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LCS-2 USS Independence

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"MSW plank-owner Rui Matos (skipper) shares a fine gallery of images of his latest build, LCS-2 USS Independence, in this "On Display" feature!"

Model Kit Used-Cyber Hobby 1/700 scale, U.S.S. Independence LCS-2

Build is OOB except for:
- BFM RHIB boat (small) on port side
- GMM Modern USN railings
- Rigging is Caennis line
- Flag is from Tauro Models paper flags

Pier is scratch, tractor and boat in water are from spares box... a few dozens of Eduard PE persons populate the pier and a hand full the LCS.

Water is watercolor paper, painted with acrylics.

The LCS-2 is painted with a mix of WEM Colourcoats and Humbrol enamel paints.

Click HERE for more information on this vessel!
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About the Author

About Rui Matos (skipper)
FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Hi all Crew Members!
Rui Matos, 39 years old (in 2006), married, former Portuguese Navy Fire Control Radar Operator , and "owned" by two cats - James, Stripes (Riscas in portuguese, now deceased) and Moon (Lua)!
I've been modeling since I was 6, but only have turned to Submarines in 1991 o...


Comments

Congratulations on the Gold, Rui! Bravo! I know what you mean about the JAG warning circles. I'm disappointed that they have been discontinued. I'm hoping someone else will make some more. There just aren't enough of them on the new JAG decal sets, although I like them, too. I'm glad that you like my LCS-2. It is a straight forward kit and its the finish that will make the model, I think. I'm thinking about taking mine to a contest in Kansas City at the end of October.
SEP 28, 2010 - 04:39 AM
Perhaps Darren from Hawk Graphics could make a deal with JAG? Carl, there's nothing NOT TO LIKE on your LCS-2! We just make it different (to my knowledge you are the first and I am the second to finish it in a dio?)... Please let us know on how it turned out in Kansas Cheers, Rui
SEP 28, 2010 - 04:56 AM
I have already made the suggestion to Darren, a couple of times, actually. His reply, "We'll see." He is actually busy with other higher priority items, at the moment. Which is understandable.
SEP 28, 2010 - 05:16 AM
Another gentleman is near completion of his LCS-2 and posted some pics, here......... http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=54330 I like his, too!
SEP 28, 2010 - 05:20 AM
Thanks for sharing Carl! Yes, it looks very good too! Let's see how it turns the water bit of the project Cheers Rui
SEP 28, 2010 - 05:45 AM
it doesn't look like you put out so much dioramas in a year but everytime they're a feast to the eye! I really like all those angles, those subtle weathering tomes and your odd coloured seas, really the whole looks fantastic!
SEP 28, 2010 - 08:09 AM
Merci Jean-Bernard! I'm very honored by your comments! Rui
SEP 28, 2010 - 12:42 PM
Another great dio, Rui, and the panel effect is the way to go from now on. Cheers, Peter F
SEP 28, 2010 - 08:28 PM
Thanks Peter! You should add Carl's LCS and the link he posted... all "mixed together" would make a smashing model! But than, it's the "problem" of being the guinea-pigs of new models Looking forward to see your LCS-2 Again Thank you Cheers, Rui PS: give my regards to Mercedes
SEP 29, 2010 - 03:22 AM
Beautiful build, Rui! Excellent finish and very nice diorama as already pointed out by others. Thanks for sharing
OCT 14, 2010 - 12:39 AM