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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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So what vehicle is this based on?
« on: October 31, 2021, 04:59:04 PM »
Crooked Dice have an "Alien Invader Jeep" (plus another one with a heavy weapon) as a new releases:

I wondered if the "group mind" could identify its real-world origin (or Karl could put us out of our misery and just tell us).
https://crooked-dice.co.uk/product/alien-invader-jeep/
Any chance of a civilian and/or military driver/gunner?

It will make a change from all those Hotchkiss M201s...

« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 05:02:55 PM by Ultravanillasmurf »

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 05:15:58 PM »
It reminds me of the Jeep Gladiator and the M422 Mighty Mite. Maybe a slightly cartoonish interpretational mix, with which I am fine - looks very nice and goes straight to my wants list.  :-*

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 05:20:00 PM »
Looks pretty like a UAZ-469 to me.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 05:31:16 PM »
It reminds me of the Jeep Gladiator and the M422 Mighty Mite.
I see what you mean about the Mighty Mite, not so sure about the Gladiator (2019?).

... goes straight to my wants list.  :-*

And mine.

Looks pretty like a UAZ-469 to me.
It certainly does have a resemblance, I feel there will be some in Humbrol 30 Dark Green running around The Zone in my future.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 05:35:32 PM »

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 06:11:55 PM »
I see what you mean about the Mighty Mite, not so sure about the Gladiator (2019?).

I had the 1980s models in mind, the 1982 one, while a bit longer, looks (to my eye) similar with the bulging fenders.

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=jeep+gladiator+1982&iax=images&ia=images

In any case, I think it is a very nice rendition of 1980s sensibilities in ATV design. I wouldn't mind seeing a red and black van in that vein, either.

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 06:46:24 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing a red and black van in that vein, either.
As you mention it...


https://crooked-dice.co.uk/product/soldiers-of-fortune-van/

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2021, 07:43:23 PM »
As you mention it...


https://crooked-dice.co.uk/product/soldiers-of-fortune-van/

I love it when a plan comes together.  lol But oh, how ex(p/t)ensive my next order this will make.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 07:45:42 PM by Westfalia Chris »

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2021, 06:02:19 PM »
Yup, it's a UAZ-469.
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Offline Ursus Maior

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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2021, 02:10:57 PM »
Looks pretty like a UAZ-469 to me.
My first thought, too.
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Re: So what vehicle is this based on?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2021, 07:55:17 PM »
uaz469b russian 4x4
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