S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER BRITISH SPECIAL VEHICLE FOR DESERT 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.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThe vehicle used by the British Army Special Air Service. I found this from my closet. I sometimes feel like making an old kit.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAll the runners are pink. It is rare colored molding like a 1/144 F-14 which I made before.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThere is a little number of parts, so fast assembly.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGIs a tire for desert? Thin threads are mold.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGA figure wasn’t so well-made, so only a face was changed. Also, hair is made additionally.
(12-October-2016)

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe other side of the jerrican was hollow, I covered it with a plastic sheet.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGBecause I cannot see it anymore when I painted, I took a pink finished vehicle from various angles.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGS.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGS.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThere is a gap between a canvas sheet and the main body, I buried it with putty.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI attached chains to the smoked discharger and wrapped the spare tire to fix.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAn old kit underside is also reproduced even it’s over 30 years old kit.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGRegarding the chain making, twists thin copper wire and smashes it with pliers, it becomes the form such as the chain. It is a simple, and useful method to improve the looking.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGIt’s painted based on black.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGDessert 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.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThere is various equipment, so needed many detailed drawings.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGIt’s getting gradually.
(14-October-2016)

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGA little earlier, I was packing my stocks of a 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)

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is the vehicle for the special military unit in the desert. It’s for S.A.S. specifications.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKReading 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.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKA large fuel tank is equipped, and it can run 1800km without refueling.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI peeled off the pink on the black base, so it was quite realistic painting.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe crew is usually commander, driver, and radio operator. Some operation needs one more soldier.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKAnyway, there are much equipment mounted. A spare tire and sand compass, tripod for the rangefinder, jack, smoke dischargers, and radio and a fire extinguisher.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe armament is FN 7.62mm G.P.M.G. 2 machine guns. And there are FN automatic rifles on both sides of the vehicle.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI thought about the severe environment of the desert and performed tipping hardly.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is dusty weathering but mixes it with enamel paint, and there cannot be peeled off when I touch it with my finger.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKWhether the hand made the chain of smoke dischargers cap is a bit large, anyway, maybe it’s good looking.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis vehicle uses a very thick tire to raise the performance of the off-road operation. We can see a logo of the Dunlop tire.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI change the headlight for clear parts. The searchlight was used clear resin of Tamiya.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI changed the face of the driver to a resin head. I intended to paint his face seriously looking.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThough I did not adhere to it, it seems to be difficult to take it off after fitting it in the driver’s seat once.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is better the sightline higher, generally the figure is not so bad, I worked additional hair making.

S.A.S. LAND ROVER PINK PANTHER TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThough 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)

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