Just picked up the new Airfix LCVP Higgins Boat Landing Craft from
Colpar Hobbies here in Denver. From previous posts, this is new mold
in 1/72 (not 1/76) and it looks more Heller-ish than Airfix-ish to me.
The kit includes 83 parts, 3 boat crew figures and THREAD for the bow
ramp cables. Two marking options are included, PA 26-19 (Omaha Beach)
or PA 33-4 (Utah Beach), both with a white diamond marking for the
hull. Not bad for $4.98.
I rarely buy boat/ship models, but due to the recent D-Day 60th
anniversary observances and "Saving Private Ryan", I had to have this
Just did a closer inspection of this kit and found that it even
includes German beach obstacles!
BTW: Being primarily an aircraft modeler, I have no idea what the
colors are for this boat. The instructions recommend Humbrol 127
Satin US Ghost Grey for the majority of the boat with Humbrol 91 Matt
Black Green below the waterline. Are these colors accurate?