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LVTH6A1 from AFV Club
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.
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:38 AM UTC
It's in stock at Hobbyeasy, too.
Frenchy
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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.
Klaus-Adler
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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.
AmTrac1833
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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
Frenchy
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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... )

H.P.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:56 PM UTC

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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!!!
Tank1812
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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.
Frenchy
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:04 PM UTC

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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/13476480@N07/26219440781/sizes/o/

LVTH6 :



Full size

So both options are OK....

H.P.
bat_213
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC
guys that baest looks like a great build.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC
I just wish the Amusing Hobby company would release there version with the pliw on the front that the mentioned about 8 months ago
Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:16 PM UTC

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I just wish the Amusing Hobby company would release there version with the pliw on the front that the mentioned about 8 months ago



LVTE-1, yes we all want to spend our money on it.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:47 PM UTC

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I just wish the Amusing Hobby company would release there version with the pliw on the front that the mentioned about 8 months ago



LVTE-1, yes we all want to spend our money on it.



if I could find their email address I would contact them and ask when they're going to release it.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:01 PM UTC

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I just wish the Amusing Hobby company would release there version with the pliw on the front that the mentioned about 8 months ago



LVTE-1, yes we all want to spend our money on it.



if I could find their email address I would contact them and ask when they're going to release it.



http://www.amusinghobby.com/page/concact.html
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:45 PM UTC

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I just wish the Amusing Hobby company would release there version with the pliw on the front that the mentioned about 8 months ago



LVTE-1, yes we all want to spend our money on it.



if I could find their email address I would contact them and ask when they're going to release it.



http://www.amusinghobby.com/page/concact.html



wow thanks for the link robin, I'm going to hit them up after work!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:53 AM UTC
Or maybe this?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-af35318-lvte1--1136032



Safer option than the unknown Amusing Hobby release (some of their kits are far from accurate...).
bat_213
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:32 AM UTC
that woud be a very cool kit to build
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:54 PM UTC

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Or maybe this?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-af35318-lvte1--1136032



Safer option than the unknown Amusing Hobby release (some of their kits are far from accurate...).



Thanks Vodnik, I didn't even know afv club had one of those in the pipeline, do you have any idea when you'll be able too buy it?
Vodnik
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 06:10 PM UTC

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Thanks Vodnik, I didn't even know afv club had one of those in the pipeline, do you have any idea when you'll be able too buy it?


No idea, but if I remember correctly they announced it shortly after the LVTH-6 announcement.
AmTrac1833
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:47 PM UTC

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Or maybe this?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-af35318-lvte1--1136032



Safer option than the unknown Amusing Hobby release (some of their kits are far from accurate...).



That'll be a good starting point. It appears to be more of an LVTP5A1 modified to an LVTE1 rather than an actual production LVTE1. LVTE1s did not have the cooling outlets on the sides and had a modified engine decking. Still, it will be an excellent starting point with the blade and launcher.
gizmo21
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:45 AM UTC
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:27 AM UTC

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I am always looking for a doomed AFV club Duster to build this version.
knewton
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:34 AM UTC

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I am always looking for a doomed AFV club Duster to build this version.



Is this thing still around? Would make for a great project if there were enough photos showing the whole thing.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:54 AM UTC

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Or maybe this?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-af35318-lvte1--1136032



Safer option than the unknown Amusing Hobby release (some of their kits are far from accurate...).



That'll be a good starting point. It appears to be more of an LVTP5A1 modified to an LVTE1 rather than an actual production LVTE1. LVTE1s did not have the cooling outlets on the sides and had a modified engine decking. Still, it will be an excellent starting point with the blade and launcher.





More here:
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/lvte1.htm