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Old 06-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #61
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Ahhhh, i see it now from that pic. Sorry - that's the nearest i've got to that fabled kit :/
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:08 PM   #62
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Anyone know what we're looking at? Looks to me like some sort of wheel arch affaor with parts laid up and over the arch itself.
Thoughts?
It's half a fuel tank from AMT's 1/25 scale 352 Pacemaker Cabover:



I knew it must be a fuel tank, but it's taken me a while to get up into the loft to dig through all my truck kits... got there in the end!

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #63
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Oh S**t, thats another £60-£70!
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #64
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Ditto 8/
But ta for the heads up
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #65
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It's half a fuel tank from AMT's 1/25 scale 352 Pacemaker Cabover
Thanks Keith!!

Is that the last "biggie" piece of detail to be identified, then?
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #66
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There's what appears to be a 1/72nd aircraft tail or wing sticking out from the rear still to be identified, along with that nosecone-looking thing sat on the top.
And that's it.
At least for the top half...
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Old 29-09-2010, 05:52 PM   #67
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HUGE delays on this as i'll be darned if i'm gonna shell out a lot of dough for a kit from the States just to use half a fuel tank from it.
But have been supplied with the piece you see here.
Its still AMT and, while its the right size and has those coupling things on it, it was far too long, chrome, close ended and has more detail on it than there should be.
But, cut down to size, its close enough for me.
So i've bunged it on and you can see here i've now started adding more parts to it.

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Old 06-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #68
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The EMA orders arrived - and its been a bit hit and miss.
Some of things i needed i had names for (thanks again folks) but not which size. So it was a case of eyeballing it.
Worked out pretty well with the central prong, which i knew consisted of two Concentric Reducers, two Hemispheres and an end cap. Worked out what size to order by crudely drawing the shape onto card actual size, continually offering it up to the hairdryers to make sure it was in scale. Once i was happy with that it was just a case of measuring each piece and finding the equivilant in the catalogue:



Thanks to Exterminator i was able to obtain the odd shapes either end of the rear tube that enclose the engine bells - hinge parts.
I estimated wrongly though the size of the laddder i'd need for detailing:



Finally, those Plastruct lights are exactly right for the very front detail. But far too small. And the end cap on the central prong is not used for the two domes on the upper surface as., you can see here, they stand far too tall and are a tad too wide


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Old 07-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #69
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That's really looking the business!!

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Finally, those Plastruct lights are exactly right for the very front detail. But far too small.
Which size did you order? They come in two sizes.

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Worked out pretty well with the central prong ...
What are the part numbers you ordered, please?


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Old 07-10-2010, 11:11 AM   #70
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Hey Exterminator, here you go with more reasons to bust your wallet

Concentric Reducers - 22.2 to 28.6mm, code: P-W-328

Hemisphrical Domes - 38.1mm, code: VHH-150

Tube Cap - 22.2mm, code: W-W-28

And the wrong size Mercury Vapor Lights are code number LF-212
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:40 PM   #71
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Thank you!
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Old 14-11-2010, 07:32 PM   #72
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Mat used a pair of Morphy Richards "Classic" hairdryers. Gosh, I must get out more!!
I ended up chatting to Matt at the IPMS about this creation today. He mentioned they were Morphy Richards. We were chatting away until I blurted out something about the R2D2 domes being easily identifiable. Not sure he was too happy! He said the original was given away as a prize on Swap Shop.

He had the Atlay shuttle with him which also seemed to have a load of Star Wars kit parts - R2D2 feet for example, and I think Space Shuttle thrusters. Also had the shuttle from Invisible Enemy which looked to be made from a section of uPVC gutter at the rear.

Also said he had kept the model of the blue 'Harlington Straker' van used in the b/g of several UFO episodes. All the other C21 stuff has since been trashed to his knowledge.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #73
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Hey folks, happy new year and all that.
A resolution is to finally finish some of these projects and i'm hoping you might be able to help me get this one nearer to completion



I've a few stumbling blocks, these two shapes on the top being good examples:



The look very familiar, the top one infuriatingly so, but i can't quite place them.
Anyone recgonise them?
Ditto these two from the rear:



Over to you!
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #74
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This is cut from the Airfix Saturn V main engine
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:21 PM   #75
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Blimey, yes of course it is. I KNEW i knew it. Been bugging me for ages that - ta very much!
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Old 21-03-2011, 01:06 PM   #76
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Well, been ages -and it looks odd to be finally in Primer - but we're nearing the end.
I've had to take quite a few shortcuts as parts used on the original are either unknown, rare or pricy and the biggest mistake i've made is to use the upright part of the Airfix stands to join them to the body.
I should've thought about this. Mat used some quite thick tubes to attach his and i reckon they STILL pinged off, hence no sign of them in later shots.
Mine don't stand (haha) a chance

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Old 15-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #77
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Hi Guys,
Sorry I haven't been on here for a while...

Love your Scout ship Manga
It's inspired me to do one too...

Got the hairdryers
R2 heads
Airfix stands
Saturn V
X Wing
Shuttle
Lee Grant tank
SRN1
and the nasty one... AMT Cabeover
(btw, after getting this kit I've found out there's two more parts on the model from this kit, two plates that cover where the switchs were)

Not sure about a few things...
The dia. of the tube at the back.
The code of the LS Insulation Sleeves on the back end.

Btw, I've got out my old EMA Industrial catalogue from the 70s/80s, this was only available to the industry, before they realised the hobby market.
The "Lights" at the front are what was previously said here, but there's more than two in this catalogue, there's three sizes.
I've measured the hole at the front of the hairdryers and it seems to be 10mm, give or take a micron.
The old EMA codes are as follows:
LFHG-12 (7.9 dia)
LFHG-16 (11.1 dia)
LFHG-24 (16.0 dia)
From this I would say that Mat used LFHG-16.

I think I've found a good overall colour, Halfords Vauxhall Bright copper metallic.

Anyway, let me know if you know more


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Old 16-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #78
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That's looking really good ... it makes a world of difference with everything being one colour.

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It's inspired me to do one too...
I'm going to have to say "me too"! We'll have a fleet of 'em before long!!

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Not sure about a few things...
The dia. of the tube at the back.
The code of the LS Insulation Sleeves on the back end.
Here’s a photo from further up the thread. If you’ve got the Shuttle engine bell to hand, it should be possible to work out the sizes of the LS sleeve and the tube (the diameter of the “plate” behind the Shuttle engine bell is larger than the tube). Mind you, the LS sleeves in this size range are something like 20p each, so you could just order a few pairs that look about the right size, just to make sure!!

What you say about the older EMA catalogues is interesting, I did see some at a show from around that time, but I ignored them, thinking they’d just be older versions of the existing catalogue. I’ll have to look out for one, now.

I think it’s great that the EMA range is still available in the same dimensions 30+ years on – it certainly makes our lives easier when trying to recreate old models and props!

Thanks for the new info regarding the switch-hole coverings!

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Old 26-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #79
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Hi Guys,
Well I'm almost finished on the making of the said model.
Although still not sure on the fine detail on the underside at the back (under the back tube).
Anyone got anymore pics of the underside ?

Btw, just got the Airfix Mustang today,
and realised the tube thing under the EMA ladder at the back on the right hand side is half of one of the missiles from the Mustang...

Andy.
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Old 31-05-2011, 03:36 AM   #80
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Hi Guys,

Finished the construction of the B7 Scout ship.
Did as much as I could on original kit parts, but had to improvise on unidentified parts, but not many, mostly on the underside.
Added the lights and toggle switch, which I thought I had to do...

My camera is not available at the moment, a friend came over Sunday night, used his camera to take some pics before painting.
It is now painted and will putt some pics up when I can.

Regards,
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