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Hi all,

I'd like to share my latest build, first time posting over here on the Pickups section.

This is the old 1/24 Monogram Series 90 kit. I'm improving on what looks like a solid kit with a set of photo etch leaf springs, 3D printed wheels and tires and a scratch-built 'canvas' soft top. I'll probably end up adding more details here and there but those are the main ones. Please excuse the many images.. been working on this for a while but haven't posted anything til now.

 

Thanks for looking in!

 

 

I found these etched leaf springs on the web from a company called Minor. They are made for the Italeri Defender LWB kits.

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As you can see, the axles, leaf springs and mounts are all molded in one piece, front and back. I used just the axles and the mounts from these pieces. The mounts were used to fix the photo etch mounts securely. 

Front:

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The rear:

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 Here are the pieces for the leaf springs. Unfortunately, I found they aren't very 'workable' as the product is advertised. Still, they look great and much better than the kit parts.

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Leaf springs and axles test fitted.

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I used styrene to build a soft top frame. I'll be using these thin cotton squares for the 'canvas' top.

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Notice my mistake on the rear mounting holes... 😞  I created more work for myself..

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I'm hoping to be able to have both the soft top and hard roof interchangeable when completed.

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I found these awesome 3D printed Land Rover Series wheels on the web. The kit-supplied wheels/tires are a big downside to an otherwise great looking kit so these should add alot.

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Looking good so far!  I built the Land Rover a few months ago using everything in the box and wiring the engine.  I wish Revell would reissue this kit to go with their soon to be released long wheelbase Land Rover.

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29 minutes ago, alexis said:

I like the wheels. Where'd you find them?

Thanks. I found them on Shapeways. Lots of 1/24 Land Rover stuff on there

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