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Old 23-09-2008, 07:57 AM   #1
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Hi there,
here are some pictures of my studio scale SHADO 1.
I was lucky enough to get hold of a Tiger Joe tank for the wheels and tracks.
For the main body I built a balsa wood master then made a plaster mould into which I slush cast resin.
The chasis is built using perspex and the suspension was made to work using junior acksaw blades as springs.
I sourced as many of the kit parts as possible but a large number of the detailing parts are scratch built.
I used Halford car paints for the finish and all markings are hand painted with the panel lines applied with a drafting pen.














I need to add some final details, windscreen wipers etc, and some weathering.
I have built it to be radio controlled but I am considering taking the motors and R/C out and having just as a static model.

Thanks for looking
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Old 23-09-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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Wow! I may not share the expert eye for the Mobiles of some of our fellow Alphans here, but that looks like a mighty fine scratchbuild, Angelo - excellent!
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Old 23-09-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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Looking great. I do love this vehicle.
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Old 23-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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I need to add some final details, windscreen wipers etc, and some weathering.
I have built it to be radio controlled but I am considering taking the motors and R/C out and having just as a static model.

Thanks for looking
That's nice work - but even more fun if it's radio controlled ! I'd leave the motors in !
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Old 23-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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That's brilliant but I'd agree with Air Terrainean, if it isn't too much trouble, I'd put the RC gear in!

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Old 23-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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Beautiful job!
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Old 23-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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Hi Angelo
Small world, Kempston Beds, must be neighbours.
Nice Mobile, by the way, I've been trying to finish my Studio Mobile for the last 4/5 years(one day).
And Welcome

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Old 23-09-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
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Nice scratchbuild, well done.
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Old 23-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #9
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Well done Angelo.

Here are a few of my Moby.
http://public.fotki.com/44eagle/studio-scale-mobile/

Pre spoiler change, click on "get original uploaded photo"
http://public.fotki.com/44eagle/stud...le/drive1.html

Post spoiler change. click on "get original uploaded photo"
http://public.fotki.com/44eagle/stud...bylights1.html
http://public.fotki.com/44eagle/stud...obyrear1a.html
http://public.fotki.com/44eagle/stud...byfront1c.html

Its not perfect and the photos were meant to show off the lights.

(I used Halfords Nissan light blue paint for the body)
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Old 23-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #10
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Hi Angelo
Small world, Kempston Beds, must be neighbours.
Nice Mobile, by the way, I've been trying to finish my Studio Mobile for the last 4/5 years(one day).
And Welcome

Frank
Blimey, Tony and I were a bit slow off the mark there !
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Old 24-09-2008, 07:06 AM   #11
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Hi every one, thank you for all your comments, greatly appreciated
Big Rab, your mobile is awesome! most impressive
Frank UFO, you'll have to let me know where you are.
The model does have motors and R/C in it, it keeps throwing its tracks however as it motors along and I can't seem to sort it out, which is why I am thinking of taking it all out
Thanks again
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it keeps throwing its tracks however as it motors along and I can't seem to sort it out
Do you have the little half-cylindrical track-tensioners under the body, just above the second-to-rear wheels? I can't tell from the pics.
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Old 24-09-2008, 02:06 PM   #13
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Do you have the little half-cylindrical track-tensioners under the body, just above the second-to-rear wheels? I can't tell from the pics.
I do indeed, but the tracks still come off if I drive at anything more than a slow crawl
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