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Help building 1/35 scale apa
Posted by Hillbilly 6451 on Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:53 PM

Hello everyone new to the site. I'm taking on the biggest challenge I have ever done before in modeling. I'm trying to find actual measurements for an apa and landing craft tank any help would be appreciated thank you all and have a blessed day.

Tags: 1/35 apa
fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 2, 2020 1:30 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 2, 2020 1:54 PM

Welcome, hillbilly

What you'll want to do is post this question in the 'ships" forum. There are a bunch of former amphibs there who will answer the question in detail.

Now, an APA at that scale will be kinda big, like 15 feet long. An LCT, 6 or 7 feet long.

I'm assuming you are picking an armor scale for figures and vehicles. Recently a lot has become available in 1/48, and even a better selection in 1/72, as well.

There are a lot more ship fittings available in those, and smaller scales.

Bill

 

 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, March 2, 2020 2:25 PM

Either an APA or LCT will become a labor of love and $$$

In Morrison's recommended scale of 1:48 a bare LCT-6 hull from Loyalhanna Dockyard runs $160.00.   That is no deck,  no running gear, no fittings. 

https://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/US%20HEADER.htm

 Compare that with a LSM  a larger, but similar effort to the LCT..   The hull runs $195.00, but the hull with fittings runs $650.00

You didn't specify which class APA you wished to built,  but here's a Liberty hull & fittings kit in 1:96 (half the scale of 1:48 - a common ship model scale).  Hull, fittings, plans -- $775.00

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:01 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:20 PM
Welcome aboard,be sure to check out all the different sections of the forum beyond the introduction Section,so much more info to be had.

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Posted by CG Bob on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:04 PM

The NavSource Photo Archive lists about 200 APA's; and two different Marks of LCT's.

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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:10 AM

The Booklet of General Plans is not suitable for plans with hull lines, etc, but they should be good for looking the ship over, and downloads for free here.

Just for a suggestion, a converted Destroyer Escort would only be half the size of the APA.  Take a look at the APD that is also provided on that page.

Good luck,
Rick

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:53 AM

GMorrison

Welcome, hillbilly

What you'll want to do is post this question in the 'ships" forum. There are a bunch of former amphibs there who will answer the question in detail....

Yes

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:39 PM

Hi Hillbilly6451:

   Hey, you would do better if this was in Ships. Now as to the scale. A 1/87 APA is almost 8.5 feet long . In 1/35, be careful what you wish for. Also,Welcome to the forums!

  • Member since
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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:27 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Hillbilly6451:

   Hey, you would do better if this was in Ships. Now as to the scale. A 1/87 APA is almost 8.5 feet long . In 1/35, be careful what you wish for. Also,Welcome to the forums!

 
Yes

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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