Join GHQ's free e-mail list. Just enter your e-mail address and click on the Subscribe button. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

GHQ Models Forums
The Best Damn Wargaming Forum
 
  FAQFAQ    SearchSearch    MemberlistMemberlist    UsergroupsUsergroups    RegisterRegister 
  ProfileProfile    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 
Canberra Class LHD
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    GHQ Models Forums Forum Index -> Military Models General Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
7.62
E5


Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 1045
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Canberra Class LHD Reply with quote

I've been away for a while and do not normally post over the Summer Months.
A change of plans yesterday gave me the chance to sit in the sun, drink beer and pull out an old project.
Thanks to Allen for the inspiration and Chris for the push.

A long unanswered message from Chris had inquired about my progress on a plan to build a LHD.
Back in May 2012 I had posted my grand plan to build a "Canberra Class" LHD when changing my self styled Defence Force from South African to Australian equipment.

This was cut down in Dec of 2011 and then put away.
I have done very little in the way of micro armour in the last year or so but I have been picking up the odd pack of GHQ (Australian equipment) to add to the growing "to be painted pile".
As of Saturday morning this week it looked like this.





Allen's excellent 1/285 Wasp LHD project made me want to get started again.
This would not be a scale model. It was never planned to be any more than a close look a like.
With a few pointers and insights from Allen's blog, I came up with some fixes to problems that had bugged me for the the last year or so.
After that I was able to make more progress in one day than I had managed since 3rd May 2012!
It did take a large amount beer and there is still a long way to go. It will take a LOT of sanding and more filler but it now kind of looks about right (for a non scale model).


Thanks Chris, I'll try and get the Chinooks shorted out soon too Laughing
_________________
Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance!


Last edited by 7.62 on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:49 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
7.62
E5


Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 1045
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more.



So much more to add, thats your fault Allen Laughing


Thats the basic look I was going for.

lots of sanding to look forward to.



_________________
Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JMBaker



Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 39
Location: Austin,Texas

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez man, good work! I'd take your approximations and guess work anyday. Keep it up.
_________________
retreat is not an option. "I never pay for the same real estate twice". General George S. Patton
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
chrisswim
E5


Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Posts: 2800
Location: Jacksonville, FL

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, how is your ship coming along?
_________________
Chris
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AllenRockwell
E5


Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 382
Location: Palm Springs, CA USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62 wrote:
So much more to add, thats your fault Allen Laughing


I'm glad I could be of service Smile

It's looking awesome.

Now you've inspired me to finish up mine. My ship is so close to being done, I just need to paint the hull, mount the superstructure and then add just a few more details .... now I'm inspired to wrap it up.
_________________
Allen Rockwell
Owner, GameCraft Miniatures
GHQ Fanatic since 1978

My Micro Armor Blog www.allensmicroarmor.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
7.62
E5


Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 1045
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, very little progress from the last photo, I'm sorry to say.
Kind of hope that the M113AS4 & G wagon release in a few days will kick start me back into the Aussie equipment again.

I've always had a problem running more than one Nation at a time Embarassed
It becomes a one man arms race. Lots of buying but little painting/finishing.

I did down size some of the South African kit when I started picking up the Australian.
However on a trip to pick up M777's the store was out of stock.
So I pick up a "few" packs for a small red force, you know just a little target really.

Big mistake!

Next thing I know I've got a growing DPRK force coming along!

Still hope to finish the LHD one way or the other.
Would make one heck of a mother ship for the mini subs & MD500's .
_________________
Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chrisswim
E5


Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Posts: 2800
Location: Jacksonville, FL

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62
What helos do you think will be on the Canberra? or what types and numbers? What about camo/color scheme for them?

Planning to run a Chinese vs. US & Australia battle for Historicon in July 2014.
What ideas do you have, scenario. I am certainly thinking post-landing engagement.

May run a second game Saturday morning. thinking also in China with US and can use some other stuff, but definitely need to have a change-up.

So please provide some insight for the Thread "Historicon 2014". Thank you, Chris
_________________
Chris
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
thomas.tmcc
E5


Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Posts: 1283
Location: falkirk in scotland

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good mate...
_________________
owner of yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es,
tables of organisation & equipment or the unit of action

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
thomas.tmcc
E5


Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Posts: 1283
Location: falkirk in scotland

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

couple of links on the canberra class LHD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra-class_landing_helicopter_dock

http://www.navy.gov.au/fleet/ships-boats-craft/lhd

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/canberra-class-landing-helicopter-docks-lhds/
_________________
owner of yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es,
tables of organisation & equipment or the unit of action

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
thomas.tmcc
E5


Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Posts: 1283
Location: falkirk in scotland

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any progress mate ?..

thomas
_________________
owner of yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es,
tables of organisation & equipment or the unit of action

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
7.62
E5


Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 1045
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUMP!

Just dug the LHD out of it's box for an update for Chris (and to work out how to post a photo again).

I'll try to get some daytime photos tomorrow or Sunday, same old crappy camera I was complaining about a few years ago, my kids got all the NASA quality equipment.

Last chance for all the Navy types to turn away as I have little knowledge the difference between pointy end and the round end, sorry.


_________________
Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AllenRockwell
E5


Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 382
Location: Palm Springs, CA USA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good. I like the rampy bit up at the pointy end.
_________________
Allen Rockwell
Owner, GameCraft Miniatures
GHQ Fanatic since 1978

My Micro Armor Blog www.allensmicroarmor.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
7.62
E5


Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Posts: 1045
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case the Stampede gets out of hand and I can't make bail.










_________________
Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rutgervanm
E5


Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 132
Location: Nederland

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is amazing. I thought she was a bit high in the water, but pictures of the real thing show the same. Fantastic build!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
chrisswim
E5


Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Posts: 2800
Location: Jacksonville, FL

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62,
That really looks nice, well done!!! I now which end is the pointy end, so if it is steering towards me, my forces will back up and give up terrain (possibly riches) to you. Looks super, Any pics with recent helos on deck and landing craft.

I look forward to this, just wonderful.

Congratulations. I appreciate you sharing.

Chris
_________________
Chris
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    GHQ Models Forums Forum Index -> Military Models General Forum All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum





Military Models  |  N-Scale Models  |  HO-Scale Models  |  Contact GHQ
About GHQ  |  GHQ Forums  |  GHQ Order Form

©Copyright 2004-2011 GHQ Models - All Rights Reserved
Website created and hosted by KDV Technology & Consulting