1/144 USS Los Angeles

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  1. shika

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    1/144 US Navy
    USS Los Angeles, SSN 688
    Paper Model Template by (c) U-DON'S FACTORY

    Last piece of work before long vacation.


    Nuclear Power Attack Sumarine,
    Los Angeles Class US Navy.

    Well, I am a 1/144 guy. So, when I decide to build a ship, I build in 1/144 scale.
    It is so large. Let's get started with pieces of stern part of the ship.

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  2. shika

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    Aft.

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    Bridge.

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    Rudder.

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    Los Angeles Arriving

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    Comparing size with 1/144 Plastic model US Navy
    E-2C, S-2, S-3 and F-14s.

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    Thanks to Zathros, the technique you drew the 3D of how to glue fuselage of big plane together really work. I applied this technique with the canopy, and also the body of this submarine.
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    Great job Shika!! :)
  9. micahrogers

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    Nice build... I've played tag with that boat before.. :p
  10. Dragos

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    U-DON'S submarine is a beautiful model, but you haven't paint the edges.
  11. shika

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    You are right, Dragos, I haven't paint the curb yet.

    Actually, I haven't install the periscope and communication mast yet.

    I'll finish up this sub after New Year. ^ ^
  12. Vince

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    Great job! Now you need a Typhoon (maybe the Red October?) for it to play with.
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    Dear Vince,

    Thank you. I'd love to do that. One big problem is I couldn't find the template of any Russian Submarine.
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    Just have time to complete this model.

    So, I add periscope, antenna and rope hook on the ship. (Very small).

    I also repaint the bow with acrylic paint, retouch the curb of the ship with crayon. I think it's look good now.

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    Where did you get this model from? Did you download it from here on Zealot?
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    Underway...

    Nice job, shika! Too bad it can't go underwater...sign1
  17. zathros

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    Shika, the sub came out really nice. You air force is complete, will we be seeing a navy coming together? :)
  18. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Good job, I just built this one a couple weeks ago, scaled mine down to 1/200 though.
  19. shika

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    Dear Zathros,

    Well, Navy is different story and to build 1/144, it would require a lot of space, in which I don't have.

    I also tried to build paper ship but the details is totally different from Paper plane. So, I might built some more submarines, some surface ship but surely not the entire Navy ^ ^
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    Impressive. I'm guessing the overall lenght is better than 24 inches? The colors look very realistic.