LCM 3 in 1/144, pt 1
OK, so I’ve been a huge fan of landing crafts for a few years now and I’m not ashamed of it. I made one of these little gems a few years back but wanted to come back to something simple. So here I am again. Trumpeters little LCM 3 in 1/144 is a little faboulus piece but it has one weak point; too deep a hull. Just like the other LCM’s from Trumpeter/Hobby Boss. In this little scale it’s possible to live with.
The clean up is a rather simple affair but you can not rush. A bit of sink is at the stern and has to be dealt with, so a bit of filler will be helpful. This is also the case at the bow ramp’s front and sides. A few pieces of plasticard in the bottom of the hull will reinforce enough for a hole to be drilled for the stand.
As a small improvement I opened up the water outlets and exhausts on the sides. Due to this I also had to block the see through effect, a bit of plasticard was glued to the bulkhead.
So, here it is after a couple of days work. Now it’s ready for a coat of black primer and some proper paint job. See you in a while.