African Militia Landrover

African Militia Landrover

Postby Fire at Will » 02 Jan 2011

Not heard from Andy Rix since before Xmas, so here is what I built for him.

The item was a JB Land Rover and the objective was "if you could make it open topped its for an African militia could be civilian or military in colour - battered is the preferred look"

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Since I've done lots of military vehicles I went for a civilian version. I've seen quite a few African vehicles where the bonnet (hood) is lashed down so I added some strapping across the front and move the spare wheel to the rear.

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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby Michi » 02 Jan 2011

Brilliant, that strap really adds a certain African feel to it. Great painting weathering too. :yahoo:
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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby DonFabrizio » 02 Jan 2011

rather nice!
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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby fscunha » 02 Jan 2011

:good: :good: :good: :good:
Nice!!!!

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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby dadlamassu » 02 Jan 2011

Quote: I've seen quite a few African vehicles where the bonnet (hood) is lashed down so I added some strapping across the front

The early Land Rovers we got in my unit had spring toggles to hold the bonnet (hood) in place. Like this one.

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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby Janick » 02 Jan 2011

Very nice, wish I had that in my collection! :good:
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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby evilmuppet » 02 Jan 2011

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: African Militia Landrover

Postby ArisKosionidis » 04 Jan 2011

Looks good. The lash adds a certain visual flare! All it needs now is two guys playing cards in the back...
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