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Old 27-03-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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Picked this up at the weekend (at an antiques fair oddly enough!). I feel a project coming on.



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Old 28-03-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Certainly has potential - I had the Action Man equivalent as a lad in the 70's
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Old 28-03-2017, 02:10 PM   #3
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A bit of progress. I have removed all the labels and given it a good clean. I cut the headlamps off and patched the holes as best I could (this plastic doesn't really play the game). The control levers are made from pieces of the towing bracket that it had, the rear seat pad from balsa and plasticard. I used bits from my spares box to make the mirrors. Getting there.

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Old 28-03-2017, 07:48 PM   #4
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Kevin, you truly weren't kidding! Already it's so different - over so short a time - from what it was. The final finish ought to be awesome...!
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Old 29-03-2017, 10:08 AM   #5
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I think that plastic is difficult stuff to work with -- its so slippery.
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Old 29-03-2017, 02:05 PM   #6
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Yep, the plastic is not meant to be worked with at all really, still, this isn't serious model making!
I've done the panels now. However, progress will slow a lot now as I'm waiting for parts. I want to make the headlights work and, of course, I need another set of wheels.
Anyway, Sindy has said that she has no interest in driving off-world vehicles, so I have drafted in this rugged looking fellow.

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Old 03-04-2017, 02:14 AM   #7
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Something makes me think that he is a man of action!

Cute project.

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Old 04-04-2017, 11:24 AM   #8
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He certainly is!

I have purchased another one just to get the wheels, so it is up to the required total now. Insulation tape provides the stripes around the edge and a couple of bright leds make the headlights (with a switch on the dashboard). Quick bit of weathering and that's all I can do with the toy car, time to move on to the driver.

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Old 05-04-2017, 09:55 PM   #9
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That's cracking!
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:39 AM   #10
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Thanks very much!
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:59 PM   #11
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I agree with all the above comments. Its does look amazing.
I don't know if the plastic is the same but when I modified a Hasbro Millennium Falcon I washed the whole thing in white spirit. This took the shine off and gave the paint something to hold onto.
Great work Kevin as always.
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:20 PM   #12
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Oh that sounds interesting, might try that at some point. Thanks for the tip and the nice comments.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:06 PM   #13
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I have converted Action Man's racing overalls into an Alphan spacesuit by scratchbuilding cuffs, chest pack, backpack and collar from bits in my spares box, some plasticard and some balsa.

Still worried that he may have been cast for his looks rather than his talent though.

Oh well, the helmet is next.

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Old 11-04-2017, 04:33 PM   #14
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The suit looks great; especially liked the detail of the commlock clipped to the life-support pack (a la Breakaway). Always thought it looked better there than on the belts; more practical, too. You are just endlessly clever!

Gotta agree with your other observation, though. 'Spect the helmet can only help...
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:08 PM   #15
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Thanks. Yes, I think this chap's credibility will go up when his visor comes down!
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Thanks. Yes, I think this chap's credibility will go up when his visor comes down!
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Old 19-04-2017, 10:29 AM   #17
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Completed!





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Old 19-04-2017, 12:18 PM   #18
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Would you look at that! Really cracking job

Ebay will be busy for Sindy cars for awhile I bet
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Old 19-04-2017, 01:38 PM   #19
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Thanks. Yep, get 'em while they're cheap!
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Old 19-04-2017, 02:05 PM   #20
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Hmm, wrong show-reference...but still quite applicable!

Visor observation spot-on, though...

(A bit of tire-tread markings on the surface, perhaps? Or is he waiting for the lunar version of the Auto Club? Just sayin... )
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