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1/72 Trumpeter LCAC
chrisb760
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 05:51 AM UTC
This hovercraft is kinda big, I have a couple of LAV's as a load.
But I'm a bit confused as to how big the beach should be.
Unfortunately the cushion doesn't deflate. So the theme would be "just landed".
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you
for any help Chris
pbennett
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 07:21 AM UTC
Chris,

I actually have Trumpeter's 1/144-scale version of this kit ... still in its box, as I've been trying to work out how to depict the cushion deflated. I recently came across an example of just that. The pre-formed cushion was replaced with sections of paper handkerchief, moulded to shape using diluted PVA white glue. If you're interested, you can find an article on this build by visiting www.modellmarine.de (adding LCAC after the title). The article is in German, but there is the option to translate the text if needed.

Just a thought,

Paul
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:20 AM UTC
Sounds like there's a potential market for a resin update...

HermannB
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:34 PM UTC

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This hovercraft is kinda big, I have a couple of LAV's as a load.
But I'm a bit confused as to how big the beach should be.
Unfortunately the cushion doesn't deflate. So the theme would be "just landed".
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you
for any help Chris



Lots of LCAC pics here:

https://www.dvidshub.net/search?q=LCAC&view=grid