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Well calling this done it is my interpretation of the Revell 1/144 scale LSM used by the US navy during the later part of the Pacific war to Island hop large amounts of men and armour

 

The build was inspired buy a model from Julian Swallows(Gremlin 56) who sadly is no longer building with us but I hope he is looking down thinking not bad BUT?  :angel:

 

The only concern I had with the kit was the stanchions I had to replace because my clumsy hammer hands broke most of them trying to remove from the sprue

 

I added the crew using the Shapeways 3D printed figures good but need to be handled with care during wash down of the wax residue again hammer hands  :doh:

 

It was a fun build away from all the extras of late so Thanks for looking in and even helping along with the build  :winkgrin:

 

 

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Well that is the third one completed this year so not doing to bad

Now for that BPBC  :rage:

 

beefy

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4 minutes ago, Dads203 said:

That is one awesome build Beefy, nice one bud :thumbsup:

Cheers Dan appreciate that coming from someone who has a great eye for details  👍

 

beefy

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Awesome job beefy!

 

It's amazing what a few scale figures & water spouts will do to bring a model ship to life.  :worthy:

 

John

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Love it mate 👍

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On 1/19/2019 at 4:11 PM, Nick Charnock said:

Brilliant Beefy, love i!

 

Cheers

 

Nick

 

On 1/19/2019 at 10:21 PM, Courageous said:

Great stuff Beefy.

...at last!

 

Stuart

 

On 1/20/2019 at 1:52 PM, JohnWS said:

Awesome job beefy!

 

It's amazing what a few scale figures & water spouts will do to bring a model ship to life.  :worthy:

 

John

 

On 1/20/2019 at 6:28 PM, BeeKay said:

Love it mate 👍

 

3 hours ago, franco1964 said:

what a nice battle scenery! Nice work!

Gent's thanks for all the kind comments and likes

 

On 1/20/2019 at 8:08 AM, longshanks said:

Great job Keith, Julian will be proud of you 😎

 

Kev

Cheers Kev appreciate all the help and encouragement over the last few years see even this old dog can learn new tricks  :dog:

 

beefy

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I have this very same kit in my stash- you’ve done a fine job on the model, indeed!   I especially like the work you did on the camouflage painting.  I feel that the railings  are the kit’s worst feature- fragile stanchions with over-scale thread— so I wouldn’t be to hard on yourself there!  You did well with some far-from-ideal materials.

 

I must admit, I am a little confused by the base- what is the story/scenario you were going for?  An invasion of a hostile shore, I assume?  The ship is under close fire, after all. But a partial load of supply trucks wouldn’t be in the first wave of an assault.  So maybe this load is reinforcements, after the initial assault- the splashes could be from indirect fire a long ways off, or an air attack. But the beach is too pristine for a “Day 2” scene.   And the tanks didn’t leave any tracks in the sand...

 

I am really impressed with your  “water skills”  — the waves, the way the crests are done, and the splashes are some of the best I’ve seen in this scale.  The wake around the ship looks well done too, as a technique-  but it also makes the ship look like it is moving when it is obviously beached.   

 

My apologies if I’m over-thinking all of this.  As a former sea-going officer, my eye just picks up things like this- I can’t help it.   

 

One last tip-  if the ship is beached to unload, the stern anchor would be deployed.   Instead of installing the anchor, just have the steel cable coming off the reel and disappearing into the water.

 

As I said, I have this kit in the stash.  Your excellent build makes me want to build mine, even though I know the end result won’t look as nice as yours!

 

-Bill

 

 

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Hi there Bill thanks for the comments and tips will try to remember the details. :book:

BUT I build for fun for me so sometimes what I build is not always accurate 

this was more of a learning curve build with new techniques for me to try out 

 

cheers. Beefy 

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Beefy - I love it - a tight little piece with every constituent well done, Boat, water, beach and the figures really do set it off

Brilliantly executed 

Take a bow :clap2:

Rob

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Really well done Beefy, great result for your hard work! The figures just bring it to life.

 

Geoff

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