slmorley's Custom Vehicle Reference
Have started work on my land Rover, so far I have repaired the missing rear bumpers and part of the chassis, have added struts to the chassis which you cannot see in the photos, this vehicle has a strength integrity issue in the chassis as it is constructed in two parts and is quite weak.
Have started to make a new bumper as it seems they are very hard to come across, and added green staps to the spare wheel. I made the metal link in the middle out of a large paperclip using small needle pliers.
I have now added the sides and put the front bumper together. I glued lengths of styrene rod or beam to the underside of the engine compartment or chassis, these lengths will attach to the front bumper.
I measured up the length and heigt for the rear tray sides and cut these up test fitting as I go to ensure a good fit. These sides were stregthened with syrene beam at the ends and joins.
Remember to use a liguid styrene cement such as Airfix or Humbrol brand and always stregthen joins with additional syrene either as a strip or a beam/rod etc.
As always if you have any questions please send me a PM.
Cheers and look out for more on this vehicle and my Scimitar hopefully in the next few days.
Here are some pics of my not quite finished Scimitar, the only thing left to do is add the stickers.Enjoy.
Once the stickers are added, can I borrow it? (permanently!!!!)
that looks mad. insane job again. I kneel to the masters of custom.
Well and truly gobsmacked!! That looks like its fresh from the palitoy factory!! Is the cammo sprayed from a can by hand - i.e. no masking? I trust you are saving up your money to for an Easy-Jet flight to the VAME day - we've all got to see this in the flesh!
Thanks for the kind comments guys, next step is to get my photo shoot going for this months photo comp, only a few days until the cut off! zulu1 sorry but my wife says I'm not allowed to fly to the UK for VAME day, sorry.
As for the spray job, its all free hand with Tamiya Nato Green TS-61 and a cheap Flat black spray from the local hardware. I find that masking gives too much of a hard line between the colours although a lot of British armour reference shows just this, I still prefer however, the overspray look.
Great set-up, all that effort was well worth it. Is that guy a hybrid (good stance)?
That is one cracking picture & custom. It looks stunning. Very well done.............I sir take my hat off to you.
Absolutely brilliant Steve, top shelf effort and results.
Cheers guys, and yes he is one of my few Hybrids, unsure if he has any 40th repairs though, I bought him second hand of an ebay dealer by the name of dazthedon, I have bought a few off him and they are ok.
Dazthedon sells a lot of great stuff, I have brought a few figure's off him and have not had a bad one yet .
Well here it is, the pride of my collection, My MOBAT 120mm Recoilless Anti-Tank Gun. I would have to say that this is my most ambitious, expensive and yet favorite of all my customs and scratch builds. It took about a week to build, half a day to prep and paint, $80 - $100.00 in materials and this is the end result.
Finished in Tamiya British Green spray as I wanted to give it the classic vintage look.
I hope you like it.
Well here it is, the pride of my collection. I hope you like it.
I've run out of superlatives, don't know what else to say, guess that says it all?
Fantastic mate, it looks very professional
Cheers guys, I will be uploading some more shots tomorrow when I have got my Landrover ready for shooting! its not finished yet, still waiting on some parts from the UK.
I am planning a shoot with the two together.
really really great piece of work i wish i could do stuff like that
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