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Paul821

LCM III -1965 ***Finished ***?

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As the only time I have built this in the past was when it first came out and I have no instructions - will my memory of 53 years ago lead to a build? Standard sprue shot to follow

 

In the bag:

 

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No box picture as it came from a D-day set and the box was lost years ago.

 

 

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posted too soon

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woo hoo - go for it - but be quick ;)

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1 hour ago, BIG X said:

woo hoo - go for it - but be quick ;)

Careful BIG X, none of your saucy talk please ! :blush:

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More happy memories from YoungSleeper days. When I built this SleeperDad had me fill the inside with polystyrene. What a result it floated in the bath 😮 The Sherman didn't for long though....

 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I am mine. Oh err Missus..

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Yet another memory jogger appears!

I built one of these when it first came out. I of course ignored the instructions, and came a cropper. I can't remember now if I got the Sherman or the Landing Craft wrong, but the Sherman wouldn't fit inside the Landing Craft once complete. The side walls of one or the other got reversed during the build.

 

Tony.

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Opened the bag

 

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and the 10 year old inside me thought I can finish this one between getting home from school and tea / homework.

 

However the retired Project Manager said NO - on time and to required quality. Paint takes time to dry and..

 

deck

 

there are not too many obvious sink holes but enough and...

 

man 2

 

this poor chap seem to have suffered a stomach wound.

 

10 hours ago, SleeperService said:

fill the inside with polystyrene. What a result it floated in the bath

What a great idea - again said the 10 year old!!

 

Off to research some colours.

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Just closed the thread and noticed that somehow the title says LVM rather than LCM - no idea how that happed.

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I remember building this when it came out as new - in the 70s!  Surely Airfix were skating on thin ice with trading standards even then...

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Hope you have been paying attention - because what I did not notice when I emptied the bag was that these parts

 

the missing

 

were shy and did not want to appear in the photo - they were stuck in a corner at the bottom of the bag.

 

Thanks to those chaps at the Airfix Tribute Forum I found the instructions - these are the Heller instructions so I hope that following them will not lead to me being kicked out of the build!

 

My original idea was to build the kit as quickly as possible and then brush paint it, to replicate my build of 50+ years ago. I then looked at the breakdown of colours and number of parts requiring each colour

 

Figures - 3

Grey - 27

Gun metal - 10

Matt Cream - 1

Matt Rust - 8

Matt White 4

Grand Total 53

 

Apart from the figures only two parts require a second colour. I thus came up with another plan. Do some pre-assembly then use Halfords grey primer on all parts and leave 25 of them as is. Then brush paint the other 28. At that point I will review the plan to see if primer is adequate.

 

I suppose I better stop planning and actually do some work with paint and glue.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Paul821 said:

somehow the title says LVM rather than LCM - no idea how that happed

Paul,

Go to your first post, select edit, and you can change the title.

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22 minutes ago, Hook said:

Does this help?:

Thanks for pointing me here.

 

As I mentioned I found the Heller instructions c/o The Airfix Tribute Forum - what this does show is how superior (in my view) the Heller instructions are to the Airfix ones of this period..

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2 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Go to your first post, select edit, and you can change the title.

Thanks - could not find instructions

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Now for some real modelling

stage 1

Thought I would include all the tools and materials used at each stage.

 

Only 2 items stuck together this evening and Miliput was used to heal the "wounded" crew man. The reason I used Milliput is that my LMS is 19 miles away but our nearest town has an excellent arts shop, and I like to support them by purchasing items and this is an item they stock.

 

Leaving overnight and hopefully more progress first thing in the morning.

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Progress this morning. Attached all parts that are to be grey to the hull and deck. Quick coat of Halfords primer on one ide- waited two hours and coated the second side.

 

Again all tools etc shown in photo

 

Stage 2

 

Next step should be mid-afternoon - beginning to think that this should have been an entry in the recent Blitzbuild.

 

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Halfords grey primer is my favourite weapon of choice! It lasts forever and covers brilliantly. The Landing Craft is flying together!

 

The Bren Carrier and Gun would be a logical load for it....

 

I'll get me coat.

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2 hours ago, TonyW said:

The Bren Carrier and Gun would be a logical load for it...

I know - that kit is sitting there crying out "PLEASE BUILD ME", but I must resist.

 

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25 minutes ago, Paul821 said:

I know - that kit is sitting there crying out "PLEASE BUILD ME", but I must resist.

 

Go on, you know you want to. Mine was done in a day and a half between jobs on my main builds. 

 

Andy

 

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This is the work of  last night and early this morning. I was very pleased that there was no paint creep under the masking tape - this seems a common issue for me with things-with-wings.

 

Although it looks nearly complete none of the main components are actually glued yet!

 

Stage 3

 

There should have been a "tin" of Humbrol 113 in the picture.

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That looks very smart! For something with a fairly drab original finish, it's looking quite colourful.

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Extremely busy weekend - but various bits and pieces done and the current state of build is..

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the crew man is not sea sick or drunk - its just for reasons I will reveal soon he is not glued on. The pegs are because it is only at this very late stage that I have glued the sides on.

 

Unless something unexpected turns up - the pegs should be off and the decals on this evening and this OOB (out of the bag) build complete.

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Intriguing....... ;)

 

 

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There are two parts to my reveal..

 

Here is the OOB build

 

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Sorry about the depth of field in these shots, promise to do better.

 

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And the first reveal is 

On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 4:14 PM, Foxbat said:

Go on, you know you want to

I had to take time off to add this

 

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I did not enter this as a separate thread in the GB as it already has made an appearance.

 

Before I post the LCM in the gallery I will make at least one further post showing the bloopers in the build and also the final reveal.

 

Good news is I actually did enjoy this, and before anyone even suggests it I am not building the 25pdr before the closing date.

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Brilliant work, Paul821 - that's what this GB is all about, going that little bit extra to give the builds the 'wow' factor. Lovely builds. Well done. Mike.

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Before I post the LCM in the Gallery a few bloopers to own up to!

 

First is slightly OT and not mine - but from the Universal carrier instructions

 

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Notice the tracks on one side say paint 53 and the other 5!

 

Now to mine

 

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I attempted to use as little glue as possible and having pre painted the hull this was an issue as the rear one of this slanting bits! fell off and I has to fashion a new one from scratch

 

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I thought there were only to in this but looking at the phot there are three!

 

The railing seem off kilter

There is a gap in he side of the cabin

Not being a nautical person - I will call them vents - these are not the originals, I knocked on off and replaced both with ones from the Mauretania I built some years ago.

 

The last issue was not on my making

 

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 The decals on the starboard side did split but were recoverable - when I tried to apply those to the port side they just disintegrated!

 

Having said that I will declare this complete and post a couple of images in the gallery.

 

The final reveal that I promised, and the reason that the crew members & lifebelt were not glued down is I hope that this is not the last appearance on the LCM on Britmodeller as it should re appear under Diorama's as I attempt the beach scene of the title,

 

Thanks for watching.

 

 

 

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