Monday, 26 August 2013
Snatch Land Rover
A terrible picture, but not much to see anyway. I took advantage of the Model Zone liquidation sale and treated myself to the Airfix 1/48 Land Rover Patrol box set for £15. One of which of course, will (should) work perfectly alongside my very old (15 years plus) white metal Lanny. Of course, it's scaled correctly and as you can see from the picture, lines up frame wise quite nicely, but it's probably about 20 years older in design times. According to the bumpf it's been used since the 90's so I could fudge that into the mishmash of the UNIT timeline without too much trouble. I may pick up another set so I can have two armoured hard tops for the troops and the older soft top can be a command/scout vehicle. Ideally, I'd have got a Bedford 3-ton truck, but they go for a bomb as diecasts on eBay.
The second Lanny in the Airfix patrol kit is the WMIK, which is probably a bit too hardcore for fudging into the UNIT fluff as is. I may try and UNIT it yet, but somewhere in the back of my head I keep thinking it may work as a more realistic basis for the SAS Force Panther...
can't see the wood for the trees...
Well, the trees were de-sponged and re painted (and in the case of the smaller plain woodland scenics trees replaced), colours in the photo don't quite match for some reason. The bigger trees had additional branches added, so there was quite a bit more to redo on those, they look ok, but I won't know for sure until I come to add the foliage, which I have been trying to do for a couple of days now. On consultation with a few folks, I've tried PVA and Superglue, but not holding at all (apart from a couple of flecks which you may see), but I may need a better application method.
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