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Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
This one must have slipped under my radar...



https://www.how-amps.org/future-release-afv-club-kit-af35141-135-lvth6-fire-support-vehicle-cannon-duck

Looks like it's already available from eBay vendors....

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:38 AM UTC
It's in stock at Hobbyeasy, too.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
I guess it's time to replace my radar :

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=31526&mode=thread&order=0

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC



wow Frenchy I can't believe you missed that, you're my go to guy when it comes to finding info on the internet as you always find out things that I never can.

incidentally does anyone know any more about Amusing Hobbys versions of this vehicle?
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
There are some walkaround pics of a Philippine Army one here :

https://www.facebook.com/1548733742048308/posts/pmc-lvth6-walkaround-by-vern-veron/2261585914096417/

You'll notice that the pictured vehicle is fitted with two types of roadwheels : one is the type usually seen on USMC amtracs, the other is the one found in the AFV Club LVTP5A1 kit (the "ribbed" one) :



AFAIK, the Amusing Hobby kits are yet to be released...But maybe I'm wrong

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Received email from Hobby Easy - my kit is in the mail today.

As far as the roadwheels go, there is a correction set for the earlier style on Shapeways. Pricey but the detail is awesome and if you're doing an H6 in Vietnam you'll need the earlier wheels.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/K7LBQ5ZAB/1-35-lvtp-5-road-wheels?optionId=77363907
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 07:16 PM UTC
Hi Daniel

I know about Mike's wheel set (and I know you're the one to be thanked for that as well ) but it seems to me that it doesn't include enough wheels for a whole amtrac running gear (or maybe I read the description wrong... )

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:56 PM UTC

Quoted Text

This one must have slipped under my radar...



https://www.how-amps.org/future-release-afv-club-kit-af35141-135-lvth6-fire-support-vehicle-cannon-duck

Looks like it's already available from eBay vendors....

H.P.



Hello, Henri-Pierre!

Not to be a "wise-guy", but yes, this kit has been in stock with various Ebay vendors for nearly a month, now...

The "blah-blah-blah has has been "quiet" over this kit because it really is a "niche"-item. Uproar over any kit on THIS site is nine-times-out-of-ten generated over the release of yet ANOTHER Panther or Tiger. The only exceptions have been the two up-coming 1/35 Sherman kits...

THERE! I've SAID IT! Now rake me OVER THE COALS AGAIN!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:59 PM UTC
Mike included all you can afford. To do the whole bus would cost a kidney.

All joking aside, you are correct you need more then one set to complete the model. I forget the amount for one kit but for two kits that I have it was around $300. For me that is outside the budgeted fun for the build, YMMV.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text

As far as the roadwheels go, there is a correction set for the earlier style on Shapeways. Pricey but the detail is awesome and if you're doing an H6 in Vietnam you'll need the earlier wheels.



Just to be sure Mike's great set was a must-buy for Vietnam amtracs, I've double-checked my LVTP5 reference file and I've came across at least two period pics showing the "AFV Club style" wheels in Vietnam :

LVTP5

"Delta 1/7 1st MarDiv starts climbing aboard LVTP-5 amphibious tractors to go the Arizona Territory, Vietnam, 2 July 1969" :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26219440781/sizes/o/

LVTH6 :



Full size

So both options are OK....

H.P.