[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]

Recommended Posts

I have for some time now been infatuated with certain British cars and trucks and British Police vehicles.  I love Aston Martins, Jags, Morgans, MGs, Triumphs and other British marques.  In the past year I have built an Aston Martin DB4, Jaguar Mk II Saloon, Morgan 4/4 and a Ford Transit Mk II as well as curbsides of different manufacturers.  I have also built several AC Cobras over the years.  My new project is the Italeri Range Rover Police Kit #3661.  This is another curbside kit that will be painted with Tamiya TS-26 Pure White with a grey interior.  My research has not shown any 2-way radio placement, but I am going to install a resin 2-way radio and a whip antenna.  The radio was given to me free and the whip antenna comes from the Revell Ford Expedition SSP. 

More to come...

RRP01.JPG

RRP02.JPG

RRP03.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking Forward to this build.  Keep us updated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

reminds me of my favorite Rover police car....from "Death in Paradise"

dippolice.jpg

Edited by thatz4u

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A slightly used and abused Land Rover Series 90.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, mrmike said:

A slightly used and abused Land Rover Series 90.

No, it's a 110 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I stand corrected!  Thank you Geoff!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started on the Range Rover Police yesterday with chassis assembly and painting the floor pan.  I still need to detail paint the floor pan.  I painted the interior seats and side panels and the base of the light bar.  I didn't paint the dash since there is a large sink hole in the center of the instument pod and I didn't have any filler with me yesterday.  I'll fill those sink holes today with some Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty.

More to come...

RRP04.JPG

RRP05.JPG

RRP06.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little more work done this afternoon after a visit from my step-daughter and the grandkids!  I got the floorpan permanently mounted and then I got the rest of the suspension painted and mounted.

More to come...

RRP07.JPG

RRP08.JPG

RRP09.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I painted the dash and steering wheel for the Range Rover and got the body into a coat of Tamiya white primer.  The interior has been partially assembled.  I need to detail the dash and steering wheel.  This is the resin two-way radio that was given to me by streetrod aka Mr. Prestigous aka Barry Fadden.  I added the handset cord, power and antenna cables.  Now I'll remove the wires and paint the radio.

More to come...

RRP10.JPG

RRP11.JPG

RRP12.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very cool build!,i've never seen this kit before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know why, but I love these old ESCI kits.Have never seen this one built though!

Watching, with great interest. :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Curtis and Dan!  This is a different kind of kit for me to build.  I am finding that many curbside kits have an aweful lot of detail in areas we wouldn't expect to find a lot.  A different kind of challenge for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finished the interior this morning with decals and paint detailing.  I took an 0.3 Mechanical Pencil and traced the pleats on the seats.

More to come...

RRP13.JPG

RRP14.JPG

RRP15.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I painted the Range Rover with Tamiya TS-26 Pure White yesterday and this afternoon I painted the trim with Rust-Oleum Semi-Gloss Black.  With all the masking involved, there were only a couple of small bleed throughs which made me happy.  I did a mockup of the body and the chassis to see how the Range Rover was progressing.  I added the light bar which is incorrect for this patrol car according to the instructions,  but I have seen pictures of various lightbars on Range Rovers and this one looks good to my eye.  There are three versions in this kit with appropriate decals to match.  I have selected the decals for the British Transport Police.  They cover all the rail and bus stations in all of the UK.

More to come...

RRP16.JPG

RRP17.JPG

RRP18.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday, I installed the windshield, or I tried to install the windshield.  It didn't matter which way I tried or how much glue I used, the windshield was the same size as the opening and it just wouldn't fit in straight.  This morning, I cut a piece of bubble packing, that clear plastic wrapping that many products come in, slightly larger than the windshield frame and glued it in.  It's nice and clear and will not fall out!  I assembled both light bars, but I am leaning towards the one in front, although the instructions indicate using the one in the rear.  Based on my research, they all had different light bars.

More to come...

RRP19.JPG

RRP20.JPG

RRP21.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to mount the body permanently to the chassis and noticed that the nose of the body needed to be clamped.  I suspected that the instrument panel sat a little high and I discovered a way to lower the panel.  I removed the two ridges on the transmission hump and remounted the dash.  I remounted the body and it sits 100% better!

More to come...

RRP22.JPG

RRP23.JPG

RRP24.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Real nice work so far,i'm enjoying this thread.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Curtis!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have finished my Italeri Range Rover Police and it is posted in Under Glass.  I would like to thank all those who have viewed and commented on my WIP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now