Monday, 9 January 2012

LVT-4 'Buffalo'

While I was building a 'new' LVT for a recent blog post Link I took the opportunity to repair and paint three others which I've had since JR presented them to me about 15 years ago!  As I've had cause to remark before, it doesn't do to rush these things.  The new addition was completed as a British vehicle and will in the fullness of time be joined by two more.  The three older models I finished in US colours.
My trio of US LVTs - the .50 gunners are metal figures (Raventhorpe?) which I've also had for quite a while.
The markings are pretty minimal - this accords with most of the photographic evidence I've seen.
Another view of my British Buffalo.  Two of the LVTs were completed with ramps up and two down.
The British LVT again.

12 comments:

Paul said...

Beautiful brace of Buff's. I must get out mine as well now.

I think the figures make the passenger/cargo deck took to small compared to the real thing.

Nice post.

Nick Grant said...

Very cool!

Nick

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

The Nice crew figures really make it a beautiful piece of kit! Rivers crossings are GO ;)

Rodger said...

They look pretty good Tim.

Fire at Will said...

Nice herd, what do you have planned for them/ Walcheren or the Rhine?

Mine have sat in the box since I last did Lake Commachio at least three years ago.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
The figures are a bit over scale, but what the hell.

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
I always liked this kit - cool indeed.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Quite. I need to spend a bit of time on scenario design.

Tim Gow said...

Rodger
Thanks. A good return on not much work!

Tim Gow said...

Fire at Will
No solid plans as yet but I'm sure they'll turn up in a game eventually..

spprojectblog said...

They look great- will have to picks some up for myself- been hankering after a Walcheren game....

Pete.

Tim Gow said...

spprojectblog
You could be on to something there!