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Old 17-04-2008, 07:02 AM   #41
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In the Give or take a million episode, in the harmann store there is lots of toys, I spotted a box from a fire engine which looks like it could be the one

does anyone recognise the engine or box at all?



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The picture of the engine on the box looks pretty much identical to the picture of the engine on the Matchbox Merryweather box you posted Mike - except it has a different coloured shield on the cab door, I'm sure you're on to something here!

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Old 17-04-2008, 07:14 AM   #42
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On a mundane note, how does everyone do these brilliant sceen grabs?
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Old 17-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #43
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On a mundane note, how does everyone do these brilliant sceen grabs?
I use VLC media player,

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

its free to download and easy to use, just like any other media player except you get an option for screencapture, all you do is play the DVD, pause it where you want, then right click and click on the screencapture icon.
it then saves that picture in your picture file on your computer, its very easy to use, although I had a bit of trouble getting it to work with windows vista, I think theyve sorted that now, if not theres sites that can tell you how to get it going



Slate Im wondering weather that fire engine on the box is the matchbox lesney one, its just I think it might be too small if its on the puppet set

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Old 17-04-2008, 12:34 PM   #44
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Hello Chris

I use Power DVD. It is about the same procedure as described by Mike. Aren't we far from the time we had to freeze frame the VHS and try to decipher the picture through the distortion.......

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Old 17-04-2008, 06:23 PM   #45
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Yeah, long gone are the days of freezing the video, messing with the tracking and then having just 5 minutes to take a sketch of the image before the freeze turned off!

Oh, it isn't like it was in my day...
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Old 17-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #46
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Thanks lads. Mike I love your stuff!
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Old 17-04-2008, 09:21 PM   #47
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I use Power DVD. It is about the same procedure as described by Mike. Aren't we far from the time we had to freeze frame the VHS and try to decipher the picture through the distortion.......

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Yes me too. That's a great bit of software and not only plays DVD's but other mediums like AVI's as well.

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Old 18-04-2008, 08:48 AM   #48
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Don't forget to re-proportion the grabs to 4:3 ratio.
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Old 18-04-2008, 11:02 PM   #49
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Started a screen cap catlogue, mainly for kits i have but included some fire trucks for you
http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/e...=grid&start=64
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Old 21-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #50
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cheers Guys,

I managed to get hold of a revell atlas kit for the sides of the yellow fire engine, will cast one side of it for the helijet also,

and also a AMT fire ladder kit, not 100% sure but as bits where used on the firefly I imagine they would have used this kit

they havent arrived yet but will update when they do, in the mean time Ive been using the screengrab and photoshop to roughly work out the width of the yellow fire engine, with using an old airfix/dapol girder bridge that someone gave me to work it out, I still keep meaning to buy more of these as I see them all the time at model railway shows, but as they are so easy to get and cheap havent bothered yet, concentrating on the rare stuff, once the rocket kit comes I will be able to get a better idea of the scale of the wheels

but Its gonna be big




and apologise this thread should really be in the Launch crater forum

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Old 29-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #51
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the bulbs have come for the fire engines although i dont think theye exactly right, I think theyre a fraction too small, but will certainly do for now

here they are resting on the roofs of my 2 amphicars, before i drill the holes out for them, note also that the roof was moved forward to allow for the gantry work on the rear, another modification to be made



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Old 29-04-2008, 07:15 PM   #52
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hope i get to find one of those amphicars. very envious Mike
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Old 29-04-2008, 08:47 PM   #53
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i found a box ,but alas no car
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-AMPHIB...2em118Q2el1247
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also found this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Other...spagenameZWDVW
probably the original that the toy is based on
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Old 29-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #55
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ill keep an eye out for others at toy fairs for you,

I dont think I paid more than £25 for one about 10 years ago, then my uncle picked me the other one up from a toy fair for about the same price once he knew what I was after, although this was all before ebay was invented

that isnt the one on the box by the way, Ive got a picture on my pc at home somewhere of the box it should come in, I have been trying to find it but I will search harder.

theyve got copyright numbers on underneath, will get them tommorrow

I dont think they are that rare, people who are into amphicars tend to collect them, I wouldnt have been hacking these apart if they where in nice condition in the box etc, they are battered, all the motors and innards are wrecked and rusty, they did have working lights which they seemed to have used in Thunderbirds but they all rusty, after all they where ment to go in water not to hard to clean up, they take 2 of those really big batteries

one needs a front and back grill casting, and a wheel casting, the life ring on the back is a switch for forward reverse, only one has got one, but they may have stuck that to other things in Thunderbirds? luckily the blue clear plastic is unscratched or cracked on both, the plastic is really thick and hard.

I know that these studio models where crude really, ie they dont have figures inside and they have those big bulbs on the roof blue glazing and huge ladders, but that doesnt bother me, I want to make them as close the the studio models as possible

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Old 29-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #56
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once the rocket kit comes I will be able to get a better idea of the scale of the wheels
The wheels are two inches in diameter and still made by Kavan in Germany. They've been available for years as they're designed for radio controlled model aircraft. Some came with smooth tyres and some came with grooved tyres (which in the aircraft context helped ground handling) but I think you need the smooth ones. They might be available from other suppliers but as far as know, Kavan are the only people to offer the chrome ones. Most model aircraft wheels in the sixties only came in imperial sizes.
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Old 29-04-2008, 09:33 PM   #57
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thank you so much DX-sfx, that is an enourmous help


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Old 29-04-2008, 09:46 PM   #58
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hooray

http://www.kavanrc.com/cgi-bin/dpsma...FV2.html?E+Kav

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Old 29-04-2008, 09:55 PM   #59
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You want Superlight AirWheels Delux (sp?)

18 of them in fact if you're building that MPS transporter.
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Old 29-04-2008, 09:59 PM   #60
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yeah, I think it says they come with grooved tyres and the basic comes with smooth, so may have to swap around, either way thats trivial, as Im glad theyre still made

I will phone up my local rc aeroplane shop tommorrow, if they cant get them I will order them direct

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