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Look what i found in a local RC store....a RC Land Rover LR3 !!!! It's written on the box 1/6 scale, but if we are to compare it to real life specifications, it's about 1 inch less in terms of length, width and height. As you can see it on the pix, it's slightly shorter than an average 1/6 figure. But its ok, coz 1/6 scale vehicles are hard to come by, especially in my part of the world.

Its full RC with engine, horn and alarm sound, working headlights, taillights and indicator lights. It also have a full interior details with brake and accelerator pedals, quite decent if I may say so. It front doors can be opened by using the Remote Controller and the trunk can be open manually. The tires made of soft rubber and its rims are very well done (lucky no Bling-Bling!!!) and have individual suspension. It comes in 3 colours, i.e. Black, Silver and Blue (as written on the box), but I find the black coolest.

I intend to give the it a lift, so its height will correspond with the actual specification. Need to remove all the Manufacturer's name on it and replace it with the actual Land Rover logo and name. And also not forgetting the number plates too. As for the interior, I will detail it further by repainting and adding full leather seats, safety belts, decals, etc. When done, it may well be a perfect vehicle for my CIAs or PMCs in a Iraq/Afghan dio.

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Great purchase.
Would laso look good for VIP escort work.

Where are the figures boots from?

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Fernando
 

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Thank everyone for viewing.....

Dear nastynando, the boots were from the Hot Toys Vietnam guy sometime back, modded the lace and repainted to look like a pair of hiking/ desert civilian boots...
 

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wai hoong said:
Thank everyone for viewing.....

Dear nastynando, the boots were from the Hot Toys Vietnam guy sometime back, modded the lace and repainted to look like a pair of hiking/ desert civilian boots...
I thought it was custom.
Excellent work.

Fernando
 

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Dear Good Duck,

Have tried fitting figs into the Land Rover, sad to say, it will only accept Medicom and BBI G1 bodies, and that is also gonna be a very tight fit.

The other alternative is (the one I'm opting for) to modify the leg room by cutting off some of the plastic floorboard or something like that. Will figure out that when I start on this project....

Good luck to you!!!

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While I am generally a fan of 1/6th scale vehicles, and of Land Rover's in general, I wish that someone would make the classic Defender series in our scale to allow for mobility for my Royal Marines.

Excellent find!
 

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wow...you shrank leroy thompson down to 1/6 scale! the rover does look slick.too bad i just got a wrangler.i'm going to have to cut out the floor to fit my 1/6 troopers.but the rover would make a great euro ride for your PMCs or body guards.....or gangsta's.
 

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I picked one of these up last year, and it is one of my favorite vehicles now.

Quick question though --- the decals on the front of the hood and the front windshield; how do you plan to remove them? I would like to do the same but I'm afraid of damaging the finish. Any suggestions?

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Archangel6, I still haven't remove the decals u mentioned, but judging by the looks of the decals, I would try 'wet' sanding using the finest sand paper on the hood. But this will sure damage the paintwork a little and requires some respray of Gloss Black.

As for those on the windshield, i will just stick another piece of decals over it to cover it completely. Will post the result after I have done with it. Thanks
 
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