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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2019, 09:19:34 AM »
Now that's a boss looking power-plant if ever I saw one, Mr Jello!

Thanks for the report and the good news that this is proceeding apace.

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2019, 11:56:42 AM »
That's looking good! Do you have a 1/35 figure to visualize the size?

Offline finsrin

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2019, 12:47:52 PM »
Super scratch work with card stock.  Beats mine.  :smiley:
Agree - 1/35 figure would be helpful.

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2019, 04:46:00 PM »
This build takes my attention, LJ I am always excited in seeing hi level scratchbuilding !
THe preparatory cardboard mock up is a great idea, I never thought to do so...

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2019, 04:03:14 AM »
I've been futzing with ways to increase the skirt height, photos later.
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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2019, 04:57:31 AM »
I've been futzing with ways to increase the skirt height, photos later.

I'll look forward to your photos.  I have also been mulling over the skirt height issue, and found a potential answer to discuss with the board.

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Do you have a 1/35 figure to visualize the size?

I'll dig a body out of my spares and put him to work.

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2019, 03:34:13 AM »
What to do with a day off due to snow? Work on your air cushion project, of course!

Here are some updates, with Gunther, our Quality Control Supervisor:

Overhead is a little cramped:


Visibility from the bridge is acceptable:


"I'm no engineer, but something is missing from these engines."

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2019, 04:35:06 AM »
Oops looks like I've been forgetting the Quality Control Supv. all along. That would explain a lot.

Looks great and I'm getting a nice Apocalypse Now PBR vibe from this.

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2019, 04:46:26 AM »
Ingenious  :-*
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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2019, 05:32:19 AM »
It looks like a pretty big ship! Have you thought of something like this flexible conduit? Or a split wire loom. Home Depot has similar items.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2019, 06:32:49 PM »
Having figure does so much to visualize Air Cushion USMC.
If weren't expert at plastic card use,,, you became so now.  Looks on track for a fine finish.
Frank3K's references are nice leads.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 06:49:31 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2019, 10:59:19 PM »
It looks like a pretty big ship! Have you thought of something like this flexible conduit? Or a split wire loom. Home Depot has similar items.

The split wire loom in the above link may be my back-up plan.  I found some Styrofoam cylinders at Micheal's that I'm going to cut for the skirt and then cover in tissue paper/white glue to make a paint-able surface. We'll see how it goes...

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2019, 08:24:46 AM »
Something to bear in mind is that the flat-deck mounted on top of the skirt
arrangement of the SRN4 and the LCAC is not the only way they're done,
many have a center hull that the skirt comes up around to some degree.
So you could drop the control cabin down into hull a bit to reduce the
overall height.

SRN5 GA drawings with centerline showing hull depth:


Here's an SRN6 broken down for air transport, side hulls removed:


SRN6 and other galleries here:
http://www.jameshovercraft.co.uk/hover/hovermus/index.php
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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2019, 06:23:54 AM »
Work on the cockpit/bridge:



Close up of the pilot and gunner's chairs/controls"


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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2019, 07:27:41 AM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2019, 08:01:44 AM »
 8)

Liking this

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2019, 08:31:38 AM »
Those are some great details and I really like those neat controls!

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Offline andonio64

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2019, 02:26:47 PM »
Beautiful cockpit, how did you make the leather "cushions" on the seats?

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2019, 10:38:25 AM »
The seats started as a single bench seat in my spares box. A little razor saw work and sanding and I had the basis for my crew seats.

I need to add some masking tape seatbelts after they are painted.

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Re: Combat Craft, Air Cushion USMC
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2019, 04:21:04 AM »
Looks like some excellent paintwork on those seat cushions. They appear very realistically distressed.

Details like these always make your models a treat, Mr Jello!

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