Scratch built LVT-2 (wip)

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Postby Manu-Military » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:42 am

Hi,
This is my attempt at building an LVT-2 from scratch.
As those who already know my models, this one as usual will not be rc at all.
Thanks for looking.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:33 am

Cool! :thumbup: I'll be watchin'! RC or not, this will be a model of a funky-yet-famous vehicle. Do you have the following book?

Doyle, David. LVT[4] Amtrac: the Most Widely Used Amphibious Tractor of World War II. Legends of Warfare: Ground. Schiffer Military, 2020. ISBN: 978-0-7643-6010-7.
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Postby Manu-Military » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:12 am

Thank you.
Yes I have this book.
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Postby Manu-Military » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:27 pm

Validation of the track length. Everything goes fine.

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Postby FredtheFrench » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:11 am

Absolutely a great build. Congrats Manu!!! :clap:
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Postby lmcq11 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:30 pm

A great model is being built here,

it seems to me it would not take much to install a gearbox on those sprockets and put metal pins on those tracks to simply drive it around. Adding some Marines in the compartment would create a Diorama on its own.
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Postby Manu-Military » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:13 pm

Thank you both for your comments.

No I don't intend to make it RC nor will it be assigned in the PTO but rather ETO instead.

This area was not that easy to me to make but at last this is what I managed to build.
The mud guard is kept as an independant part until the tension screws area is painted.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:51 pm

It looks as if that track tension adjuster might actually work! Thanks for putting up more pictures. What a great model of an interesting vehicle. :clap:
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