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Cold Warrior Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 9:37 a.m. PST

Been browsing eBay to no avail, does anyone make relatively modern landing ships or landing craft in 1/600 or 1/700? Wanting to build US and Soviet marine forces for the 80's with landing operation scenarios.



boy wundyr x Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

Not sure if anyone's actually doing it, but Shapeways may have something. There was someone making 1/600 Vietnam-era riverine craft and a few guys make modern ships in smaller scales, so it's not far off.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2016 10:04 a.m. PST

Wouldn't most amphibious borne troops be in helos and LAVs, AAVs LVTPs, etc., or are you actually looking for the "mother ships" that sit off shore?

jpattern2 Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 10:09 a.m. PST

Pit-Road does a 1/700 Russian LACA hovercraft:

I think they did a 1/700 US LCAC back in the '80s or '90s, too, but I can't find one online.

Tamiya does a 1/700 JMSDF Ohsumi/Shimokita, which includes two LCACs:

Sudwind Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 10:11 a.m. PST

They came in old DML kits in 1/700. Pretty pricey, but you can occasionally find them on EBay.

jpattern2 Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 10:25 a.m. PST

That's it, Sudwind, thanks. DML (not Pit-Road or Skywave) did 1/700 kits of a US Marine Amphibious Force, which included an LCAC and two LCM-6s, and a set of Soviet Air-Cushion Landing Craft, which included a Pomornik, an Aist, and a Lebed.

I think each kit goes for about $20 USD-$40, when they pop up on Ebay.

Cold Warrior Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 10:39 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links jpattern. Will have to keep my eyes peeled for those DML sets, sounds like just what I need.


Mainly looking for the assault landing craft for both sides, but if I found say an Alligator or Newport class for example in this scale would be nice to have.

Mako11 Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 10:55 a.m. PST

Testor's made some WWII LSTs in 1/600th scale.

Might be able to serve in a pinch, if you aren't too picky.

I made a British RFA for the Falklands out of balsa wood, so you could probably do the same with the American and Soviet vessels. Surely, a much more economical method than trying to find plastic or resin kits for your use, and they aren't too difficult to make. They just take a little time to get the overall shapes right.

Cold Warrior Inactive Member16 Jun 2016 11:07 a.m. PST


Would love to see your RFA sometime. Unfortunately my scratch-building skills are lacking, that kind of precise sketching, cutting and modelling would end up in disappointment I fear. Would much rather just spend the cash on what I need.

The WWII LST's will be useful down the road once I do Pacific in 1/600 at some point.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Jun 2016 4:11 a.m. PST

Combrig does a 1/700 resin Alligator runs about $45 USD

JAG collective did a 1/700 resin Trenton pops up on eBay occasionally in the $60 USD range.

Orange does a tricked out 1/700 resin Trenton that goes on eBay in the $90 USD range.

Pit Road/Skywave's US/RN Landing craft set, which has LSM, LCI, LCTs, etc is on eBay now:

Hawk/Testors did or does a 1/600 or 1/700 LST that crops up on eBay occasionally in the $10 USD range.

The Airfix HMS Fearless 1/600 kit is frequently on eBay in the $15 USD range.

Midwest sells balsa wood at about $4 USD per sheet. :)
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Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Jun 2016 6:04 a.m. PST

JAG and Modelwerks have both done a Newport class in resin no idea on current availability though, sorry. HP models did a Ropucha.

cwlinsj Inactive Member17 Jun 2016 1:19 p.m. PST

Go to Amazon and look for "1/700 Tarawa class assault ship models" and you will see some kits offered in the $50 USD-80 price range.

These ships were what any US naval assault would have begun from during later Cold War era and the kits include little models of helos, tanks, Amtracs and LCACs.

If you want more LCACs, I got mine from Shapeways.

For Amtracs/AAVs, I got mine from Picoarmor. While 1/600 scale, I have not had problems combining both scales when wargaming.

Cold Warrior Inactive Member18 Jun 2016 3:28 a.m. PST

Thanks gents! Am gaming with Pico/Oddzial, so it is easy to get amphibious and air assault forces. Just lacking in the ship department.

TheWhiteDog19 Jun 2016 6:40 a.m. PST

The Hobby-Boss 1/700 LHD's come with 2x LCAC and 2x LCU, as well as choppers for the airlift. For roughly the same purpose I picked on up on eBay for $35 USD, then pulled the accessories and sold the ship parts for $30. USD

The O8 3mm is what I use as well, and it all fits very nicely together.

CORIVGRU05 Sep 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

You can look at:

Or if you have a waterline LCU body you can try:


Resin Modern :LST

Resin Modern LSD:

Frostie03 May 2017 12:40 a.m. PST

I was going to ask the same question but was wondering if anyone has an update on this matter, mainly looking for Soviet equipment.

Also is there an 'Pit Road' supplier in the UK

CORIVGRU11 May 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

TRy these:


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