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D-Day LST in 1/35th from Hobby Boss

March 1, 2014 in Ships

This was a pretty straightforward build, being rather ‘boxy’ with no fit issues with which to contend. It is, as you can see, devoid of any cargo at the present (human or otherwise). I’ll have to scrounge around for some [appropriate] 48th scale figures – maybe – you know how I hate painting figures. I do have a 48th scale Tamiya Sherman tank which will eventually fill the hold (or close to it).
To replicate some quick water (hey….at least I tried to make it presentable) I crinkled up some blank paper and sprayed with MM GSB and a little other color(s). At any rate, it does fit the theme.

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10 responses to D-Day LST in 1/35th from Hobby Boss

  1. You at least have to get someone to drive this thing. Nice job on the weathering.

  2. It was abandoned on the beach after engine failure……there – how’s that?

  3. cool to see such a rare model

  4. Craig,
    Good looking model. I remember ITR at Pendleton where we trained to go up and down the “Jacobs ladder” to get in and out of these things. I am glad the training was on dry ground and we didn’t have to ride in one of these.

  5. Actually, it’s an LCVP: Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel. When I saw 1/35 LST, I was thinking I’d be seeing something the size of a bass boat sitting on a trailer, given that an LST (Landing Ship Tank) is about 375 feet long. 🙂

    • It’s an LCT landing craft tank, the ‘vp’ can take a jeep, or a 105, this is the much bigger version. It can take one Sherman.

    • The box says, “…LCM…” – I mistakenly called it an LST because the box art depicts a Sherman comin’ out of it (which I have, been haven’t built yet), therefore, I thought it was an LST (Landing Ship Tank). Dunno what LCM stands for.

      • Craig
        It stands for “Landing Craft, Mechanized”. As Tom pointed out, LCVP stands for “Landing Craft, Vehicles, Personnel”. The LCM-3 was designed to land Tanks and other large “mechanized” units ashore. If you look at my LCM, I modified it to an LCM-6, a larger version of your kit’s boat. The beach head landing craft can be “modified” to a number of interesting boats, some were seaplane repair boats, some were seagoing blacksmith/fabrication shops. I saw a photo of one landing a narrow guage locomotive on a beach in the Pacific theater.

  6. Whatever, it is, Craig, you could always claim that you modelled it after the landing was completed, therefore no figures!

  7. Craig,
    Very nice job on this craft. As well as your great build on the model, I really like the way you did the water, that is pretty convincing! Thanks for posting.

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