A review of Quality Castings' LVT4 Buffalo
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|Manufacturer: Quality Castings Inc.
Model: LVT4 amphibious tractor (6027)
Parts: Seven (lower hull, upper hull, left and right tracks, rear ramp, two .30 cal MGs)
Casting quality: Very average. The mould is obviously
showing its age, as is this model.
Scale accuracy and likeness: Poor. The most notable
error is the front hull cover ahead of the driving compartment which is
horizontal instead of being angled sharply downwards. This seriously
from the model's appearance.
Detailing: Limited, with very simplified tracks .
Fit: Very poor. Top and bottom hull fit is tentative
at best and require a lot of filling and sanding.
Overall comment: Serious shape problems coupled with poor fit make this a model to avoid. Obviously one of the older models in the Quality Castings, the LVT4 is in serious need of remastering.
Modifications needed: Too numerous to be worthwhile. Start with the Skytrex model instead.