USS WASP LHD 1

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    USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:54 am

    Here is my ongoing project on the bench...USS WASP LHD 1 started end of May 2011
    Here is some info regarding the vessel



    USS Wasp (LHD 1) is a U.S. Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship, the tenth to bear the name, the flagship of the Second Fleet and the lead ship of her class. She was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Navy-Marine Corps team's newest amphibious warship has as its primary mission the support of a Marine Landing Force. USS Wasp and her sister ships are the first specifically designed to accommodate new Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for fast troop movement over the beach and Harrier II (AV-8B) Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) jets which provide close air support for the assault force. Wasp, which is 257 m long (843 ft) with a beam of 32 meters (105 ft), also accommodates the full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, conventional landing craft, and amphibious vehicles.
    This time I have started the other way round havent touched the ship yet but working on the working whose choppers and harriers need a lot of attention.
    Enjoying the build SmileSmile
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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:01 pm

    Nice introduction Louis... cheers

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  Ray on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:05 pm

    Yes in-Nannu, digging deep into the oceans's abyiss' of information as always cheers

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    Airwing USS WASP LHDI.

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:50 pm

    cONSTRUCTION MINUS PROPS NEARLLY FINISHED here are some pics ...I am sorry about the quality...a new camerra for my Christmas Box is a must SmileSmile
    To give you an idea ...here's how I had to chop the model before reconstructing and detailing
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    harriers

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:55 pm

    Here are the AV8 Long nose which were converted from the Airfix sea harrier..Incidently fuel tanks were fashioned out of toothpicks






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    Ospreys

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:59 pm

    The kits offerings were not that good but I had to make do with those offered for the ospreys...note the swing wing before taking the aircraft to the hangar






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    Sea Knights

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:03 pm

    Again the kits offerings were absolutely hopeless...so I had to use resin ones as well...note the open engine on the tail






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    stallions

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:10 pm

    Now here I built 3 different versions...the ch53e...the mh53 e and the Navy sea DRagon...again one can notice the poor quality of the kits offerings

    CH53E


    mh53e


    SEA DRAGON





    THE KITS OFFERING

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    COBRAS

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:13 pm

    The cobras (only two provided were absolutely hopless so I had to get Resin ones out of which I did two versions...the cobra AIHW and the sea Viper...very similar but will look quite different wen rotors are added




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    VIPERS

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:17 pm

    quite a few changes had to be done ...





    That's all folks 3 mopre sea knights to finish then ...will start spraying...I am really enjoying this build
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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  Ray on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:05 pm

    NANNU YOU ROCK cheers

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:51 am

    Need to see this at home.

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:02 pm

    KEMM INT KBIR NAN!!! Awesome work as usual, how the hell do you manage such minute detail?!!

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:18 pm

    Nice work Lou, and I appreciate the fact that you are working in such a small scale, but I have a couple of suggestions that are better dealt now before it is too late. Apologies as I might sound a bit harsh, no disrespect intended.

    1. i suggest that you rework the harriers, I know that they are ready, but they are way off to represent a late 2nd generation harrier, in this case and AV-8B+. The shorter nosed AV-8B could be used depending on the time frame you intend to depict the Wasp, but sill you have to rework the rest of the aircraft.

    2. Now, sorting a bit the air wing as you might get a bid in trouble here, you have to choose a timeframe and cannot have all onboard at the same time, namely for the following reasons,
    - if you have the intention of adding the AH-1Z with the AH-1W, which is the latest cobra variant, which is similar as you said and it has 4 blade rotor instead of 2, you have to reconsider, as it has yet to be deployed operationaly with a Marine Expeditionary Unit this year. Operational evaluation was concluded late last year, 2010.
    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awst/2011/01/10/AW_01_10_2011_p42-279769.xml&headline=USMC%20AH-1Z%20To%20Deploy%20In%20Late%202011
    http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/supcobra/

    - if you decide to deploy the MH-53J, just note that this version flew it last mission in sept 2008. The MH-53J should have a smaller rotor 'housing' and different tail.
    http://www2.hurlburt.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123105875
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_MH-53

    Sorry but for accuracy sake had to make these suggestions/comments.


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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:53 pm

    Joseph Thank you for the info...much appreciated...issa the harrier av8 B will be no problem /.//all I have to do is sand a bit of the nose ...do not forget the scale SmileSmile
    The sea dragon is going to be finished in Navy colours as a Navy chopper and MH53E in airforce colours ...(Visiting) as I did with the assault choppers on the Kuznetsov....just adding them to put more colour and action on deck
    The problem is concerning the vipers and cobras...I can still depict it last year when they were doing trials with the viper...xtahseb ? illuminani siehbi SmileSmileSmile
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    Air wing almost complete

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:49 pm

    Nearlly finished the airwing cheers cheers cheers cheers
    just some weathering to be applied when I get that powder stuff for weathering...u have appreciate the choppers and aircraft are only 1 inch long and as usual my pics are rubbish...there's the Ospreys Navy sea dragon ..sea stallions...sea knights...hueys....cobra AIHw and of course the AV8's converted from the airficx harriers...ramps were opened...doors were opened....couple of sea knights showing their engines ...loads of detail and conversion work as one can see from previous pics ...here they are SmileSmile








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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:58 pm

    Yes in nannu ... great work done... cheers

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  iCocker on Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:38 am

    Impressive minute detail and paintwork in such a small scale ...

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:38 pm

    X'naqbad nghidlek nan, tal-genn. I would not weather them more. They are just fine and in that minute scale, it is so easy to overdo it and make a mess. They are already weathered and it is just right. Just my opinion.

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    Re: USS WASP LHD 1

    Post  RayCaruana on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:55 pm

    bcauchi wrote:X'naqbad nghidlek nan, tal-genn. I would not weather them more. They are just fine and in that minute scale, it is so easy to overdo it and make a mess. They are already weathered and it is just right. Just my opinion.

    I totally agree with Brian. I's just right IMO. Prosit tassew nann!!!

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