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Operation Urgent Fury/Invasion of Grenada, LVTP-7, Amtrac.

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Operation Urgent Fury/Invasion of Grenada, LVTP-7, Amtrac.
Posted by TigerII on Saturday, June 29, 2024 1:04 PM

My next project is the 1/35 scale LVTP-7 from Academy. I'm going to start the post here but will have it transition to the Diorama forum. As I intend to have him coming onto the beach at St. Mal, Grenada. I will be painting it in the USMC MERDC camouflage scheme. I've gotten some work done, but wasn't able to post sooner as the flickr site was having some problems, per se. So far it's nice build although you have to be attentive to the fact that they have LVTP-7A1 parts mixed with the regular Amtrac parts and the instructions don't mention that. Here are some WIP pics and I hope to post some more soon.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, June 29, 2024 2:27 PM

Cool! I'll be watching! I wanted to build one some day too, and I stashed the Dragon 1/72 one for that.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, June 29, 2024 2:35 PM

I'll be watching this one.  It sounds really interseting.  Good start so far.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 29, 2024 5:11 PM

Nice project! The Marine LVTPs, jeeps, tanks and other vehicles were in the Fall Temperate MERDC colors in Grenada: Forest Green FS 34079, Field Drab FS 30118, Sand FS 30277, and Black FS 37038. That color scheme was not USMC specific, but used by the Army, Marines and some USAF vehicles as well during that era.

 

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Posted by TigerII on Saturday, June 29, 2024 9:41 PM

Thanks stik for the info. Looking forward to a good build and MERDC camo, fellas.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 5, 2024 9:19 PM

Looks cool Tiger, and I love the MERDC camo, good luck with it!

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Posted by TigerII on Sunday, July 7, 2024 10:12 PM

It has been a busy week. But I finally got a little work done. I finished the turret, painted the tracks and added the wheels and tracks to the hull. I'm starting my masking of silly putty for the MERDC camo pattern. It'll probably be a combination of airbrushing and hand painting. So here are some WIP pics.

 

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Posted by S Hollowell on Monday, July 8, 2024 6:47 AM

That's a crazy looking machine! Coming along nicely.

 

S.H.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, July 8, 2024 5:51 PM

Looking good.  The MERDC should look really nice on it.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 8, 2024 8:07 PM

Yeah she looks the business! 

Good luck with the masking. The Silly Putty is probably the best way but it's still a lot of work. 

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Posted by TigerII on Sunday, July 14, 2024 5:35 PM

Hey, everyone. I was busy these last two weeks with anniversary and doing another project with my grandson. Thank you S.H., Gino and Gamera for your comments. I finally silly puttied it and painted in reverse by doing the Deep Forest Green first and then the Field Drab, but this preliminary paint job came out good. I'll be adding the Sand and Black soon, then taking care of the other details. Enjoy the WIP pics and all comments are greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 15, 2024 10:49 PM

Nice progress! What green did you use for the FS34079? 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, July 15, 2024 11:33 PM

Thanks Stik. For the FS34079, I used Tamiya's XF-26 Deep Green. I was tempted to use XF-11 IJN Green, but from all the research pics I had and you provided I felt that it was too dark. I like the way it came out and I'll be adding the Sand and Black colors soon.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 5:22 PM

That's coming along really nicely!!! Sharp work! Yes

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Posted by TigerII on Thursday, July 18, 2024 1:40 PM

Well, I did the Flat Black and Sand colors to the MERDC camouflage scheme. I feel like there's too much Field Drab, but that's the color during this operation. Still I'm very happy with it and now its off to weathering, painting, adding gear, etc. Enjoy the WIP pics. As always any comments and critiques are appreciated.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, July 18, 2024 3:58 PM

The MERDC looks really nice.  Great job on it.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, July 18, 2024 5:38 PM

TigerII
I feel like there's too much Field Drab, but that's the color during this operation.

Well, it's important to remember that the paint was put on by bored (or "On Report") 18-19y/o E3s after havign been chalked on by a harried E4 being yelled at by a collection of E6 & E7 (as well as the TC, like as not).

The colors match the manual, and it's excellent work on the model.  If anything, it's "too neat" for "applied by Marines."  Modeling rushed brushed on paint is an exercise in frustration.  Sticking with "looks good" is good modeling.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, July 21, 2024 1:13 PM

Yeah, we're our own worst critics, looks pretty darn fine to me!!! Yes

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Posted by TigerII on Sunday, July 21, 2024 10:01 PM

Well thanks for the comments Gino, CapnMac and Gamera. I have some more WIP pics. I did the visors and optics, although I feel the visors need some more tweaking, along with the .50cal MG, tools and equipment. I think its ready for some weathering, and definitely some more tweaking, along with a figure and aerials. Comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 6:23 PM

Nice work on the tools and the optics, she's lookin' good! 

Looking forward to the weathering. Have you considered a base? I think a small wood plaque with a little sand on it would be more than enough. 

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