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Land Rover “Pink Panther”

Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 1:Introduction
Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 2:Assembly
Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 3:Painting
Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 4:Stowage
Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 5:Weathering

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Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 5:Weathering

  • The exhaust was brushed with Lifecolor  paints  (UA704, UA703, UA702, UA701) to simulate rust.
  • A small amount of paint chipping was simulated with adding Vallejo Model Color “Olive Grey” 70888 with a sponge. I suppose I was betting that the pink colour was sprayed over the original green, as evidenced here.
  • Pin wash of vehicle and stowage items with AK Interactive “Dark Yellow Wash” (AK300). This was diluted 50% in white spirit so as not to overwhelm the vehicle body colour.
  • Treatment of tool and machine gun wooden handles with Winsor and Newton “Burnt Umber” or “Raw Umber” oil paints, removing the excess with cotton wool buds.
  • Pin wash of engine and gear parts with AK interactive “Engine Grime” (AK082). I didn’t paint the engine the intended colours – it’s quite inaccessible to paint under there and is little seen. So, this is something of a compromise.
  • Tamiya Acrylic XF-57 “Buff” in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner) was sprayed over all of the model. Certain parts like the wheels\tyres and stowage got a second and third pass. Subsequently I dusted the wheels with a mixture of light pigments, followed by fixing by spraying with Tamiya X-20A thinner.
  • AK Interactive “Engine oil” (AK084), diluted in white spirits (1:1 ratio), was added to parts of the prop shaft ,behind the wheels and appropriate items of stowage. Also, AK Interactive “Fuel Stains” (AK025) and AK Interactive “Wet Effects Fluid” (AK079), both diluted in white spirits (1:1 ratio), were added to certain stowage
  • The metal parts of the tools, machine guns, radio and various stowage items were dusted with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.

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Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 4:Stowage

A vehicle of this type will have a lot of stowage. I thought that I should get the items prepared and painted, prior to most of the weathering. I used most of the Legend set, adding some straps with Plastruct thin plastic sheets. Painting was achieved with:

Tamiya paints – “NATO Green” XF-67, “Olive Green” XF-58, “Flat Blue” XF-8, “Chrome Silver” X-11

Vallejo Model Color paints – “Black Grey” 70862, “Black” 70950, “Olive Grey” 70888, “Russian Uniform WWII” 70924, “Natural Steel” 70864, “Gunmetal Grey” 70863, “Brass” 70801, “Leather Brown” 70871, “English Uniform” 70921, “Khaki” 70988, “Khaki Grey” 70880, “Desert Yellow” 70977, “Iraqi Sand” 70819, “Beige” 70917, “Buff” 70976

Vallejo Panzer Aces paints – “Canvas” 314, “Leather Belt” 312, “New Wood” 311, “Old Wood” 310

Xtracrylix paint – “British Deep Bronze Green” XA1814

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Land Rover “Pink Panther” build – Part 3:Painting

Progress in modelling has been slow this summer due to much of my time being taken up with the Defender. Nevertheless, I am managing to do some …

Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat: I used the mixture recommended in the instructions. Thus, a mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-2 “Flat White”, Tamiya XF-7 “Flat Red” and Tamiya XF-57 “Buff” in a 10:1:2 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner).


  • Headlights, sidelights, lamp: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Rear lights and reflectors: Vallejo Model Color “Red” 70947
  • Indicator lights: Vallejo Model Color “Bright Orange” 70851
  • Tyres: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Dashboard details: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Tools (handles): Vallejo Panzer Aces “New Wood” 311
  • Tools (metal): Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862
  • Compass: Vallejo Model Color “White” 70951, Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Fire extinguishers: Xtracrylix “British Deep Bronze Green” XA1814
  • Seats: the cushions were initially painted with Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” 314 and then with a light spraying of the Tamiya pink paint mix, so that the original colour was still somewhat visible (see a more pronounced example here).
  • Stowage (bags): Vallejo Panzer Aces “Canvas” 314, Vallejo Model Color “Khaki” 70988, Vallejo Model Color “Khaki Grey” 70880, Vallejo Model Color “Olive Grey” 70888, Vallejo Model Color “Russian Uniform WWII” 70924, Vallejo Model Color “English Uniform” 70921, Vallejo Panzer Aces “Leather Belt” 312,  Vallejo Model Color “Gunmetal Grey” 70863

It looks quite unfinished yet as I have many more stowage items to add.


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Land Rover Defender 90 renovation – cavity and underbody protection

OK, so I didn’t do this myself but we did have to get up very early this week and drive the Defender to Rustmaster to have them do all day spraying of various parts of it with Dinitrol products (the black, waxy finish in the images). This should hopefully rust proof the chassis (inside and out) and other parts of the underbody for a good while. I will say that doing this looks to be a very messy process, judging by the state of the guys and their garage!



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