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Re: A modern Patrol Gunboat Littoral
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2008, 07:53:40 pm »
I haven't added to this build in a while - I started my new job in August and it's been pretty hectic. But I have made progress. I've done a first pass at painting the hull and superstructure, and I've added a few doodads.

Here's a top view without the 76mm and the RHIB:

The bitts are scratchbuilt and the ramp for the RHIB is made from PE railing and some styrene rod. I added two Mk-25 chain guns guns from Veteran Models as well.

Here's the side view:


Top view with the gun and RHIB dropped in place:


The "paneling" on the deck was an "operator error" - I didn't mask the deck well enough. I like the effect, though.

Side view:


I still have a long way to go - finish adding the various bits and pieces (including the decals for the bridge window and the boot line) and touching up the paint. plus adding all the PE railing.

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Re: A modern Patrol Gunboat Littoral
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2008, 03:34:07 pm »
Your detailing is really outstanding, Frank! I like the ramp, RHIB, and the guns. Looking forward to seeing this one take her maiden cruise.
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Re: A modern Patrol Gunboat Littoral
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2008, 03:11:50 am »
Frank,

This is really beginning to look the part.  I am quite pleased that you went with my suggestion to incorporate the RHIB ramp into the stern.  This certainly gives the CIWS a better field of fire over the stern and to the port and starboard without interference.

I am really looking forward to seeing what you can accomplish with the Type 143 FAC hulls that I sent to you.  Since they are so much larger and doing the scale-o-rama and scaling them down to 1/350th scale from 1/144th will certainly give you a very unique hull shape.

On another note, have you seen the Mirage 1/400 Projekt 1241.8 Missile Corvette built by Charles Landrum on Modeling Madness
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Re: A modern Patrol Gunboat Littoral
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2008, 02:47:02 pm »

On another note, have you seen the Mirage 1/400 Projekt 1241.8 Missile Corvette built by Charles Landrum on Modeling Madness

He did a great job on that kit. They're not bad fitting or molded kits, just lacking in detail.

I'm still working on my ship; I've been sidetracked with a 3D printing project.

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Re: A modern Patrol Gunboat Littoral
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2008, 01:47:44 pm »
 Looks really good, Frank. The delecate detail on the boat ramp is really nice. ( Sorry I didn't see this sooner-
 but now you've got me looking at a bunch of old 'box-scale Revell build ups I picked up years ago...dagnabbit. :lol:)