Here is my Trumpeter 1/72 JGSDF Type 74.
I am surprised not to have seen many of these built up, as it is an excellent kit. The only fiddly bits were the one-piece rubber tracks which were a tad on the stiff side (though not nearly so bad as their Type 90), as well as being about one link too long.
The only other additional work to speak of was thinning out of some of the external bracketry, replacing the moulded on grab handles and some levers with brass and wire, the addition of MV lens headlights, scratch built “running” lights, and substitution of Trumpeter’s “tow cable” (a piece of thread) with a suitable piece of wire.
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Text by Wayne Bowman