1/144 USS Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by shika, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. shika

    shika Member

    1/144 US Navy
    USS Los Angeles, SSN 688
    Paper Model Template by (c) U-DON'S FACTORY

    Last piece of work before long vacation.

    Nuclear Power Attack Sumarine,
    Los Angeles Class US Navy.

    Well, I am a 1/144 guy. So, when I decide to build a ship, I build in 1/144 scale.
    It is so large. Let's get started with pieces of stern part of the ship.

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  2. shika

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  5. shika

    shika Member

    Los Angeles Arriving

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  6. shika

    shika Member

    Comparing size with 1/144 Plastic model US Navy
    E-2C, S-2, S-3 and F-14s.

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  7. shika

    shika Member

    Thanks to Zathros, the technique you drew the 3D of how to glue fuselage of big plane together really work. I applied this technique with the canopy, and also the body of this submarine.
  8. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Great job Shika!! :)
  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Nice build... I've played tag with that boat before.. :p
  10. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

    U-DON'S submarine is a beautiful model, but you haven't paint the edges.
  11. shika

    shika Member

    You are right, Dragos, I haven't paint the curb yet.

    Actually, I haven't install the periscope and communication mast yet.

    I'll finish up this sub after New Year. ^ ^
  12. Vince

    Vince Member

    Great job! Now you need a Typhoon (maybe the Red October?) for it to play with.
  13. shika

    shika Member

    Dear Vince,

    Thank you. I'd love to do that. One big problem is I couldn't find the template of any Russian Submarine.
  14. shika

    shika Member

    Just have time to complete this model.

    So, I add periscope, antenna and rope hook on the ship. (Very small).

    I also repaint the bow with acrylic paint, retouch the curb of the ship with crayon. I think it's look good now.

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  15. modelmaker 2001

    modelmaker 2001 New Member

    Where did you get this model from? Did you download it from here on Zealot?
  16. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    Nice job, shika! Too bad it can't go underwater...sign1
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Shika, the sub came out really nice. You air force is complete, will we be seeing a navy coming together? :)
  18. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Good job, I just built this one a couple weeks ago, scaled mine down to 1/200 though.
  19. shika

    shika Member

    Dear Zathros,

    Well, Navy is different story and to build 1/144, it would require a lot of space, in which I don't have.

    I also tried to build paper ship but the details is totally different from Paper plane. So, I might built some more submarines, some surface ship but surely not the entire Navy ^ ^
  20. Shipmaker

    Shipmaker New Member

    Impressive. I'm guessing the overall lenght is better than 24 inches? The colors look very realistic.

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