Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Techteam
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Techteam » Tue May 23, 2017 7:07 am

Off with his head !

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Wed May 24, 2017 10:25 pm

I struggled finding an Anthony Hopkins for sensible money, although I did look.
I've got rid of his quiff & what was left of his neck. I realised that I'm going to have to reshape the whole head so I've completely lined the inside of the whole head with a few mm of Milliput.
I'll try out plastic surgery tomorrow & see if I can make him look vaguely like DMC.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Thu May 25, 2017 7:48 am

You going to make a little canvas helmet liner ? ;)
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun May 28, 2017 10:01 pm

I've been a bit busy this weekend, a present arrived for me from China on Friday
It came in a thousand pieces, took me till 3am to finish it..
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I made a workstation for it today, the wife isn't talking to me, result
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:47 pm

I've managed to print out a pair of 1/4 scale hands & ive got hold of an animatronic 1/4 scale upper body, the instructions that came with it were dire, the micro servos I got for it are a bit big so I'm having to get creative with the Dremel.
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I've fitted a couple of rails inside where the cockpit will be, there is an intentional run on these higher at the front, the idea is that the canopy runners will fit on top of these rails & will pull the canopy down tight when closed. Well that's the theory.
I've been keeping an eye out for something to make the air pipe that comes out of the mask with, I came across some 7mm o/d corrugated sheathing on eBay & it looks spot on, I only needed a few inches but I got 3m for £2.50 delivered, mustn't grumble.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:53 pm

More importantly, what Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is that?

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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:22 am

It's a SEG toys Chitty, they are quite rare & pull good money on eBay. I've a few but I've only unboxed one. I've also got a chrome one but they are really rare
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I've been collecting Chitty stuff for donkeys years, worse than that I've 3 Chitty related tattoos, don't ask...
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:48 pm

I always loved the CCBB film up until the end of the title song, and always lost interest thereafter. Our Richie does a disturbingly good Child Catcher impression though! :?

Will there be some animatronic skirt for animatronic Donald to chase?! :lol:

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:41 pm

Mike Bull wrote: Will there be some animatronic skirt for animatronic Donald to chase?! :lol:
Hmm, I'm sure I can fit a servo or two in anything now..
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:17 am

I've 3 Chitty related tattoos, don't ask...
WTF? I have an amazing collection of toenail clippings dating back to my 16th birthday but I keep it quiet! :lol: :lol:
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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