Tuesday, 17 January 2017

When Two Just Won't Do!

After tidying up the bench following the AMX spraying session last night I was at a loose end so had a quick sift through the stash, ( it sits conveniently under my bench) and pulled out an Airfix 1/76th Land rover 1 tonne & JB models 105mm light gun. Looking in the boxes I realised I had a set of Elhiem crew figures for the gun, something I'd forgotten about.





Anyway a light bulb moment took hold of me and I thought what the hell let's build it! I mean the AMX is curing and the male tank is drying after a wash, sure I could have got on with the figures for those two but where's the fun in that? So a couple of enjoyable hours last night and most of this afternoon saw me finish both off! 

OK the kit is a bit chunky in places and there's some missing details but that's not the point. Besides these are 1/76th scale for fucks sake, who goes to model shows with a magnifying glass? I did add a few embellishments mostly on the 1 tonne and made up some spent rounds & ammo boxes for the gun but mostly enjoyed myself. 









I can probably finish this off in a week or two so it's a nice little aside project which will fill the gaps during the other two builds. It's just a pity that no 1/35th light gun is available in plastic or resin at the moment. I'm not holding my breath that one ever gets made so this will have to do.

7 comments:

  1. Nice - but can you finish this one first - can't wait to see it!

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  2. Hi Pete,

    Mousehouse Armour has a 1/35 scale light gun ($120 AUD)

    http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/Resin/OZA/Ozarmourclose.htm - pics of kit at the bottom of the page - kit reference is:

    Aussie Armour 1/35 resin conversion kits 3511.

    kind regards,

    James

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  3. Cheers guys, James I stand corrected, however at at 120 AUD, about £73 plus shipping it's out of most people's spending brackets. It certainly is mine at the moment!

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  4. Hi Pete,

    It occasionally comes up on ebay. Will keep an eye out for it at the swap meets coming up here in Brisbane if you like.

    James

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  5. Thanks James that's very kind of you.

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  6. That Land Rover kit looks really sharp, is it an Airfix original or was it made by JB initially? It does feel a bit like a typical JB subject :) !

    Regards

    Magnus

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  7. Cheers Magnus it is indeed an airfix re-boxing of the JB models kit.

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