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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Land Rover
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:53 PM

With everything else that I want to do, this kit came into my life and I want to build it...now!  The old tag line from Land Rover was "The Best 4X4 By Far" and with its rugged good looks and a no nonsense drivetrain, it is!  It is a far cry from what Land Rover has to offer today with a Sport Utility Vehicle.  This basic, bare-bones 4X4 has no A/C, no power steering or brakes, no GPS, no leather seats, no auto leveling controls, no electronic wizardry at all, yet this 4X4 could go just about anywhere you point it towards.  I am building the Monogram Land Rover kit #2279.  The engine will be wired and who knows what other details I can add.

I will paint the body with Tamiya TS-9 British Green with a light grey/off-white interior.

The tires in the kit are Goodyear Tracker A-Ts and I had painted the tire letters with Tamiya XF-2 Flat White paint and a fine tip brush and some of the lettering was a bit messy.  Having bought a new Gelly Roll pen earlier this week, I touchup the lettering.

Some of the things about this kit has me scratching my head like why is there a wide spare tire sitting on the hood?  Even with a tire that large and heavy, who'd want to pick it up and place it on the hood?

More Land Rover to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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    January, 2008
Posted by 69moparuk on Thursday, August 08, 2019 10:21 AM

Hi, I do love a LandRover.

It was common practice to fit the spare on the bonnet. This was to protect it from damage with most early landrovers being soft tops and this kept the spare free from damage without taking up loadspace. This continued into the 80's with early coil sprung 90's and 110's. 

Will be watching this build as I have often wondered how good this kit is.

Incidentally, did you know Revell Germany are to release a S111 lwb station wagon this year?

Regards Jason

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:11 PM

I know that Land Rovers were known to have their spare tires on the hood, but if you look at the box art, you'll notice just how tall the spare is and how much room it takes up in front of the driver.  

I had just read of the new Revell of Germany release of the LWB Land Rover before checking this forum.  I have always liked the SWB Land Rovers better.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, August 09, 2019 7:06 PM
Very cool, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this!
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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:35 AM

Looking forward to this. Revell is issuing a new tool in the 4th quarter.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:22 AM

Thanks guys!  Yes, Revell of Germany is issuing a new tool Land Rover this year, but it is a different model, a Series III 109.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:25 PM

An opportunity to work on the Land Rover for a bit yesterday at my Play Date at streetrod's house.  I started off with gluing the engine block halves together and painting the engine with St. Lawrence Blue by Polly Scale.  This will get a coating of Model Master Acryl Semi Gloss Clear to give it a slight gloss.

Next, I moved to installing the front cowl and the upper bed sides to the body.  My goal was to paint the body British Green and the top with white, but streetrod, Paul and Pat are trying to get me to paint the body with another color.  I'm thinking about it, but I may stay with the green.  We shall see...

More Land Rover to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:54 AM

Looking good. Is the Land Rover engine a 6 or a 4?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    January, 2008
Posted by 69moparuk on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:15 AM

Hi, landrovers of this era were usually 4 cylinder engines. Either 2 1/4 litre petrol or diesel. There were 6 cylinder engines but these were less common. 

Kitformservices do a set of wheels for landrovers. These are 7.50x16 tyres. 

Looking good on the build

Regards jason 

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:17 AM

Thanks Lee!  The engine is a 4 cylinder.  I'm not sure what the engine size is as there was one Petrol (gasoline) engine and one Diesel engine available and there is no indication on the box art or instructions as to what is what.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

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