160307: LHD-5 complete, airwing aboard.
160307: LHD-5 progress shot with airwing onboard. Aircraft are secured with a tiny drop of PVA glue on the main mounts.
160226: LHD-5 progress shot with airwing onboard. Note visiting CH-46 (MV-22 replaced the 46's).
151110: LHD-5 progress shot. Stern gate and hydraulic operating arms are a surprisingly good fit.
151110: LHD-5 progress shot. Note PE on SPS-49 antenna.
151108: LHD-5 progress shot.
151108: LHD-5 progress shot. Note the RAS delivery hose (fine solder on three eyelets from twisted copper wire).
151106: Bending the SPS-49 antenna's boom.
151106: Kit provides both plastic and PE options for the SPS-49 antenna.
151021: MV-22 production line. Trumpeter and Dragon MV-22s are very compatible.
151021: MV-22 production line. Kit includes 4 V-22s; I added a six-pack. Two on extreme right are from Dragon LPD-17.
151013: Kit provides both plastic and PE options for the SPS-48E antenna.
150925: LHD-5 before closing up the hull.
150925: LHD-5 Aircraft Hangar and Upper Vehicle Storage.. Nice detail, but you won;t be able to see a thing! Kit vehicles.
150925: LHD-5 Aircraft hangar. Nice detail, but you won;t be able to see a thing! Kit aircraft.
150922: Trying to represent the panel detail on the WSC-6 domes.
150920: LHD-5 Progress.
150918: LHD-5 Aircraft Elevator platform detail. Fit is excellent.
150918: LHD-5 WSC-6 antenna platforms (P&S).
150915: One of the two-piece PE catwalk/troop walkway assemblies. Tried soldering but wound up applying too much heat and distorted the parts. Had to de-solder, flatten, repeat, etc.
150915: LHD-5 progress shot. Detail is very good!
150915: Starting on the PE catwalks and troop walkways (included in the kit).
150626 LHD-5 Hull outfitting.
150215: LHD-5 Decal application. Decals are very good and fit perfectly. But there are lots and lots!
141205 LHD-5 hull painting. Quick job with basic tools and paints.
141205 LHD-5 hull painting. Unmasking is always my favirote task!
141205 LHD-5 hull painting. Ready for hull red (Rattlecan red lead primer).
141205 LHD-5 hull painting. Masking the boot topping.
141203 LHD-5 hull painting. Haze grey (Testors Acryl Neutral Grey FS26270) is already applied, and top of boot topping masked to receive flat black from rattlecan.
141129: LHD-5 nose job. I inserted a wedge of white sheet styrene to fill the gap on the stem between red and grey.
141129: LHD-5 hull mating. Secured for welding.
141129: LHD-5 hull mating. Had to cut the stringers to get the upper V deck to fit properly.