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WW2 - LVT-(A)1 USArmy 708th Tank Battalion Saipan 1944 - USA

Posted by Hellboy on 01 Dec 2016, 16:46

'Japanese kiss'

Some pictures of a recent project - construction, painting and aging of a 'LVT-(A)1' from the manufacturer Dragon (item number 7387).

For the diorama I will probably use the figures 'Japanese Army Aviation' from the manufacturer Orion (item number ORI72010R).

The diorama tells us the history of the battle 'Saipan' in June 1944. A wave attack of the US army was repulsed by the Japanese. One 'LVT-(A)1' has received several hits in the engine compartment. The drive falls out. The team can escape uninjured. However, the tank must be left behind with engine failure. A few days after the fight japanese soldiers examine the wreck and the effect of their own weapons.

Since I am still not 100% sure with the planning, I have not applied the impacts of the projectiles on the tank. If you want, you can tell me what you think of the planning. I would be glad about suggestions and criticism.

Pictures of the construction and the painting of the base as well as the painting of the figures come as soon as possible.

Enjoy the photos of the tank! :-D

Hellboy


Link-Note:

Information about the tank
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Vehicle_Tracked

Information about the battle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saipan

The model
http://modelingmadness.com/scott/misc/military/previews/dragon/7387.htm

The figures
https://www.dersockelshop.de/wwii-japanese-army-aviation-1-72_orion_ori72010r.html


Keywords for search engines: 1/72, USA, US Army, WW2, WWII, world war 2, Pazifikkrieg, pacific war, LVT-(A)1, Landing Vehicle Tracked, Dragon 7387 LVT-(A)1, Orion ORI72010R Japanese Army Aviation, Modellbau, Modelling, Frank Krueger, 12/2016, photos were shot with Canon PowerShot G7 X, images were edit with Corel Paint Shop Pro X, picture hosted by Photobucket.com

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Posted by Carlos on 01 Dec 2016, 17:51

Hi Hellboy, I think is a very good project, the material you choose is excellenet, the Dragon kit and the figures looks great. I like the way in wich you planned the diorama.
fellow, it will be very interesting for me, the pacific front is one of my favourites topics and the LVT family one of my favourite vehicles.
Some months ago I made one (but just the common lvt4 transport version, and from airfix

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47210/thread/1466377704/lvt4+airfix

For that I had to take a large number of pictures, some are from the LVT a1 and I think i have some pics of "hit" or semi destroyed vehicles, if you autoriced me a could deploy some pics here that could help in your project)
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Posted by Carlos on 01 Dec 2016, 18:37

to not make spam enter in my album where the pictures are, for sure you have all the pics, but just in case it could help, information are mostly abouth the lvt4 and the howitzer, but there are some a1 pics too
http://s138.photobucket.com/user/cpitt01/library/lvt%204?sort=3&page=1
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Posted by Hellboy on 01 Dec 2016, 19:08

Carlos wrote:Hi Hellboy, I think is a very good project, the material you choose is excellenet, the Dragon kit and the figures looks great. I like the way in wich you planned the diorama.


Hi Carlos! First of all thank you for your great comment and your help with the great links! :-D

Carlos wrote:Some months ago I made one (but just the common lvt4 transport version, and from airfix


Great pictures of the LVT transport version! :shock: Congratulations to the great vehicle and the fantastic painted figures !!!! :thumbup:

Carlos wrote:For that I had to take a large number of pictures, some are from the LVT a1 and I think i have some pics of "hit" or semi destroyed vehicles, if you autoriced me a could deploy some pics here that could help in your project)


Great suggestion !!!! :yeah: I would be very happy if you would show the pictures here. Look forward!!!! And in advance already many thanks! :-D
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Posted by santifernandez on 01 Dec 2016, 19:17

My opinion is that there is good material to make a beautiful scene of the war in the Pacific, to see how you develop the theme,
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Posted by Peter on 05 Dec 2016, 22:16

That's a real nice tank! And I'm looking forward to the progress of this project! :thumbup:

It's that tank somewhere available?
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Posted by Hellboy on 06 Dec 2016, 07:14

Peter wrote:That's a real nice tank! .... It's that tank somewhere available?


Peter, thank you for your friendly comment. To your question. It looks as if the Dragon 7387 LVT- (A) 1 kit can not be bought anymore. I've looked into some online stores. Everywhere I get the message 'CURRENTLY SOLD OUT'. :( Whether Dragon this model no longer produces? Were very very bad, because the kit is really great. But I do not know exactly. Has anyone here in the forum more information about it?
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Posted by Peter on 07 Dec 2016, 21:29

Thanks for the answer Frank! :thumbup:
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Posted by Hellboy on 27 Dec 2016, 21:04

It's time for a little update. All planned components are assigned to the planned wooden base. This is to be clarified, which is the optimal placement of the objects and whether the available space can be used meaningfully.

The following accessories were used in addition to the tank and the known figures:

Manufacturer: Silesian Models
Product number: SM04
Designation: 5 Gallons Jerry Cans Us Army
Link-Note: http://silesianmodels.blogspot.de/2010_01_01_archive.html

Manufacturer: Goffy Model
Product number: 7205
Designation: Sherman ammo boxes
Link-Note: http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Goffy/ShermanAmmoBoxesprev.htm

Manufacturer: Extra Tech
Product number: EXV 72014
Designation: US WWII Small Arms
Link-Note: http://www.modellbauversand.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=EXV72014&x=0&y=0

Manufacturer: Brengun
Product number: BRL72016
Designation: PSP perforated steel plates
Link-Note: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/170766-brengun-brl72016-psp-perforated-steel-plates

Manufacturer: CMK
Product number: BE72008
Designation: Ammo 75mm for M4 Sherman
Link-Note: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/112589-cmk-be72008-ammo-75mm-for-m4-sherman

Manufacturer: E.T. Model
Product number: J72-010
Designation: WWII Allied Vehicle Accessory and Stowage set type 1
Link-Note: http://militaryscalemodelling.com/products/wwii-allied-vehicle-accessory-and-stowage-set-type-1-et-model-j72-010/

Manufacturer: E.T. Model
Product number: J72-012
Designation: WWII Allied Oil Drum
Link-Note: http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=ET-J72012

Enjoy the photos! :-D

Hellboy

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Posted by Carlos on 27 Dec 2016, 21:53

niiiiiiiiiiiice! can wait to see it finished.
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Dec 2016, 00:40

There is a plan.
A Base.
One tank.
Equipment.
Figures.
Let the operation roll on.
Shoot with glue, paint, sweat, without blood to a nice Diorama :cowboy: Frank!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 28 Dec 2016, 01:38

It looks a very prommissing scene, but what disturbs me the most is the amount of filth on the amtrack. An amtrack right out of the water would be much cleaner, imho.
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Posted by Das_Dirch on 28 Dec 2016, 08:34

Looks very beautiful so far. :yeah:
I will follow this thread.
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Posted by Hellboy on 29 Dec 2016, 07:29

First of all thank you for the nice comments. I am very curious about how the diorama will develop and whether I will succeed at all. We will (hopefully) see it soon .... ;-)

mickey mouse wrote:It looks a very prommissing scene, but what disturbs me the most is the amount of filth on the amtrack. An amtrack right out of the water would be much cleaner, imho.


This is a good objection. However, the scene represents something different. The vehicle came from the interior of the island and was freshly refueled and refounded (we will see this - on the vehicle are canisters stand and ammunition chains hang over the shields). Just then, the generic attack came and damaged the tank. The vehicle and position must be abandoned.

If the tank had just come out of the water shortly before, it would be full-fueled and ready for the fight. Would jump over the stand directly into the Island interior. In this case, the drawers and muliton boxes make no sense. The beach section is a kind of supply point.

This is at least the current plan. :oops: I hope you like the plan. Or is it unrealistic? I can still change everything. I would be happy about ideas and creativity.
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Posted by Hellboy on 26 Feb 2017, 16:33

It's time for a little update again. Hope you like the pictures!

The story has changed a bit. The comment from mickey mouse was the reason. mickey mouse, thanks for your tip. :yeah: I'm curious if you like the new story better. I find it better now.

"The tank was already In fight in the interior of the island. However, in this area of the battle the American tanks are forced to turn back and flee. The LVT tries to reach the open sea. But he is stopped on the beach by the Japanese and shot at by them. A hit in the engine compartment. A small caliber. Is enough to damage the engine. The crew must give up the vehicle and flee on foot. "

I have put together some pictures which will give us an impression of the island today and also of the fighting of 1944. Let's start with that ....

Have fun! :-D

Hellboy

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....... now follow the next steps. A layer primer must be applied to the diorama. This is necessary since we have combined many different materials such as plastic, metal, resin and sand. Only after priming can the airbrush be started. Let's see how everything is still developing. I am very curious!
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Posted by Hellboy on 22 Jun 2017, 17:02

It is currently too hot in Germany to make something for our hobby. :sweatdrop: So today there is only a very very 'petit' update. ;-)

We see nothing spectacular. But there are two work steps on a long way to a finished diorama.

First we see the base after the primer has been applied. Then follow the pictures showing the base, after applying acrylic paints with the airbrush. Small parts were painted with the brush.

Now follow the painting with oil colors. Let's see how it works ...

Have fun! :-D

Hellboy

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Posted by Wiking on 22 Jun 2017, 22:45

Look very promising.
The fine different color of the beach is impressive good. :thumbup:

Such a nice lovely beach.
And after you was there how dirty it look now. :mad:

In the Patrol to Tripoli Dio (Work in Progress section too)
mickey mouse mentioned that there is a :winky: palm missing !!!

:mrgreen:

Good work overall.
Look out for more.
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Posted by KenzoSato on 23 Jun 2017, 09:33

Fantastic w.i.p
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Posted by Hellboy on 23 Jun 2017, 13:43

Wiking and KenzoSato, thank you for your nice comments. I am very happy that you like the base. The work has been so much fun to me. :-D

Yesterday I made the water surface with 'Still Water (Clear)' from the manufacturer 'Vallejo'. Shallow waves now hit the beach. Looks a bit like being on holiday. I immediately took the opportunity and took an extensive bath in the sea. Very refreshing!!!! 8) But - Wiking you're right - all the crap on the beach really is a bit disturbing .... :(

Wiking wrote:In the Patrol to Tripoli Dio (Work in Progress section too)
mickey mouse mentioned that there is a :winky: palm missing !!!


Because of the palm .... I have glued the palm completely. No way to filch.... ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 23 Jun 2017, 18:13

There are leaves on the palm, The naval barrage wasn't that effective then :P
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