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PostSubject: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:31 pm

Been toying with this for a while decided to make an effort on it this week.

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the original wheels always looked small to me so i picked up some 21st jeep wheels from a seller in the far east



the other problem is the palitoy version is too narrow tracked with the new wheels not a problem in fact I had to shorten the front axle and shorten the rear stubs to make these fit



quite a difference raises the vehicle approx 15mm



next up fashioned some sides from plasticard this is my first foray usind plasticard on vehicles and I like it







A sneak peek of where I`m going with this




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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:18 am

Superb Andy!, it is coming along nicely!, The wheels look terrific!, a vast improvement indeed. I am looking forward to future uploads mate bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:21 am

great stuff andy !

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:47 am

andy in pic 7 i thought you had started to put some cammo on it , it looks good so far keep it up mate

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:52 am

Looking good Andy! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56 am

Great job looks brilliant

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:08 am

Looking good so Far Andy!

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:40 am

very nice work! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:05 am

Andy great work looking superb well done Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:09 am

Thanks for the comments chaps, did a little more today made the upper tailgate and some detailing.Haven`t figured out how join the two halves of the tailgate yet Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:43 am

Looking good andy cheers , have you considered joining the tail gate halves with a plastic support on the inside of the tail gate?

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:47 am

yes I have Dal I`m trying not to end up with it looking to thick maybe a series of runners will do failing that I can make the whole thing out of plasticard Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:56 am

Excellent work, Andy!!! Sorry I missed this earlier. I really like what you have done raising up the bed back and sides.

It's difficult for me to see what you are trying to do to join the two halves of the tail gate together. Glue strips to both of them? or another sheet of plastic to the inside? put mini hinges on them so they fold???

Love where you're going with this and looking forward to more progress pics.

Looks excellent!!!

...erm, clever idea mounting those guages on the tail gate... geek

and for heaven's sake, get that man a new hand! flower

Oh yeah, and, I love the look of those new tyres too. Look very period authentic to me. Do you know where they came from originally?

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:09 am

Nice work Andy! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:25 am

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Oh yeah, and, I love the look of those new tyres too. Look very period authentic to me. Do you know where they came from originally?

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either 21st century or sotw jeep Brian

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:31 am

The airportable Landrover was designed so that the sides top tail gate and doors were all easily removable so that they could be transported by helicopter or Beverly aircraft however by the time they were introduced more powerful helicopters and the hercules were in service negating the requirement,obviously palitoy took the stripped down version because it saves on plastic Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:38 am

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Oh yeah, and, I love the look of those new tyres too. Look very period authentic to me. Do you know where they came from originally?

Thanks,
Brian
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either 21st century or sotw jeep Brian



21C then. It's the only jeep variant I didn't manage to get. I think they were the only ones to make that rounded edge on the tyres that you see in old photos.

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:04 am

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Oh yeah, and, I love the look of those new tyres too. Look very period authentic to me. Do you know where they came from originally?

Thanks,
Brian
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either 21st century or sotw jeep Brian



21C then. It's the only jeep variant I didn't manage to get. I think they were the only ones to make that rounded edge on the tyres that you see in old photos.

Thanks Andy,
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Here's a few pics of my 21st jeep. You can see a few angles of the tires.





Great looking Land Rover!

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:05 am

That is a terrific jeep Nate!, very envious Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:07 am

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That is a terrific jeep Nate!, very envious Very Happy

When we moved the missus said I could keep either the jeep or the Hasbro 40mm AA gun. Think I made the right choice!

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:08 am

Glidah Drivah wrote:
Blondeactionman wrote:
That is a terrific jeep Nate!, very envious Very Happy

When we moved the missus said I could keep either the jeep  or the Hasbro 40mm AA gun. Think I made the right choice!

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lol! lol! lol! I agree!

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:56 pm

[quoteHaven`t figured out how join the two halves of the tailgate yet [/quote] keenly waiting to see what solution you come up with

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:16 pm

done a bit more new bumperettes






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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:18 pm

Great work Andy! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Para Recce Airportable (WIP)   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:34 pm

Super! Looking forward to seeing the progression to finish. This is what keeps this hobby so special.

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