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JGSDF LAV

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Introduction
JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle (35275)
Tamiya released this kit in 2004 which provides well detailed sprues including a driver figure, clear parts, excellent molded vinyl tires and a primed die-cast metal chassis which gives the finished model a certain value due to its weight.
Assembling/Painting
For the paint job I used exactly and without any exceptions the Tamiya-colours stated in the instruction. Purchasing Tamiya’s “JGSDF Olive Drab” has been quite difficult as most retailers in Germany as well as overseas traders do not list and sell it. Cause of the characteristics of a car model instead of a conventional military model assembling went concurrently with the painting.

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Comments

What a gorgeous little truck! I picked up a pair of these a few months ago and have been slowly building one ever since - it's too bad Toyota or Nissan or whoever manufactures it hasn't civilianized the thing for the American 1:1 market.
AUG 05, 2009 - 04:27 AM
Wow--very nice LAV! Mine is gathering dust waiting for me to make time (and with a three-month-old, it will be a little while).
AUG 05, 2009 - 02:19 PM
Great work Marco! The weathering looks superb.
AUG 10, 2009 - 06:57 AM
Beautiful model. My congratulations! But there are small discrepancies and defects. It is necessary to remove a seam on tyre covers in the middle. There are no lattices on headlights. There is no white star on a car cowl. There are no handles for closing of a cover of a cowl. I too did the car, with the same number if it is interesting she can be seen here LINK I am sorry for bad English language.
AUG 10, 2009 - 08:56 PM
Hello everybody, and thank you very much for your kudos. "But there are small discrepancies and defects" You are right, but to build a model strictly OTB implicates some minor inaccuracies. The mentioned lattices and handles are not provided with the kit as are some other small details like a rearview mirror. "It is necessary to remove a seam on tyre covers in the middle" That's correct too, but I had put up with it during assembly and in particular the paint job. "There is no white star on a car cowl" Ja, indeed, but the whole decal sheet was somehow brittle, and thus the star could not be used. This LAV should simply show that a model can be built nicely without any AM sets or extra work like scratch build and by using the colours stated in the instruction only. (Without the pigments it would have been qualified for the DMoM's beginner class as no advanced painting techniques were used - not even washing...) Believe me, that's also a challenge.
AUG 11, 2009 - 10:09 AM
Das ist sehr gut Marco. Ich liebe es! Much better than my effort: LINK And I know what you mean about the decals. Gruss, Sean
AUG 11, 2009 - 08:54 PM
That is very cool I think that look awsome how long did it take you
AUG 28, 2009 - 12:11 PM