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Old 05-18-2017, 02:44 AM
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1/700 waterline Austin Class LPD

Howdy all!

I'd like to present my first scratch-build paper model, the Austin Class LPD USS Ponce (pronounced Pon-SAY).

But for some reason, the website won't let me (it complains about the number of URLs and forbidden words). Guess I'll have to submit the image as an attachment.

I went to the official dockyard blueprints for measurements and detail- though I've deliberately kept the details light because of my fat, clumsy fingers and the limits of my bifocals.

As soon as I've finished cleaning up the pieces and writing up clear instructions, I'll be uploading her to this site and to the various Ponce and Austin class veterans groups.

With the exception of a handful of 1/700 scale resin kits and the hugely expensive wood or fiberglass desktop models this class has been entirely ignored by the model-building companies. Between that fact, the general obscurity of the class, and the comparative rarity of the paper-modelling hobby itself, it's very likely that this model is the only one of her kind in the world.

Hopefully that will change very soon!
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:18 AM
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Looks really nice. Particularly of interest since I live just outside Austin.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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The forum has a few restrictions until you reach ten posts, and the url insertion is one of them.

Nice design and build by the way.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for sharing, friend.
Really a rare bit in the ship modelling.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:56 PM
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Okay- I FINALLY "finished" the model.

I've attached the file to this post (I think). Any clue how I upload it to the forum, proper?

I don't think tonight is a full moon, but I do have a live chicken and a jar of peace preserves handy.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:24 PM
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Is this the same class as the Anchorage? The reason I ask is my brother-in-law was Captain of the Anchorage (LPD 9 if'n I remember correctly) way back when, and if it is I will build it for him.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:53 PM
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Thanks for this- I have a buddy who served on the Sumter who'd probably like to have a model Of the ship on his desk.

Wyvern
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:13 AM
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Thank you very much for the boat!
Very nice and doable in a short period of time!
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:23 AM
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Big thanks, friend.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for generously making the model available.

It is a well-designed model, and the instructions are outstanding. Good ship history, clear assembly directions, excellent images of the ship and details.

Always glad to see a model of an amphib.

Don
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