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1:96 Scale Naval Boat Kits



Index of 1/96 Scale Kits

Thanks to all our kit customers for their patience.  We have been able to resume Kit production for 4 of our most popular kits.  We can still do all the hulls.  Please note the price increases on these items, effective from March 1, 2017.We have also been able to resume the popular 26� Motor Launch MK5, although we have very limited availability at this time.


Complete Kits

26' Motor Whaleboat MK2

26� Motor Launch MK5
26' Personnel Boat
40' Motor Launch

Hull Only Kits

Landing Craft LCM-6
Landing Craft LCM-6 Mod I
Landing Craft LCVP
26' Motor Whaleboat MK2
26' Motor Launch MK5
26' Personnel Boat
50' Swift Boat
40' Motor Launch

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Complete Kits

K9606

26' Motor Whaleboat MK2

This craft is found aboard amost all naval vessels, serving as a ship's lifeboat and utility boat (undecked version), and as a captain's gig or officer's motoboat (decked version).  Complete with optional canopies. 

16.95

Picture
Drawings

Instructions

K9607

26' Motor Launch MK5

This craft might be better called a lifeboat, for that is their primary function.  The MK5 was the first fleet-wide boat, and replaced the MK2.Please Note there are very limited quantities of this kit available.

16.95

Drawing

Instructions

K9608

26' Personnel Boat

The PERS MK2 serves as a fast ships boat, capable of 21 kts.  Found aboard both combatant and auxiliary type vessels.

16.95

Drawing

Instructions

K9610

40' Motor Launch

One of the most commonly seen ship's utility boats.  Designed for heavy work transporting stores and liberty parties.  This craft also would serve shore bases in numerous utility duties.

16.95

Picture
Drawing

Complete Kits come ready to assemble, with accurate vaccuformed hulls in white styrene, sheet styrene with templates for deck and structural components, cast Britannia pewter fittings, formed wire, strip styrene stock, in-depth drawings, and assembly instructions.  Photo-etched brass components engineered specifically for these kits are also included with the Complete Kits.  Some kits include optional parts for variations of the particular model.

For these kits and hulls, the instructions have been converted to a file which you can download from the link for Instructions above or below.The instructions are for the full kit, even on the hulls, since the modeler will want to be able to see what is required to build the model even when only the hull is being supplied by MinM.
 

Hulls Only Kits

H9601

Landing Craft 
LCM6

Designed in WWII to land personnel and vehicles during amphibious operations.  This landing craft is still in use today with many variations.  Besides being carried on AKA, APA, and LSD, the LCM is also found as a service craft for shore installations.

9.95

Picture

H9602

Landing Craft 
LCM6 Mod 1

Same as above.  Length 56', beam 14', draft 3' 10", speed 9 kts.

9.95

H9605

Landing Craft LCVP

The LCVP was designed during WWII and it is still in use today.  Originally made of metal, then plated plywood, newer craft were made of reinforced plastic.  Used to carry both troops and small vehicles to the beach.  The LCVP was on of the first vessels converted for Vietnam river operations.  Length 36', beam 10', draft 3.5', speed 9 kts.

6.95

Picture
Drawing

Instructions

H9606

26' Motor Whaleboat MK2

see K9606

6.95

Picture
Drawings

Instructions

H9607

26' Motor Launch MK5

See K9607

6.95

Drawing

Instructions

H9608

26' Personnel Boat

see K9608

6.95

Drawing

Instructions

H9609

PCF MK1 Swift Boat

Originally designed and built for civilian use supporting off-shore oil rigs, the Navy adapted this vessel for assignment in Vietnam.  Used to patrol far up rivers seeking out enemy positions, and for open water boarding of vessels in support of the enemy. 

10.95

Picture
Drawing

H9610

40' Motor Launch

See K9610.  Some modelers have successfully combined 2 hulls to make a 50' Motor Launch.

6.95

Picture
Drawing

For these kits and hulls, the instructions have been converted to a file which you can download from the link for Instructions above or below.The instructions are for the full kit, even on the hulls, since the modeler will want to be able to see what is required to build the model even when only the hull is being supplied by MinM.


Hull Only Kits come with the accurate vaccuformed hulls in white styrene, and the  in-depth drawings and assembly instructions.  These are for modelers who prefer to work from scratch and have their own supplies.  Also, some kits which have been discontinued due to parts availability are still available in this way to those modelers who want them.

We feel the quality of our models will allow them to stand alone, or to be incorporated into a larger model or diorama.  The diorama modeler will also find that the accuracy of our models in 1/96 scale will coincide nicely with HO scale (1/87) items.

Scale Notes:  1:96 scale is 1/8" = one foot       note:  this is also sometimes called 1/8" scale.
                    1:192 scale is 1/16" = one foot       note:  this is also sometimes called 1/16" scale.

Any 12" 1:96 scale part could be used as a 24" scale part in 1:192 scale.
Example:  F9604, 20" hawser reel in 1:96 scale, could be used as a 40" hawser reel in 1:192 scale.

 

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