LVT's and M923 Trucks
By Peter Van Buren
|To help fill out their series of USN amphibious ships,
JAG is now selling cast metal 1/700 scale LVT's and M923 trucks.
You get 12 LVT's and 12 M923 trucks for US$8.00, available only directly
The casting quality is very good, perhaps sharper than the same vehicles cast in resin that JAG includes with some kits. Each vehicle has only a little sprig of casting flash to be cut away with a sharp knife.
|While the photos show the vehicles as they arrive in the mail, I have since painted mine. Tamiya acrylic sprayed well and seem to have stuck well without any priming. As a test I also used some Gunze "Mr. Metal Primer" first, and again the acrylic paint went on easily.|
If you have ever seen or collected GHQ 1/285 vehicles in soft metal, you will be equally impressed with these-- detailed and sharp at what, about a third of the size of GHQ? More importantly, these vehicles will allow you to fit out your amphibious ships at a reasonable price, without having to raid Skywave sets or make do with the smudgy blob LVT's from Dragon aka Shanghai-Dragon.