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SHADO Mobile Blueprints by Phil Rae?

Graham N

Alphans
Be grateful if anyone can please advise on the quality of the SHADO Mobile blueprints by Phil that were supplied in a S.I.G folder circa 1983 (I think they came with three others - SPV, Supercar & Fireball XL5?).

There were also other Mobile blueprints in S.I.G # 4 but I don't know if these were the same?

Thanks,

Graham
 

MkIXHawk

Alphans
They are the same, yes and you can build a pretty good replica from it. The only problem is that some of the detailing is a 'creative interpretation' of a photo and the somewhat heavy ink obscures it. The basic vehicle outline is correct, though
 

Graham N

Alphans
Thanks very much for that. :thumbup:

They sound exactly what I am looking for.

Early days yet but I already have a correct set of Tiger Joe wheels and tracks and I am keen to start work on my Mobile.

Cheers,

Graham
 

MkIXHawk

Alphans
Ah, youd didn't specify that you want a STUDIO Size model.

I'm not sue that scaling up in a photocopier would be a good thing since minor errors that don't matter at drawing size could be magnified to unacceptable levels
 

Angelo

Alphans
These are "blue print" pictures of the studio model.
They might be of use:



 

JD

Alphans
These are the often-mentioned profile photographs, which (unless you can get hold of an original!) are the best starting point for any Anderson replica.

Phil's blueprints were derived from these shots, and he's better than most at translating them to a drawing, but there is always some degree of interpretation. One hiccup is the cab roof on Phil's BP, where he has it as a rectangle, with the upper roof lines (above the doors) parallel to the lower cab where it intersects the 'lip'. But it can't do that without introducing a twist on the flat plane of the door. You can see on the photos that the roof is actually a shallow rhombus shape, but is sort of 'fudged' to disguise the fact.

The thing to do is to constantly refer back to the shots and compare them to the actual pieces you have. The wheels and tracks are the largest pieces on the Mobile. Space them as per the photos and you've got a good start. Then start using the larger kit pieces.
 

Graham N

Alphans
MkIXHawk, Mark42, Angelo & JD,

Thanks very much for all your help and advice.

I think the best way forward for me is to continue to collect as many different photos/drawings of the Mobiles, showing them from as many different angles as possible before attempting to do very much.

I am not in any great hurry and would rather take my time and hopefully end up with something as accurate as possible.

I think I can glean a load more information, advice and recommendations from the Mobile threads on the forum.

You guys are certainly living up to your reputation as the best place to come to for advice on these matters. :)

All the best,


Graham
 
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