This Picture was sent to us from one customer.
The model was scanned, the water handpainted and the sky inserted with
Picture of the USS Platte by FREDERICK WAGNER
WASP at night by Collector Prof. Ulrich Rudofsky
This photo is of the LHD-1 USS WASP (AS32 model) operating in the dark
of night. I took this photo as follows: The base was dull black
cardboard and lighting was indoor sunlight. The camera was a Mavica SONY
MVC-FD71. The nightime effects were created by using the MSN Photo
Editor, mainly by turning down the gamma effect and increasing contrast.
The angle of approach to the WASP may be a high speed "S"-shaped descent
crossing amidships of the carrier and asking for emergency help!!! For
this photo (by an absolutely incompetent non-flyer like myself) I would
first pass to communicate with the WASP of my problem, and then try to
achieve the instructed attitude for a hopefully safe and uneventful
landing. I think that the proper angles of taking these photos is very
important to bring out the real beauty of this Argos model. A quick
lesson on how to operate helicopters or Harriers from the decks of an
LHD by a real US Marine flyer would be very welcome. Thank you in
Painting by Mr. Ralph Love of the USS Arleigh Burke.
Pictures by FREDERICK WAGNER of the Campbelltown.
The ships are photographed and the background handpainted.
Picture of AS-S-07 Florida by Wolfgang Sell
Pictures of AS 72 Longbeach by www.schroeder1250.de