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USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 & USS Ticonderoga CG-47

Good day to all ,

This diorama is probably the third time i’m making a model of the Wasp class amphibious assault naval ship together with the combination of USS Ticonderoga CG-47 where both ships sail together is an exercise combat training. The build was straightforward for both vessel no major issues regarding fitting and kit quality. The LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima is a Hobbyboss model while the USS Ticonderoga is from Dragon models.

In order to make the diorama a little bit more interesting I’ve added missile launch effect launching from the USS Ticonderoga and inserted LED lighting in the below rear decks of the LHD amphibious ship depicting it launching LCAC’s (Landing craft Air Cushion).

Overall its a satisfying project to build considering there are some new elements added to it and the owner was pleased , the only downside I didn’t have enough time to have a proper photo shoot with the diorama and only manage to take this few shots. Thanks for your time !

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12 responses to USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 & USS Ticonderoga CG-47

  1. The photos look just fine….as does this great diorama – very nice work !!

  2. Remarkable work. A real masterpiece!

  3. The green light in the stern area of the Iwo Jima creates a great effect. As does the light thrown from starboard. This model is very busy and exciting. You have evoked a sense of action.

  4. Most excellent, Mee Wan! I love the lighting as well as the action in general.

    Beautifully done diorama. This dio takes an old Landlubber (me) right out to sea!

  5. David Thomas is right (as usual), this is a master work. All I can say is thank you for sharing this with us. I’m now off to look at it a little more.

  6. Fantastic. Love the lighting in the decks on the amphib.

  7. Great work. I love the ‘busyness’ of the scene…lots activity going on. Well done.

  8. Way cool! Everything about it is excellent.

  9. Very interesting and super-creative in the final result.

  10. great scene…brilliant water effects

  11. thanks for the kinds comments !

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