Matchbox missile launcher conversion


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This conversion is using one of the Matchbox BattleKings recovery trucks and as with many of these conversions, I am using a damaged example, in this case the glass is missing.

The launcher I am using is from an Airfix Robogear vehicle called the Varan, with the crane and body removed this lined up nicely in an existing slot in the casting.

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Getting the final position right is important so I can raise or lower the launcher.

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The casting is stripped and a few main details added such as the oil drum, metal washer for the launcher mount, and plastic window packers for the side running boards.

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Once primed I fitted it up dry, to make sure everything fitted and worked.

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The basic colours are, desert sand for the body,grey for the seat unit and matt black for the wheels and base.

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A new windscreen was cut and fitted from flat clear plastic sheet, a steering wheel was added and re-assembled.

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A bit of weathering and painted detail and the truck is done.

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Now with the final weathering done below.

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A second vehicle has also been created, to see more on that conversion Click Here


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