I transferred the past articles to the new blog, but not all were in time within 2016. It’s time out. I wish to build many models next year in peaceful days.
The vehicle used by the British Army Special Air Service. I found this from my closet. I sometimes feel like making an old kit.
All the runners are pink. It is rare colored molding like a 1/144 F-14 which I made before.
There is a little number of parts, so fast assembly.
Is a tire for desert? Thin treads are mold.
A figure wasn’t so well-made, so only a face was changed. Also hair is made additionally.
The other side of the jerrican was hollow, I covered it with a plastic sheet.
Because I cannot see it anymore when I painted, I took a pink finished vehicle from various angles.
There is a gap between a canvas sheet and the main body, I buried it with putty.
I attached chains to the smoked discharger and wrapped the spare tire to fix.
An old kit underside is also reproduced even it’s over 30 years old kit.
Regarding the chain making, twists thin copper wire and smashes it with pliers, it becomes the form such as the chain. It is simple, and useful method to improve the looking.
It’s painted based on black.
Dessert pink was mixed flat white, red and buff by the percentage of 10:1:2. After blowing, pink was run out. I was in trouble because there were no mixed pink when I retouch with the brush later. It’s difficult to make the same color.
There are various equipment, so needed many detailed drawings.
It’s getting real gradually.
A little earlier, I was packing my stocks of plastic model for my moving house. This is about half. It stuck to the ceiling. It is almost AFV and airplane models.
It is the vehicle for the special military unit in the desert. It’s for S.A.S. specifications.
Reading the long commentary part of the Tamiya assembly instruction, this Land Rover is used in the post-war S.A.S. rather than in WWII. During the Second World War SAS used the 3t trucks and Willis Jeep. Something confusing.
A large fuel tank is equipped, and it can run 1800km without refueling.
I peeled off the pink on the black base, so it was quite realistic painting.
The crew is usually commander, driver and radio operator. Some operation needs one more soldier.
Anyway, there are many equipment mounted. Spare tire and sand compass, tripod for the rangefinder, jack, smoke dischargers and radio and a fire extinguisher.
The armament is FN 7.62mm G.P.M.G. 2 machine guns. And there are FN automatic rifles on the both side of the vehicle.
I thought about the severe environment of the desert and performed tipping hardly.
It is dusty weathering, but mixes it with enamel paint, and there cannot be peeled off when I touch it with my finger.
Whether the hand made chain of smoke dischargers cap is a bit large, anyway, maybe it’s good looking.
This vehicle uses a very thick tire to raise the performance of off-road operation. We can see a logo of the Dunlop tire.
I change the headlight for clear parts. The searchlight was used clear resin of Tamiya.
I changed the face of the driver to a resin head. I intended to paint his face seriously looking.
Though I did not adhere it, it seems to be difficult to take it off after fit it in the driver’s seat once.
It is better the sight line higher, generally the figure is not so bad, I worked additional hair making.
Though it is an ancient kit, adjust of the parts are very good. I wonder Tamiya maintains the metallic mold regularly? It is a good impression kit.