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Old 22-10-2006, 07:33 AM   #21
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I hope people aren't expecting me to now come out with bees knees of vacformed Mobile kits! I've never made molds for vacforming before - I'll give it a go though cos I'd like 1...or 2... or 3.... or Control
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Old 22-10-2006, 10:54 AM   #22
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I'll show you both in a short while.
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Old 23-10-2006, 07:08 PM   #23
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found this page from someone who made one of these kits up


http://www.auak20.dsl.pipex.com/UFOsm_page.htm
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Old 23-10-2006, 08:06 PM   #24
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Nice link, good reading.
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Old 23-10-2006, 08:40 PM   #25
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And major work !!!
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Old 26-10-2006, 04:06 PM   #26
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Wow you guys know how to answer a thread

Ok just looking at present with Mamas to secure a body at present.

OK the rivet counters among you look away(only kidding) Just wondered about mounting it on something else other than a tiger Joe tracks and need to know the width of the tracks. Can someone do a quick measure up for me tonight please.

Apologies to those that have just stopped breathing in horror of my suggestion......
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Old 26-10-2006, 04:26 PM   #27
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I would advise to do what I did and get a tank from ebay


such as

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-TIGER-...QQcmdZViewItem

I got mine send from the US to the UK and got the seller to send just the wheel/axles and tracks to keep postage down.

the one above is just over 5 at the moment with 20 hours left (at time of writing), think mine was about 30 including shiping when i got mine, so you could get a bargain.
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Old 26-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #28
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I got a similar deal...it's the correct toy to the series originals and provides most of what you need to make an accurate replica (well the running gear anyway)

Well worth searching one out...
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Old 26-10-2006, 05:54 PM   #29
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Most definitely - the tracks are quite sturdy unlike my old Action Man tank of the same era which self destructed pretty quickly
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Old 26-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #30
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I paid around 40 - 50 for mine, including postage. But even that was worth while when you think of the effort involved in actually making the wheels and tracks.
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Old 30-10-2006, 07:51 PM   #31
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Hey Rocketman,
hi
i also bought one of these kits and as the captain says it is a horror story.As it happens ive just started work on it again to see if i can make owt of it,so if there is any guys out there kind enough to help in any way i rollin my sleeves up to get her done.Ill try and get some pics up when and where i can,cheers
Rob
Mike here, i went that way as i had little time to scratch build one, so i bought one of the kits . David S. can also tell ya what a horror story this kit is, David talks about it here on the site somewhere. He built one for a buddy and had to cut it apart in many sections to try and make it fit the boggies and track it should. I have mine still but would'nt offer it to any one as i would have to live with that. Most sadly no one else has ever made a kit or even a shell yet. Believe me i would throw more money than a Pub makes in a night for a accurate studio scale shell. Hummm best pick the night of the week or that could be alot of pounds

I just want to spare you the empty wallet and hope and pray we can convince one of the superb artists on or site to do one.
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Old 30-10-2006, 08:18 PM   #32
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Quote:
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Most definitely - the tracks are quite sturdy unlike my old Action Man tank of the same era which self destructed pretty quickly
...Like the second time it was played with!!


Many years later I hit upon a workable repair; I'd been given the primary coil from an old transformer which cosisted of several hundred feet of copper wire. What I did was drill holes in the track links then stitch them back together with the copper wire. a quick brush over with matt black enamel and it was difficult to tell that the tracks had ever been broken
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