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Old 06-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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I'm starting a Shado mobile scratchbuild using the excellent information on this forum. Wish me luck with this because normally I tend to only make full size replicas. I did check and a full size one won't fit on my drive.

Begun the chassis.





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Old 06-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Good luck KevinD! I've got one in the works as well, slow but sure.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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Good luck with you build, I'm sure you have seen this thread http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...ead.php?t=2501

lots of good helpful information. Still a couple of blanks and of course your choices, but please keep us informed of your build
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Thanks Kevin! We need some motivation for ours!!
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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Thanks chaps, yep, the information here is invaluable. I will try to keep this thread updated. Once the chassis is done, I suspect it will get a lot harder!
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Thanks chaps, yep, the information here is invaluable. I will try to keep this thread updated. Once the chassis is done, I suspect it will get a lot harder!
My chassis is up and running off the TJ motor, just can't find the time (or room) to start the body work!
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:40 PM   #7
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I have been working on the rear wheels. Don't have any un-sprocketed ribbed ones, so I have added ribs using square section styrene strips (cut down to triangle section!). A very tedious job. Since the rear wheels stick out a bit at the back, I have added detail to the back of them in the form of a small Tiger Joe wheel (purchased in error some time ago!)

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Old 13-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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I think I have an extra ribbed wheel set, are you in the US?
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Old 13-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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I think I have an extra ribbed wheel set, are you in the US?
Cheers, Jeff
Thanks, but I'm in the UK Still, I'm sure that sticking loads of fiddly bits of plastic in place will be character building!
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Old 13-03-2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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Kevin, you have done a better job on your wheel than is on the originals (if I can find a photo, i will post it here) the ribbing and casting of them is not very good at all.


As for the small Tiger Joe wheels, you would not be happening to be selling a couple? perhaps a section of track too???? if you are, PM me please
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Kevin, you have done a better job on your wheel than is on the originals (if I can find a photo, i will post it here) the ribbing and casting of them is not very good at all.

Thanks very much
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Old 13-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #12
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Here is a picture of the smaller Shado Mobile I made from the wrong size of Tiger Joe tank. I built it around the workings of a radio controlled toy tank, so it does drive.

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Fantastic detail Kevin! What size is she?
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Fantastic detail Kevin! What size is she?
Thank you. It is about 13 inches long, so it does fit into a cabinet, which I suspect the one I'm trying to build now won't
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Awww Shoot! Now I gotta get one of THOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#**@$%&#!!!!

That's the first I've seen built on the lil' Joe tracks! And here I'd been avoidin' the juniors!!
She looks great!!

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Old 14-03-2011, 07:29 AM   #16
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Thanks. At the time I built it, I didn't realise there were two sizes of Tiger Joe tanks (what did they go and do that for?). Couldn't understand why it came out so small!
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That's a nice job Kevin.

I noticed the PCB guide strip from an ABS box (RS?) under the front. They used to (and still occasionally do) turn up on all of my models!
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That's a nice job Kevin.

I noticed the PCB guide strip from an ABS box (RS?) under the front. They used to (and still occasionally do) turn up on all of my models!
Thank you. Yep quite right about the RS component. I think the BBC built Orac from Blakes 7 out of RS stuff, you can even see their logo on one of his circuit boards.
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I sure wish I had an ounce of your modelling skills! If you think of parting with this small version or think about building more then I'd truly appreciate if you count me in!
Was it a long build?
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Very kind of you to say so. It didn't really take all that long, a few months really. I don't know if I'll keep it if my new one turns out okay (mind you, that is still an 'IF'!)
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