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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012 07:57 am 
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I am a big fan of Gerry Anderson.
Thunder Birds, Captain Scarlet, and UFO being my all time favourites.
A while ago I got hold of a Tiger Joe toy tank.
The wheels and tracks were used for a number of vehicles, the Crab Logger, in Thunderbirds, the Unitron in Captain Scarlet, and more famously, the Mobiles in UFO.
Using photos and fan drawn blu prints, I built my own mobile.
I was able to use kit bashed parts from most of the original sources,
Revell's 24th scale Gemini and Airfix's Scammel Tank Transporter.

The chasis is made from 5mm perspex. The body was shaped in balsa wood from which a mould was made. I then made the model from fibre glass.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012 09:12 am 
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WOW Fantasic work  :shock:  :blob:  :clap:  :Clapping:  :Pilot:  :yahoo:


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Brilliant build.  :D .  I'm just working my way through the DVD boxed set, what great memories.


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Great build, looking forward to your portfolio ;)


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So what scale would you say it was? About 1/24?

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Real model making. If it wasn't for CGI ruling the world these days, you could have been making stuff like that for film and TV.


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Beaufighter:429354 wrote:
So what scale would you say it was? About 1/24?


Closer to 1/16th. I used two Star Wars figures to act as crew.

Thanks for all the comments, greatly appreciated.

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That is hugely impressive work.  :thumb:
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Excellent work  :D
I'm a big UFO fan too......

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