Dragon LVT-(A)1 Amphibious Tank in 1/72 Scale

This is Dragon’s LVT-(A)1 amphibious tank.  This is an outstanding kit, it went together easily with no drama.  There are several methods manufacturers use to produce tracks and I still struggle with them all.  The one exception I have found are Dragon’s tracks.  They look great, they fit, and they respond to model glues.

The kit gives you the option of PE shields for the machine gun stations.  The plastic parts looked thin enough, so I skipped fiddling with the brass.  The only thing I replaced on this kit were the grab bars and pad eyes.  The kit ones looked great, but I figured they would be a pain to clean up, and I would likely break or lose several as the build progressed.