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Scratchbuilding a1/72 Land Rover...

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I had this kit from quite a while, I received it so without instructions, and after searching a little bit I think it came out from a old Airfix "Bristol Bloodhound", the kit has also a missile on a trailer, but I have only the Land Rover.

I like only Jeep, so I will not build this as land Rover, but I will build the Spanish made one, called Santana Ligero 88. That was made in Spain from Santana Motors.

Here the kit...
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That's a neat little kit. You're right it did come with a Bloodhound missile and trailer. It also came with a Hercules 130C kit that I remember my dad making in the mid 70's. He even painted the number plates by hand, but those were the days when he could see stuff that small!

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Thanks for the information, I though it came only with the missile. WOW painting the plates, that's require very good eyes!

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I start to cut the right side.
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Here the comparison from the "old" body side and the new.

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And here the chassis, it is long almost 2 inches.
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I did a little progress too... The tires had some molding issue, so when I sand paper them, they were slick, not the kind of tire you want put on a 4x4... ;D My eyes are not happy with my decision to cut the tread on them... ;D
Her the result, the left is with tread and the right is stock (after sand paper.
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And here one tire done, 4 more to go...
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Nice work. Cool little project.

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Nice work. Cool little project.

Thank you!

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The body...
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The diesel engine. For dimension reference it is small than a lady bug... :)

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Here the chassis almost done.
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The radiator...

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Here a test fit between body and chassis, and I reshaped the front grille, adding the grille.
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I was thinking... Instead make the stock Santana, like the one in the picture above, that it is pretty ugly, to make the one in the picture below, with a 106 mm rifle... :)
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Here I glued the tires, and front bumper.
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Here a picture from the back, with some interior work done, gas, brake and clutch pedals, hand brake lever, gear stick, 4wd lever and block lever.
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Little progress. The interior is almost done now, add seats, steering wheel, and the side rails on the back.

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Here a picture of the steering wheel and column and snorkel...
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Next the exhaust so it can go in the water like this one... ;D
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Here the long exhaust...

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