First US Aircraft carrier

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by Lepercan, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Lepercan

    Lepercan Member

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    Allow me to present the USS Coeur De Lion, depicted in her mission as prime mover for the first US aircraft carrier.

    [​IMG]

    Lep
  2. David H

    David H Member

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    Fantastic doesn't really say enough!

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  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    great work! Thanks for sharing with us :)
    Chris
  4. Lepercan

    Lepercan Member

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    I was informed yesterday, by an esteemed colleage on another site, that I had the barge wrong. As he had documentation, I must, regretfuly, admit to incomlete research and consider redoing the diorama. If I do, I will consider... 1/500. :twisted:
    Lep
  5. Formerly Styrene

    Formerly Styrene New Member

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    Ballooning for fun and profit

    Yeah, that's a rivet counter for you. Well I love the dio, especially the mad scientist shack which holds the gas generator. It's a great piece of work and we know that your heart was in the right place.

    David
  6. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Lep, you never cease to amaze me. Great diorama! More! More!!
  7. Lepercan

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    Hokay, Researched, redesigned, rebuilt model of the first vessel designed as an aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington Parke Custis and her prime mover, the USS Coeur De Lion. (I now know more than I ever wanted to know about Civil War air activity)

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy,
    Lep
  8. David H

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    I just noticed the beam engine "sticking" out the top of the Couer de Lion, now that's technology on the move!

    Bigger barge is nice but the little one was cool too.

    D
  9. briannetgirl

    briannetgirl New Member

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    What lovely work! I'd be pleased as punch if I were you, it's great!
  10. Zathros

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    It used Hydrogen, it that wasn't scary enough! Those barges created Hydrogen through a chemical reaction.
  11. Eric Ferguson

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    Just learned my history for today. And here I was thinking "The Langley". Beautiful models and a great subject for a diorama! Thanks!
  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I remember making Hydrogen in a chem lab. Couldn't help but think "muahahah, with this hydrogen, my fleet of tissue-paper airships will be nigh-unstoppable!"
  13. Zathros

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    Hydrogen is easy to make. If you make "Brown's Gas" by accident though, you could have you heck of an explosion on your hands! :)
  14. youngtiger1

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    Oh, the balloon on that boat...it took me a second to figure this one out. I was looking for an aircraft...:D