Author Topic: Arleigh Burke Derivatives  (Read 5966 times)

Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2015, 11:04:22 PM »
Progress on the frigate/lcs:


Now I think about colour scheme. I was going to follow the colour guide and paint it flat grey. The instructions state the tamiya equivalent of medium gunship grey is xf58, but when I went to the hobby shop I found that xf58 is actually olive drab. So that got me thinking about how the ijn painted one or two of their carriers in green angular camo, so I thought I might do the same only in grey and blue.

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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2015, 02:29:25 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2015, 02:40:06 AM »
Nice!  8)
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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2015, 06:49:18 PM »
Started preliminary painting today, was supposed to start on Saturday, but I got sick. Admittedly I didn't put that much effort into the frigate/lcs because I kind of got fed up with all the puttying and sanding, so I used it as a testing ground.

I thought I could just wing it and paint random triangles everywhere, but it didn't turn out like I pictured in my head. Looks like it needs a bit more planning.



Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2015, 08:22:50 PM »
Went for a more planned, less busy camo:




due to time constraints, a simple two tone:


Now all I have to do is paint the decks, do a little touch up and they'll be ready for fitting out.

Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2015, 09:50:02 PM »
Finished!

DDH:








Weapons:
127mm gun
48 vls cells
2 20mm cannons
4 .50 cal machine guns
NULKA launchers
1 phalanx 1b
1 ram launcher
2 triple torpedo launchers

Features:
AEGIS
Hangar for 4 seahawks (6 maximum)
Large flight deck - aft section used for landings, forward section used as ready area
Small well deck for small boats and towed sonar array


Enhanced Burke:






One of the torpedo launchers was flung off into oblivion when I picked it up, so let's just say its out for repairs or something.

Weapons:
2 127mm guns
144 vls cells
2 20mm cannons
4 .50 cal machine guns
NULKA launchers
1 phalanx 1b
1 ram launcher
2 triple torpedo launchers

Features:
AEGIS
Hangars for 2 seahawks

Frigate/LCS:




Forgot about the hangar doors until after I started painting, so I ended up just drawing them on.

Weapons:
127mm gun
32 vls cells
2 20mm cannons
NULKA launchers
1 phalanx 1b
1 ram launcher
2 triple torpedo launchers
2 quad harpoon launchers

Features:
Phased radar array
Hangars for 2 seahawks

I was initially on the fence about PE parts, but they ended up being quite a nice addition.

Since I needed some ram launchers and phalanxes and I don't really want to buy them, I decided to scratch build and resin cast my own since I need quite a few for future projects.
Version 1:


They're not the best, but they're good enough and I did learn a lot for my second attempt.

Still not up to adding handrails and no numbers yet because I want to induct these into these into the Royal Polygonian Navy and I want to come up with a proper numbering system.

Anyway, yvan eht nioj.

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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 09:53:45 PM »
That DDH is lovely and I really like that paint scheme. Well done!

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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 09:56:30 PM »
That DDH is lovely and I really like that paint scheme. Well done!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 07:04:44 AM »
@#%#%$ awesome fails to do these justice!!!  8)
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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2015, 09:31:00 PM »
I am totally thinking of stealing the DDH idea somewhere down the road......  :)
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Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2015, 10:10:52 AM »
Very nice, I particularly like the DDH.

Re: Arleigh Burke Derivatives
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2015, 10:30:32 PM »
Thanks for your kind comments everyone, seems like the DDH is the crowd favorite.