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LCM 3 and 4x4 Off-Road Vehicle
CMOT
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:45 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at a limited edition release from Revell of Germany in the form of a LCM 3 50ft Landing Craft and 4x4 Off-Road Vehicle.

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:50 AM UTC
Love to see this one built, looks like a decent kit (the LCM), with a little scratch building and some AM parts, could be a real nice model.
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:52 AM UTC
The 2 pictures at the end of the review are where I stuck some parts together and the join is exceptionally good.
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

Is this the Italeri kit re-boxed but with a more appropriate set of decals? It looks like it is to me. It doesn't look like they included a new ladder for the British version which is a shame,

Al
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC

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The 2 pictures at the end of the review are where I stuck some parts together and the join is exceptionally good.



Now build it and show us!....
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 08:21 AM UTC
Alan I believe you are correct and there is no ladder.

Kev I am working my way through it.
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:16 AM UTC

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Hi Darren,

Is this the Italeri kit re-boxed but with a more appropriate set of decals? It looks like it is to me. It doesn't look like they included a new ladder for the British version which is a shame,

Al


Yep, this is the Italeri kit #6479 which is the LCM kit and new figures combined with the old 70's era Jeep and US figures.
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:14 PM UTC
Hee hee; I know they are recycling the figures with the jeep but the bazookaman is a funny one inside the LCM - I suspect that if the swabbies thought he was about to zap them with backblast they'd open the ramp out to sea!
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 04:48 PM UTC
The thing is Fred rather than it looking like a bazooka it looks more like a recoilless rifle that is normally mounted on a light vehicle.
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hi Darren,

Both should build into nice kits then. The Italeri jeep is still the only one that comes with a tarp as far as I know.



There is a lot of fun to be had with boats, but be careful like the Sherman you can become addicted



Cheers

Al