This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Land Rover Wolf Soft Top that measures 30mm long, 13mm wide, and is 13mm high. It weighs 14g and consists of 8 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - 1997 through to the present
The Land Rover Defender XD 110 was developed from the Defender 110 with a more rugged chassis and suspension to improve cross country performance over that of the earlier models. It also has a strengthened roll bar under the rear canopy, with the spare wheel now mounted on the body side, attached to one of the canopy supports on the opposite side to the driver.
The Defender XD Wolf first came into service in April 1997 with a total production across the range of nearly 8,000 vehicles. While the Defenders replaced most of the earlier marks of Land Rover up to and including the Series 2A, the Defender XD replaced most of the Series 3 vehicles, marking an end to the use of leaf spring suspension on these vehicles. The Defender XDs now work side by side with the slightly older Defenders, covering a wide variety of roles.
This model was made for a friend Mick Bell using one of his superb plans. Unfortunately he has never seen it as sadly, he passed away in early August 2007 after an eight year battle against cancer. Two of the photos show the master pattern of the model next to Mick's plans.