This page gives an overview of the various official Shipbucket challenges and their respective entries (so far as they are on the Shipbucket Wiki)
- 1 Shipbucket Scale Challenges
- 1.1 The Iron-Clad Menace
- 1.2 Second World War Destroyer Escort Challenge
- 1.3 First World War Battlecruiser Challenge
- 1.4 Second World War Aircraft Carrier Challenge
- 1.5 Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge
- 1.6 "Harrier Carrier" challenge
- 1.7 The Last Pre-dreadnought battleship Challenge
- 1.8 London treaty Gunboat Challenge
- 1.9 Real life challenge
- 1.10 Nuclear attack sub challenge
- 1.11 Postwar Gun Cruiser Challenge
- 1.12 Ocean liner challenge
- 1.13 Typhon Challenge
- 1.14 Early Cold War Destroyer challenge
- 1.15 Fast battleship challenge
- 1.16 Nato ASW challenge
- 2 FD Scale Challenges
- 3 Gunbucket Scale Challenges
- 4 Soldierbucket Scale Challenges
Shipbucket Scale Challenges
The Iron-Clad Menace
Second World War Destroyer Escort Challenge
Welcome to the Second World War destroyer escort challenge! For those unaware, the United States built several hundred destroyer escorts during the Second World War. These valiant vessels escorted merchant convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic and saw extensive service elsewhere. USS Samuel B. Roberts, for example, was sunk during the famed confrontation between Taffy 3 and Admiral Kurita's Centre Force. Other navies built equivalent types, such as the frigates of the Royal Navy or the Imperial Japanese Navy's kaibōkan. In this challenge, participants are asked to draw a fictional destroyer escort that could have existed during the Second World War period (1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945). The destroyer escort does not have to participate in the Second World War, or even belong to a real-life nation. It only needs to conform to the given time frame. As a destroyer escort is a smaller ship, this challenge is a perfect opportunity for new members and FD scale artists to explore SB scale. I hope we will see many excellent entries over the coming month.
- Your submission must depict a destroyer escort - a ship designed to escort merchant convoys at sea - or an equivalent type (e.g. frigate, kaibōkan, geleitboot).
- The included drawing should depict the ship on a specific date between 1 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.
- Maximum design speed of the ship must not exceed 28 knots (52 km/h, 32 mph).
- The ship should possess anti-submarine warfare equipment.
The challenge was judged by community poll. It was won by Kiwi Imperialist.
First World War Battlecruiser Challenge
In this challenge, held in september 2020, the requirement was to draw an WW1 battlecruiser.
The challenge was won by GarlicDesign.
Second World War Aircraft Carrier Challenge
Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge
"Harrier Carrier" challenge
The Last Pre-dreadnought battleship Challenge
London treaty Gunboat Challenge
Real life challenge
Thread The results from the Real Life challenge can be found on the Shipbucket main site.
Nuclear attack sub challenge
Postwar Gun Cruiser Challenge
Ocean liner challenge
Early Cold War Destroyer challenge
Thread In this challenge in 2018, the requirement was the design of an 'early Cold War' destroyer that was in service between 1950 and 1960.
This challenge was judged by Erik_T, Shigure and TimothyC.
The challenge was won by BB1987.
Fast battleship challenge
Nato ASW challenge
The NATO ASW Challenge was held in 2012. It was set up by acelanceloet/J.Scholtens and Thiel. It was tried to emulate the real shipbuilding industry a bit by setting an set of specifications, but still leaving the contestants free to do what you want as long as it stayed inside the specs. The idea was an ASW/ASuW vessel from about 1980. About everything from a VDS tug to an Iroqouis was acceptable. The ships were restricted to real life or close to real life weapons.
The challenge was judged by Erik_T and TimothyC. The scores ended up with a tie between Rowdy's "Vampire Class" and Ace's "Vandalia Class". To this end Rowdy36 won the "Best Practical" award while Ace won the "Best Totally Awesome" Award.
The following are the final rankings:
Rowdy36 & Acelanceloet (33) Novice (32) Heuhen #3 [With ASROC] (31) Heuhen #1 [With Mk 141] & Hood & Jabba #2 [Flight 2] & Thiel (30) Heuhen #1 [With Terne III] (29) LEUT_East (27) MC Spoilt B'stard (26) Jabba #1 [Dortmund] (25) Clone Commander & Jabba #3 [Dortmund, Goalkeeper Mod] (23) Rifleman (22)