Matchbox Sahara Survivor

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Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun May 04, 2014 12:02 pm

I started on this by burring out the rivets, and "popping" it apart.
I then gave it a bath in Paint stripper,
I then cut off the spare tire, threw away the wheels,
replacing all five with my resin casts.
I then gave all the parts a good coat of Krylon "Sand",
followed by two coats of Vallejo Wash "European Dust Effect".
Then dry-brushing it with Vallejo Desert Yellow,
and topping it off with a light spritz along the wheel base
with Krylon Khaki to simulate road dust.

Once I was finished I decided that the wheels I used were not the proper tires for this.
This because they came from a Die-cast FMTV.
So I switched them out one more time.
(See last two pic's)

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Some thing that puzzles me is that Matchbox did a "Lesney Edition".....
ok...fair enough....but if it's a "Special Edition" with weathered paint job....
why is the lower chassis "Chrome"?

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby admin » Sun May 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Another great custom :10: your work is unbelievably good. As for the chrome base, well for me its just another example of the lack of attention to detail that Matchbox displays at times and a detail that could easily be changed with a different colour choice on the plastics.

Do you put your models in a diorama?

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun May 04, 2014 1:05 pm

admin wrote:Another great custom :10: your work is unbelievably good. As for the chrome base, well for me its just another example of the lack of attention to detail that Matchbox displays at times and a detail that could easily be changed with a different colour choice on the plastics.

Do you put your models in a diorama?


Thanks again, Alas,
I don't have room to do Dioramas.....
I produce 1/72 (20mm) armor kits (Resin)for model builders and war gamers.
I take some die-casts and modify them to produce small models.
Like I did with the Toyota Land Cruiser.
If you have a FB account you can see my models here.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cpl-Over ... tos_albums

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Bill50 » Sun May 04, 2014 3:46 pm

Excellent work and :welcome2: .Wait to member The General see,s these.
Happy Days we are getting out of the EU

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun May 04, 2014 9:04 pm

Bill50 wrote:Excellent work and :welcome2: .Wait to member The General see,s these.



Thanks, Glad you like it,
Who is the General?
If he likes these then he'll like seeing my other projects as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/703230906388368/photos/

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby admin » Sun May 04, 2014 10:28 pm

The General is our resident Military man, ex-Army I believe. He is also on Facebook so I am sure he will join up there as well.

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun May 04, 2014 10:42 pm

admin wrote:The General is our resident Military man, ex-Army I believe. He is also on Facebook so I am sure he will join up there as well.


Cool Good to Know :D

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby carmagreviews » Mon May 05, 2014 1:28 am

Wow that is just great.... If only Matchbox had thought this out...:)

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby Cpl Overby » Mon May 05, 2014 1:47 am

carmagreviews wrote:Wow that is just great.... If only Matchbox had thought this out...:)


I hate it when I get something like this.....
and they (Matchbox) already has crap in the bed.

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Re: Matchbox Sahara Survivor

Postby cdg » Mon May 05, 2014 3:15 am

Nice work!

What wheels did you copy when you cast them?

No thought to using tiny MG's?



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