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#21 Lunajammer

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

P.S.: That's not a ray gun, it's a Utopian curling iron...

 

Just don't get them confused. You'll have a REALLY bad hair day.



#22 Joe Handley

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

 
Apologies to Chicago fans, I just couldn't resist.


I'm a Sox fan and needless to say.............LOLed

#23 Lunajammer

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

*Sigh!*  :(  You just can't make anything easy, can you Jacen? Well, you've got my attention now.

 

For my update, I got a pvc plumbing coupler and a bunch of O-rings yesterday that I'll use for the hubless wheel that will drive my Cherry Bomb. I'm also dumping the kit turbine and going with a techno-flurbo-reactonite sort of thing from a box of "Transformers" parts.



#24 Lunajammer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Boy, did I pick the wrong time to start a CBP. I haven't been at the bench in weeks. But when I got there I worked on the back wheel which began as a PVC plumbing coupler. I liked the ridge on the inside center so to cut the wheel's width I couldn't just lop out the middle chunk and glue the ends. It had to be cut into five pieces.

 

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The 2nd and 4th sections are removed and the center and outer rims are glued with PVC glue.

 

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Five "O" rings are strapped on for tread and viola'.

 

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This is the rough idea behind the concept.

 

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The longer I look at this the more it looks like a shoe. A utopian shoe, mind you.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Very clever rear wheel and tire. I like it. Are the front tires going to match?

 

I may have missed something, but why did you cut the coupler into 5 pieces? It looks like you might have finished the outer edges first.


Edited by SSNJim, 22 February 2013 - 05:31 PM.


#26 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Ah, but a very nice utopian shoe, Mike!

 

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I don't know why I immediately thought about this stalled build.  Ancient Elkie from a junker, two sets of custom rear treatments from the old Riv kit, white piece is Deora, while the topper is Fireball 500.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Very clever rear wheel and tire. I like it. Are the front tires going to match?

I may have missed something, but why did you cut the coupler into 5 pieces? It looks like you might have finished the outer edges first.

 

Yes, the front wheels will be as is with the exception of some finishing and a bearing housing. Inside at the center of the coupler is a ridge that I want to keep as a drive track (photo 3). So to narrow the coupler into a rim I need the center ring and the outer edges. The rest goes.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Lunajammer, I believe if you built that thing in 1:1, every woman on earth would have to have one. Or several in different colors. :lol:



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

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I really like that idea, Mike. Nice work.

 

 

This is the rough idea behind the concept.

 

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It does remind me of the Shoe Car...:

 

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...maybe because of the 2-1 wheel/tire setup and pointy nose?



#30 Lunajammer

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

Sorry I've got nothing to show in a month folks. It looks like Jacen may be out for a long while if not for good, so if someone has an overwhelming urge to take a stab at the Lincoln Futura I'd still love to see one here, as well as any cars of flight or fancy. All are welcome in Utopia.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Definitely future, but not exactly utopian. This is something I made around 1989-1990. I figured the shape fits the theme, and a little participation never hurts a thread. Upper surface is solar panels. Electric powered, drive by wire, with monitors in the cabin. I forget how many models were chopped up to build this. Revel 82-3 Firebird, Fujimi  Lamborgini, fire truck ladders, some sort of stock car, etc., etc.

 

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

Nice concept Ken. Very forward thinking and best of all, it's original. Since I'm pretty sure there's still dust in Utopia, it fits in good. I like the drive by wire idea. Besides, if the young lady comes with it, then yeah, we're in Utopia.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

When I first saw the title of the thread, I thought it was about some ultimate floor finish.  :rolleyes:

 

 

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bahahahahaha



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

First an apology for letting this thread lapse. This has been an impossible year for me to model. That said...

 

I've extended the deadline to the year 2525. What kind of thread about the future denies itself that very future? Jacen has gone away and apparently all his posts went with him. But this subject is very much alive and I invite all of you to continue dreaming about futures seen and not yet seen. Please re-read the invitation on page 1 and unleash your creativity.

 

There's a bulge in the body below the Cherry Bomb's turbine engine that had to be leveled or it made problems for my new future engine.

 

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This is the "engine" that I scrounged from a bin at a flea market. The body had to be opened up to make room for it. There will still be some plumbing to add, just have to come up with something convincing.

 

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I've mocked up a rear fender and would like to use some aspect of this piece of Transformers thingy as a drive arm for the hubless wheel.

 

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Go ahead and jump in brothers and sisters of the plastic. All are welcome in Utopia.   :)


Edited by Lunajammer, 09 December 2013 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:57 PM

Glad to see this is still alive.  I really do intend to contribute...really :unsure: .



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

This might fit into your theme, too bad I built this a few years ago, so it would not be eligible for this build off.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

I do have this in the works, it will have an electric drive, joy stick driven, all carbon fiber body, hub less wheels, I might get this done by 2525.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

Here's one that, although not eligible for this CBP because I built it about 10 years ago, it certainly does fit into the theme here.  It's made from 2 1959 Dodge promos, the bubble top from the Monogram '58 T-Bird, and an interior cobbled together from many different kit parts and scratchbuilt stuff.  I call it a 2059 Dodge ZZT.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

This might fit into your theme, too bad I built this a few years ago, so it would not be eligible for this build off.

 

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Hey John is that a 63 T-bird with a Banchee roof ?  Very cool looking ride.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

Here's one that, although not eligible for this CBP because I built it about 10 years ago, it certainly does fit into the theme here.  It's made from 2 1959 Dodge promos, the bubble top from the Monogram '58 T-Bird, and an interior cobbled together from many different kit parts and scratchbuilt stuff.  I call it a 2059 Dodge ZZT.

 

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Very wild Rich. Are you a drinking man ? : )  59 Chevy taillights as headlights ??? Yes ??