USS Tarawa LHA1 1/200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    Ooohh, I forgot about the LCAC, looking forward to that one. :thumb:
  2. loadmat

    loadmat Member

    Found an LCAC plus lots of vehicles, tanks etc. in 1:200 scale if it will help.
  3. I have buit a few ships in my time but this------ this is spectacular. I also wish to commend you on not doing what so many ship modelers do. They shoot for a perfect hull that when finished looks like plastic. I have lived in San Diego for 28 years and sailed the harbor countless times. Back when you could sail right up to the carriers without getting blown out of the water, The hulls look like yours do after being exposed to many years of pounding by the sea. Those huge steel panels warp. Yet I see so many modelers spend countless hours sanding, filling and shaping to make it look like a "model" not like the real thing. Kudos for a marvelous piece of work
  4. barry

    barry Active Member


    Thanks for the kind words

    Always like to look at other peoples take on things lmat

    More or less finished

    Attached Files:

  5. kooklik

    kooklik Member

    :thumb:Impressive !!!! What a big and nice in detailed model.
  6. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Wow that's an impressive landing craft!!!!!
  7. airbob

    airbob Member

    Very nice model of a very cool item for the U.S. Marines! Great job Barry...
  8. Traveller

    Traveller New Member

    Unbelievably beautiful work! :thumb:
  9. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    Another miniature masterpiece from barry!

    This Tarawa is shaping up to be the best aircraft carrier cardmodels out there, not only a great looking ship model, but the details you're adding with all the support vehicles etc are truly outstanding.
  10. barry

    barry Active Member

    Thanks for the kind words and for stopping bye
  11. mike3dot2003

    mike3dot2003 New Member


    your amazing man. i just got into card modeling but wow. it gives me hope.
  12. Absolutely amazing modelling - the hovercraft and AFV's are wonderful little masterpieces by themselves - and they're just a miniscule detail!!!
  13. Lone Shogun

    Lone Shogun New Member

    does any one know where my jaw went when it dropped

    this is trully amazing

    great work barry
  14. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

    Semper Fi !!


    I have watched TARAWA turn from a gleam in your eye into a finished model over the past couple of years.

    You are THE MAN, my friend. Well done!!

  15. barry

    barry Active Member

    Tarawa kit

    A bit of the slow process of turning this into a kit the gantries were just not good enough and far too difficult to align using the wire method.

    I added another deck by splitting the hanger sides possibly a lot of waste card but at least it is easy too achieve a good flat overhang. It will take any kind of railings now which just have to have the vertical struts added.

    On to strengthening the bow now.

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  16. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Dang........ That's one nice flight deck barry! :mrgreen:

    But the other parts of the ship are two times better :thumb:

  17. airbob

    airbob Member

    Vertical that's detail to my liking, mate! Have a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year, Barry. I need to get this fat out to for a walk with the new Sheltie, today. Still looking at the plates for the 1:400 SSN Ohio:rolleyes:
  18. Matthew27

    Matthew27 New Member

    amazing:thumb: and inspiring:inw:
  19. scavenger_9

    scavenger_9 New Member

    Very inspiring indeed. Many tips picked up here...
  20. Ronson2k3

    Ronson2k3 Member

    The one thing the model needs a lot of is strength. As it's weight will tend to move things about. So added card isn't a bad thing.. Looks great by the way.. Does the kit come with the flight deck weathered or did you do that yourself?

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