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09-15-2009, 05:20 PM
land rover....RAF squadron vehicle for the F6 squadron, 19. command staff car...the back door has the squadron mascot Pink Panther, holding their pennent, pennent appears on the passenger door with wing commanders name, and another wing commanders name and the cat on the drivers door.....that one reads:"boss cat, often licked but never beaten"
in my usual scale, Heller kit. 1/43
09-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Land Rover Series III 109 Safari Station Wagon. Not many entered service with British Forces, most 109s bein soft-top three door models. The British Army used some 109 Station Wagons with pop-up roofs and interior fixings, called Carawagons, for use by senior commanders.
I made a 109, modified quite extensively, but in 1:1 scale.;)
Nice!! Powerful you take it out much?
09-20-2009, 10:33 AM
Nice!! Powerful you take it out much?I use it for commuting to work (not much need for the snorkel or winch in the airport car park, though), but it was built for expeditions. I did a 2,500 mile trip around the Aps in it last summer and a 1,600 mile camping trip in France this summer. It took me two and a half years to build, which was all recorded on www.nickslandrover.co.uk
Anyway, Moorcat, it's a good model and you got a good shade of silver to mimmick the galvanising of the bumper and windscreen frame. Series Land Rovers also had galvanised body cappings along the top of the rear body tub, where the different roof types attach to the standard lower body, and top edges of the lower halves of the doors (the top half being removable on the front doors). The line of this capping is in line with the top hinges on the doors, just above the curve in the sides. The rear corners also have galvanised cappings running from the main cappings to the bottom corner. These are sometimes painted over (usually, when NATO green/black/sand was applied for camoflage). Final details for the authentic touch are black wheel nuts and door handles and a vertical aluminium strip in the middle of the door and rear side panel windows (all six) which holds the seal for the sliding panes (the rear pane in each window is horizontally sliding).
09-22-2009, 10:52 AM
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