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Old 11-01-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default CAN YOU TELL WHAT IT IS YET?

i have gone off on another modelling tangent( got bored with the mobile for the moment) and have started another project. it is a craft/vehicle from an Anderson series that was only seen in 1 episode. i have already made good progress and thought as it's a little seen model i would post some early photos and let you all guess what it is as it's being built. sorry no prizes for getting it right , only that smug glow you will have for being right. look forward to hearing your answers
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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Easy... its an IR TB2.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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Hmmm.. Tough call. Would it be a Soviet jet fighter from the Joe 90 pilot episode? Or else a really cool looking magazine rack.
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Don't work too hard Paul, you might need to have a lunch break !
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Haven't got a barry blue.

Clues please?
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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I got it, I got it! It is a black leather seat from the Mole....But what the heck is this white thing in front of it????
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #7
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Is it the Liquid Oxygen truck from Captain Scarlet?
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:59 PM   #8
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I told Paul he might need to Avalanche break !
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:33 PM   #9
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dam, i thought this might have lasted a bit longer than a few hours, but then what did i expect when the forum membership is made up of such skilled modellers and folk so knowledgable on all things Anderson. here are a few more pics. well done



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Old 11-01-2008, 11:36 PM   #10
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Great subject Paul - look forward to seeing further progress.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:56 PM   #11
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Ah, great vehicle. Looking good so far. A question Paul. How do you go about cutting the thicker plastic sheets. I find it pretty hard work with razor saws and when I try to score and snap I end up with with scallops snapped out of one side or the other if you know what I mean. I assume that I've not scored it deeply enough. What do other people do?
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:05 AM   #12
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Look forward to seeing this Paul. Love seeing these often forgotten vehicles emerge.

On the subject of "guess what it is", I was shocked years ago when I was building a certain Thunderbirds vehicle and needed a load of large wheels. I visited my local model shop with one example of the wheel in hand and asked the manager if he was able to order about 10 in for me. He looked at the wheel and replied "this looks like one off the Master Elevator Car from Thunderbirds!" What surprised me was that it was a bog standard wheel with a red hub cab and a bit of silver tube stuck on it and yet he guessed exactly what it was.
He announced he was a huge fan of Gerry Anderson and let me have kits and bits at discount providing I showed him the finished results!

These stealth-like fans lurk around every corner!

(or anoraks as my wife would say...)
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On the subject of the Liquid Oxygen truck, have you noticed the plastic bag full of petrol inside the thing when it tumbles down the mountain side just before it blows up?!!
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So are you going to add that feature Paul??
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:54 AM   #15
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i might give that feature a miss if you don't mind Tony. on the subject of cutting plastic i use something called high impact polystyrene sheet(hips),it is available in all manner of colours and thicknesses .i always give it a heavy score and it always snaps nicely along the line.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:00 AM   #16
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here are the bits from the johnny express range of toys ,cut up and ready to go



this plastic is horrible to use, you need a 2 part epoxy to glue it and it doesn't sand down very well either
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:23 AM   #17
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That I do know about... bl**dy awful stuff, but lots of good bits are made with it. Its amazing seeing the yellow box pieces cut up like that. I immediately recognised them. I will never cease to marvel at where these guys got bits from, and how they put them together so creatively.
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Looking forward to seeing that. It's a nice looking vehicle vehicle.

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:09 PM   #19
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for those of you not familiar with johnny express toys here's a ebay link to the rear part of the model. and before you ask i didn't pay anywhere near that for mine
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-1965-JOHNNY-EXPRESS-DUMP-BODY-NEW_W0QQitemZ230211538528QQihZ013QQcategoryZ30QQrd Z1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p1638.m1 18
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a couple of the rear coming together
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