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A Land Rover Series 1 109" (According to Oxford Diecast). Introduction.

Mick Bonwick


Ever since failing my driving test for the second time, in a Land Rover in Cyprus (exotic lifestyle!), I have had a soft spot for the machines. When at Railex in 2017 I found an Oxford Diecast 1/43rd version and decided to use it for a minimum cost weathering exercise.


The idea was to spend as little as possible to weather this model, but end up with the wherewithal to continue weathering as many more models as possible with the materials purchased. My purchases were:


Testor's Dullcote - £5.50
AK Interactive Dark Earth pigment - £4.45
AMMO by Mig Tracks Wash - £4.00
Daler Rowney System 3 Filbert brush - £2.50
Daler Rowney System 3 Round brush - £2.50
Wickes white spirit - £2.50


I used some items already in the tool box, so haven't included them in the cost:


Cocktail sticks
Cotton buds


I didn't take step-by-step photographs of the process(es) at the time, but will endeavour to explain how each aspect of the model was done.


Here's the starting point:



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They're a nice model, just needs some wing mirrors to finish. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.



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Looking forward to this Mick, I think I saw the one you did at Railex and that looked great.


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I note that you have changed the title from 88" to 109"...  I think that this model is of the 107" prototype.  Whilst there were 88" versions of the SI, following the 80" and 86" versions, I believe that a LWB 109" vehicle was introduced with the SII models.

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