USS Tarawa LHA1 1/200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

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    The more I see of your build, the more flashbacks I get of seeing her tied up to the pier. Great job.:thumb:
  2. barry

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    the awkward bits

    Managed the awkward bits reasonably well. The top masts will have to wait to the end otherwise I will knock them off.

    Thanks for the kind words Elb and CJ

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    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Very nice. I'm really enjoying this.:thumb:
  4. Plastic Bonsai

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    Those rails really add an extra dimension to the model. It's the little details that give the sense of scale. I think I saw the USS Saipan(?) at the Trafalagar review, dwarfing every other ship there and a most impressive sight.

    Keep going Barry! You are nearly home and dry!

    And I won't ask what's next.:twisted:
  5. eibwarrior

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    Those are some very neat and clean platforms Barry. I'm beginning to think that you must see scratch-built handrails in your sleep. :)

    The detailing on a model this size is a real bear! Keep up the great work.
  6. barry

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    Safety nets

    Awkward things made out of metalised Christmas ribbon originally gold coloured.

    A sort of solder rails, spray rails, stick on the gold ribbon, spray again chop off the excess ribbon a lot easier when it has been painted. Not in the mood to move the model safely so they are just laid on the deck.

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    Barry,
    This thread has been most exhilarating to follow!!!....please continue to post these amazing pictures of your most excellent progress on this monster!!!
    Three thumbs up for you, old man!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  8. jaffro

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    Wow, that's really coming together nicely Barry, the countless hours spent on little details is really paying off bigtime!
  9. yaniv

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    i like the heli's so mach

    2-3 weeks ago BOSH as come to srael and every day we see this helis in the sky
    one of the best pic i see its 2 israeli black howk in the front and after them 6 see kings like this on your ship

    good work ma kip going :)
  10. barry

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    Shafts and rudders

    Hope I don't knock them off props next my pet hate

    A belated thanks for the kind words

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    Looks great! From the last time I checked... It looks like it is near completion already o_O...... May I ask how far with detail are you going to go Barry?
  12. airbob

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    Barry,
    That looks real clean and most excellent! Cheero! old man!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  13. barry

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    thank you chaps

    Lex there are at least 90 liferafts yet and a fair few radar bits yet etc
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    stern view

    just more bits of wire have to make some more netting prototype launch and the start of the liferafts

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    Foremast rear radar

    Foremast radar array 25swg and stiffend cotton horn should be a full lattice but this has to suffice

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    very nice barry... looks like she's getting awfully close to launch there..

    I love that radar, did you use solder or glue to hold the wires together? Those life rafts look great too.
  17. Fishcarver

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    Barry:

    Absolutely superb!

    I have learned much from you, mi amigo!

    Jim
  18. paulhbell

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    Wow. It's amazing the amount of detail that you put into your builds and it's all scratch built. I'll say it again, Amazing.
  19. lriera

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    I like very much how you are doing it. Also I am learning a lot with your build.

    Thank you.
  20. eibwarrior

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    Great work as always Barry. That's a good bit of work on the motor boat launch.

    The foremast and radars came together nicely. I don't know how on Earth you build that from scratch...