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LaurieS

1/48 Conversio of two Landrover Snatch to Series 2 7 Series 3 Civilian Falklands

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2 Snatch Military Landrovers (Defenders) to a Series3 & Series2 to Civilian.

 

Part of a growing diorama of all UK & Argentinian assets in the Falklands conflict.

 

Over 70% of the outside skin has been changed DIY to revert to the series 2 & 3.

 

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I like these very much, they look perfect. And in that scale too... well done. How did you achieve the overall dusty look on the body and wheels? 

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Very  convincing conversions - a lot of work gone into a good looking trio.

 

However, with the greatest respect, all photos and reports I've seen of the Falklands conflict suggest rain, mist and typically South Atlantic weather.

The likelihood of mud, not dust, might be more appropriate for such a scenario, methinks.

Regards,

 

Rog

 

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3 hours ago, roginoz said:

Very  convincing conversions - a lot of work gone into a good looking trio.

 

However, with the greatest respect, all photos and reports I've seen of the Falklands conflict suggest rain, mist and typically South Atlantic weather.

The likelihood of mud, not dust, might be more appropriate for such a scenario, methinks.

Regards,

 

Rog

 

Me thinks not Rog. During the Falklands conflict there were many days of just blue sky scary

as that was when the fleet were bombarded by the Argentinian Jets.

 

Other days it rained cleaning the Landrovers presumably. Precip[itation is average Falklands

21.5" (550mm). England 33.7" (885mm).

 

Tracks are used as the place is boggy into which even a Landrover would get caught.

I studied many Falkland Landrovers most were about the level I pitched at about the average

found. Some were very clean some very dirty.

 

Thanks

 

Laurie

 

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4 hours ago, JeroenS said:

I like these very much, they look perfect. And in that scale too... well done. How did you achieve the overall dusty look on the body and wheels? 

Thanks for your comments Jeroen much appreciated

 

I use an Iwata fitted with a 1.8 needle/nozzle.

 

Pressure 10PSI.

 

Use Tamiya for the main paint as this is not affected if you rub away misplaced dirt.

 

I use Lifecolor for the dirt & other effects. I use a mix of 50% color 50% Vallejo Flow improver.

This gives a very near transparent paint which I then build up into the depth of colour required.

Gives a lot of time to get the stuff in the right place.

 

Very few blockages with the Flow Improver. Every now & then I give a gig squirt to clear.

 

Wheels I use a cross cut brush dip in the wash paint dab out on a tissue to dry a little & dab

the wheels with the dry brush.

 

To mask I use post it notes. Also have one stuck to my hand to make sure the brush is not going

to spurt. Every now & then I remove excess build up on the needle cover to stop spurting.

 

Laurie

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

Nice looking Landies Laurie :goodjob:......

Thanks Vince much appreciated.

 

Laurie

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