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LCVP Landing Craft with US Infantry D-Day Diorama Options
Markwarren
#1 Posted : 26 December 2018 14:34:38

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Here is my entry for the D-Day 75 Anniversary competition
I’ll be building the LCVP Landing Craft with US Infantry by Italeri with 1:35 Eduard Photoetch Etched parts


Developed by Higgins Industries of New Orleans on the basis of a flatbottomedboat used in the Louisiana marshlands, the LCVP (Landing Craft,Vehicle and Personnel) took part in all the major amphibious operations ofSecond World War, in Europe and the Pacific. Its task was to shuttle backand forth between the big ships and the beaches, carrying up to thirty men,light vehicles and anything else that was needed. Generally armed with tworear-mounted machine guns, it was powered by a 250 HP Hall Scott petrolengine or a 225 HP Gray diesel engine. After the end of the Second WorldWar the LCVP stayed in service, occupying a number of roles. It saw actionin Korea and Indochina and has also been adapted for civilian use all overthe world.
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#2 Posted : 26 December 2018 14:53:52
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Nice choice and can’t wait to see what you do with this Cool

Good luck in the D-Day 75 competition ThumpUp
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#3 Posted : 26 December 2018 16:44:49

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Good to see another entry, and a really great choice of kit!BigGrin Cool
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#4 Posted : 26 December 2018 18:41:30

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BigGrin Another great idea for a dio and good luck in the compCool
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#5 Posted : 26 December 2018 19:37:12

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A nice choice of subject, good luck with the competition.

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#6 Posted : 26 December 2018 19:53:00

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Look forward to seeing your entry come together, am sure it'll be a great success.... Good luck with the competition.....Cool Cool

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#7 Posted : 26 December 2018 22:18:45

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Nice choice of kit Mark, should make a fabulous diorama. Will you be having it ramp down on the beach or en route to the beach?

Good luck with your entry. Cool ThumpUp

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#8 Posted : 27 December 2018 18:43:31

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Kev the Modeller wrote:
Nice choice of kit Mark, should make a fabulous diorama. Will you be having it ramp down on the beach or en route to the beach?

Good luck with your entry. Cool ThumpUp

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Hi Kev
So far I’m going with them en route to the beach. Choppy sea scene.
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That's a good looking choice. Good luck with the entry.
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Markwarren wrote:

Hi Kev

So far I’m going with them en route to the beach. Choppy sea scene.


Sounds good Mark. Having seen what you did with your 'Pod Racer' dio I've no doubt that you will make an excellent and realistic job of the choppy sea and the dio in general.

Looking forward to your diary and good luck in the competition. Cool ThumpUp

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Joined the forum to see how this build goes - I used to love building model kits ~15 years ago, but haven't made the time for a very long while.
I bought this exact kit ~6 mons ago and have yet to really start in anger (making time...!). Work, family and moving house means there's no way I'll be done by June to enter, but I'd love to see how the experts do things, so I'll be following this with great interest (and envy!) Good look!
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#12 Posted : 09 January 2019 21:30:56

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So, I've finally received the kit today. Just waiting for the etched brass extras which was ordered the same day as the kit. The model arrived today from Italy, whilst still waiting for the etched brass which is being send from this country.Crying
Looks like I'm going to have fun with the infantry.Laugh

More soon

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#13 Posted : 09 January 2019 21:48:13

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At least the figures are 1/35 and not 1/72!Blink LOL
Looks a lovely kit, now get going!BigGrin Cool
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BigGrin Lots of bits in there to keep you busy Drool Drool Drool Drool LOL Laugh Cool
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BigGrin Think you might need a bit of a production line going there Mark LOL
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Looks like you're in for a barrel load of fun with that little lot....BigGrin BigGrin .. Look forward to seeing you apply your skills on this one....Cool Cool

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The LCVP is going to look very busy with all those figures., look forward to watching this build progress Cool
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Hi look forward to seeing this progress, cheers mick.BigGrin
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I have no doubt whatsoever that you will make a stunning job of this dio Mark and I'm certainly looking forward to following your build diary.

Great choice, well done. Cool ThumpUp

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Thanks guys for all your comments.Cool

Lets get started. I have received the Eduard PE details that goes with this kit to bring out the detail a little. Made a start on the model, before I give it a primer coat. Lots of PE still to fit.

More soon.
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