The latest kit from J B Models of P.O. Box 12,
Deeping St James, Peterborough, PE 6 8PL, England is the 1/72
scale kit of the 1 Tonne Landrover Ambulance . Price varies from
country to country so check with your local dealer.
This kit comes in the usual familiar stout cardboard box with
the contents in a re seal able poly bag.
The outer covers front and back have the work art and colour
illustrations for placing the red crosses on and measurements
of the kit in mm.
The kit comprises of 3 medium grey 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 colours that can be used are
listed along with ref to the ╩Humbrol colour 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.
I have left the best information till last , once more John ,
has thought about this kit from a modellers 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 colours to stain them.
Please let us have no comments about the wrong style of tyres
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 tyres were fitted including civilian.
Overall, yet an other winner from John who is listening to modellers
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
Look for press announcements as to availability
in your country
Ian Sadler IPMS UK armour TAS leader