LSM 156 scratchbuilt

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Landing ship Medium the workhorse of the Pacific built in hundreds in WW2 ugly, uncomfortable no glamour but they made a huge difference. Why 156 it's for an old sailor who rode this one onto the beach at Okinawa.

    Still requires everything gluing down and railings etc. Scale is 1/100.

    Best I can do to support you Chris

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  2. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    Awesome work barry!

    Look forward to seeing her completed! Railings are a PITA... I know. sign1
  3. Teamski

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    Stirling work for sure! Wow!

    -Ski
  4. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

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    Super, Barry! Model looks great.
  5. TRM

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    Really nice looking model Barry. Great Job!

    Regards,
    T
  6. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thanks for the kind words sorry for the delay in replying trying to do too much.

    Finally made the rails out of dress making pins and black cottomn it worked quite well at 1/100th.

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  7. TRM

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    Barry,

    Huh, I just looked this morning and now even better. Superb job, your rails are great!

    Regards,
    T
  8. Nothing

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    fantastic work barry! can i ask what you use for railings on youre 1/200 stuff? is there photo etch available at that scale? been awhile since i was in the plastic field.
  9. barry

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    rails

    I usually solder the damn things but there are photoetch and paper rails these days. Somehow they all seem a bit flat as well as expensive. The LSM was easy at 1/100th scale just pins and cotton.
  10. ekuth

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    Very nice work!

    Hey, I'm a mixed media man myself... I agree, the paper rails leave something to be desired. You just can't get certain effects unless you mix.

    Now... build another one! Mwhahaha! :mrgreen:
  11. Kashiwazaki

    Kashiwazaki KASHIWAZAKI SENA FAN!!

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    Nice landing ship, barry, I love it!
    Who says they weren't good-looking, when you maked it looking good?!sign1