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miscmini Fezian26 Oct 2008 4:14 p.m. PST

Subject: US LCM-3 Landing Craft
Manufacturer: Armaments In Miniature
Scale: 1/100
Medium: Resin
Price (on line): $18 USD link

This is another fine, multi-part kit from Armaments in Miniature (AIM). As I recall there were about 14 pieces which included the hull, the ramp, pilot house, winch, ventilators, and cleats. The pieces went together well and required minimal trimming. Although the parts required minimal cleaning the smaller ones, cleats in particular, required patience because they are so small and delicate. AIM also carries decals for the kits. I finished my LCM-3 with Vallejo Model Colors Neutral Gray and then weathered it with some reddish brown (Andrea Colors) and oily steel (Vallejo) and finished up with a dark wash.

Recommendation: Nice little kit, I recommend it for all experience levels with the caveat that beginners or novices may want to leave off the cleats and just fill-in the holes.

Post assembly:
Decals: Wargames (AIM has these available)
Paint: Vallejo Model Colors
Primer: Rust-Oleum Gray Automotive Primer
Matte Finish: Krylon Crystal Clear Matte

Pictures of finished Landing Craft picture picture


The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member26 Oct 2008 4:36 p.m. PST

Very nice!

I guess I expect to see a couple of machineguns mounted on these things. Am I deluding myself?

miscmini Fezian26 Oct 2008 4:54 p.m. PST

I've seen pictures of them with and without MGs. This kit does not include MGs but some of the other AIM landing craft kits do. Kevin

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member26 Oct 2008 5:58 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Oct 2008 3:54 a.m. PST

MGs weren't usual on LCM-3s; more common on the later LCM-6s, and always on the smaller LCVPs.

Dave Schmid Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2008 6:25 a.m. PST

Kevin, great job. The design of the LCM-3 did not include MGs. They may have been added as a field modification. LCVPs, LCP(L)s, LCP(R)s were designed with MGs.

olddat Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2009 10:05 a.m. PST

Either something is wrong with my computer (not likely) or something is wrong with the web page…I couldn't get any pictures!


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