Revell of Germany 1/144 Landing Ship Medium

January 16, 2023 · in Ships · · 19 Comments

Last year and a half I devoted it to scale, this is the last model of that effort, I improved many details with plastic sheets, strips and rods, copper wire, brass rod and tubes, piano wire, thin aluminum paper and replaced the weapons and drums with items from L´Arsenal and Black Cat, the gun director was sourced from Shapeways, I also used some of the photoetched bits form the Nautilus Models set. After studying several pictures of these ships I decided to include a canopy for the conning tower and a basketball set at the base of the tower. The loading gates were linked to the cylinders to open and close like the real thing and finally I gave the Shermans extra armor and the deep wading system. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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19 responses

  1. Those 1/144 20mm and 40mm mounts are amazing! Very nice work on this overall and a really superb result.

  2. Wow, that’s terrific, Rubens, so much added extra detail really makes a difference.

  3. Really well done. Your attention to small details really shows.

  4. Great looking landing ship, Ruben @rubentorres
    Al those little details are giving this build so much more realism,
    Well done.

  5. Very nice Ruben. I wanted to ask what the 4th. to last photo of the checkered taping is about .
    Was that masking for accenting panels ?
    Thanks for showing.

    • Thank you for your question. Yes, the surfaces were textured with primer in different colors and layers and after painting with slight tonal changes, but it´s not easy to see that on pictures.

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  6. Nicely done, an unusual subject.

    • Thank you, I selected it because of the scale, I usually do not build ships but this one was big enough to give it a try for detailing it. I also have the 1/144 USS Fletcher waiting to be built, that one is going to be a huge project for me.

  7. Fantastic indeed, Ruben!
    Well done!

  8. love the weathering and attention to detail that you put into this beautiful build. The little things really bring it to life. Very impressive build!

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