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1/48 Military Miniature Series No.90
Japan Ground Self Defense Force Light Armored Vehicle
Item No: 32590

Length: 93mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Lightweight but no Pushover
The Light Armored Vehicle began to reach Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) units in 2002; lightweight (as its name suggests) and powered by a 160hp liquid-cooled 4-cylinder diesel, this nimble customer can reach speeds of up to 100km/h and even be air-lifted by helicopter if the need arises. From 2004, the JGSDF sent a Humanitarian Assistance Team to Iraq, and experience gained in the field led to a number of upgrades being applied to Light Armored Vehicles for use in the Japanese archipelago. It comes in a variety of specs, tailored to the needs of its unit and whether they require smoke dischargers, 5.56 MINIMI machine gun, etc.

About the Model
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Light Armored Vehicle. Length: 93mm, width: 46mm. ★This highly accurate model was designed with full access to actual JGSDF vehicles. ★The boxy style of the vehicle is depicted with aplomb. ★The numerous upgrades to the Japanese-use Light Armored Vehicle are faithfully captured. ★Comes with marking options and parts for 1 command car (with smoke dischargers), and 2 other vehicles.


★Access to JGSDF vehicles allowed us to make this comprehensive 1/48 scale rendering of the Light Armored Vehicle.

★Includes parts and decals to create 3 different vehicles. The roof-top hatch can be assembled open or closed.

★Molded depictions of tires are of course given realistic tread patterns for a super-realistic finish.

★The suspension and underside are realistically rendered while ensuring that the parts count is reasonable.

★The kit includes a figure depicting a driver wearing the very latest in bullet-proof JGSDF gear.

★Why not take the opportunity to purchase and build multiple vehicles, or pair the kit with the 1/48 Type 10?

1st Company, 1st Armored School Unit (Camp Komakado)

★Tamiya Color paints for finishing the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Light Armored Vehicle

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Brown (JGSDF) TS-90 (85090) XF-72 (81772) ---
Dark Green (JGSDF) TS-91 (85091) XF-73 (81773) ---

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-2 White 81502 80002 XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301
X-6 Orange 81506 80006 XF-5 Flat Green 81705 80305
X-7 Red 81507 80007 XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80015 XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011 XF-63 German Grey 81763 80363
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518 80018 XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
X-22 Clear 81522 80022 XF-74 Olive Drab (JGSDF) 81774 80374
X-23 Clear Blue 81523 80023 XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74087 Drill Bit (1.2mm)
Item 74096 Fine Drill Bit (0.8mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Add realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Display your model as it deserves to be shown
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of December 9, 2016. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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