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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:25 pm 
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No, I wasn't able to get that day off, but I was able to take the next two afternoons off and shoot about 600 photos (about 500 were worth keeping) that I'm going to try and make available here in a bit. "problem" is that it's about 2.6 Gb total in size and I really don't feel like wading through all of them to resize, etc.

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But I did learn that I am going to be filling and re-sanding all of the planking I scribed into the well deck, now that she's out of overhaul and the wood has been replaced....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:31 pm 
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Yo, Tracy! Question for ya. Not sure if it's the well deck lighting or if the girders and other cieling support beams/structure are painted this way, but..........in this pic:
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4241/i50e.jpg
........the I-beams and other ceiling support structure appears a yellowish color. Is that because of the well deck lighting, or is the ceiling support beams, etc. painted this way?
If they are painted this way, then what might be a good Testor or Tamiya color match?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:39 pm 
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It's an off-white of some kind. Same or similar color is used in LPD well decks and I believe has something to do with vehicle/LCAC exhaust, but I haven't seen any sort of paint chip for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:38 pm 
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12/24/2014

SAN DIEGO — The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu returns to Naval Base San Diego this week from its final deployment.

A Navy statement says the ship will arrive in port on Dec. 24 after six months in the western Pacific and will be decommissioned in March.

USS Peleliu has been in service for 34 years, made 17 deployments and traveled more than a million miles.

The last Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, it was named for a World War II battle


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:55 pm 
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Greetings to all,
I am embarking upon the beautiful 1/350 Wasp kit, and hopefully wont embarrass myself in the process. In my research, I've found lots of great ideas that I want to incorporate into my build. The one that is currently striking my fancy is the large "1" registration mark on the island. I've seen lots of CNVs in pictures with the outlines of their registration numbers lit, and was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Wasp is the same way?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:09 am 
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Good news guys! I finally got the decals for the Iwo Jima and Wasp class ship hangar printed!

Here you can see how the Corel file looks.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 119&type=3

And here are all the mask for painting the strips on the deck.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 119&type=3

Can buy separate or both. Contact me if you are interested :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:13 am 
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was trying to look at the picture links at start of topic but get the message 'server not found'.......

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:26 pm 
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Yes, there is a string of small white lights running around the white part of the large 1.

smprgumbi wrote:
Greetings to all,
I am embarking upon the beautiful 1/350 Wasp kit, and hopefully wont embarrass myself in the process. In my research, I've found lots of great ideas that I want to incorporate into my build. The one that is currently striking my fancy is the large "1" registration mark on the island. I've seen lots of CNVs in pictures with the outlines of their registration numbers lit, and was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Wasp is the same way?

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:36 am 
has anyone got any good pics of LHA stern double gate mechanics for how it goes up and down?? I am building a small rc model and want to have functioning well deck........


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I've noticed in various pics of the port and starboard embarkation/debarkation door areas that there appears to be some type of extendable crane system at the top of the entrance. At least.......I think it's an extendable crane type system? :huh: Am I correct in assuming this would be used to on load or off load cargo and other materials to/from smaller boats docked alongside the LHD? I can't seem to find any pics on the Net of such a system in use.

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Never mind about my post above. Took me awhile, but I found what I needed. :thumbs_up_1: This answers my question.

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same as my CVN-72... i started also on the paint of the 1/700 LHD-1
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:50 pm 
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Good day,
I was looking the other day.. According to ray's new cd's on LHD'S it appears the aft ram is no longer on service?
I planning on doing the BHR in 2003 Waterlined with a deck full of harriers.. found this great photo showing that.


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Looking at the new LHD DVD from Ray Bean. It appears that the forward CIWS has been moved to atop of the bridge. Also it appears that some of the LHD's still have the aft RAM System as well as new LHA-6 America. I am planning on doing the BHR in 2003 with harriers, few support Helicopters (UH-1N, SH-60's) and few cobra's.


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As for the CIWS on the LHD's... LHD 1-4 have the CIWS on a platform in front of the Bridge. LHD 5-8 have the CIWS on top of the Island. As does the new LHA Class(LHA 6-7)... You will also notice that LHD 1-4 have mostly square windows on the Bridge. Where LHD 5-8 have rectangle windows on the Bridge...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:03 am 
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Not sure if this is in the wrong section,this seems the closest in any case. Has anyone out there considered converting or kit bashing a Wasp kit into the America or Makin Island? Thought I might give it a go but but am not sure about references-certainly nothing I am aware of exists in book form,and photos are out there,but scattered.Not found any decent drawing of either,so that I can decide how to go about it. Are there references I have missed? Still trying to figure out main differences between the Wasp and the 2 (sort of) half sisters.
Opinions on the best source,either in 700 or 350 would be welcome,I have nothing in my stash so can go to either scale.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:51 pm 
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Hello all

I have not been looking at LHD type ships ever since 1987 when I had the privledge of visiting USS New Orleans in San Diego, I am more a WWII fleet carrier and BB fan...but last week I did an "impulse buy" on E-bay...couldn't resist that 16EUR LHD-6 kit fom Hobby Boss. I have to say I am impressed, very much impressed! Not knowing anything about the accuracy of that kit yet but in 1/700 this is the best detailed ship model I have seen so far! The details would even in 1/350 surprise you...in 1/700, breathtaking! Will have to start researching this type a bit more I guess...this kit looks like a winner!

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PS: Just 5min ago...saw that one and could not resist...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/191901806742?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT


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This was a few weeks back at the Task Force 72 National Regatta, towards end of the Saturday's run with LHA2 Saipan with my mate Tom at the helm while I cruised CGN9


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My club mate Tony Firth sent me some pics of his 1/72 USS Makin Island LHD8 in the test pool recently, so I thought I'd share em with ya all....

We hope to have 3 big deck amphibs at our national regatta later in year....Tarawa, Saipan and Makin Island!

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:29 pm 
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smprgumbi wrote:
The one that is currently striking my fancy is the large "1" registration mark on the island. I've seen lots of CNVs in pictures with the outlines of their registration numbers lit, and was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Wasp is the same way?


I somehow got unsubscribed to notifications (probably just missed one when busy) and am way late on this. Short answer is yes, all of them have this feature:

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Full copy of the photo (larger than I can post here) is here.

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was trying to look at the picture links at start of topic but get the message 'server not found'.......


The Navy changed the server software they use for their image galleries a couple of years back and took the old servers off line, which broke the links. Unfortunately there's no easy way to translate them so updating would take a lot of work. All is not lost, however. If a subject sounds of interest you can click on the link and copy the name portion of the address (i.e. "051015-N-1189B-053.JPG") and do a search for it:
https://www.google.com/search?site=webh ... hgqIsiA9z8

You will find copies rehosted elsewhere or the link to the new servers if the Navy is still hosting the image. They will go and purge "old" images after a period so it's worth saving those you find of use.

I have an extensive library of saved images for the Wasp LHDs (current count is around 2,800 images from various Navy sources) and can help out if anyone has need.

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