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Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« on: January 24, 2019, 06:42:50 pm »
I'm starting the Revell 1/144 scale Sea Shadow experimental stealth ship model kit and whiffing it into a Special Operations US Navy SEAL insertion craft. Instead of the overall BORING black color, I hope to paint it in some sort of 3-4 color dazzle scheme, preferably darker colors like black, dark gray, medium gray and light gray,.........or some other combination.
I had hoped to find some 1/144 scale SpecOp figures with RHIB boat, but no such luck on the figures. Though I did find a 1/144 scale RHIB on Shapeways.
https://www.shapeways.com/product/C9GTLWWA8/1-144-23-foot-rhib-with-stand?optionId=62056934&li=marketplace
My plan is/was to scribe some doors on the underside of the Sea Shadow (Shown in below pic.) from which RHIB boat could be lowered from the interior of the Sea Shadow.
BUT.........Viewing of the RHIB boat and/or figures would be limited because of the lengthy Shadow angled hull sides. The only way somebody could see the RHIB boat would be to bow down or lay their head sideways on a table to see between the Shadow hull sides. Not a very pleasent thing, especially at a model contest.





Pic of another person's model found on the Net.



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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 08:00:53 am »
One thing I can't decide is if I should open up the door panels I scribed on the underside of the hull piece? That is the location for the RHIB boat to be lowered and launched. But like I said before, you really can't see those doors because of the long angled sides of the Shadow craft, and the only way to see the bottom of the hull is by looking through either open end of the craft.  :blink:  :unsure:
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 08:09:28 am »
How about modelling the RHIB leaving the Sea Shadow en route to its target? You could pose it either forward or aft of the mother ship with its crew hunkered  down to reduce their radar signature.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 08:17:27 am »
How about modelling the RHIB leaving the Sea Shadow en route to its target? You could pose it either forward or aft of the mother ship with its crew hunkered  down to reduce their radar signature.

I could, but........I don't have any 1/144 scale figures to put in the RHIB nor can I find any.  :banghead:
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 10:17:41 am »
How about modelling the RHIB leaving the Sea Shadow en route to its target? You could pose it either forward or aft of the mother ship with its crew hunkered  down to reduce their radar signature.

I could, but........I don't have any 1/144 scale figures to put in the RHIB nor can I find any.  :banghead:


British N scale railroad figures are 1/148 scale. I can send you some probably.
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 11:23:58 am »
1/160 is US N-Scale, and there are hundreds of figures
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 05:30:30 pm »
I don't know why I bother?  :unsure: It's not like anybody will be able to get a good look through the windows of the craft. BUT..........I detailed the bridge area and added leftover aircraft control console decals to better detail up the bridge area. Though 2 decals are slightly too long on the part on the left in the pic. I'll have to cut those down if I can. I thought I had them the right length, but I guess not.  :banghead:

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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 05:33:47 pm »
I don't know why I bother...

Because you know it's there.
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 05:43:36 am »
I don't know why I bother...

Because you know it's there.

Yup. I was thinking exactly the same thing whilst working on a 1/72 cockpit yesterday. Sometimes however it can be quite therapeutic.
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 08:46:57 am »
Awesome ! Always been a fan of this strange duck. Looking good so far. Prieser make 144 figures but those Shapeways ones would be the way to go for sure.
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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 07:18:51 pm »
Did a little more work to the interior. Not much though. I must be crazy to have done this even though I know nobody will see it.  :blink:
Compare the side view of the model to the blueprint I found on the Net of the real Sea Shadow interior.









Worked on adding all the angled sides. I'll spend the majority of tomorrow sanding all the seams and getting them smooth. Not sure when I'll do priming.








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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 10:11:48 pm »
How about modelling the RHIB leaving the Sea Shadow en route to its target? You could pose it either forward or aft of the mother ship with its crew hunkered  down to reduce their radar signature.

I could, but........I don't have any 1/144 scale figures to put in the RHIB nor can I find any.  :banghead:

Check ebay; there are very nice 1:144 figure sets for Gundam mecha in Japan (from Kotobukiya, IIRC), or check a local shop for architecture. These normally also stock generic styrene figures of appropriate size which can easily be adapted with some paint.

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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 03:05:41 am »
Just looking at the internal layout of the ship, it seems that any stowage area is further to the back than where you have scribed the lines for the rhib hatch. I was thinking if you changed it to a ramp that the rhib slid down to launch and winched up to recover you could show the rhib on the ramp? 'Practically' speaking, maneuvering under the hull, to deploy or recover, in anything but the flattest of seas would be a pretty dodgy operation.

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Re: Sea Shadow Special Operations Craft
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 11:37:36 am »
Just looking at the internal layout of the ship, it seems that any stowage area is further to the back than where you have scribed the lines for the rhib hatch. I was thinking if you changed it to a ramp that the rhib slid down to launch and winched up to recover you could show the rhib on the ramp? 'Practically' speaking, maneuvering under the hull, to deploy or recover, in anything but the flattest of seas would be a pretty dodgy operation.

I'm not too worried I guess about placement of the underneath hatch and such. This is a what if, after all. ;)  So I can make it up however I want.
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