Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Landing Craft Done

15mm Landing Craft, a photo by The Gonk on Flickr.
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry... With the wife and kids shipped out Thursday, I took Friday and Monday off work and had visions of one wonderfully productive four day weekend. Friday went pretty well, and I ran a game of Empire Builder Friday night. I noticed my allergies were acting up, so I stocked up on allergy meds and sudafed ahead of time, only it didn't seem to be doing much good, and by the time I got to bed, I realized it wasn't allergies at all but a debilitating summer cold that took me out the rest of the weekend. I spent Saturday and Sunday camped out on the couch wandering my Netflix queue-- of note were two small budget Sci-Fi films I really enjoyed, Hunter Prey and Monsters. Mosters cost $500k to make and grossed $4.5M? Wow. Anyway, I started feeling somewhat better on Monday, and managed to put the finishing touches on my landing craft. The LCT really needs to be detailed somewhat, but it should mostly be sea blue so I'm pretty much done with it regardless. I'm not sure if the decks should be sea blue or navy blue, if I ever figure that out, I can go back over that. And I figure those LCVP crew load stands took at least an hour per stand, even with my Slop-and-go painting of them. I need to be a bit sloppier, I suppose-- I still detailed the faces and hands.

Here's an overhead shot showing five Battlefront Shermans loaded on the LCT. Pretty cool! I'm a little dissatisfied that the LCVP are waterline models and the LCT is a full model. Interestingly, there is a seam between the bottom and top hull pieces of the LCT exactly at the waterline. I could take it apart right there...but I think I'd probably just screw it all up and have to start over, so I'll leave it like it is.


  1. Look good; I wonder if putting a base on the LCT and building up "water" to the waterline with water putty or plaster of Paris would work, especially if you dod something similar with the waterline models but more of "top" or the "water"... just a thought

  2. I like the idea of splitting the LCT right in the dang middle of it. It should just split apart, right? Even as is it looks good.

  3. Yeah, I think I'm going to just live with it because it doesn't look bad and I can call it DONE!

  4. Where did you get the larger boat from? My naval terminology is lacking I apologize.

  5. It's a scale model LCT from Lindberg, more here.