SAnother Very Different Build - LCM Mk.III & Sherman

james_mower

511 posts

In a brief break from OO gauge commissions (I'm loco'd out), I opted to start another build, rather than finish of the Shack AEW.2. So I opted for the LCM & Sherman kit in my stash.

 

Surprisingly in the 40 years of modelling this marks the first tank I've built and only the second boat or ship..

 

First off the Ronson (as they were known by their crew's - due to their habit of going kaboom) - I know it's an old tooling, but once you clean away the flash it goes together extremely well, with only a minor amount of filling..

 

 

 

 

Filling aside, the only other issue is gettting the tracks to weld together.

 

The LCM is a fairly straight-forward build, a lot of flash needs removing and some filling is required - to be expected of older tooling..

 

..though the Sherman seems happy Cool

 

 

Nearly ready for some paint - I hadn't glued the flooring in at this point (saves masking).

 

 

Top colour applied - Vallejo Model Air 71.051 Neutral Grey, is a good match for Humbrol 64 Matt Light Grey. Flooring was painted with Vallejo 71.080 Rust (Humbrol 113 Matt Rust), once dry was glued into place..

 

 

I then masked up and painted the hull underside - again using 71.080..

 

 

More to come, but that's for another day..

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

Paws4thot

1041 posts

... from the period advertising slogan "Ronson: lights first time every time". (Oh and known as the "Tommy cooker" by the Germans for the same reason.)

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

511 posts

More progress...

 

 

The completed Sherman... on the prowl Wink

 

 

 

 

 

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

james_mower

511 posts

Done, but it wouldn't do without a subtle cameo - now would it Wink

 

 

And some tanks don't quite fit!!

 

 

The Sherman does however..

 

 

 

 

Alas a few more Loco's beckon before I can get back to the Shack...

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

Ossian

82 posts

 A B29 lurking under the keel?

Patrick Camilleri

448 posts


Community Moderator

A B29 lurking under the keel?

That had me thinking too for a minute...

Very nice build!

Paws4thot

1041 posts

I won't attempt the class, but that's a 4-6-2T?

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.

Ratch

2290 posts


Community Moderator

 The number indicates its a 42XX 2-8-0 tank (ex-GWR) and like the Sherman, a bit too heavy for the LCM III.

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Paws4thot

1041 posts

Cheers; I tend to be better on Scottish companies (plus LMS and Late and Never Early) than on GWR and Southern.

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

511 posts

@Ratch

 The number indicates its a 42XX 2-8-0 tank (ex-GWR) and like the Sherman, a bit too heavy for the LCM III.

In it's original form it's actually a 4200 class - they only became known as 42xx in later years, when the different variations of the class appeared.

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

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