Bolt Action Commando LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac
I am in the process of building a Commando team to fight alongside them. I am also going to use them as UNIT troops for some Doctor Who scenarios that I have been thinking about.
As well as the plastic boxed set I also have a couple of blisters, a Mortar Team and the Vickers MMG Team. However they will need some kind of transport, so was pleased to get for a present the Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac.
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) is an amphibious warfare vehicle and amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy. The Marine Corps and Army used several LVT models during World War II. Five hundred were provided to the British Army. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they evolved into assault troop and fire support vehicles.
The LVT-4 is a resin and metal kit and comes in a box.
The model comprises four resin parts, the hull, two tracks and the rear ramp.
There are metal components for the mudguards, benches and machine guns.
The resin pieces were nice clean castings with virtually no flash and minimal casting “plugs” that needed to be removed. I did very little cleaning, and as I went over the castings I was impressed with the quality of the castings.
I washed the resin in warm soapy water to remove any remaining mould lubricant.