USS Tarawa LHA1 1/200

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

  1. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Well barry.............. when you get this one done........... there won't be anything that you can not do!

    If I remember correctly these are as big as a WWII carrier.......... so will there be a "flat top" in the future? Maybe even CVA-40 the USS Tarawa??!!

    john
  2. barry

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    Tarawa

    Need a bit of help. Has anyone been closeup to one of these to know if the cutouts on the hanger deck are covered in mesh or just open to the elements. Just had this awful thought they will probably all need edging.

    Thank you if anyone can help.

    Please not not everything including the lettering is cleaned up yet.

    regards

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  3. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    I'm looking for you barry, found this pic. The nice thing is look what is on deck!

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  4. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    And another view........... looks like they are just open with rails........

    This is a hi-rez picture, if you think you want it barry I can email it to you.

    Also check out www.navy.mil they have a very large picture file.

    john


    edit- barry this is a LHD not a LHA sorry:oops:

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  5. barry

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    Tarawa

    Thanks for the pics John big help........ as to building Tarawa 1 have to see how much shelf space can be gained.

    regards
  6. barry

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    Portside

    I know I should do it white but I don't think I can build it twice I have not got the dedication. I shall console myself it will probably look ok in 1/700th scale if it all goes wrong and I shall build in some overlaps just in case.

    The shape of the bow flare is a bit disturbing, metasequoia is usually right though.

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  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    You've made great leaps in this design, mate!

    I think you're right, that flare is severe so the flat version would probably be right on.

    Please keep us posted on this beautiful ship design, bazzer!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Looking excellant. You've really grasped this design stuff! I'm still caveman-ing it with simple 2d stuff and alot of trial and error when I do have to make a part. Great job sir!
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    Beautimus! I really admire you. Still got your hair too! lol
  10. barry

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    Flight deck

    Thanks lads

    On to the flight deck bit of a compromise I have had to trim off the overhangs might be a pain to glue on later we will see if plenty of cantilever supports do it.

    This is as far as I got before my eyes crossed totally Photoshop is about a centimeter off it's limit with tis one. Still needs the landing bay numerals

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    Bow formers

    Just a look to see what I am getting into there are 4 more a4 sheets to go several times spine, keel,flight deck,upper deck and flight deck should keep me buzy for a while. At least it is moving ahead again

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    barry Active Member

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    Bow formers

    Just a look to see what I am getting into there are 4 more a4 sheets to go several times spine, keel,flight deck,upper deck and flight deck should keep me buzy for a while. At least it is moving ahead again

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  13. Teamski

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    Hats off to you on this one! I'm trully impressed that you are scratch building this thing. Thanks for the photos.

    -Ski
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    Hats off to you on this one! I'm trully impressed that you are scratch building this thing. Thanks for the photos.

    -Ski
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    Bow formers

    Bow formers and spine waterline to top of hanger deck compared with Gearing

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    Bow formers

    Bow formers and spine waterline to top of hanger deck compared with Gearing

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  17. airbob

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    Wow!

    Barry,
    My hat is off to you, bloke!....what a project!....I will follow this thread with rapt attention!!!:wink: .......Bob out....
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    Wow!

    Barry,
    My hat is off to you, bloke!....what a project!....I will follow this thread with rapt attention!!!:wink: .......Bob out....
  19. Jim Krauzlis

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    And he's off!....:grin:

    A very nice start, bazzer!

    What's the thickness of the card you are using for the formers? Seems a tab thin, but, then again, I've not built any of these larger ladies yet so what do I know?:oops:

    Just noticed how extreme that curve is for the bow, mit be a bit of a challenge to set up the skins, but I have no doubt you will get it right.

    Oh, she's going to be a big one, what?:grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    And he's off!....:grin:

    A very nice start, bazzer!

    What's the thickness of the card you are using for the formers? Seems a tab thin, but, then again, I've not built any of these larger ladies yet so what do I know?:oops:

    Just noticed how extreme that curve is for the bow, mit be a bit of a challenge to set up the skins, but I have no doubt you will get it right.

    Oh, she's going to be a big one, what?:grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim