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"Oh yes"  this will be an interesting build  - count me in.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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Craig, sign me up for this one, too. Quite a novel ship.

Ken

Started: MS Bounty Longboat,

On Hold:  Heinkel USS Choctaw paper

Down the road: Shipyard HMC Alert 1/96 paper, Mamoli Constitution Cross, MS USN Picket Boat #1

Scratchbuild: Echo Cross Section

 

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A modest start to construction of the USS Independence Littoral Combat Ship 2.

 

Pictured are a few of the details to be added to the model to enhance the kit supplied parts. First, the Veterans Models Ratheon Searam Anti Ship Missile system.

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Next are a set of Model Master brass masts, antennae, and main gun barrel.

 

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Then there is the kit-supplied photo etch. Three photo etch sheets in total, there are two sheets of the details shown in the second picture.

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The hull is split into two main parts, upper and lower.

 

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Here is an interesting video of the Ratheon Searam Anti Ship Missile Syetem.

 

 

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Looking very smart  such crisp detail to the kit, and all that pe should look the business.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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Great work  there,  Ioving all the pe bits and pieces.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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Hi CDW

This is really quite the ship. Unique to the point that I just had to read up on it a little. I kind of wish it was stationed around here as I have a Navy parking spot about six blocks from my home and I could walk to the bluff and take all the pictures I wanted. Instead all we seem to get are the 1100+ foot Bird Farms and their decks are empty whenever they park them. 😒

 

I did run across this picture though and wondered about all the tie downs on the flight deck.

 

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I can't really see any in the picture. I still think it is an interesting ship/model and I like seeing the effort you are putting into it.

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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Another facet of the ship that fascinates me is the small crew it requires to run it. Less than 50 crew personnel. And it's not a particularly small ship, either.

I know it's crazy, but I ordered a set of modern .50 caliber gun mounts that are located on the stern of the ship. At this scale, even if I can build them, it will take a macro shot to show they are there.

These ships can be mission equipped for just about any mission imaginable. That's what is so unique about them besides the fact they can operate in such shallow water.

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hey there!   very nice start on your project...this is gonna be a really neat model when done :)     I'll be follow'in along too.

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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Anyone know what these are? I've been looking for reference that would give me information on what appears to be depth charges located on starboard and port sides of the ship at the stern. I don't think they are actually depth charges, but they look very similar to it. Hopefully there is a knowledgeable person who can shed some light on this.

Again, this picture is borrowed from Navsource. I added the red arrow to show the area in question.

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They’re life rafts.

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)
 

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)

 

On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury

 

Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia

 

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I agree with grandpaPhil,  they are lifeboat canistors on a frame, looks like they swing out or slide out to drop the canistor.

 

OC.

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Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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55 minutes ago, GrandpaPhil said:

They’re life rafts.

 

14 minutes ago, Old Collingwood said:

I agree with grandpaPhil,  they are lifeboat canistors on a frame, looks like they swing out or slide out to drop the canistor.

 

OC.

This makes sense. I'll bet the two of you are right. Never saw rafts in a canister like that before now, but it's a new and modern age.

Thanks!

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That's interesting. I admit I was kind of surprised when in the picture I found it looked like there were no tie downs. Small ships can get a little unruly in rough seas and bounce around a bit, even though a trimaran hull should be better than most. I wonder if it was possibly two different time periods, and they were experimenting with alternative deck surfaces?

 

I agree on the life rafts in gravity launchers that look like depth charges. I don't even know that modern ships even use depth charges anymore and if they did I think that even in late WWII they were starting to use bomb shaped charges that would sink to the proper depth quicker than the oil drum shape.  

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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30 minutes ago, lmagna said:

That's interesting. I admit I was kind of surprised when in the picture I found it looked like there were no tie downs. Small ships can get a little unruly in rough seas and bounce around a bit, even though a trimaran hull should be better than most. I wonder if it was possibly two different time periods, and they were experimenting with alternative deck surfaces?

 

I agree on the life rafts in gravity launchers that look like depth charges. I don't even know that modern ships even use depth charges anymore and if they did I think that even in late WWII they were starting to use bomb shaped charges that would sink to the proper depth quicker than the oil drum shape.  

These new design of lifeboats look scary in thier application, some of the modern cargo vessels have them attached at the stern on what looks like a slide (I had visions of it being like a fairground ride in one of those things being launched)

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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11 minutes ago, CDW said:

Maybe the deck tie downs were a later development

On the same site you linked to it also shows the darker solid looking deck in a picture dated a couple of months after launching in March 2010.

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The pictures you are using from the same site are dated August 2010 and September 2011. If I read the history right she came to the Navy with a number of short comings, building errors, and teething problems that needed to be replaced or corrected. Maybe this was one of them 

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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Thinking about the lashing points - I think they are quite common on landing platforms, I have seen them on photos  from modern frigates  through destroyers and up to carriers.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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41 minutes ago, Old Collingwood said:

I think they are quite common

I agree, that's why having them missing was so odd. 

 

I think I have read somewhere that many small ships with landing platforms rather than flight decks also have a winch system that is strong enough to winch the helicopter down to the deck when landing in rough weather and the ship is bouncing all over the place.  

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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2 hours ago, RGL said:

It’s a weathering dream though! 

I thought you would feel that way if you saw the pictures. Right up your alley.:D

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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