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Yes I was one of the many who got one of the Italeri kits of PT 596 featured in the Winter edition of Model Boats (well it was a present - honest!). Excellent kit and when complete it will be fully radio controlled a la magazine. However, I am one of those who don't like a working model to be without any crew, it doesn't look right on a fairly large scale model to my mind. Now to the problem I have got, does anyone know where I can get some 1:35 scale WW2 US Navy figures? I have searched the internet and found some for an LCT but they don't look right somehow, Any suggestions gratefully received.
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i have made a couple of sets for club members and sold a couple of sets
on e bay but if you want to do your own try useing the airfix 1/32 multi pose
u s marines 1941 -45 if you modify these i used the soft hat on one of the
figures because there was not enough tin hats without camo on hope this helps
happy modelling mick
|Kevin Bellman||13/04/2008 22:22:00|
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I would suggest a liitle patience. Italeri are releasing figures for the Elco in the near future - listed on the following site Link
They are also listing figures for the forth coming schnellboot. No release date on them though! I belive once they are listed on Hannants site you can place an order, there by getting them as soon as they are released.
I've heard that there has been some figures for PT596 released under the name 'warrior'. Not able to find them myself.
The LCT set you mentioned I have and they seem more like 1/32 scale to me i.e. a triffle large.
Hope this helps
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hiya kevin the difference in the scale is minimal
when you try these on a models i have modelled in both scales and they both
look good on various models i agree different manufacturers seem to make
them a bit larger than the scale they quote but different moulds i suppose
well let me know if you disagree but if you want 1/35 scale try military miniatures
u s gun+mortar team set from tamiya you could modify these hope this helps
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if you require somemore figures try mountford minatures paul bacon diecasts
they do 7 man crew for a ship mounted bofors gun in u s garb bit expensive but
they look nice when finished just another set i try to help mick
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