SA Very Different Build - Higgins LCVP (Royal Navy)

james_mower

508 posts

After years of modeling planes, trains and automobiles - I finally got round to my first boat kit.

I acquired a 1/76th Scale Higgins LCVP (split from the D-Day Landings set) and last night I set about building it...

 

It went together extremely quickly - the fit and finish is superb, she's ready for some very light filling and then some paint will be applied.

 

 

 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

Patrick Camilleri

447 posts


Community Moderator

Looks good ...... post pics of her once you paint her!

james_mower

508 posts

@Patrick Camilleri

Looks good ...... post pics of her once you paint her!

She's in paint at the moment (in between Parkside Dundas GWR Bloater's and Hornby Loco's) - so completion may take a while!

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

John Symmons

893 posts

Hi James.

 

After years of modeling planes, trains and automobiles - I finally got round to my first boat kit.

 

I see you're branching out, hopefully it won't be your last ship build. If you enjoy this build maybe you'd like to try the RAF Rescue Launch, at 1/72 it'll fit quite nicely in with your aircraft.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

james_mower

508 posts

@John Symmons

Hi James.

 

After years of modeling planes, trains and automobiles - I finally got round to my first boat kit.

 

I see you're branching out, hopefully it won't be your last ship build. If you enjoy this build maybe you'd like to try the RAF Rescue Launch, at 1/72 it'll fit quite nicely in with your aircraft.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

I have the LCM Mk.III to build too, the Rescue Launch is seriously tempting...

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

Paws4thot

1034 posts

@james_mower

Hi James.

 

After years of modeling planes, trains and automobiles - I finally got round to my first boat kit.

 

I see you're branching out, hopefully it won't be your last ship build. If you enjoy this build maybe you'd like to try the RAF Rescue Launch, at 1/72 it'll fit quite nicely in with your aircraft.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

I have the LCM Mk.III to build too, the Rescue Launch is seriously tempting...

Then Airfix have done a Vosper series III MTB, and 2 makers have done different block number S-boots...

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

james_mower

508 posts

@Paws4thot

Hi James.

 

After years of modeling planes, trains and automobiles - I finally got round to my first boat kit.

 

I see you're branching out, hopefully it won't be your last ship build. If you enjoy this build maybe you'd like to try the RAF Rescue Launch, at 1/72 it'll fit quite nicely in with your aircraft.

 

Remember we do this for fun                           John the Pom

I have the LCM Mk.III to build too, the Rescue Launch is seriously tempting...

Then Airfix have done a Vosper series III MTB, and 2 makers have done different block number S-boots...

 

Oops, I have the Rescue Launch en-route as I type.

 

However I've got to get on with a number of OO Gauge Loco & Rolling Stock Commissions first - including finishing off a couple of Bloater kits (that's a GWR Fish Van btw), as the parts & decals I needed have all finally arrived.

 

There'll probably be a photo surfacing tomorrow of the LCVP after the first stage of paint, but that will be it for a bit.

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

james_mower

508 posts

Better late than never..

 

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

Ossian

81 posts

 Lovely model - I cant wait to see some more paint on....

I am curious abuot the stand - does it come with the kit (I presume representing the deck fittings to hold the boats on a voyage?)

james_mower

508 posts

@Ossian

 Lovely model - I cant wait to see some more paint on....

I am curious abuot the stand - does it come with the kit (I presume representing the deck fittings to hold the boats on a voyage?)

There'll be a wait as I have a number of lococ commissions on the go at the moment.

 

The stand comes with the kit, though I'm not sure if it's prototypical though.

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, it was some ###### bringing me another loco!!

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