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Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Padre, Jun 1, 2007.
Built this free M-33 from Kartonmodel Forum.
Also rebuilt this P-40, reduced by 25%
This Civil War Sub.
Wow! those are some super nice builds! May I ask what you mean about using avery labels for the canopies? I dont think I understand.
This Lens Head robot is also free, there are other robots that are free on the same site. They have movable parts.
Avery labels or OfficeMax inkjet fullsheet labels. They are peal off labels. I print the canopy to them, inner and outer parts. I then cut out the windows and leave extra on the outer edge. Do the same for inner and outer parts. Then I use clear thin plastic ( I use folder report covers as they are thin and easily bendable) and peal the back off the label and stick it to the plastic. Carefully stick the inner label to the other side of the plastic making sure the window holes match up. I then cut the excess off the edge and then have the canopy part which is glued in place.
This way the canopy trim sticks to the plastic without glue and sticks better than any glue.
WOW!!! Thats a superb idea! Canopies are one of my issues....
That's an awesome idea for the canopies Padre, thanks for the tip. I think I even have an old Avery label kit sitting around here somewhere, I'll have to experiment with that.
Not mine, read it somewhere and as I have an issue with canopies also, thought I would try it........works so far.
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1915 card model of Kaiser Wilhelm II, free at Kartonmodell-Forum | Portal
Used build thread on same site to make this. Parts printed VERY close together on this and had to print twice, also printing twice allowed me to cover both sides of some parts so that it was printed on both sides.
A origami build of a swan I did a long time ago, from a very good origami book.
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All fantastic work! I especially like the ships, what kind of ship was that you were stationed on, some type refueler, oiler, or other support ship? It almost looks like an LST, but I can't place it. Beautiful work.:thumb:
it was an LSMR, Landing Ship Medium Rocket. An LSM converted to a rocket ship. Firepower of a battleship at close range, speed of a snail. Rockets equal to 3" shell, 5" shell and 8" shell. Smallest ship with a 5" gun on it, two 40 twin mounts and 8 rocket launchers capable of 240 rockets a minute. Carried 5000 rockets.
My site for the USS White River USS White River, LSMR 536
Go here, click on "Photo Albums" to watch video or ship in action in Vietnam.
USS White River, LSMR 536 photo albums
Thanks for the info on your ship. for some reason the name and the ship ring a bell and I can't place it. Was it still on duty in 84-85 and was it a West Coast ship? Was it a Sister to the Elk River?
Built during the last of WWII, served in Korean War, mothballed in mid fifties and recommissioned in 1965 (when I joined her) at San Diego and then scrapped in 1972 in Japan, along with her sister ships bringing a end to the LSMRs. The fine inch was too big for her class, kept cracking frames under it and over the engine room. Armour plate was added in Vietnam on the sides to protect her while going up rivers in Nam.
Very cool, thanks for the info. I ask because there was a ship and the Sub Base at Point Loma named Elk River and it had very similar lines, but then again that was 27 years ago, so my memory isn't what it used to be. I thought perhaps she was a Sister, converted for other use, but apparently not.
Fair Winds and Following Seas!:thumb: