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Komatsu LAV, 1/35, from Tamiya

Greetings to all forum members.
On this occasion I wanted to show you this project which I tried to do quickly and without great complications.
It is the Komatsu LAV of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, a vehicle analogous to the Hummer or the VBL Panhard.
It’s a typical Tamiya kit, with a proper quartering and a very good fitting of the parts. The instructions are, as always, clear and in colour, when it comes to the painting stage.
However, for me it is not a kit that is on a par with other Tamiya kits.

The interior has a rather shallow detailing. The base is made of metal and this doesn’t collaborate with the detailing either. Another problem is the large amount of injection marks on the parts. Some parts are joined together with screws, which fortunately are hidden.

The camo is made with Vallejo acrylics. The wethering is made with AK washings and MIG pigments.
I hope you like it and any comments are welcome.
Greetings.

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1 response to Komatsu LAV, 1/35, from Tamiya

  1. I like it very much, Juan. It’s an excellent build.
    I never knew of this vehicle before. I like its looks!

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