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USS Baton Rouge SSN-689

before it hits the water!

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About the Author

About Kenny Loup (gator)
FROM: LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES

I was the kid that his dad would say "Hey, there's a war movie on." and come running. As a kid, I dived head first into military history. We would always have to stop at the USS Alabama on our way to Florida. I also got to visit the Seawolf Park and the Alamo on vacation, too. All things I want ...


Comments

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?
FEB 26, 2007 - 12:36 PM
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!!
FEB 26, 2007 - 02:25 PM
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
FEB 26, 2007 - 07:08 PM
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
FEB 26, 2007 - 10:45 PM
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
FEB 26, 2007 - 11:30 PM
Very nice, and such a creative (and attractive) way to display, feels like she's just about to hit the water!
FEB 27, 2007 - 01:48 PM
Great work Kenny. Very colorful and a great idea in general. I like the MSW and DDD2 plug you have on the signal flags!
FEB 27, 2007 - 09:04 PM
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[/quote] 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.
FEB 27, 2007 - 10:37 PM
Hi~ Outstanding job! The figures are excellent!!!! how did you do them??? thanks~ Ron
FEB 28, 2007 - 09:52 AM
Ron, those are resin figures from l'arsenal. They cost more than the PE, but they're worth it.
FEB 28, 2007 - 08:35 PM