Mahindra Thar has been in the news ever since it was launched in the market. it was the most anticipated products from Mahindra this year and the response towards it is quite overwhelming. There are long waiting periods and Mahindra has also increased the production keep the waiting time as low as possible. It currently has no direct rival in the segment but, when Force Motors launches the BS6 version Gurkha will be its key competitor. We have seen several miniature versions of all-new Mahindra Thar on the internet and here we have another video that actually shows, how these realistic looking miniature models are actually made.
The video has been uploaded by CreatorMonk on his youtube channel. It all starts with a plane white sheet of foam board. This is the only material that is used to build this model. The artist starts by drawing the side profile of the all new Thar on to the board. Once that is done, he cuts it out. He repeats the process to get two similar pieces. Once that was done, starts making the base and the floor. He cuts small pieces of foam board to make the dashboard of the all-new Thar. Within some time, we see the touchscreen infotainment, gear lever, steering wheel, instrument cluster all in place.
He then starts carving out foam board to make seats. The seats get multiple layer of foam boards to have get that three-dimensional feel. Once the interiors are done, he puts a roof on the top and then carves out both the doors. Meanwhile, the hard top section of the miniature model was taken down to give it a proper finish. The front bumper, side cladding, bonnet, front grille and the headlamp are finally put in place. By now, the miniature model has started looking like a Mahindra Thar. The only thing missing in this were the wheels.
He again uses multiple layers of foam board to shape the tyres and alloy wheels. He repeats the process till he has 4 wheels and a spare wheel. After this, the artist moves towards the finishing touches, he paints a coat of primer on the SUV before spraying the final paint. Once the primer had dried out, he remves the hard top and sprays red colour on the SUV. The artist then paints the interiors, cladding and the wheels in black colour. The roof also gets the same black paint job.
The alloy wheels gets the gun metal grey finish and all the windows and glasses are finished with a piece of transparent plastic sheet. The finished product does look very good and the effort put into making this model is immense. This is without any doubt one of the cleanest looking Mahindra Thar hand made miniature model we have seen so far.
Mahindra Thar is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version uses a 2.0 litre mStallion turbocharged engine that generates 150 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The diesel version uses a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged engine generating 130 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and automatic gearbox options and it also comes with 4×4 option as standard.