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Offline MaxHeadroom

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Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« on: November 09, 2013, 03:43:27 pm »
Hello Friends!

I'm back with a new project.
How I call it, you can see in the headline.
I've used the german word "Endzeit", 'cause I couldn't find a nice expression in English.
"Endzeit" means the "time after the catastrophy" like in the famous post nuclear "Mad Max"-trilogy, the "Postman"-movie with Kevin Costner or the outbreak of the Zombie-illness in the american TV-series "The Walking Dead" or in the marvellous british films "28 Days Later" and "28 Weeks Later" of the "Rage"-pandemia.

Tomorrow, I will show you the basic model and my first steps to create my "my car is my castle"-project.

Greetings from cold, windy and rainy Germany,

Max
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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 04:40:21 am »
The idea to build the Zombinator was born around Halloween when the german TV-station "RTL II" had broadcast all 13 episodes of season 2 and all 16 episodes of season 3 of "The Walking Dead" within only six days (7/6 + 4/4/4/4)!

I remembered, I have a crappy 1968/69 Porsche 911 by Revell in 1:25 from the time of my youth (the 70ies).
This one could be perfect as a Endzeit-car:
More or less simple to repair if necessary because having only electric- and no electronic-devices (don't need a computer find a misfunction), and after making higher the suspension to lift the body from the ground in addition with the engine placed in the rear compartement and the rear-wheel drive able to use rough terrain in a certain way like the famous VW-Kübelwagen of WW2 (who also didn't have 4WD) and still fast enough to show the tail-lights to some bad guys, only leaving a cloud of dust!  :lol:

Here a pic of the Porsche before:


And now the result of the first step; de-fixing all parts of the kit and cleaning from old glue:

Unfortunately some very thin parts were broken, but to reunite them will be not a problem.
I also have to clean and to polish all windows before I can use them again.

Will be continued...

Norbert
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 04:42:28 am by MaxHeadroom »

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 06:59:05 am »
This would be a lovely fit in The Zombie Apocalypse Theme Build http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,137.0.html
So as Moderator I invite you to show the build there also.
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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 07:18:47 am »
I second the motion!
We're a slow but determined group.
This will be a fun build to watch.
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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 07:24:46 am »
I like it ! I love the look of the original...old school 911s.

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 08:25:06 am »
Thx for your positive replies.
Yes, I also prefer the classic 911 because it's design is more esthetic in relation to the actual steroid/anabolica-911.

To the mods: is it possible to move this thread to the Zombie-section?

Norbert
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 08:57:40 am by MaxHeadroom »

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 01:39:28 am »
Now!
"Mad" Max Headroom ;) has cleaned and swept out the garage and started: tools, glue, spareparts, plasticsheets and so on the table and go!

And these are the pics of the first steps:

After opening the baggage compartement/the front hood with the help of my new precision-saw, I cutted some pieces of sheets to up-size it's capacity.

And with the hood (will be made movable):


After, I have extend the shock absorbers for 4 mm:

This is related to the scale (1:25) 10 cm in reality.

But there is more to do!
The combined part "tunnel between the seats/rear-wheels-suspension" I had to make apart to re-fix it later in a wider angle:


My box with old sprues, I used for the extensions:


The rest of the suspension parts:

Right and left parts for the front-suspension (a), middle/above the bar of the rear shockabsorbers (b) and middle/below the rear axles (c).
For "a" I have to made some distance-blocks to place between the suspension and the underbody (4 mm --> 10 cm), the "b" can be right the way it is and to extend "c" is not realistic, so because of the relation of the parts, the geometry of the rear suspension will lead to a shorter distance between the right and the left rear-wheel.

The parts of the engine and the (black) exhaust-pipe:

I have to modify the exhaust-pipe!
This one above didn't have a silencer and this fact causes bad luck for the driver, because zombies becomes curious if they hear some noise!
I have to google for an original Porsche-exhaust-pipe.
Also for a trailer-coupling. I will add this, because it could be useful. Couldn't it?

On the left one of the original seats:

The right one, I have found in my spare-parts box and will use it.

These are some parts of the original kit-wheels:

And this, I also have found:

Four rims (I don't know, if I will use) and 4 tires, not so broad as the Porsche-tires but maybe better, because of the more rugged tread (as you can see).
I will think over.

But what will be, if you see, that the original direction-indicators and the taillights are made by clear seethrough-plastic and you have used simple orange and red color to paint them, and now you want to have orange and red seethrough-plastic?

So simple:
You have to remember two things.
First, to have had such a car in the past:


Second, to remember there must be an old taillight somewhere in a dark corner and to find it and bring it back into daylight.
This one:


Before remembering I had planned to keep my eyes open to find some coloured splinters of taillights laying abandoned in a ditch somewhere (after a car-accident).
This isn't neccessary anymore. Good!
Now I can carve, what I need. ;)

Norbert
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 07:12:22 am by MaxHeadroom »

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 07:24:53 pm »
You may be able to find some cheap toothbrushes with colored clear plastic handles or other stuff from the dollar store if you don't want to chop up a good (sellable) car part.
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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 01:54:16 am »
Never mind the Porsche....lets see more of the Ascona, lol  :thumbsup:

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 06:33:34 am »
O! It isn't a "good (sellable) car part" because in the darker red section (right from the direction-indicator) is below a hole of roundabout 1 squarecentimeter. (O.k., it isn't good to see, but if you look a bit closer, you can see a kind of light-blue halfmoon near the lower border of the taillight-unit.)

The Ascona B, I had have in the mid 80ies was light-blue with a black vinyl-roof, a 1.9 litre engine with 90 hp and a double-flaps-carburator (in german: "Registervergaser"). Later, the carburator becomes a bit weak inside, so the engine consumes 17 litre benzine/gasoline for 100 km ON THE AUTOBAHN - uuuh!
Then I had have a girl-friend at Frankfurt (on Main [the river]) -we call the town for joke as "Mainhattan" because Frankfurt has the most skyscrapers in whole Germany- and it was 250 km from door to door...
The gasoline-tank of the Ascona contains 40 litres and I always must fill it up before I started and it was empty, when I reached her home!

Nevertheless; thx for your replies, kerick and Devilfish.

Norbert
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 07:09:34 am by MaxHeadroom »

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2013, 02:57:50 pm »
My Dodge pickup has a fuel injected hemi in it and I can watch the needle fall if I'm driving too fast !!!   But it sure sounds good when I do it !!!

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 03:50:17 pm »
 ;D , Father Ennis...
Writing a sound in letters, I chose the german version "blubber, blubber, blubber"!  :lol:

Norbert

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 07:52:24 pm »
Don't forget a means of removing crowds of zombies from the road as you drive down the autoban.

This was from the Chicago Auto Show last year.

This was my take on that idea. I'm not sure how this would work on a Porsche 911.
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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2013, 04:35:08 am »
You're right; with a zombie-plow (-plough?), my 911 might be a bit "overdressed".
By the way: these stings at the Hyundai's plow are bad for traffic safety because an impaled zombie causes a restrict view.

I will mount a kind of cow-bar at the Porsche. This would be more useful for such a small car.

Norbert

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Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 06:03:04 am »
zombie-plow (-plough?),

Plow = American English
Plough = English English

Either way, a full sized plough for a Porsche is ridiculous but you could use a modified air-dam & a short (mesh?) barrier across the bonnet ("hood" for the Americans).

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