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Cool Lightship Photo & Possible Diorama

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  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Cool Lightship Photo & Possible Diorama
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:59 PM

Saw this photo, and the possibilities are enourmous.

If only for being the coolest Lightship name to liven up the Lindberg kit.

But this article:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/frying-pan-tower

Adds some potential to that.

Enjoy.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 3:48 PM

I like that! The platform itself is surpisingly small, only 80 ft above the sea accd. to Wiki.

That's less than 11" at 1/95 scale.

Finding a 1/95 Seaking or whatever that chopper is might be a little tough.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 3:55 PM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 6:48 PM

Cap'n - it's a cool pic, but the story of the Frying Pan Tower is even cooler - it's a luxury hotel in the middle of nowhere now!

GMorrison - I think 3D printing the Sea King is a good idea, but what the seller on Shapeways is trying to do is plain wrong - I mean he's got a simple 3D model which probably is perfectly OK if you want to print it in 1:400 or something like that, but the idea to scale it up to like 1:87 with no modifications to the 3D model is just cutting corners. Those rotor blades look like they are going to be like 3mm thick and square in cross section in bigger scales... Don't try it at home!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 7:35 PM

The helicopter is a HH-52 Seaguard, built by Sikorsky as their S-62.  It is smaller than a Seaking with a single turbine engine, a three blade main rotor and a two blade tail rotor.

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 8:54 PM

No pictures on the web, but Iron Shipwright offers a 1:350 scale resin & brass lightship along with a small ATON boat & a couple of rugs.   IIRC they also have the helicopter mentioned above 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 9:20 PM

In a Dio, that would be very cool to see.....Cheers Mark

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