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Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #420 on: January 08, 2021, 12:49:27 PM »
I'll agree with the others here. I particularly like the stowage, makes it looked lived in.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #421 on: January 08, 2021, 09:20:33 PM »
Splendid work on that! Out of curiosity, who was the maker of the LVTP? I’ve had my eye on the Tank Factory one but maybe not if it’s that much hard work.
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #422 on: January 08, 2021, 09:36:22 PM »
Thanks guys. Sticking Empress grunts all over it certainly helped polish a t##d...

@ FreakyFenton: seems like any excuse to make bloody sand bags these days...

Splendid work on that! Out of curiosity, who was the maker of the LVTP? I’ve had my eye on the Tank Factory one but maybe not if it’s that much hard work.

That's the one.
Looks like this pre pliers and sandpaper:




Not sure why the top engine housing part was missing, as it's shown in the pics on their website.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2021, 09:43:54 PM by Ash »

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #423 on: January 09, 2021, 10:07:36 AM »
Ta! So stripey/ corrugated in the middle and top and smooth at the ends? I know sod all about 3D printing but it seems a bit weird.

Still you have shon that with sufficient effort you can make a very nice model from it. Whether I have the patience after having spent days cutting away flash from old plastic kits is another matter.

Offline coldm2231

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #424 on: January 09, 2021, 10:41:28 AM »
Not sure if this helps chaps but I have bought a few from the ebay seller below, they do LVTHs too, in 1/50 scale. I found that the sides were really smooth but the top had print lines that I hid with stowage. They do different variants of the 5 too
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-56-scale-LVTP-5-Amphibious-APC-suitable-for-Bolt-action-Yankee-etc/254357551782?hash=item3b38e43aa6:g:WiQAAOSwqlFdej5E

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #425 on: January 09, 2021, 12:13:55 PM »
Ta! So stripey/ corrugated in the middle and top and smooth at the ends? I know sod all about 3D printing but it seems a bit weird.

Still you have shon that with sufficient effort you can make a very nice model from it. Whether I have the patience after having spent days cutting away flash from old plastic kits is another matter.

...So stripey/ corrugated in the middle and top and...still corrugated at both ends (but easier to sand).


@ coldm2231: Interesting to see that one has the same lack of engine top cover/housing/exhaust.

Offline coldm2231

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #426 on: January 09, 2021, 12:19:05 PM »
Ash, the ones I got do have them. He prints different variants , not sure which ones I ordered now but the seller lists them in the description and you specify when you order.... I'm still after a mine plough variant!

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #427 on: January 09, 2021, 12:29:40 PM »
Ash
Is that the Butler's print?
I have their waterline LVtP-5 and that was similar with the print quality.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #428 on: January 09, 2021, 03:12:49 PM »
Thanks coldm2231.

Ash
Is that the Butler's print?
I have their waterline LVtP-5 and that was similar with the print quality.

This one came from the Tank Factory (.UK).
Just had a look at both and they appear to be very similar, just a big difference in price: Butler @ £30.80 & Tank Factory @ £13.99 for essentially the same thing.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #429 on: January 14, 2021, 08:13:33 PM »
Sort of finished with the tower, well had enough of prodding it anyway. I found a base that by sheer fluke it just about fits on (20mm vehicle base).



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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #430 on: January 15, 2021, 07:16:04 AM »
very nice indeed
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #431 on: January 15, 2021, 08:18:20 AM »
Cheers Tom.

Made a 90 degree corner piece that can join the first two together.







Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #432 on: January 15, 2021, 09:18:45 AM »
The tower and bunker are spectacular  :-* :-*

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #433 on: January 15, 2021, 10:21:53 AM »
Also did a sort of Camp entrance bit that butts up to the trench pieces either side. Then added a removable gate and barrier , made from off cuts.
The barbed wire is etched brass from Forge World, left over from 40K days...
This one was the only board that warped, but managed to beat it back into submission.








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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #434 on: January 15, 2021, 10:26:30 AM »
Very nice indeed. One question which color did you use for the sandbags? I thought they are some kind of buff color in reality or am I wrong.