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chas b

Alphans
This is a MK111 Escort toy but the colour does look about right I think?
The model of the Escort looks quite detailed . . . . . . I wonder if they included all the rust holes under the battery box and the usual goldfish bowel rear lights with the compulsory short circuit when you indicate and brake at the same time? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? that’s when the back end looks more like Las Vegas !

Haha,you obviously owned one too! Probably the worst car I ever owned.

FAB has a funny habit of looking a different shade depending on which angle you view it from. It also changes depending on the light source ie,natural or artificial. Have you ever noticed that onscreen the Mobiles are silver / grey but in stills they are blue?

Regards

Chas
 
Hello Sean,

I am sure that many of us here would very much like to see the mould you have.

Any chance of posting some pics please?


Graham

Here are the pics of the mobile mould

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=61459&l=dcdd4&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=61460&l=a7b7e&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=61461&l=41a53&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=61462&l=1da66&id=1620156310

 

Bishop

Alphans
I can't wait to see photos of the completed 88" up close, there's an awful lot of detail to be seen. I was wondering why the Mobile seemed so small, then I read the captions.
 
I can't wait to see photos of the completed 88" up close, there's an awful lot of detail to be seen. I was wondering why the Mobile seemed so small, then I read the captions.

Thanks, its a long time in the making and I can only work on it in my spare time as film commitments are heavy right now. I will post more pics as I take them and will scoure my files for more up close stufff.

Regards

Sean
 

Guest01

Alphans
hi sean,are you going to be making the mobile shells for sale?thx and a very nice looking eagle you have there
robert
 
hi sean,are you going to be making the mobile shells for sale?thx and a very nice looking eagle you have there
robert

Hi Robert

I'm thinking about it1

I can't wait to see photos of the completed 88" up close, there's an awful lot of detail to be seen. I was wondering why the Mobile seemed so small, then I read the captions.

Here are some up close photos of the 88 inch eagle

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=64068&l=a9beb&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=64069&l=f6ea2&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=64070&l=32103&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=64071&l=ce3d9&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=64072&l=4dac1&id=1620156310

more 88 eagle pics.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65711&l=19272&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65712&l=f947d&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65713&l=1a946&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65714&l=e873a&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65715&l=7e7e1&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65716&l=90f78&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65718&l=94ec0&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65718&l=94ec0&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65719&l=64733&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65720&l=59686&id=1620156310
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=65721&l=a175b&id=1620156310
 

Mark42

Chief Eagle Pilot
Yes I was wondering that, who's blueprint are you working from?
Also how long have you been working on this model?
 

JD

Alphans
The engine block, well I made a movie last year and we had a rocket lift off! I chose the design for the engine bells and guess what! By pure coincidence the matched the eagle design perfectly both in 44 inch and a close up section that was exactly the right size for my 88 inch eagle! Funny that!!

You jammy so-and-so!! :lol:

Sean, your Eagle really deserves to be in it's own thread! And if you felt like starting a thread for news or updates on 'Agent Crush', that would be great too! :thumbup:
 

Dave

Alphans
Now my wife is always going on at me "where the hell are you going to put that one!".

Can you imagine walking up from the shed (with the help of 2 or 3 other people), "ok, it's ready for display..."


That is a really impressive model.
 
WOW. That's a lot of work. What references are you using to build your Eagle?

Hi, When I started planning the build Chris Trice had just completed his Eagle plans, he gave me a side and top view and my art department blew them up to the correct size. I was able to make a jig from this for the cages. Since then Chris has given me a complete set of plans for the 44 inch which I simply doubled in size.

You jammy so-and-so!! :lol:

Sean, your Eagle really deserves to be in it's own thread! And if you felt like starting a thread for news or updates on 'Agent Crush', that would be great too! :thumbup:

GOOD IDEA, I MIGHT THINK ABOUT THAT!

Yes I was wondering that, who's blueprint are you working from?
Also how long have you been working on this model?

Hi, Chris Trice!

Yes I was wondering that, who's blueprint are you working from?
Also how long have you been working on this model?

The question is guys! What the hell do I do with it when I'm finished?

That's fantastic Sean. :thumbup::clap::thumbup:

When are you starting on the full size version?

Er, Er, I'll get back to you on that one!

Now my wife is always going on at me "where the hell are you going to put that one!".

Can you imagine walking up from the shed (with the help of 2 or 3 other people), "ok, it's ready for display..."


That is a really impressive model.

Thanks, its a real labour of love!

Yes I was wondering that, who's blueprint are you working from?
Also how long have you been working on this model?

Hi, I have been working on it on and off for about a year in between film commitments and writting my next movie. Work is halted for a while due to moving house and am at present building a new workshop!
 

Mark42

Chief Eagle Pilot
Thats a hell of a lot of work, I wish you well with it.

However a couple of obvious pointers. The black windows on the top of the passenger pod appear to be raised - they should not be.
Also the window recess's in the Beak are not right, but as the nosecone was finished in the first picture but back to white in the last one I assume that you are reworking it?
Unfortunately the main long horizontal pipes in the spine frame should be the same diameter as the ones in the cages, but yours appear thinner. It might not look too bad when its all finished but if you are concerned about accuracy then I can't see how this can be fixed without you just making a new spine.

I hope you continue to post further pictures as you complete the project, its certainly a biggy.
 
Thats a hell of a lot of work, I wish you well with it.

However a couple of obvious pointers. The black windows on the top of the passenger pod appear to be raised - they should not be.
Also the window recess's in the Beak are not right, but as the nosecone was finished in the first picture but back to white in the last one I assume that you are reworking it?
Unfortunately the main long horizontal pipes in the spine frame should be the same diameter as the ones in the cages, but yours appear thinner. It might not look too bad when its all finished but if you are concerned about accuracy then I can't see how this can be fixed without you just making a new spine.

I hope you continue to post further pictures as you complete the project, its certainly a biggy.

Thanks for the info, yeah I have reworkded the beak but I had build the passenger pod a couple of years ealier so dont want to destroy it! Yes I have realised the horizontal pipes should have been a different diameter but as you say there is no real way to fix that without destroying the spine. I have decided to make this a nice disply model for the office and accept certain inacuracys! I have decided to build a 44 and Chris Trice has given me a beak so there is no excuse not to!
I will post further pics as I go!
Thanks

Sean
 

Big Rab

Forum Supporter
Studio scale S.H.A.D.O. Mobile information UPDATE 29.12.2008

The Studio Scale model is about 13th scale, we think!

Body;
20 ¼ inches long, (tip to tail)
8 inches wide at the top (if it did not curve in)
9 inches wide in the middle of the body (widest point)
The tracks stick out another ¼ inch either side so a total of 9 1/2 inches
The height is probably 6 inches at the most maybe slightly less (at what point?)

Chassis;
Chassis is 4 inch across
Chassis is? Inch long, it all depends on what you think looks right, read below for wheel base measurements.
Chassis is? Inch high at rear and? Inch high at front (Drive Wheels)
Rear wheel centre is about 13/16ths of an Inch higher than main road wheels.
Spacing between each wheel centre is about 2 ¾ Inches between the front 4 wheels and about 3 1/8th inches between the rear 2 wheels IF THEY WERE ALL IN LINE


FRONT Wheels Are raised very slightly or NOT at all, YOUR choice!
Wheel base is 14 3/16thinches from the centre of the rear wheel measured to the centre of the front wheel in a straight line.
MY MOBILE is 14.5 inches in a straight line so that the track shoe number fits not too tight or slack. . . . i think its best just to lay it out and see what looks right, but remember, a bigger gap for the rear wheel
There are 53 track shoes in each track.


Please see Mark42's web site http://homepages.tesco.net/d.sisson/shadomobile.htm

Other info.
SHADO Mobile number plate (224579) from the Airfix B-29 bomber

The fonts used for SHADO are "Eurostyle Bold TWO Extended". I have this font, if jbot cant make it yet, perhaps someone can get it done????
As far as i can work out, the main "SHADO" letters are in 36pt and the actual mobile numbers are in 80pt (I think)

The crest decal on the rear is from the Karman Huskie kit
The correct body colour IS "Ford Arctic Blue" Thanks to Sean and Mr Trim for correcting this information.
The round things above the rear axles are gun turrets from the Airfix B-29 kit.
Gemini retrograde section cross brace piece at the top
Parts to deflect tracks from body work at the rear are made from Tiger Joe shells (I have a few resin copies of these)
I am sure that the interior of the cab lower section is from the Johnny Express truck, which makes you think that the drivers should be from the same. However i am sure that the Tiger Joe and Seaquest figures will work just as well!

Who has spare parts or can supply parts/sections ????

JBOT will be supplying decals in the future for various scales of Mobile - - - - update to follow i hope.

Paul Gray, for the Faller window part sets (vents in the body), front suspension, cab roof and all rear detail parts, in fact most of the detail parts required.

I was short of the rear ribbed wheels, so i recast (in two sections) a front sprocket wheel and just sanded off the sprockets. . BINGO!

We hope that Sean will be supplying full bodies soon . . . . . (update to follow)
Any more ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

All this information is collected from the talent on this forum, SHADO Driver, Mark42, Dx, Barrington Bond, Dave, JD, Areteecee, JBot, Paul Gray
and so on.


Please feel free to post information or contact me and I will edit this post with the correct details as we go along, as well as “bumping it up”

N.B.
This is done with the intentions of helping as many people as possible with NO financial gain or intentional © infringement to anyone.

Many thanks in advance to all who contribute in helping us all with this project.
Big Rab.
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Just to say again,

"Please feel free to post information or contact me and I will edit this post with the correct details as we go along"
 
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JWGoode

Alphans
Back to Mobiles for a moment, great to see Sean on here finally, & may much be cleared up on the facts etc...I tried last March to get some facts posted that he'd passed along to me, but I think I was dismissed as delusional ;)

(yes, I am delusional but the Mobile stuff was all true!) :eek:

Sean---Don't forget to include more on things I learned from you like, the Mobile cabin is indeed vacuformed clear plastic, (heated up in hot oil no less, by Mike himself)
Suspension courtesy of foam from a sofa cushion, welding rods for axels & piano wire for the antenna....

And cheers to Astrocat (Keith) who I finally re-discovered here after loosing him over the years, & his awesome kit-spotting on the Mobile...
Anyway, cheers to all & Happy New Year!
John
 
Back to Mobiles for a moment, great to see Sean on here finally, & may much be cleared up on the facts etc...I tried last March to get some facts posted that he'd passed along to me, but I think I was dismissed as delusional ;)

(yes, I am delusional but the Mobile stuff was all true!) :eek:

Sean---Don't forget to include more on things I learned from you like, the Mobile cabin is indeed vacuformed clear plastic, (heated up in hot oil no less, by Mike himself)
Suspension courtesy of foam from a sofa cushion, welding rods for axels & piano wire for the antenna....

And cheers to Astrocat (Keith) who I finally re-discovered here after loosing him over the years, & his awesome kit-spotting on the Mobile...
Anyway, cheers to all & Happy New Year!
John

Hi John, thanks for the welcome and happy new year to you.
John iss right, the mobile cabins were heatformed or vac formed over a wooden master, not slab sided perspex with the corners rounded off as a certain well known modelmaker and self confessed expert has decided they were made. The guys at the studio used to heat up the thin perspex in oil before stretching it over the former with pliers. ( amazing)
The axels for the vehicles were normally brass welding rod, that's because that was the material that was lying around the workshop. The modelmakers grabbed what was at hand. The suspension was made from foam rubber and jammed under the axels and worked perfectly. Mike Trim and I used the same method on one of our models and it is suprising how the simplist of techniques is the most effective. Piano wire was allways used for the antenna's on everything!
I'm at pains to point out that I have not joined this forum to be a know it all, far from it. I'm in a privilaged position to film models for a living and in many cases using the same methods as the century 21 boys, I also work alongside these very people on a daily basis# and was a friend of the biggest of them all, Derek Meddings.
I have been a fan of and been making models of the century 21 vehicles since the mid sixties, just like many of you on here.
Work,ing with the C21 guys puts me in the position to ease out information which sometimes comes from me bugging the life out of them until they remember or one of them strolling upto me with a morsel of info on something. I am privilaged to be a friend of Mike Trim who remembers a suprising amount of info and in many cases Mike and I have taken ourselves off to reaserch, paint, parts and suppliers of the origional materials. Being the boss also awards me the chance to test out various build methods in my films. Indeed, if you look there are many vehicles that have certain familiarites to the C21 vehicles and they are there to see how things were done back then. Paint, suspension, detail.
I have offered paint info on the forum and some have chalenged what I have said, I don't blame you at all but what you don't realize is the paint you look at sprayed on your models changes out of all proportion when put under the powerfull lights we use in the film industry, the very same lights C21 used. This is why I will paint a model car, train or aircraft with the colours of the SPV, MOBILE, SKY 1, TB2 ect, to see how the paint reacts under the lights. It is only after this is done that I will satisfy myself that it indeed is the right colour.
If I'm sounding like a know it all I apologise, I certainly am not and indeed have found the forum very interesting and have learned a lot myself.
I love the Century 21 model team, they were and still are amazing and I salute them.
And above all I love being in my workshop building those very craft that inspired me from the age of four.

If I can help anyone dont hesitate to ask and I will ask for information myself with the hope someone out there can help me.

Regards

Sean
 
Hello to Jim who asked me a question regarding the Mole. I don't have much info on that vehicle, mainly because I knew I would never build one due to the fact that I could never find the vickers Vigor tractor toy used for the chassis. As far as I found out I think the diameter is around 9 and a half centermeters as near as dam it!

Hope this is okay and your origional message was lost on my computer somewhere so forgive the way I have replied


Regards

Sean
 
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