Saturday, 18 December 2010
JB MODELS/AIRFIX 1 TONNE LAND ROVER & L118 105MM LIGHT GUN.
It has been a while since my last post or reply for which I am sorry (not been feeling to clever, only 1 beer in four days!!!).So to keep my hand in I am posting some more of my old work.
These kits are from the excellent JB models range, now being released under the Airfix banner.I love this range, the only range of British support and AFV's around in plastic.
The kits are simple and go together very well.The only down side to this range are the decals are crap, I mean they look great but I have had no end of problems getting them to stay on.To be fair they do give you about four different number plates so making a battery is not out of the question.
The gun I have waffled on about in a previous post so I won't bore you to much about that.This time I did it in the towed position, but pictures I have seen on the net have shown it towed in the firing position as well.
The 1 toner has a much better set of wheels than the land rover, the only draw back to the rover.They are too small for the 110 and they look odd.Please excuse the tarp roof not fitting but it is not glued yet because I intend to add a driver from CMSC/Kingfisher miniatures.I might add some ammo crates as well.The interior is okay and could be modelled as an open top with some wire add on's.The wing mirrors are scratch built but you can get detail sets from Kingfisher miniatures if you can get hold of the bloke!!!
The other great thing about these kits are you can paint them up in desert schemes for the first Gulf war and at a push the second.The gun would need a more up to date fire control system but a small box on the gun sight would sort that out.
I have a load of these in desert cammo but are not really up to the standard to be shown (Crap in other words).
I am buying some more of these so watch this space!!!!!
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW,ANY COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Cheers for looking, Rich.