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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 12:05 pm 
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Also the roof of the bridge is different in equipment. 2 seems to have some more smaller can-like radomes. Also the navigation radar support and whatever is behind it stuck to the front of the main mast base is different in shape.
Also 4 has gained some sort of box in front of the superstructure on main deck laying in transverse direction, not sure if it's part of some module.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Hi,

The link bellow from RIMPAC 2014, shows the USS Independence LCS-2 with the 30mm Bushmaster Gun as well as what appear to be a small platform with 2x SBROC.
This platform with the SBROC's does not seem to exist on USS Coronado LCS-4
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http://gcaptain.com/over-40-naval-ships ... -photo-op/

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http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 93-015.JPG


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Video of LCS 4 launching the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile. For our purposes, it contains a few interesting shots of the elusive helicopter hangar at 0:13-0:17 and at 1:32:


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Test shot of the new masking product available from RS Finemodels :)

Done in high quality vinyl foil, contact me if you are interested in one :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:21 am 
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Also Freedom class, Indipendence and Fort Worth!

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Which scale are these?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:51 am 
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maxim wrote:
Which scale are these?



1/350, for Trumpeter and Bronco kits. I can make it bigger if you need, 1/96 1/196 whatever you need. For 1/700 I have to test it, maybe it would be too small


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:06 pm 
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Done the Independence too.

15USD for the 1/350 version

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15USD for the 1/350 version

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I'm certainly interested in a potential 1:700 scale version. Looking forward to a report on that possibility.


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This video of LCS-3, the USS Fort Worth, is worthwhile for hanger interior details, wake patterns, etc.: http://www.military.com/video/logistics-and-supplies/naval-equipment/latest-in-littoral-combat-aboard-uss-fort-worth/3890021143001/


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I toured the USS Coronado during San Francisco Fleet Week. I took lots of photos, but probably nothing as useful as this: a picture of the hull with some paint chips to find out the color of the weathered aluminum. I only brought a few paint chips because I didn't want to look suspicious - I've gotten tired of getting interviewed by Military Intelligence at airshows.

Looks like Floquil Concrete is a good match which is terrible news because they don't make that paint any more. Gull grey slightly warmed and darkened would be good as well. This was taken in a fairly pristine area of the ship - differently weathered areas are mostly lighter in shade than this.

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Thank you very much! This is very helpful. :thumbs_up_1:

Could you comment on the light conditions, when you made the photo? Sonny? Cloudy? Rainy?

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maxim wrote:
Could you comment on the light conditions, when you made the photo? Sonny? Cloudy? Rainy?

Direct noon sun.

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Does anybody by any chance know USS Independence's complete flag hoist/radio call sign?
I've found one picture with the (supposed) call sign flown (http://www.navsource.org/archives/15/images/1502/1502046.jpg), and it reads ?-I-N-D. This would conform to USS Freedom's call sign, which according to navsource is N-F-R-E. However, I cannot make out the Independence's first letter - it's not N, that's for sure.

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Looks like the one in your photo was overlapping with another flag on the other side. Here's a sharp photo showing just N for the first flag: http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 10-002.JPG

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Brilliant - thank you very much!

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I saw recently that the USS Coronado fired harpoon. I know that the launchers are forward, but does anyone know of a clear photo of the exact location?


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Bow. Sometimes with the Navy you wait a day or so after a news event and then check out the photo galleries:
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222283
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222284
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222285
http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=222286

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Thank you Tracy. Looks like they are mounted on the vls with extra material to provide blast protection, should be easy to update a model. Wonder if this will be a class mod.


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