Landrover Defender 90

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Project by Dutchy posted 04-17-2016 12:34 PM 2451 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building a couple of T and J models I would try to make my own drawn model. I started with this Landrover Defender model. It isn’t the most difficult one and I thought that it would succeed. I watched a lot of pictures and video’s on the internet before I started making some drawings in ACAD. I always start building with the frame, but this time I started with the outside. I have learned a lot and hope to do improvements on the next one. The used woods are mainly Ash and Imbuia. The lenght is about 30cm. (12”), scale 1:14.

Thanks for watching. All comments are welcome especially about improvements!


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#1 posted 04-17-2016 12:48 PM

Fantastic work Dutchy

-- bambi

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#2 posted 04-17-2016 12:53 PM

Dutchy Very Nice obviously you do not need plans looks great I have a friend that just bought a Land Rover a used one and it looks spot on I can’t wait to show him your pictures.

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 01:06 PM

I am impressed Dutchy. This looks great. And using a cad program, “A Tip of the Hat” to that accomplishment. Something I have never been able to figure out.
Yes sir, that is one very nice piece of work….......... well Done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 01:16 PM

Great looking Land Rover and made from your own planes that is special !


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 01:23 PM

Great work Dutchy! Love all the detail and all from your own plans! As Kiefer said “Special’!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 04-17-2016 01:50 PM

Great Dutchy.
Up to your usual standards. You just raised the bar for the rest of us again.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 04-17-2016 01:52 PM

If it were made from a set of plans that you purchased-it would have been impressive. But the fact you made them yourself – great dedication & execution.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 04-17-2016 02:23 PM

Very nice work. I am always impressed with the T&J pieces that people frequently post but it is always tempered a bit with “but it was from plans” thoughts.
This one is all you and ramps up the skill levels to the next plane. Yes, the T&J’s impress me but this impresses me that much more. They couldn’t have done better. It looks like I could get in and drive it away.

Maybe you should start selling your plans too???

Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 04-17-2016 03:36 PM

Thanks all for your nice words.

Dee I,m curious what your friend is thinking of my build.

Brian I have learned a little cad drawing for my work a couple of years ago when a drawing board became outdated.

Bruce I’m sure the bar isn’t to high for you.

Paul Sellling the plans? Well who know’s.


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#10 posted 04-17-2016 03:42 PM

Well done Dutchy! really like it!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#11 posted 04-17-2016 06:04 PM

That is a great miniature with a lot of wonderful details. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 04-17-2016 06:06 PM

Amazing design dutchy! Your detail is awesome. Land Cruiser FJ40 next perhaps?;)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#13 posted 04-17-2016 09:07 PM

The steering wheel is on the wrong side!!!
Nice work, I have a a couple of ladies, the last one a 90 V8, it’s now in South Caroline ,exported from the UK,

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#14 posted 04-17-2016 11:01 PM

Amazing build Dutchy. Great contrast on your woods and you put the right amount of detail to make it realistic. Can’t wait to see the next one.



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#15 posted 04-17-2016 11:36 PM

You had mentioned you were working on one and here it is SO NICE and WELL DONE.
T&J got your feet wet in the model building now it’s any thing goes from now on with your model building. FOR SURE!!!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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