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I'm looking for anything resembling the WWII LST 452. My neighbor is a vet, and his LST 452 was the first ship to hit the leyte gulf in the Philippines. I found a LST wooden ship, 400... I'm guessing that's a series? It was a $1000 wooden ship. He'll be dead by the time I finish that. I mean I love the 91 year old, but that's too much money. I don't care if it's die cast, or a plastic model, but I want to give this old man something.

 

He knows I build models and has hinted many a time that he wants a model of his old LST.

 

 

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The USS LST 542 was a Class 1 LST with elevator between the Tank Deck and Main Deck. Their Hulls were the basis of the 542 Class LSTs with main deck blowers moved from main deck, main deck reinforced so a larger and heavier deck load could be carried and a ramp to the main deck replaced the slow elevator. Point is, any class 542 LST model could easily be modified into the Class 1 configuration, photos and plans are available.

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  • 3 weeks later...
From; ' LST ROUGH RIDERS SITE '.
 
Dave LaBar

Now me and a buddy and a guy named Joe
took off on a can from Sasebo,
The chow was poor and the fuel was low,
but that doggone can could really go.

Now along about the middle of the night,
we were steaming along with all our might,
When a cruiser behind us blinked his lights,
blew his whistle and pulled into sight.

We had twin screws on that little old can,
which might have you think we were in a jam,
But to you swabbies who don’t dig that jive
that’s 16 boilers and an overdrive.

Now we were men who likely knew
we could race all night until something blew.
That fantail was deep from the turn of the screws,
but through the waves we flew and flew.

Over the ocean we did glide,
flying along with the throttles wide.
The skipper screamed and the crew they cried,
but we and that cruiser stayed side by side.

We looked o’er the fantail ‘cause we heard something coming:
sounded like a jet the way it was humming.
It was coming along at a terrible pace,
and we knew right then it was the end of the race.

As it streaked by our side, we looked the other way,
but, the crew of the cruiser had nothing to say.
For there going by was a Reserve JG,
pushing a hopped up LST !

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hello,

If you're still looking for the LST 1-class kit, here is the newest available kit with detail-up set.

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-se73515-lst-1-class-landing-ship-tank--1169535

AFV-Club 1/350

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/infini-model-im-535016r1-usn-lst-1-class-detail-up-set--1234994

https://www.finehobby.com/FrontStore/iGoodsView.phtml?iCategoryId=1796&iGoodsId=IM535016R1

INFINI Model detail up set

 

There are 3 LST museum ships in South Korea in 2021. I'll compare them and select one of them to build 542-class LST ship. 👍

 

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2 hours ago, modeller_masa said:

Hello,

If you're still looking for the LST 1-class kit, here is the newest available kit with detail-up set.

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/afv-club-se73515-lst-1-class-landing-ship-tank--1169535

AFV-Club 1/350

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/infini-model-im-535016r1-usn-lst-1-class-detail-up-set--1234994

https://www.finehobby.com/FrontStore/iGoodsView.phtml?iCategoryId=1796&iGoodsId=IM535016R1

INFINI Model detail up set

 

There are 3 LST museum ships in South Korea in 2021. I'll compare them and select one of them to build 542-class LST ship. 👍

 

I found a plastic kit and gave it to him to build. He did a pretty good job!

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