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#1 kpnuts

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:10 AM

Hi all I am a new member to this forum, and really I suppose plastic kits, I only started again Christmas after a break of nearly 40 years. I was 10 or so when I built my last plastic kit.

So enough waffaling. After completing AMT's Plymouth Fury Christine (bit peeved there its just a reboxed Belvedere had to remove the Belvedere badging) I thought why not do a diorama of Moochies death scene, then I thought no wait a min why not do the filming of Moochies death scene. and with that thought I began. So here is my progress so far.

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I tried to get a 1\24-25 model of a dozer but they are about 100 quid and I aint paying that plus postage so I thought I would see if I could get away with a 1\16 but no it looked stupid so i cut it down to 1\25

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had to scratch build the panaflex 35mm camera

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decided the Tarmac looked quite empty so decided to add a Tea trailer and car towing it for the crew on the shoot

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So that is where I am now still 2 more cameras to build all the lighting rigs the generator got to think of a logo for the Tea trailer, got to be American (being British thats a bit hard)and i want to incorporate my initials KP into it, loads more to do trouble is I keep thinking of more.Oh and of course when I pluck up the courage I have got to crush Christine into the loading bay.

So what do you think.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:25 AM

Nice!

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:28 AM

Welcome! Love the idea. But I would just build 1 or 2 more "Christine" cars, in various stages of crushing... would be a shame to ruin such a good looking car that youve already done.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:51 AM

Cool Idea I love that movie



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Very interesting.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

really cool...

   I like your camera and platform rigging too

 

Check these out...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5b00eb34b8

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item46216f2f51



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

Thanks Chuck the first one does not export to the uk and anyway it took me ages to rescale the dozer that I used so will probably keep that one. 

Thanks for taking the trouble to look for me very kind.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:24 PM

Nice build!



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:54 AM

Hope you haven't already seen this; lots of inspiration:

http://www.forwardlo.../billandeds.htm



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:17 AM

I hadn't seen that before very interesting thanks a lot 



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:20 AM

Interesting.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

hi all I think I have finished the generator

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all I have to do now is put some plugin points on it which I will do when I know how many things I will need to plugin


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:48 AM

That's a great project Kenneth.  I also notice that you're a Fosters fan.... good stuff.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

 I also notice that you're a Fosters fan.... good stuff.

 

Inspiration juice!  :lol:



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:04 PM

You can't get inspiration without it can you? It's one of the inspirational tools at my disposal along with whiskey, gin and vodka, of course you have to be careful not to get too much inspiration as that can lead to some very strange models.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

Hi all my new leds have turned up. it always tickles me how big the box is they come in 
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but this time they came with a high quality brochure here are an assortment of pics from said brochure
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all very nice so when I want my 30 million pound yachts lighting upgraded I know where to go.
 
Anyway thats not why I posted this is my simple but not particularly elegant method for lighting the super troupers
take one led 
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bend thus
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make a plasticard tube the size of your chosen batteries. inset 2 batteries place bent led over the plastic tube and onto batteries
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insert piece of plastic between the negative pole 
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light goes out. remove plastic card
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light comes on. 
now all I have to do is figure out how to get that inside the super troupers, the batteries and led slip in nicely, its figuring out the switch.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:06 PM

Cool diorama..



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:17 PM

WOW! Great work! You are an inspiration. 

 

I have one question and you may think it's a silly one, but.... could you explain to us Americans, just how much money is a quid?



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:08 AM

WOW! Great work! You are an inspiration. 

 

I have one question and you may think it's a silly one, but.... could you explain to us Americans, just how much money is a quid?

Quid is slang for a pound.  Just like we say buck for a dollar.  



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

Ok guys I had got bored of this and was going to put it on the back burner but due to the plane I decided to build to get my mojo back, here I am again (I have decided I dont like planes) so here is what i am up to now 
I have painted the logo on one side of the trailer, which at first I thought looked rubbish but then I thought, I don't know a new business, couldn't afford a proper paint job so maybe did it themselves, anyway what it is, is what you got.
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then I thought about finshing the lighting I have 2 of these doing the third as we speak, one will be shorter just to add variety.
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so thats where i am now.

Edited by kpnuts, 20 June 2014 - 09:40 AM.