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Author Topic: 1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished  (Read 2017 times)

Offline ushistoryprof

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1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished
« on: September 24, 2012, 04:56:41 PM »
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I decided to scratch build a landing craft-supply vessel of the type common to the inter-war years and Second World War.  So I started with the basic hull pieces.  The black piece will be a Japanese style pilots shield
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The vessel is a bit of a cross between a USN Higgins Boat and a IJN Dai Hatsu.  The idea being it's a heavily used and modified unit that has seen years of service.
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The boat was designed for use with 28mm pieces.  Here the model is ready for final touches and painting.

More photos showing construction stages are here:
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/09/landing-craft-wip.html 


The finished Boat:
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 More photos showing finished boat are here:
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/10/landing-craft.html

Thanks for looking,
HProf
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« Last Edit: October 25, 2012, 05:41:56 PM by ushistoryprof »

Offline Hitman

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Re: 1930's-40's Landing Craft WIP
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 08:29:47 PM »
Pretty good start. Keep us all aprised at your progress. Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Hitman
 8)
Victory is guaranteed to the last man standing, but always remember those whom you stepped on to get there!!

Offline ushistoryprof

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Re: 1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 05:38:53 PM »
Under Japanese Control:
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more pictures here:
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/10/ijn-landing.html
Thanks for looking

Offline ushistoryprof

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Re: 1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 03:35:48 PM »
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US Navy takes command.
More photos here:
http://worldhistoryprof.blogspot.com/2012/10/in-navy.html
Thanks for Looking,
HProf

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: 1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 04:46:50 PM »
very nice - is it built out of balsa?

Offline ushistoryprof

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Re: 1930's-40's Landing Craft Finished
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 05:56:10 PM »
very nice - is it built out of balsa?
Thanks, yes the main structure is balsa.  The grill, wheel, pilot house are plastic. the funnel is a flex straw,  the life perervers are green putty and the cables are fine gage wire twisted together.
HProf

 

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