Author Topic: Revell 1/24 HLF20 Varus 4x4  (Read 2557 times)

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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 !
Alex

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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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