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crowe-t

'V' The Visitors Laser Jeeps

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I built these 2 Jeeps as the Laser Jeeps used by the alien Visitors on the 1984 TV show 'V'.  These are Monogram Jeep CJ7's.  

These models represent a 1977 Jeep with the front roll bar loop mounted straight up and on top of the wheel wells.  The Jeeps used on the show were from the early 80's with the roll bar main loop slanted back with a slight curve in the middle of the top and go down to the floor.  I scratch built the roll bars using 2mm rod.  I also scratch built the handles above the glove compartment doors and the ignition coils.  The distributors are pre-wired from MADD.  The laser cannons are scratch built using mostly various styrene tubes and rod.  I posted some pictures here in the TV and movie car thread but these are updated with the side mirrors attached and I included a couple of progress pictures.

I'll be keeping 1 and the other is going to a friend.

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Those are very cool !  I remember the show very well and you've nailed the look of the Jeeps ! :D

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Beautiful clean builds of these Jeeps! Great scratchbuilding on the laser rifles.

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These are really fantastic, you've inspired me to hunt down another CJ-7 to try this as well!

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Very neat builds! I remember the show..

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Thanks guys!  V is one of my favorite shows and I've always wanted to build one of these.

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Looks great!

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Nice clean builds.

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This is the coolest thing I've seen all year!

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Great job, and not one but two, no less. I have always thought that these CJ7s were among Monogram's best efforts in terms of scale and proportional accuracy, and these builds do them justice like no others I've seen.

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Thanks for the nice words guys!  

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Never heard of that show, but these remind me of "Rat Patrol" back in the '60s with 50mms mounted the same way.  These look great!

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I have one comment about the gun mounts. They appear somewhat long putting the shooter almost standing on the spare tire mount.

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Thanks guys!

Tom - The canon's shoulder supports go almost to the end on the Jeeps on the show.  The pictures I took are making the shoulder supports look like they go right to the end but in person it looks less so.  The alien or shooter's shoulders go inside those supports and he/she stands right at the end.  Some friends of mine actually built a 1:1 replica of a Laser Jeep and the supports go almost to the end.

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Thanks for the info..Both are nice builds to be proud of. Have a great fourth of July holiday!

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Fantastic show (although somewhat dated now) and the builds are perfect!

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Dont know the TV show but those are cool , nice work

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Very sanitary builds, and solid scratchbuilding as well. Nice job

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Thanks guys!

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