USS Whiter River from Otter/Natter

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Padre, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Padre

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    I have started to build the USS White River from the Otter Natter model. I have enlarged the model from about 11 inches to about 25. I will try to modify it to look as much as the WR as I can.............close but not exact.

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  2. Padre

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    Continued efforts to make the White River. Had to add space on each side for the radio/commuications space, and a chart room on the top. The Otter/Natter had neither. Will have to make more changes as I go along.

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  3. Padre

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    Current progress on WR. Had to add the gun and director tubs on fromt.

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  4. Clashster

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    Looking great, Padre! Love to see all the deck hardware being installed! Thanks for the pics!

    Chris
  5. Padre

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    5/38 gun and two launchers.

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    Mount 41
    Mount 42 wih ship boat and communication antennas

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    launchers, one with cover

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  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Very spectacular build, Padre!

    What's that awesome battleship in the background on the bookshelf? Looks like Pennsylvania....

    Thanks for posting this build, it's excellent!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  9. Padre

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    It is a plastic USS Arizona, got put into the background once I built Digital Navy's USS Arizona. Cost for each was about the same but the difference was tremendous!!
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    Finished with WR, a few small details which I will modify later to make it better.

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  11. eibwarrior

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    Awesome job Padre. I really like how she turned out. This is a great and unique subject.

    Now if I could ever find a WWII era LSM, I'd be in business.
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    That really came out great, Padre! Very nicely done!!

    Thanks for sharing photos of your build, I enjoyed seeing your work.

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    My WR model at sea!!

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  15. Bowdenja

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    Hey Padre................ almost good enough for Government work!

    Check your bow............... there's a slight ghost of the previous ship.

    This model really did turn out nice................ I went to the site you listed and learned a lot.............Thanks!

    john
  16. Jim Krauzlis

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    Awesome effect Padre, even if there is the slight wisp of a ghost bow in the picture. Almost took that picture to be one of the real thing!

    Great idea to portray you build this way!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  17. Clashster

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    Very cool!
  18. cgutzmer

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    HAHA! That is really great! How long did it take you to digitize? I have tried that in the past but I really suck at it.
    Chris
  19. Padre

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    Fixed "ghost", don't know how I missed that. It took about 20-30 minutes to find pictures, make the same scale or size and merge. Maybe if I had taken 40 minutes I would have found the ghost ship.::oops:

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  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    Did you post the revised photo? The photo above looks the same...mind you, that "ghost" is not all that obvious unless someone points it out.

    Cheers!
    Jim