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Old 06-03-2020, 11:21 AM
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Los Angeles-class SSN

Hi all

Felt like something different and maybe a bit inspired by the recent wave of ship builds. Had this one for a while, decided I'd give it a go. It's a non-specific version of the Los Angeles-class SSN, however the VLS tubes would make this a Flight II boat.

I quite enjoyed the build, nothing challenging, it is just a big tube. At its designed scale of 1:144, the model is 76.39 cm long which makes for a fairly imposing model.













Model can be found here: U-DON'S FACTORY

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Old 06-03-2020, 11:33 AM
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For a "big tube," you sure made it look great. Wonderful job!
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Awesome, Niki!

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Nice work Niki.


It's a great looking model.


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Looks great.



Thanks for sharing.
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A very impressive hull you have there.
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Nice model, looks really great.
Very clean build, well done!
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:44 AM
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Hi Niki, I'm very impressed with your model and it might just be the distraction I need. I was wondering, how did you shape the top of the conning tower? The model parts and instructions seem to suggest that they are preshaped, but I didn't see a former or bulkhead.
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:30 AM
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Clean and awesome work
Achieving that perfection of ring assembly is not easy. I like it
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Hi Niki, I'm very impressed with your model and it might just be the distraction I need. I was wondering, how did you shape the top of the conning tower? The model parts and instructions seem to suggest that they are preshaped, but I didn't see a former or bulkhead.
There are two formers inside the conning tower, one at the top, one at the bottom. I inserted and glued these in first. I then pre-shaped the top according to the instruction photos and glued it on. When attaching the top, I glued the middle first then the ends, it seemed to work?

Hope that helps.
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