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Mac's Car

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Alphans
Hi Guys

Just finshed second 3 ft Thunderbird 2 , and had a good clear up in my work shop , i have another model to start in the new year , but after finally finshing Eagle 3 i wanted to get back and finsh some more of my own models , that i patterned a few years back , one of these was Macs car studio scale , i brought out the pattern that has been siting on my work shop shelf along with the Shado mobile and have started to clean it up ready for moulding , really looking forward to building this , as its a first , after building Eagles , and Thunderbird 2 ,s as well as Thunderbird 3 , ,
you kinda know what you are doing with your eyes shut , so making a new model keeps you on your toes.

The Model i have taken on for the new year is called a V8 - Logan fighter
a techrobo , Macs car buy this time should have been moulded , crossed fingures and i can build Macs car along with the Logan Fighter ,

after Macs car it the Shado mobile again , i patterned it a few years back ,

then a 30 inch SPV thats also on my bench , this has loads of work left , still in its pattern stage , along with Fireball XL5 , i wish i had 6 pairs of hands

in the long road ahead the Crabbloger in scale with my 3 ft Thunderbird 2

thats all happy new year
keep you upto date with Macs car

Pete
 

Captain Sci-Fi

Commander
Big green flying machine....

Hi Sam,

Moved thanks for the heads up.

I am really looking forward to seeing the goods Pete. Loving all the other projects you have made. :D

Mac's Car is one of my favourites although Joe 90 as a series never pulled me in like some of the others.

Ordering extra beer and pizza, this is going to be good.

Merry Christmas guys.

Cap'n
 

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Alphans
Hi Guys

Hope you are all enjoying the Xmas Break , marked out the windows on Macs
car basicaly a slight indentation has been created to show the window line , when the pattern is moulded this area gets cut out, on the glass fibre body shell .

I was also looking at my Shado mobile pattern today , what the Hell i,m going to work on this as well ready for moulding at the same time as Macs
car. The Shado mobile was at the same stage before i started on Macs car ,so really its just a little clean up , so both will get moulded now at the same time , photos soon .

Both body shells once returned will have the normal prep work a good clean up , before assemble work can begin .

Macs car will be first , because this model has wings that retract into the body , i need to gain entry into the inside , i'll open up the area where the large jet intakes are , like on the original and if i can i will try to recreate
all the servo's mech's working the wings move in and out , and wheels up and down .

The wings i have cut out of plastic card , but because of the way they have to be fitted inside i dont know the lenght of the overall size , once i have this sorted out , i will create the main wings profile shape , and get these moulded later , this is where i can then start on the Shado Mobile , while waiting for the wings to be moulded

I have two sets of Tiger joe tanks tracks and wheels , also one set of Resin wheels , but know tracks , i willl make 3 Mobiles over a period of time ?
one to worked on along with Macs car, the other two
no rush , as i have over projects to get of the bench ,so i have started to
clear my back log of models at last its been a busy year , and next years is
going to be the same .

happy new year to you all

Pete
 

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Alphans
Hi Guys
taken some photos today of Macs car and Shado mobile , should be up 24 hrs

the models have been sprayed in gloss paint , Macs car in Green, that was left over from TB2, just to see whats it looks like , its not the final colour, before moulding , Shado mobile in Black , just using up some old cans of paint , same again before moulding ,

Thanks to Mike for putting up the photos i send him
Pete
 

crowe-t

Alphans
Here are pictures Pete sent me:




 

Propland

Chief Eagle Pilot
Sale Here!

Hi Pete, once you have the molds done, please begin on assembling a Joe 90 flying car kit for me :thumbup: awesome work!!!
Could you also post some pics of your TB2 ???
Cheers - Darren Peters
 
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Alphans
Hi Darren

no probs , i had taken some photos of both the Tb2 kits i built before xmas i'll post some up , if also you look on westway aviation models web site , under tv models you'll see lots more of my work , also on Mike's voyage to the bottom of the sea , web site ,look under fan built models , there you will see my Seaview , and how i built the Spindrift model
cheers mike for post these
Pete
 

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Alphans
Hi guys

Both patterns for Macs car , and Shado mobile were picked up this morning, i expect to have the casts back in a few weeks .
in the mean time , i dropped of the drawing for Mac's car into the model works at Shepperton , a mate of mine will use his cad machine to make one wheel , hub and tyre.

Now i intend then to have the tyre's cast in rubber , so each set of 4 will cost around £60 ? the hubs i,m looking to have these turned in Alloy price ?

in the mean time , i have two clear rate masters for a 3 ft stingray , also turned up today any intrest let me know.

also been working on the Logan fighter , nearly finshed , not a bad looking craft ,

Pete
 

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Alphans
Hi guys

Mac's car is studio scale , its basicly the same size of the model seen on that old news reel clip , of model makers building a Spitfire and some thunderbird models in the back ground , the clip of film was filmed in a Hounslow workshop , love to know where abouts .

Pete
 
Hi Darren

no probs , i had taken some photos of both the Tb2 kits i built before xmas i'll post some up , if also you look on westway aviation models web site , under tv models you'll see lots more of my work , also on Mike's voyage to the bottom of the sea , web site ,look under fan built models , there you will see my Seaview , and how i built the Spindrift model
cheers mike for post these
Pete


http://www.westway-aircraft-models.com/22.html

It also says the company did some work on 'the last' Star Wars film. Can you expand on that a bit? Any photos?

Jim
 

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Alphans
Hi Guys

Well , been very busy , after having finshed the pattern,s for Macs Car , and the Shado mobile , and the Logan fighter , i have time on my hand , before they all arrive back from moulding , to carry on with my SPV , that i started 2 yrs back , making very good progress, ,basicaly all the rear work has been blocked out and ,shaped to my drawing , i ,m now working on the front end , a little more difficult, to get this looking right , again it,s a case of blocking out , i normally use Balsa wood for this , and apply car filler over the top , and sand to the finshed shape .
The main air intakes being the biggest problem here , and as always thinking ahead as to how it can be moulded , ill try and take some photos of the SPV as well as these builds move along .

Pete
 
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