Australian Register member Phil Knight’s latest model-making feat is a J-type van. We think he just went outside and measured up his own full-size one.  The photographs show  the ‘master’ body. There are about 36 other parts which go to make up the final kit, even the instrument binnacle is a stand alone piece.  The detailing is commendable. Remember whilst looking at the van body in this snap everything has been made from scratch.

The 1:24th scale J-type model is available to purchase. It is listed for sale at as a complete kit (code number 1426), or body kit only (code number 1427). The body-only kit caters for those intrepid modellers wishing to make a model of a custom J-type. Prices are 1426: $82.50 + postage, and 1427: $35.20 + postage.

The red-painted van is the first we have seen made up in the UK. How many more of these kits will we find here?

If you are interested in purchasing one,

The models are also available on ebay, but at higher prices than those quoted by The Parts Box.