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Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:08:29 AM »
Never tried a truck before but saw this and had some birthday money soon,
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 08:48:06 AM »
Cool! 8)
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 07:04:49 AM »
Maybe make it a self drive version for the new GB? ;)
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 08:08:16 AM »
Ooh, a robot fire engine! :D
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 04:19:36 AM »
Ok so made a start on this seems like a good fit so far, and I've got to say I really like the new instructions.




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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 03:19:32 AM »
Not sure what's happening here. Trying to paint the rad and fan blade washed the sprue as normal in soapy water but the paint won't stick I've primed it and taken it off 3 times (other parts on the same sprue were fine first time) the rad and the fan blade just won't seem to take the paint (it looks like a grease problem) I've scrubbed it with meths even but still get the same problem.
Help.

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 03:12:06 AM »
Hi all well ciff seems to have done the job so I've done some weathering on the engine and chassis.





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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 04:24:47 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 04:32:43 AM »
Hi all here is the next instalment.




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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 04:16:49 AM »
Some more work on the chassis.




It's a nicely detailed kit.

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 04:46:01 AM »
Hi all done a bit more to this super detailed chassis (Not done a truck before I'm amazed how much detail there is just in the chassis) I think I'm only about half way through it.

I've started on the cab also. I used foil on the roof

I think it looks too clean so I weathered it a bit and added some other details.


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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 10:05:16 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 02:53:16 AM »
Hi all made a concerted effort on the chassis today, still a bit more to add (this really is a great kit I'm loving this as much as the London bus)







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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 03:22:28 AM »
Nice to see you having a fun build, Mr Nuts!

It's a treat when things go smoothly.

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 04:22:43 AM »
Done a bit more to this amazing kit, the fit of parts is perfect, they really have done a great job of this kit the parts are such a good fit I've used no glue on any of this part.




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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 08:42:03 AM »
Wow, looks really good! :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 04:26:45 AM »
Hi all next update.



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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 03:44:26 AM »
Hi all I love this kit, the fit is exceptionally good and the detail is great, again no glue 


I tried a failed experiment the instructions say aluminium for this part so I tried aluminium foil

Yes I could try again but there are far more complex bits that have an aluminium background and this looks awful so I think I will use paint (although the ally doors will be simple enough with foil)

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 08:32:35 AM »
Have you tried Bare Metal Foil? https://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metal-foil.html

Given the size & base cost of your kits, a little extra on this stuff would be worth it, I think.
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 03:21:19 AM »
Hi all made a start on the many, many accessories in this vehicle.





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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 05:20:11 AM »
Hi all I'm wondering if on the real thing these compartments are hinged some how

After adding this detail the other bit fits over the top like this

There are handles at the bottom of the outer shelving I'm wondering if I can some how make the parts hinged to show all the detail, there is loads of shelving like this and it would be a shame to hide all the detail.
Yes I could just not glue them so they are removable but I would like to try and make them as they are on the real thing.

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2018, 04:04:42 AM »
Hi all here is the next update, I would really love to add lighting to this but canít find leds small enough.


Itís a good job Iíve not glued the cab on yet as Iíve missed some painting

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 04:21:27 AM »
Hi all here are more of the many, many accessories for this vehicle







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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 05:22:44 PM »
Coming along nicely! :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 11:52:35 PM »
Hi all here's another update, I thought I could improve this bit so I cut the moulded on straps off and made some of my own





Then I thought to myself I can improve on that too.



I do think my bench is getting quite full (and this is not all I'm working on)



Here's an assortment of the accessories so far made for this.


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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 05:37:35 PM »
Great job on the bag! :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 04:44:13 AM »
Hi all well thanks to Eddie Mc Vea and his pics here is the next update, I've added the missing cap holders to the hose clamps





There is actually loads of missing detail from this bit and I'm not sure I have the skill to add it but I may try (see if I can work up the courage) 




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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 04:49:58 AM »
Great detailing
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 07:03:04 AM »
A lot of work on this project !
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 04:15:47 PM »
For a moment there I was wondering how big hose clamps would need to be to need cup holders :-\ ... Then it clicked :-[
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2018, 05:21:23 AM »
Hi a little more progress




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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2018, 10:40:13 AM »
Such a RW look.  Fine attention to detail. :smiley:

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2018, 04:45:37 AM »
Hi all here is the next update

I've hinged this bit with some sticky backed aluminium foil








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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2018, 04:41:54 AM »
Hi all well I'm not sure I will actually do this but I've added some blue leds for the emergency lights, maybe I will and maybe I won't we will just have to see how complex it gets.










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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2018, 04:01:54 AM »
Hi all well it has working emergency lights.

I've glued aluminium foil behind the headlight holes to help them look more like headlights.






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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2018, 11:04:00 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2018, 04:03:23 AM »
Hi all well here is the next bit, you really get a lot of kit for your money with this beast but I think I'm nearing the end now.














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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2018, 03:54:25 PM »
 8)
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2018, 03:32:30 AM »
Hi all near the end now, loads of decals to add but the basic kit is nearly done. This really is a lot of kit for the money and I have had so many ideas for different versions of this so this won't be my last build of this or the London bus (another incredible kit)








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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2018, 02:10:23 AM »
Hi all nearing the end now (loads of decals to add and a small amount of painting to do) I've really enjoyed this kit not found a bad fitting part on it, although it is quite complex and some parts need a few trial fits till you figure out how they actually go together.












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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2018, 04:01:09 AM »
Hi all well it's finished and I have to say it was a very enjoyable kit to build with not a single fit issue.

Thanks Revell for an amazing kit.









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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2018, 07:58:36 AM »
*whistles in sheer appreciation*  Damn!!  That's one superb-looking model, there.

Bravo!!

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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2018, 04:57:47 PM »
The whole is certainly better than the parts (& the parts were bloody good to start with!)! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
Very nice