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DanWW2 Inactive Member28 Feb 2010 3:23 p.m. PST

Here is the finished Higgins Boat.

Crew by the superb and endlessly helpful Company B, decals by Quarter Kit in Paris.

The idea was to produce a generic landing craft for gaming in 28mm- technically tanks wouldn't have been in Higgin's boats, but I'm happy to have a few models useable for armour and/ or infantry, and I wasn't aiming for a historically accurate diorama as such.

Now I'm working on 2nd Rangers and 29th Infantry to go in them! One listed for sale on eBay (item number 260561041524)








wickerman555 Inactive Member04 Mar 2010 7:54 a.m. PST

Cool Higgins :) Did it take long to produce?

DanWW2 Inactive Member04 Mar 2010 4:04 p.m. PST

The basic model was a soft plastic 'toy' made for 1/35 plastic soldiers (totally out of scale!).

I then cleaned it up, primed and undercoated it, handpainted the ropes, life rings, steering wheel and crew, and applied the decals before sealing it all with acrylic spray sealer.

It took a fair amount of time but then I did paint the tips of the bullets in the .30 cal boxes and the lenses on the binoculars! It would look even better on some of the superb club tables representing Normandy or a Pacific beach- I just don't have the space for that kind of terrain set up.


DanWW2 Inactive Member04 Mar 2010 4:06 p.m. PST

Oh- and I've also painted the helmet and binocular straps and the life preserver tie strings since the photos! :O)

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