USS Tarawa LHA1 1/200

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  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Wet Dock

    I measured carefully all the holes that needed to be cut out to take this large lump which uses up 3 sheets of A4 80gsm a hell of a lot less using A3 card. Having carefully(?) butt jointed the whole thing I offered it up to the formers, just a tad too tall got my sanding bits out then realised it was easier to cut through the tops of the formers place the dock and glue the formers back together I suppose that is NOT thinking ahead. Still needs gluing in.

    I hope I have managed enough of a 3d effect on the ship frames showing inside the dock bearing in mind there will be 2 hovercraft parked in there.A comment would be appreciated.

    Carl it's currently sitting on a plank between 2 cupboards.

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  2. Bowdenja

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    OK barry............... are you going to design/build the hovercraft also?

    You do have a daunting task ahead!

    Most pictures of the wet deck I've see show it to be a dark place, not sure if it's the lighting or what, but when you get that thing build with the hovercraft in the well, I'll personally come whack upside the head anyone who gives you a bad comment about the walls!:grin:

    Looks pretty good as they are!

    john
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    where can you get pepruka from? and is it free?"

    Barry
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    Hi Barry
    Your work inspires me to make a surface ship for the next project.
    Very nice project. Thanks for sharing. :)
  5. barry

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    dock

    Thanks John I shall just leave it as is and yes I intend to do all the choppers and the Harriers and what I would Alighters if I can get some drawings from them.

    Kooklik I shall look forward to your surface ship

    cmdr both metasequoia and pepakura are free just type the names into the net search engine, however meta does not come with the addon to merge two parts into each other and Pepakura does not save your file until you buy the updates which are very cheap
  6. Bowdenja

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    amphibious assault vehicle (AAV)

    Here's some, I'll post some others when I get home.
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    Thanks again John

    In your search for carrier decks do you have any pics of the drips left by choppers

    regards
  8. Amazyah

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    cmdrBarry,
    You can get Pepakura Designer Shareware here
    http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/
    You can also get Pepakura Viewer for just looking and printing of files created with Pepakura.
    Also right above the download button on the menu is Pepakura Gallery where you can see and download lots of free models made with Pepakura.
    There are two galleries, Japanese and English, so be sure to visit both for lots of great models.8)

    Russell
  9. Bowdenja

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    ummmmmm barry............ you lost me. Sorry. What are you looking for on the flight deck?

    john
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    Bigger drawings
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    Well Deck LHA

    This is from the USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Hope this helps barry.
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    Top View LHA

    A view of the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2)
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    And a view of the USS Tarawa
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    barry Active Member

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    Tarawa pics

    Hi John

    Thanks for the pics I was getting carried away by your deck pictures then I suddenly thought what skid marks if any do vertical takeoff aircraft make. Mainly because the deck will be pretty featureless apart from the lines and standings markers thought it might be fun to put a few oil stains down.

    It's probably beyond my skills with photoshop but hey ctrl/Z is always there
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    I would like to help with that, if you do not mind.

    The picture of the USS Saipan show a pretty standard wear pattern. Also I have some more pictures that show somew tire marks and stain patterns, so I can email you some if you would like. Just let me know.

    john
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    Deck stains

    Hi John

    That would be a real help mate the last picture of Tarawa shows how much the deck frames show up lengthwise as well which I did nor realise.

    regards
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    I think the angle and lighting have a lot to do with the deck seams showing up. So there is some leaway as to how much you would want to show. I've got pictures of the USS Saipan that show them and others do not(like the overhead shot posted)

    Also it depends on how "clean" or un-used you want the deck to look like. That picture of the USS Tarawa looks very fresh with no weathering.

    john
  19. barry

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    more hull frames

    Sorry but this beast is actually ALL hull, I decided to add some more frames mainly to stop the deck sagging not really for strength. The wet dock is now free from warps but the two aft deck plates will be scrapped looks like I got the grain wrong.

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  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Wotcher, bazzer!

    Minor setbacks, if that, mate!

    I've yet to see you fail to overcome ANY minor problem in your designs and am very confident you will see this one through to it's marvelous conclusion as well...honestly, I don't see the glitches here at all...surely nothing that you can't overcome. I've got to say, that is a beautiful looking hull!

    There are some pics of perhaps not this specific ship but similar vessels showing the appearance of the deck in general here:
    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/lhd-1.htm
    and here:
    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/lph-2.htm
    Then there are pictures of this ship here:
    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/lha-1.htm

    Admittedly, they are at a sharp angle, but perhaps they might be of some help.

    Beautiful work, bazzer...keep at it!!

    Cheers!
    Jim