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LVT Project - 20mm Polsten Gun 171011
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:08:03 PM »
Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?



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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:01:49 PM »
Looks like a LVT (1) , the US designed amphibious troop carrier with the M3 Stuart turret  . Hopefully the groucers on the turret sides will not be on the finished kit , they where not needed on this vehicle and the track being different , wouldn't fit anyway ;D

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 01:12:54 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4 , M4A1, and M4A2 before this

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 01:24:44 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4, M4A1, and M4A2 before this

We will make sure all the M4s are done before releasing any new US vehicles.  This project is handled by a different team too.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 02:15:28 AM »
The LVT(A)-1 didn't have an actual M3 turret.  It was a modified M3A3/M51 turret without the bustle.  The rear plate was flat.  There were no grousers.  The side hatch forward of the turret had a horizontal handle and was wider.
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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 04:03:58 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4, M4A1, and M4A2 before this


We will make sure all the M4s are done before releasing any new US vehicles.  This project is handled by a different team too.
Sounds good. Thanks.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 04:28:00 AM »
I hope you improve the light on the turret top.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 06:35:15 AM »
The LVT(A)-1 didn't have an actual M3 turret.  It was a modified M3A3/M51 turret without the bustle.  The rear plate was flat.  There were no grousers.  The side hatch forward of the turret had a horizontal handle and was wider.

The current turret is a stand in until the new turret is done.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 08:33:29 PM »
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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 turret 170619
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 07:23:21 PM »
@Pinky, this is the correct turret... call it done!



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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 02:59:44 PM »
The LVT(A)1 was the first infantry support Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) used by
the US army in 1942, followed by the LVT(A)4 in 1944. Both saw services in Asia
Pacific and Europe. This is, by far, the largest plastic kit Rubicon Models had tackled
in 1/56 (28mm) scale. Stay tuned for further updates!





















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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 04:14:54 PM »
Looks nice, though not sure what I would do with it.

Trying to convince ShieldWolf that they want to do their heroic scale tanks to a similar (but non competitive) design but with non PETA compliant accessories rather than looking like a Mark one Rhino.

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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 03:59:59 AM »
Have you guys thought about adding a Waterline version to go along with the full size Model? I think most of us Gamers would be "willing to pay a Little Extra" for Both! I do beach landing, so I would like to add a Waterline Model. Think about adding a Poll if you're not sure... The LVT-2 Alligator, armored & unarmored could also be an option (Over the sides)...

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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 10:25:57 AM »
Have you guys thought about adding a Waterline version to go along with the full size Model? I think most of us Gamers would be "willing to pay a Little Extra" for Both! I do beach landing, so I would like to add a Waterline Model. Think about adding a Poll if you're not sure... The LVT-2 Alligator, armored & unarmored could also be an option (Over the sides)...

From the design team, there is a waterline option for the build, but would not be two separate models.  This is already a 4 sprue kit and will not be able to fit additional parts to the project without a fifth sprue; that would well over our project budget!

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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 03:05:03 PM »
Any chance that the below the waterline part plugs in to the above the water line part like your track units, so the modeller can swap between the two modes?