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PostSubject: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Fri 19 Feb 2016, 5:57 pm

With the Ferrari GTB/4 finished and ten days to go before the next GB starts, I just have time to fit this curbside kit in methinks.

Something a bit different for me too!!



It comes with a real coil spring for each corner and some very nice BIG chunky tyres.!!


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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Fri 19 Feb 2016, 8:54 pm

Great subject Al. Ill follow along.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Fri 19 Feb 2016, 11:48 pm

Cheers Gary.

First clean up and mock up!! This thing is practically building itself. Apart from the front bumper, it all holds itself together!!









I really wanted to do this one in Olive Drab to represent a really down to earth, honest to goodness mud plugger but without my airbrush I'm limited to rattle cans.

I may go satin black with gloss black wheel arch extensions with a two tone grey interior!! But then I do have a full rattle can of metalic green as per the box art.

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 8:10 am

Either way you go I'm sure it will look good.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 10:54 am

interesting looking kit....so how much travel does the axles have?

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 1:07 pm

Brilliant progress Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 5:44 pm

Halfords have matt grey. black and olive drab now Al.

And, no it's not all in the same can....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 6:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 7:37 pm

Ooh I do like this .. You've got it started really well, looks to be a nice kit... It's a vehicle I've been aiming to do something different with, but put to the back of my "ideas to do" mental list.

If you get another for stock then stick it in the post and I'll get Elaine to pay you.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 7:56 pm

Thanks guys.

beowulf wrote:
interesting looking kit....so how much travel does the axles have?

The springs are about 15mm long Paul and the travel I guess is about 5mm. Way to stiff to risk compressing them though.



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Halfords have matt grey. black and olive drab now Al.

And, no it's not all in the same can....lol

Matt grey and black I can understand but how much demand can there be for olive drab? Going to collect the new jam jar on Monday, so I may just call in and take a looksee.

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If you get another for stock then stick it in the post and I'll get Elaine to pay you.

Will do Colin. Going to get another for me too as, like you I have a few ideas for it.

Paid a visit to my local motor factor this morning, for colour inspiration and came up with this:



It's Renault Monaco Blue (Metallic) by Hycote and cleared with Promatic clear.


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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 9:23 pm

That colour choice is inspired Al, and if my Range Rover ever needs paint Ill give you a shout!!
Superb finish!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 1:46 am

That's great looking paint and good colour choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 9:13 am

That blue is really nice, looks quite a deep finish on it, how many coats has it had?
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 10:06 am

Thanks all.

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That colour choice is inspired Al, and if my Range Rover ever needs paint Ill give you a shout!!
Superb finish!!!

Yeah! I'm really happy with the colour Gary.

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That blue is really nice, looks quite a deep finish on it, how many coats has it had?

Three coats of colour and two coats of clear Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 3:11 pm

Great color choice - the chrome wheels will set it off quite nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 4:06 pm

Looking good Al. I like your color choice. Got a question though, are you going to skip weathering because of no air brush? Seem to me YOU would be able to do the job with rattle cans and brushes.

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 5:25 pm

Thanks both.

Sorry Mike.... no chrome wheels on this one.

No access to my airbrush is the reason John and I know rattle can olive drab is available from Tamiya but I refuse to pay £5.99 per can PLUS a further £6.99 for shipping, as I cannot get them locally. Not even in the city.

It's done now but we are picking up the new car tomorrow (in the city) so I'm going to see if Halfords has OD as Shay has suggested as I still want to do one in OD..... maybe in a dio.

In the meantime, here is a mock up. I'm picking up some Citadel Sepia wash for the seats tomorow to have a go at Paul's wash method on the seats.









Hopefully the wash will tone down the seats a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 5:44 pm

That looks really good Al .....


Halfords do all the camo colours in rattle cans, they're not too bad either
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 6:07 pm

Nice looking Al. I agree that the yellow seats need to be toned down, as they seem just too bright against the blue. It sure has an interesting roll cage design. Never seen anything that looks like that.

I like the blue, and it looks similar to the Audi Sepang blue pearl that I am going to have them use on my full size Manx project.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 7:46 pm

Brilliant Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 8:24 pm

Reminds me of The Cub Scouts with the Blue and Yellow. I agree with toning the yellow down. Man that was a quick one.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 10:48 pm

Thanks guys.

pete s wrote:
It sure has an interesting roll cage design. Never seen anything that looks like that.

I wondered about that too Pete as I couldn't find one on the web like it UNTIL I found this:

http://www.autointell.com/News-2003/May-2003/May-2003-1/May-07-03-p3.htm

See para six for the roll cage.

It seems 'Jeep' created this especially for the Laura Croft Tomb Raider films and Revell chose to portray this without mention of it. Probably to avoid copywright.



Then I found this, which would explain the almost snaptite quality of the kit.




The Laura Croft metal body kit was released 2004, while the kit I'm building was released in 2013

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon   Mon 22 Feb 2016, 1:59 am

Sharp looking all around Al. The only thing to me is the tires treads are overkill on the sides but that wasn't your idea.
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