Archive for the ‘Reference Material’ Category

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship

October 20th, 2012
Comments Closed

USS Independence (LCS-2) is the lead ship for the Independence variant of the littoral combat ship class. She will be the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. The design was produced by the General Dynamics consortium for the Navy's LCS program, and competes with the Lockheed Martin-designed Freedom variant.

Independence was delivered to the Navy at the end of 2009, and is a modular high speed corvette intended for operation in the littoral zone with a small crew. It is optimized for deploying and tending off-board systems, manned and unmanned; and takes on various capability profiles with the installation of a mission package, missions to include finding and destroying mines, hunting submarines in and near shallow water, and engaging in surface combat against boats, but not against warships. The ship is a trimaran design with a wide beam above the waterline, which provides the space needed for it to have a larger flight deck than is found on any of the much larger destroyers and cruisers in the US Navy, as well as a large hangar and a similarly large mission bay below. The trimaran hull configuration also exhibits low hydrodynamic drag, allowing efficient operation on two diesel powered water jets at speeds up to 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph), and high speed operation on two gas turbine powered water jets at speeds up to a sustainable 44 knots (81 km/h; 51 mph), with speed crests exceeding that.

See complete entry at Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Independence_(LCS-2)

 

Most of the images below are ultra high resolution, poster sized images.
USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

USS Independence LCS-2, Littoral Combat Ship, Military Scale Model, Boat Model

 

 

 

Incoming search terms:

Diagrams & Charts, Naval, Reference Material, Scale Models, Ships | Posted by Admin

Submarine Size Comparison Diagrams

September 18th, 2010
Comments Closed

The first military submarine was Turtle (1775), a hand-powered egg-shaped device designed by the American David Bushnell  to accommodate a single person. It was the first verified submarine capable of independent underwater operation and movement, and the first to use screws for propulsion. During the American Revolutionary War, Turtle (operated by Sgt. Ezra Lee, Continental Army) tried and failed to sink the British warship HMS Eagle, flagship of the blockaders in New York harbor on September 7, 1776.[26]
The Nautilus (1800)

In 1800, France built a human-powered submarine designed by American Robert Fulton, the Nautilus. The French eventually gave up on the experiment in 1804, as did the British when they later considered Fulton's submarine design.

During the War of 1812, in 1814, Silas Halsey lost his life while using a submarine in an unsuccessful attack on a British warship stationed in New London harbor.

The Hipopotamo was the first submarine in South America. It was first tested in Ecuador on September 18, 1837. It was built by Jose Rodriguez Lavandera, who successfully crossed the Guayas River in Guayaquil accompanied by Jose Quevedo. Rodriguez Lavandera enrolled in the Navy in 1823, becoming a Lieutenant by 1830. The Hipopotamo crossed the Guayas on two more occasions, but it was then abandoned because of lack of funding and interest from the government.

Incoming search terms:

Diagrams & Charts, Naval, Reference Material, submarines | Posted by Admin

Greg Cihlar’s Fabulous Military Dioramas

March 22nd, 2010
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re4306: (0)
Seller: Amazon
Soft Cover 36 Pages 100+ Full color photographs This new book proudly displays a selection of eight different military dioramas by master modeler Greg Cihlar. Greg is renowned for his exceptional skills at painting, weathering, groundwork, and composition, and has won numerous awards for his dioramas at various prestigious model shows around the U.S. Although his work has been published many times before, this is the first book dedicated solely to his work alone. The themes of his works in this book, all from WWII, include a captured U.S. M8 “Greyhound”, a German King Tiger broken down under a[Read More]

Incoming search terms:

Book Reviews, Dioramas, Reference Material | Posted by Admin

Ship Models From Kits

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re1940: (0)
Seller: Amazon
The world of model kits has undergone a revolution, with new techniques in injection molding vastly improving the scale accuracy and surface detail of the standard plastic kit and new material producing top-quality resin models. In ship modeling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby midway between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch. This new manual comprehensively demonstrates these new innovative techniques. Designed for modelers wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses 200 step-by-step color photographs to take[Read More]
Book Reviews, Naval, Reference Material, Ships, wwii | Posted by Admin

Classic Combat Aircraft: Modeling WWII Warbirds

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re2014: (4)
Seller: Amazon
Build the must-have models of World War II. Learn how to build, modify, detail, paint, and weather the legendary aircraft of World War II with help from the experts of FineScale Modeler magazine. You'll find more than 20 projects including the P-15 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-17 Flying Fortress, as well as many Axis aircraft, including Bf 109 and Stuka. Plenty of step-by-step photos help modelers get started quickly. Perfect for modelers of all skill levels. From the pages of FineScale Modeler magazine.




Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Engine Detail up Set for Tamiya

Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Engine Detail up Set for Tamiya
Price: $24.55
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $24.55 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Interior 20 35 for Tamiya

Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Interior 20 35 for Tamiya
Price: $23.04
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $23.04 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Exterior Detail Set for Tamiya

Eduard Models 1 32 North American P 51D Mustang Exterior Detail Set for Tamiya
Price: $17.34
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $17.34 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


North American P 51D MUSTANG Plastic Model Kit

North American P 51D MUSTANG Plastic Model Kit
Price: $15.00
Time Remaining: 54m
-
Bid now | Add to watch list


Eduard Models 1 72 North American P 51D F 51D Mustang Interior for Airfix

Eduard Models 1 72 North American P 51D F 51D Mustang Interior for Airfix
Price: $11.71
Time Remaining: 1h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $11.71 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models Colour Photoetch for 1 32 P 51D Mustang Placards

Eduard Models Colour Photoetch for 1 32 P 51D Mustang Placards
Price: $11.71
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $11.71 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models 1 72 North American P 51D F 51D Mustang Paint Mask for Airfix

Eduard Models 1 72 North American P 51D F 51D Mustang Paint Mask for Airfix
Price: $7.18
Time Remaining: 1h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $7.18 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models 1 48 P 51D Mustang Colour Photoetch Set Vol2 for Tamiya kit

Eduard Models 1 48 P 51D Mustang Colour Photoetch Set Vol2 for Tamiya kit
Price: $7.18
Time Remaining: 1h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $7.18 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Shangri La 172 P 51B Mustang Don Gentile USAAF 4th FG 336th FS

Shangri La 172 P 51B Mustang Don Gentile USAAF 4th FG 336th FS
Price: $14.95
Time Remaining: 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Eduard Models Colour Photoetch for 1 48 P 51 Mustang Placards

Eduard Models Colour Photoetch for 1 48 P 51 Mustang Placards
Price: $7.18
Time Remaining: 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $7.18 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Book Reviews, Military Aircraft, painting, Reference Material | Posted by Admin

Building a Miniature Navy Board Model

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re8561: (0)
Seller: Amazon
"Building a Miniature Navy Board Model is a must-have for either the amateur or professional ship model builder's library."--Michael Wall, director of the American Marine Model GalleryNow available in paperback, Philip Reed's latest building guide tackles what many regard as the ultimate expression of the ship model maker's art, the Navy Board model. His step-by-step construction of a miniature 1/192 scale model of HMS Royal George of 1715 demonstrates all the conventions of Navy Board framing and planking. With the aid of nearly four hundred photographs, he takes the reader through every building stage. He covers methods of hull and[Read More]
Book Reviews, Naval, painting, Reference Material, Ships | Posted by Admin

Airbrushing and Finishing Scale Models

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re3883: (0)
Seller: Amazon
A convincing paint finish is essential for any model, be it military or civilian, aircraft, vehicles, figures or even background items such as terrain or buildings - and good airbrushing and finishing techniques can be the key to creating a superior model. Over the last few years there have been huge strides made in the development of airbrushes, paints and thinners, and consequently, this new book will provide up-to-date practical information and illustrated techniques to take full advantage of these new technologies.Brett Green details the prerequisites of airbrushing, including the different types of spray equipment and air sources available, offering[Read More]




1 16oz Cup Gravity Airbrush Set  C16 Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake

1 16oz Cup Gravity Airbrush Set C16 Air Compressor Kit Dual Action Hobby Cake
Price: $58.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $58.99 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Multi Purpose Siphon Feed Feed Airbrush Set Dual Action 6 Createx Primary Colors

Multi Purpose Siphon Feed Feed Airbrush Set Dual Action 6 Createx Primary Colors
Price: $100.69
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $100.69 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Silver Dual Action Gravity Feed Airbrush Gun 03mm Spray Art Paint Tattoo Tool

Silver Dual Action Gravity Feed Airbrush Gun 03mm Spray Art Paint Tattoo Tool
Price: $14.96
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
-
Bid now | Add to watch list


Belloccio SINGLE  DUAL ACTION AIRBRUSH Cosmetic Makeup Temporary Hobby Tattoo

Belloccio SINGLE DUAL ACTION AIRBRUSH Cosmetic Makeup Temporary Hobby Tattoo
Price: $39.99
Time Remaining: 1h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Master Airbrushreg Brand G233 SET Multi Purpose Precision Dual Action Gravity

Master Airbrushreg Brand G233 SET Multi Purpose Precision Dual Action Gravity
Price: $34.34
Time Remaining: 1h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $34.34 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Belloccio SINGLE  DUAL ACTION AIRBRUSH Sunless DHA Spray Tanning 2 Cups Gravity

Belloccio SINGLE DUAL ACTION AIRBRUSH Sunless DHA Spray Tanning 2 Cups Gravity
Price: $34.99
Time Remaining: 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $34.99 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


SP470 Dual Action Airbrush Nail Art Paint Kit Trigger Air paint Contron Spay Gun

SP470 Dual Action Airbrush Nail Art Paint Kit Trigger Air paint Contron Spay Gun
Price: $9.99
Time Remaining: 2h 13m
-
Bid now | Add to watch list


Powermate Dual Professional Double Action 03MM Airbrush Kit 024 0097SP

Powermate Dual Professional Double Action 03MM Airbrush Kit 024 0097SP
Price: $15.99
Time Remaining: 2h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Airbrush Kit Dual Action Spray Air Brush Gun Set Tattoo Nail Art Air paint US

Airbrush Kit Dual Action Spray Air Brush Gun Set Tattoo Nail Art Air paint US
Price: $18.98
Time Remaining: 2h 52m
-
Bid now | Add to watch list


NEW Salon Nail Art Kit Compressor  Dual Action Airbrush Gun w 6 Color Inks Set

NEW Salon Nail Art Kit Compressor Dual Action Airbrush Gun w 6 Color Inks Set
Price: $50.18
Time Remaining: 2h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $50.18 - Buy It Now
Add to watch list


Book Reviews, painting, Reference Material | Posted by Admin

Modeling US Armor of World War 2

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re2662: (15)
Seller: Amazon
United States tanks and other armored fighting vehicles in World War II have always been some of the most popular subjects for scale modelers, and hundreds of kits have been and are currently manufactured. Now, renowned modeler and AFV expert, Steven J. Zaloga, presents the definitive guide to modeling these famous fighting vehicles. Based around four building projects, Zaloga presents all the techniques necessary to get a great finish on a model, including super-detailing, correcting a flawed kit, building a resin model, scratch building, and painting and markings. These step-by-step guides is enhanced by numerous photographs specially shot form Steven's[Read More]
Book Reviews, Reference Material, wwii | Posted by Admin

Scale Aircraft Drawings: World War II

November 25th, 2009
Comments Closed
Overall Rating:

Total Customer Re3116: (0)
Seller: Amazon
This volume from the editors of Model Airplane News contain incredibly detailed scale drawings, historical data and rare photos of popular WW I and WW II aircraft. Everything from the Sopwith Camel to the Focke Wulf 190 is covered. The three-view drawings by master aviation illustrators such as Wylam, Nye, Larson, Nieto and Karlstrom will make any modeling buff s heart palpitate!
Book Reviews, Helicopters, Military Aircraft, Reference Material | Posted by Admin