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Landing Craft Personnel (Ramped)

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Introduction
The first of the boats in this feature was built using the old Monogram kit and the second boat was built using the re-released Revell of Germany kit, which is basically a re-pop of the original Monogram offering.

Unfortunately both kits are about 4 foot short of actual length. That said they are the only game in town in 1.35 scale at the moment. Detail on the kits is a bit light and both lack the mid section internal doors. I had though about adding these but without decent pictures or a drawing to work form they remain 'something for later'.

LCP (R) USN

This boat originally featured in my Landing Craft trio article, one of the first I did for the site. It depicts the armoured version of the LCP(R) as used on D Day. Some recently acquired photographs of the boat showed a number of improvements that could be made to the original effort. This included some internal ribs, extending the surround to include the stern section of the well and adding access doors to the gun tubs. Some additional U Models life jackets also made their way into the well.

The bulk of the figures came from standard or converted Tamiya items with the radioman being Verlinden.
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Ahoy Alan, You have put life in these older kits! You say that there are some dimensional issues, despite that, you have depicted excellent renditions of these crafts. 2 more for your collection! I would say that until a manufacturer comes along and offers better kits, these are still fine kits and again, you have done a great job: craft, figures and details! Cheers, Joe
AUG 13, 2013 - 01:09 PM
Hi Joe, Many thanks for your kind comments. They are a decent enough kit to build and I was glad to see the re-release although it was hard to track down UK side. Kenny aka Gator did a nice model of the Command/Fire Control version. I would like to have a go at making the LCP (L) at some point as it was widely used by the British in the early part of the war and I do hope Italeri continue their LCP range. Cheers Al
AUG 13, 2013 - 09:53 PM
Hi folks, There is some good footage in this British Pathe film of the Royal Navy LCV, LCA, LCPR and LCM 3. Most of the boat action starts about half way through the film. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/marines-war-preparations The LCPR boats show up after about 8 minutes and it was this footage that sparked he 2nd build. Al
AUG 16, 2013 - 11:32 PM
Nice work Alan, you mention a slight 4' discrepancy, have you got a 'snag list' to bring it up to scratch, as it were?
OCT 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM
Hi Jon, No I'm afraid I don't although plans exist for the boat. I took most of my fixes from the PATHE footage and this site: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/ships-slc.html#lcpr Sorry for the late reply, I only just saw your post. Cheers Al
DEC 25, 2014 - 05:22 PM