D-Day LCVP.

Armorguy

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Hello friends, this is the first thread since I arrived here one week or so ago. I like the Scale Models site a lot as it's active, friendly and educational.

I'll build Italeri's LCVP with figures on a stormy sea.
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The following images inspired me but I'll never forget the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.
Only for reference purposes.
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Here we go friends.
I had to fix things here and there like the 90 degrees angles. I textured the steel plates by adding Tamiya Extra thin to soften up the plastic. I then dabbed with a stiff old brush to get the surface somewhat rougher. After a bit of subtle sanding it looks more metallic.
The woodgrain texturing was done with a metal file.
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The ribs were given a wood structure.
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I've added new rivets.
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More LCVP works soon.

Best regards ! AG.
 
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Me too if I may. I agree with your comments about the forum. Looking forward to seeing how this comes together. Good luck
Steve
 

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Btw. you're most welcome because this is the first floating subject I'm building so I'm not experienced at it.
I'll try to make a piece of stormy sea to show it once it's finished, never did that before so please help !!!:tired::thinking:
Some of the figures will be converted to better blend in the situation (vomiting soldiers for example).
 
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Hi Guy
I'm in. First build on a forum is always special. You are off to a great start. I'll enjoy this.
Jim
You're right - this forum is a nice place to be :thumb2:
 
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Evening Guy,
I have never built a floaty thing either so I can't wait to see how this goes together...All eyes on it!!!

Prost
Allen

PS, A friend and I did build an Aurora German Battleship once. A fire cracker under the turrets up front and a cherry bomb under the rear turrets. The glue wasn't even dry and with a spritz of lighter fluid and a lit match, she was pushed off in the water. Bang she went!!!!!!! We were 12 or so........
 

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Hi Guy, I'm trying to wade through the crowd that's building up to get a seat up front. This has to be seen up close. I have one in the stash so it's edu time for me. Built a large water scene once, turned out so so for an Airfix E Boat. Picture here if you like to see it

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Cheers,
Richard
 

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Jim, I like the supportive comments a lot. Thank you sir !
Allen, I did the same to some 1:72 scale planes, the poor things never survived as I threw them off the roof of the house. :smiling5:
Andy, you're most welcome sir.
Pete, I won't upgrade it 100% but here and there I'll add/correct a bit or a bob.:smiling3:
Richard, that looks perfect, I wish mine will come out just as nicely as yours. Boat and water look superb !

I got the flu since this afternoon but I made a start with parts 37D, they still need more attention.
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Best regards ! AG.
 
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Ian, thank you, I'll certainly take a good look when I'm up to the water part.
Wouter, this is an easy build and I think I can start painting real soon. Now I'm feeling a lot better.

This is how far I got despite the flu.:face-with-thermometer:

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Thanks for jumping in. AG.
 
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Steve, no thank you sir !:smirk:

Things are progressing well, today I've airbrushed the interior of the boat. I'll work from dark shades to lighter ones.
I've started painting because I want everything 100% covered with paint.
For the base paint I mixed Gloss black + Mat white + Medium grey + Tamiya laquer thinner. For the lighter shade I applied more white.

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Best regards ! AG.
 
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