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Landing Craft Trio
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 08:09 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly taking advantage of his new digital camera submited an excellent batch of images of his "future project" of the Canadian Army landing on D-Day. Of course they need to get out of some kind of craft, so Alan figure it out, including these three types used on D-Day: LCA, LCM(3) and LCVP.
The fact that they are in a constant scale helps us have a notion of the different sizes and capacity capabilities of the work horses, so many times forgotten.




Thank you Alan, for your help to Modelshipwrights!

Enjoy

Landing Craft Trio MOD Feature

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

PS: Alan, MSW wants a full Feature for your Dio!
Skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 08:13 PM UTC
Nice work, Alan, on both the models and the pictures, mate! That's a fine looking trio that you have there, should make for a banger of a Dio! Thanks for sharing!
~Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 08:19 PM UTC
Wow, nice work Alan. Great job all the way around. The ropes on all three are really eye catching, especially the festooned line on the LCA and the cargo net on the LCM. Very inspiring...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 08:28 PM UTC
Hi All

Just a quick note that I forgot to mention and I want you guys to notice:
This is a four (!!) page MOD Feature, being the first page with the ensemble photos, and then one per each craft!

Alan did a great job, specially with that FM LCA
(just my 2 cents, here)

Bravo Zulu

Skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 10:17 PM UTC
Outstanding job Alan....
Looking forward to seeing the whole diorama...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 12:21 AM UTC
Greetings all,

i've been lurking behine those fuel barrels to see if it was safe to put my head out - LOL.

Thanks for all your comments and I hope you enjoyed the show. My thanks to Skipper who had to wade throught a mountain of 'almost photographs' and my thanks to all those who have given me their help, knowledge and access to all manner of useful information. It's that help and encouragement that made these possible.

I've still a little work to do on the LCVP and the LCM, I've been experimenting with the chipped paint technique and I think the top and sides of the ramps would benefit from a bit more damage,

When I get the loads sorted out and installed I'll post an update.

Dave your British Infantry are coming along fine, thanks for that trade.

If someone had said to me 18 month ago that I'd be displaying a model on this site I've had told them they were mad. Just goes to show what can be gained from the help and information available here.

Glad you enjoyed the show and thanks again for your comments and support.

Cheers

Al





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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 02:58 PM UTC
Alan these will simply look awesome in the dio you are planning, I am at your service any time! You name it I am there...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 04:32 PM UTC
Hi Alan,

I'm by no means a boatie - the closest I get to being one is when I go for my annual attempt to surf :-) :-) - but by Neptune those are AWESOME!!!

Dude, get out from behind those fuel barrels, and stand proud!!

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 08:30 PM UTC
Paul and Rudi,

Thanks lads, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Those of you who picked up on my post about 'Salvage Boats' will now know the reason why ha ha, a forth to add to the trio would be just great LOL, LOL.

In lieu of Salvage Boats, I'm building a couple of DUKWs at the moment. They were scheduled to land at H hour + 90 but as the second wave troops were delayed and didn't hit the beach until 7am the DUKWs might not have been too far off shore by that time. Just in case I have an open bit of sea!!! LOL, LOL.

Cheers

Al

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 08:41 PM UTC
Sorry Alan

I will not add a fourth craft to this MOD :-)
But I can make a single Craft MOD for the "Salvage Boat".

Where you able to "catch" one of those?

Skipper
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 08:45 PM UTC
Hi skipper,

Still living in hope, still living in hope!!! LoL.

You've got admit thought it would look great.

Cheers

Al