Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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For my 1:64 entry, let’s go a slightly different route. I was going to enter the lovely Kyosho Ueno Clinic 1998 LeMans winning McLaren F1 GTR, then thought about the MBX Jaaaaaaaaaaag XJ120 I just got from Tinfoil Hat, but enough with all these posh cars. Let’s go to the countryside. Let’s go plucky over powerful. Gritty over graceful. Rugged over refined. Let’s go to the rain forest instead of the river.

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The Camel Trophy Land Rover Defender (Matchbox, 1:64th scale)

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I’ve featured the car before, but never in all it’s stages in one post. Above, you will see it in it’s initial state, before the Camel Trophy. It’s ready to go, all packed up and decal-ed.

Below is the after version, muddied, but satisfied. My only regret is that because of all the mud, you can’t really make out any of the decals anymore. I guess I’ll have to make another...

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Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Thursday Away From the Thames [ORAT]
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Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Thursday Away From the Thames [ORAT]


Now for some “during” shots!

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Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Thursday Away From the Thames [ORAT]
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