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Liquid Oxygen Truck (Captain Scarlet)

Becco_UK

Alphans


Here's a Liquid Oxygen Truck project that got put to one side due to personal issues. It's the maintainence truck that featured in the 'Avalanche' episode of Captain Scarlet.

Planned in the same way as my U59 truck - made in 3d to determine sizes of panels. A real Johnny Express cab and tipper body were at hand and that provided a good measuring object to plan the rest of the 3d truck.
 

Becco_UK

Alphans






This is more or less how the truck is at present - washed all the dust of it!

I have some images of how the model got to this stage and I will add them over time (the U59 has priority!).
 

Becco_UK

Alphans


The build starts with a floor made from 5mm acrylic and some C section alloy. The front sides and mid section get started with 2mm plastic used for those parts. The corner pieces are sandwiched 5mm, 3mm and 2mm acrylic shaped to replicate the grooves cut into the original model. An old JetX engine has been secured using a tool clip. The front 8mm stainless steel bolt will form the front axle pivot.



The mid section is provides space for the 'liquid oxygen' (water in my model). A model boat water pump was tested before fitting and I got a jet of water about 4' long that should be ok when the pipework is connected to two rear model boat outlets at the rear of the body.

The mid section will also contain the lighting battery and switch.



A few bit added to the underside. Not really visible when the model is finished but nice to know something is there :)
 
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Becco_UK

Alphans


Most of my Liquid Oxygen truck cab makes use of the 1960's Johnny Express cab and its interior. The interior footwells were cut out with a few detailing parts added. Main cab parts had various modifications. Adding the center bar to the cab front changes the whole appearance of the cab - sort of looks more menacing to me.



I used some Halfords grey plastic primer for most of the interior colour that looks to the eye a lot darker than the photo suggests. Seats were raised so that the Johnny Express driver has a raised position. The cab sides were very 'bowed' (poor quality, palstic on these old Johnny Express trucks) so some alloy angle glued to the cab sides to restore shape. Since this photo was taken, I have stripped off the chrome plating from the front heater vents parts (soaking in household bleach removes chrome plating from plastic parts).
 
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FeRaHGo

Alphans
If you do chuck the computer model off something will you pit a coomputer bag of explosives inside? Just like on the show lol
 
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