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1980s Monogram Land Rover SWB

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After posting my progress in On the Workbench, this Land Rover is finally complete!  

I made some detail compromises as I put this together, but I’m very happy with how it turned out. Best of all, I finished a long-abandoned Holy Grail kit that lay broken and partially built in a succession of attics for nearly 40 years.

I’m still working on the hardtop with a factory-looking rear hatch to match this build’s tailgate – but that’s a low priority because I plan to display this Rover in open-top mode. Sitting assembled and on display is a better fate for this kit than resting in unbuilt pieces.






I might never have gotten around to this build, but Revell’s new-tool kit inspired me to dig it out of my stash. My copy of the Revell kit now sits nearby ready to start. But first, I’ll tackle a different project or two before diving right back into another Land Rover.  For now, I’m off to start on a Tamiya Nissan 370Z!


Edited by Roadrunnertwice
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Great to see it finished and looking good here!

The slightly recessed headlamps work well.

By coincidence, I've seen an old built-up example in need of restoration come up for sale on eBay here in the UK. Currently sitting with just 1 bid at £5.99, be interesting to see what it goes for. Probably one project too many for me.....

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Nice Rover. I'd like to find one too, but the asking price is always too much.  I never saw one without the top on and it gives it a different look.  I didn't realize the seats sat facing each other. You did a great job on your Rover. Thanks for sharing. 


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