Review by Geoff Coughlin (December 2017)
Our Thanks to Leonid at Croco Models for supplying our review samples – get these items at Croco Models
This is a new company based in Latvia and they are starting to produce some interesting and useful modelling accessories and kits.
Here we have one of their kits – the American M76 Otter Amphibian vehicle. The M76 Otter was an amphibious cargo carrier used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
This M76 Otter from Croco Models…
Take a close look at the photos and you’ll see that the casting/moulding is fine and delicate, although there is quite a lot of flash on the track link sections especially. This can be cleaned up of course and may be a bit tedious.
Information is limited about the material used to make these items and they look like they may even be 3-D printed? Not sure. Whatever the method, the parts look detailed and from looking at the photos on the Croco Models website, this kit should make up into a good looking representation of the type in 1:72.
In terms of instructions there really is only a sheet showing the parts breakdown and numbers for each item. The model is reasonably simple and from looking at the photos it’s hoped that you should be able to locate the parts accurately.