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USS Baton Rouge SSN-689
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 04:39 AM UTC
I asked Kenny to share with us his USS Baton Rouge SSN-689.
A simple but highly effective built, which deserved him a 1st place in his regional IPMS contest!
Enjoy

Skipper

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 04:44 AM UTC
Two words, mate, love it!
Good planning, good looking, good modeling!. . .
Thanks for sharing, Mr. Loup!
~Gunny
thathaway3
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 03:44 AM UTC
What really sets this build apart is the fantastic presentation depicting the launching, with the bunting and figures.

Great job Gator!!

Tom
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Two words, mate, love it!
Good planning, good looking, good modeling!. . .
Thanks for sharing, Mr. Loup!
~Gunny


No problem Mr. Smith. It was a fun build.

Quoted Text

What really sets this build apart is the fantastic presentation depicting the launching, with the bunting and figures.

Great job Gator!!

Tom


Thanks Tom. With a modern sub, I wanted to do something to add some color to it. While today's military machines are awesome and powerful, I feel they lack the romance of the World War 2 era machines.
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 12:27 PM UTC
Lovely work, Kenny.

Question... did/does the Baron Rouge really have that funky design on her nose? Was this something temporary for her launch?

Again, excellent work and congrats on the IPMS award

Rudi
Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 12:36 PM UTC

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Lovely work, Kenny.

Question... did/does the Baron Rouge really have that funky design on her nose? Was this something temporary for her launch?

Again, excellent work and congrats on the IPMS award

Rudi



Not to jump the gun on Gator but I think that is the bunting for launching. I want to know how you did that Kenny? Is it one of your masks, or a decal that comes with the kit, or what?

jba
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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 02:25 PM UTC
Woops, seems i had overlooked that one - congratulations Kenny, she's a real gem! very aesthetic and colourful compostion, and great work on the base.!
i agree with the others, the noseart is fantastic!!
Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
Joined: April 22, 2006
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:08 PM UTC
Ken,
Outstanding work. Very seldom do we see a model completed as at launch. And needless to say, this is the most colorful these boats will ever be. After this day, they tend to resort to black on black. Very nice, keep them coming. .........................Bruce
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:45 PM UTC
Hi Kenny,

Apologies, I thought I had already posted on this one but seeing ti again I realised I hadn't

A really nice looking colourful kit set and finished as aklways on a grand base.

Nice work and congratulations on winning the 1st place.

Cheers

Al
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:30 PM UTC

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Not to jump the gun on Gator but I think that is the bunting for launching. I want to know how you did that Kenny? Is it one of your masks, or a decal that comes with the kit, or what?


You're correct Rodger. That is the bunting for the launch. The blue and white were painted with a mask. The center artwork is a decal I made. That part of the bunting hangs at the Louisiana War Museum in Baton Rouge. This banner is 2 stories tall! The Baton Rouge club has there model show there every year, so I had a really good reference photo. Also on site is some beautiful large scale display models and the 1:1 scale USS Kidd.

Kenny
rokket2001
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 01:48 PM UTC
Very nice, and such a creative (and attractive) way to display, feels like she's just about to hit the water!
Plasticat
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Idaho, United States
Joined: September 03, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 09:04 PM UTC
Great work Kenny. Very colorful and a great idea in general.
I like the MSW and DDD2 plug you have on the signal flags!

Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Not to jump the gun on Gator but I think that is the bunting for launching. I want to know how you did that Kenny? Is it one of your masks, or a decal that comes with the kit, or what?


You're correct Rodger. That is the bunting for the launch. The blue and white were painted with a mask. The center artwork is a decal I made. That part of the bunting hangs at the Louisiana War Museum in Baton Rouge. This banner is 2 stories tall! The Baton Rouge club has there model show there every year, so I had a really good reference photo. Also on site is some beautiful large scale display models and the 1:1 scale USS Kidd.

Kenny



Now that you've won a prize for it I'd suggest considering marketing this idea. I for one would be very interested in recreating this just to add some color to the display case. Another thought would be to do a feature article on how you did it for us to read. Great work.

Hoovie
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California, United States
Joined: March 14, 2004
KitMaker: 505 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 09:52 AM UTC
Hi~
Outstanding job!
The figures are excellent!!!!
how did you do them???
thanks~
Ron
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:35 PM UTC
Ron, those are resin figures from l'arsenal. They cost more than the PE, but they're worth it.