BRITISH SPECIAL VEHICLE FOR DESERT S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35

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.

Box package of British special vehicle for desert S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

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 pink parts, S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

All the runners are pink. It is rare colored molding like a 1/144 F-14 which I made before.

chassis assembly, S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

There is a little number of parts, so fast assembly.

desert tires, S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

Is a tire for desert? Thin treads are mold.

driver additional work, S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

A figure wasn’t so well-made, so only a face was changed. Also hair is made additionally.
(12-October-2016)

Jerrican wok, S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

The other side of the jerrican was hollow, I covered it with a plastic sheet.

before painting of S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

Because I cannot see it anymore when I painted, I took a pink finished vehicle from various angles.

making Tamiya old kitmaking Land Rover 1/35making British special vehicle

There is a gap between a canvas sheet and the main body, I buried it with putty.

There is a gap between a canvas sheet and the main body.

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.

An old kit underside is also reproduced even it’s over 30 years old kit.

the chain making, twists thin copper wire and smashes it with pliers

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.

painted in black

It’s painted based on black.

Dessert pink was mixed flat white, red and buff by the percentage of 10:1:2.

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

There are various equipment, so needed many detailed drawings.

It’s getting real gradually.

It’s getting real gradually.
(14-October-2016)

before moving my house, piled up stock plastic model kit

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.
(14-October-2016)

It is the vehicle for the special military unit in the desert. It’s for S.A.S. specifications.

It is the vehicle for the special military unit in the desert. It’s for S.A.S. specifications.

this Land Rover is used in the post-war S.A.S. rather than in WWII.

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.

A large fuel tank is equipped, and it can run 1800km without refueling.

I peeled off the pink on the black base, Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

I peeled off the pink on the black base, so it was quite realistic painting.

The crew is usually commander, driver and radio operator. Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

The crew is usually commander, driver and radio operator. Some operation needs one more soldier.

British special vehicle for desert S.A.S. Land Rover Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

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. Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35

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.

severe environment of the desert and performed tipping hardly

I thought about the severe environment of the desert and performed tipping hardly.

dusty weathering

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

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.

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.

I change the headlight for clear parts. The searchlight was used clear resin of Tamiya.

face of the driver to a resin

I changed the face of the driver to a resin head. I intended to paint his face seriously looking.

driver of the Pink Panther Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

Though I did not adhere it, it seems to be difficult to take it off after fit it in the driver’s seat once.

driver of the Pink Panther Tamiya

It is better the sight line higher, generally the figure is not so bad, I worked additional hair making.

very old Tamiya kit looking cool modeling

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.
(16-October-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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