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Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

Land Rover Defender
Item 30 000 066
Price $5.95

Welly and Atlas continue their ever growing line of modern vehicles with this Land Rover Defender. It is also available in white.

Land Rover Defender
As ubiquitous as the American jeep, today’s Land Rover vehicles are descendants of the vehicles that ruled the British Empire. The Defender comes with many choices of size, wheel base, and body styles, even an armored version!

Welly/Atlas Land Rover Defender
Your Land Rover Defender is factory assembled. It’s secured in clear plastic display case. The model is secured to a plastic base with a screw; you can easily detach the model. This packaged in a red Altas/Welly sleeve. The model is skillfully molded and assembled with only nit-picky blemishes and flaws. Doors, the grille, hoods and panels lines are defined with fine recessed lines. The door handles are slightly raised. Underneath the car is a single piece chassis with very basic molded detail. Soft tires, with no tread detail, are pressed upon hubs to support the model.

Detail and Trim
The model features clear lenses for headlights. All other lights are paint on. Detail inside the passenger compartment includes a dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, and seats. This detail can be seen through the clear windows.

The silver automobile is trimmed with black chrome around the windows. The black grille also sports chrome detailing. Wipers are molded into the windshield. The model features separately applied side view mirrors. No decals are used.

The Defender appears to be painted. The finish is smooth. Atlas/Welly also offers it in white.

Off the Lot
This HO scale Land Rover Defender is a sharp model of an iconic off-road vehicle. Each one you add to your modern model railroad or diorama will enhance it. Recommended.
Highs: Sharp molding and finish and separately applied side mirrors. The nice interior can be seen through the clear windows.
Lows: The underside is a token representation.
Verdict: Atlas/Welly’s Land Rover is a pleasing little model that will enhance your modern era model railroad or diorama.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 30 000 066
  Suggested Retail: $5.95
  Related Link: Atlas Welly Models
  PUBLISHED: Aug 06, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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