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1 Tonne Landrover Ambulance

by: Ian Sadler [ IANSADLER ]


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The latest kit from J B Models of P.O. Box 12, Deeping St James, Peterborough, PE 6 8PL, England is the 1/76 scale kit of the 1 Tonne Landrover Ambulance. The price varies from country to country so check with your local dealer.

 

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BOX CONTENT
This kit comes in the usual familiar stout cardboard box with the contents in a reseal able poly bag.

The outer covers front and back have the work art and color illustrations for placing the red crosses on and measurements of the kit in mm.

The kit comprises of 3 medium gray sprue and two clear ones and a set of decals.

The total number of parts including the extra ones for the doors to be open and an extra lower floor pan are 45 parts, on the decal sheets there are enough for 4 vehicles with red cross markings and one with red crescent markings.

A full guide to the recommended colors that can be used are listed along with ref to the Humbrol color charts.

The parts are clean and free of flash, sink marks or ejector pin marks, a blemish free kit.

The model can be completed right hand drive or left hand and the rear doors can be open to show the fitted interior or a fully closed up option is in the kit.

 

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A MODELERS VIEW
I have left the best information till last, once more John, has thought about this kit from a modelers point of view, the front cab is again in clear plastic and so is the internal dividing wall, all it needs is careful masking and then painting both inside and out and the windows are done.You also have the lights on the top of the vehicle in clear plastic ready for the correct Tamiya colors to stain them.

 

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CONCLUSION
Please let us have no comments about the wrong style of tires in the kit, in my local scrap yard there were at one time over 50 of these ambulances and at least 4 different types and styles of tires were fitted including civilian.

Overall, yet another winner from John who is listening to modelers and providing models of very good quality at a reasonable price.

This is a pre-build up review but I can see no problems when I build it up. Many thanks to John for supplying the kit for review.Look for press announcements as to availability in your country Ian Sadler IPMS UK armor TAS leader
SUMMARY
  OVERALL:80%
  NOVELTY IDEAS (CLEAR CAB):95%
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: JB1012
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  PUBLISHED: May 22, 2003
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.28%

About Ian Sadler (IanSadler)
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Copyright 2019 text by Ian Sadler [ IANSADLER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.


   

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