing pad. I lke how you built the walls to give it a circular dome shape . Excellent build
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  August 28, 2013
Just properly spotted the micro version of your red sub: nice one!
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  August 28, 2013
A very Victorian looking build. Did you model it on Spitbank fort? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitbank_Fort I think that the glass front door might be a bit vulnerable ;)
  August 28, 2013
The hour is late General Lucas! Build your walls and try to block the tides that swirl around you... It's lonely out in front isn't it? Great build man! Attack!
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  August 28, 2013
Very nice detailing and microscale vehicles! I like the small balcony inside and the landing stage best, but this whole thing is nice!
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  August 28, 2013
Haha, awesome! Mom said to tel you she liked the name if I commented. (And I did. :P )
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  August 28, 2013
Dude, I absolutely adore this. Great micro vehicles, and very innovative concept for a fortification. I also really like that balcony, some very fine work.
  August 28, 2013
Excellent scale! I particularly like the dock and the helicopter. Well done!
 
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