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Title: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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
(Norbert)
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(TV_series)) 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:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_0006aasfzt.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_0006aasfzt.jpg)

And now the result of the first step; de-fixing all parts of the kit and cleaning from old glue:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00089migy.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00089migy.jpg)
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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Go4fun 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.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick 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.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2013, 07:24:46 am
I like it ! I love the look of the original...old school 911s.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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.
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00098sffk.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00098sffk.jpg)
And with the hood (will be made movable):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0010ftdkl.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0010ftdkl.jpg)

After, I have extend the shock absorbers for 4 mm:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0011grfy6.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0011grfy6.jpg)
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:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00126wfqe.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00126wfqe.jpg)

My box with old sprues, I used for the extensions:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0013riih7.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0013riih7.jpg)

The rest of the suspension parts:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0014wfdr0.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0014wfdr0.jpg)
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:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00154le02.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00154le02.jpg)
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:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0016xsfzu.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0016xsfzu.jpg)
The right one, I have found in my spare-parts box and will use it.

These are some parts of the original kit-wheels:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0017hris5.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0017hris5.jpg)
And this, I also have found:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a001808c16.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a001808c16.jpg)
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:
(http://abload.de/img/1979-ascona-b-2door-sdfi62.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=1979-ascona-b-2door-sdfi62.jpg)

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:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00197oufk.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00197oufk.jpg)

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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick 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.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Devilfish on November 15, 2013, 01:54:16 am
Never mind the Porsche....lets see more of the Ascona, lol  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Father Ennis 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 !!!
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick 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.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt322/kerick214/whiffs/IMG_0254_zpsa5e15a10.jpg) (http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/media/whiffs/IMG_0254_zpsa5e15a10.jpg.html)
This was from the Chicago Auto Show last year.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt322/kerick214/Zombies/IMG_05141_zps118c3412.jpg) (http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/media/Zombies/IMG_05141_zps118c3412.jpg.html)
This was my take on that idea. I'm not sure how this would work on a Porsche 911.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom 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
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Old Wombat 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).

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on November 21, 2013, 09:22:00 am
Looking good now ! Reminds me, I have to go back and check out the Zombie threads. I completely dropped the ball on mine.

As for plows, I think the spikes would be a hindrance. The last thing you want is a bunch of Zombies stuck to the hood of your car !

As for plow vs. plough....for me, it's always been :

Plow : snowplow, plow snow.....
Plough : Plough the field, plough right through it......

So I guess there's a CDN English version as well ! Let's see what the Francophone have to say.....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on November 21, 2013, 07:00:15 pm
Something to get the "walkers" off their feet and over the top of the car may be all you need. Or just stick close behind the fire truck and, as we say in the winter as we follow the snow plow (plough) truck, "just follow his tracks"!
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on November 23, 2013, 10:39:48 am
Now an update:

The next step to highen up the suspension.
After extending the schock-absorbers the bars for the wheels were the next duty.
In front with some blocks to rise the body and in the rear with the new angle of the suspension.

An overview:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00205yewt.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00205yewt.jpg)

The front from the side-front:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0021tacn1.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0021tacn1.jpg)
And from behind:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0022mzdyr.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0022mzdyr.jpg)

The rear from the side-front:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00232he83.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00232he83.jpg)

Inspite of the rear-window I have set in a trough:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0025zedwa.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0025zedwa.jpg)

After this I've built two "steel"-barrels:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00263uiv0.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00263uiv0.jpg)
After investigation about barrels, I see that barrels of 100 l, 200 l, 50 Gallons = 216 l and 220 l were too high to place them crosswise into the window-gap.
So I'd built two barrels of 60 l each. These I can place side by side in direction of travel into the trough.
Now I have two additional tanks of a good dimension. They will be filled up by the nozzles aside and connected to the fuel-system by the cover-nozzles at the top.
I used a 5-ml-syringe for the body of the barrels, because it's diameter is precisely the scaled diameter of a real 60-l-barrel.

To replace the rear window, I will put a rear-view-camera at the engines bonnet and connect it with a screen at the dashboard.

That's all for today.

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 03, 2013, 01:40:41 pm
I spent my time making some equipment for the Porsche (completely scratch-build).

To set the mood an overview:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0032o2bpt.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0032o2bpt.jpg)

And now one by one.
First of all a CB-Radio:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0033vulp1.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0033vulp1.jpg)
Scaled after an example from the real life (stored in my basement) with an on/off/volume knob, a switch to select the channel and a (red) display. The "display" was an old decal to have sharp edges and paralell lines. The print on the decal is too small (it was a 1:72-scale-decal for a plane) to recognize it later, when the radio is put at it's place in the Porsche!
In addition, the radio has a flexible spiral cable with a microphone at it's other end and a red and a white ("plus" and "minus") cable to connect it with the car's electric system.
An antenna will also be build in the near future.

Next is a GPS-navigation-system (sorry for the bad pic):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00342wzka.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00342wzka.jpg)
As state of the art, the screen has a  rubber sucker for fixing it at the frontscreen and as a connection between a "Schwanenhals" ("Gooseneck"?) to bring it into the right position related to the driver. Like in real life the screen has a black cable to connect it to the cigaret-lighter and also to the car's electric system to re-charge it's accumulator.
O.k., the world's man-made infrastructures were collapsed step-by-step when the zombified population grows, but not all of!
The satellites around the earth were still in it's orbits and so are the GPS-satellites.
They will work further on for years until they lost their energy to hold their position. But because they were extraordinary expensive, it will last a long, long time.
So a survivor would be mad, if he didn't used this service, wouldn't he?

And finally the screen for the reversing-camera:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0035cwzv2.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0035cwzv2.jpg)
It was nearly the same way to make like the GPS-screen:
The screen was made of transparent-grey plastic from a bowl of an old juicer, framed by thin strips of plasticsheet.
The frame of the GPS-screen was painted by bright black and the cam-screen was covered by aluminium foil from our kitchen.
Both backsides are painted by bright black.
Maybe I will add a DVD-player to connect the reverse-screen to the player occasionally to give the driver the opportunity to watch some films/movies from time to time. ;)

That's all for today.

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on December 03, 2013, 06:49:59 pm
Nice details! A lot of tech would keep working if a way to power it could be found.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on December 03, 2013, 07:29:01 pm
Great job on those bits ! Those will really bring the kit to life. And it's nice to have some technology around too. The last thing you need in a Zombie Apoclypse is to find yourself on a dead end street surrounded !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Father Ennis on December 04, 2013, 03:07:01 am
Brilliant work !!!    :thumbsup:    keep it up !!!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 04, 2013, 07:54:41 am
Thank you for your friendly comments!

@ kerick:
The Porsche owner was thinking the same, you had said. So he'd changed the original generator by a stronger one (this may cost roundabout 1 hp, but this will be not a problem) and re-placed the original car-battery by a exemplar of the same size, but with a higher capacity.
You see, your worries are unsubstantiated. ;)

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 04, 2013, 10:33:05 am
Look, what I've done with the additional equipment.

Three views of the dashboard (No 1):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00341ccck.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00341ccck.jpg)
Right the way of a photograph of an original Porsche 911 F-Model dashboard of 1969 with the real-wood-veneer.
I just have to think over, where to fix the microphone.
Sorry, I'd just seen on the pic, the bracket/the holder of the reverse-screen is abit crooked – I will correct it, I promise!
The bracket/holder is made of a small strip of a aluminium-tea-light (as you see on the right).

No 2:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0035qadfg.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0035qadfg.jpg)
There you see an edge of the holder of the CB-radio.
Surely, I didn't glued it the simple way directly under the dashboard... no, no, no!
I used a small strip of the contact area of an old bank-card as the holder, fixed the holder to the radio and glued the radio by using the holder like in reality under the dashboard.
On the right you see the wheel's suspension, the shockabsorber and the disk-brake: I used a self-glueing ring for thin papers (to put in an old-fashioned file) to paint the black circle in the middle.

No 3 (from the left):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00365wfk7.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00365wfk7.jpg)
Sorry, I just seen on the pic some impurities of the painting... I will correct it.
And I will add the Porsche-blazon in the middle of the steering-wheel later.

The dashboard was painted by mat-black and mat-brown and gets it's original shining by using gloss-sealant for cleaning floors.

That's it for today.

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on December 04, 2013, 10:48:03 am
Looks great to me. I'll keep watching.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2013, 11:46:41 am
Must be accelerating hard to have the mic flying like that  :thumbsup:

Beauty work.

Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 04, 2013, 09:32:05 pm
Thx, pals!

@ Capt. Canada:
You said "accelerating hard"? Of course! It's a Porsche! ;)

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 11, 2013, 12:46:33 pm
After I'd added the underbody protection, I suddenly remembered, the  petrol-tank is at the front of each Porsche 911!
"O.k.", I'd thought, "I have lifted the wheel-suspension."
But then: "This is not enough!"
There must be an additional protection.

So I declared some pieces of copper wire-sticks to steel bars and positioned them to "weld" them later. ;) :
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a002751uck.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a002751uck.jpg)
and
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a002882u4x.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a002882u4x.jpg)
The wires are scaled to 3 cm in diameter.

And a pass sample with the cow-bar, additional rear-bumper and the bars for the rear-wheels:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00292qufg.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00292qufg.jpg)

In a supermarket, I'd bought something (€ 3,99) to use as the guards for the windows and lamps:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00300xubr.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00300xubr.jpg)
and
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a003185unp.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a003185unp.jpg)
The 1 mm meshes are upscaled 2.5 cm wide.


And now to the body:

This is when 40 y.o. plastic becomes brittle while decolorizing it:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0040ylf4p.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0040ylf4p.jpg)

Never mind!
There is something, invited looong ago and it will helps: glue! ;)

Now, after the body is finally cleaned and the fractures are re-fixed:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0041rqfut.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0041rqfut.jpg)


The parts of the body primed by a spray-can:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0042njj9g.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0042njj9g.jpg)

And now coloured (from below):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0043gtjqb.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0043gtjqb.jpg)
(and from above:)
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0044eaja7.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0044eaja7.jpg)
Now, you see, the car's name will be "Kermit, the Zombiekiller"! LOL

The "welds"; 30 at the zombiebar and 2 at the rear bumper:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a004513jv2.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a004513jv2.jpg)

The trough (inside and around the frame of the rear window):
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0046gljfo.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0046gljfo.jpg)

Two short welds at the edge(s) of the baggage-compartment-extension:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a004793jiz.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a004793jiz.jpg)
(The other welds will be invisible, 'cause they will be inside.)

And this was my material:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0048ydj2i.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0048ydj2i.jpg)
Householdglue (semi-fluent) and yarn (nearly the perfect structure and close to the correct size/scale).
DON'T USE WAXED YARN, it's much too unflexible to work with it proper and without to curse the whole time!!!

That's all for today.

Will be continued...

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on December 11, 2013, 01:28:35 pm
Nice save on the body ! And thanks for the tip on the thread and glue trick.....I'll have to try that one !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: nighthunter on December 11, 2013, 05:04:26 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on December 11, 2013, 07:46:35 pm
Nice welding job! This gives me ideas......
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 11, 2013, 10:08:28 pm
Thank you for the compliments about my welding-job.

I have much too often seen additional welds (while trying to pimp up a tank-modell, for example) which were much too thick/broad/strong in relation to the scale.
They were made in purpose to make the model more realistic instead of the out-of-the-box-status, but also between the protection-steel-plates of tank-turret I'd never seen welds in reality which have the size of 10 cm! ;)
So, welds between body-steel-plates in average car-making are at best 5 mm!
(Btw: Body-steel usually is spot-welded and only parts of the suspension, for example, made of thicker sheet metal, is welded by continuing welds!)
And so 5 mm, scaled down in 1:25, are only 0.2 mm!
Now, the thickness of the yarn, I'd used for the Porsche, is a compromise between realistic scale and visibility (I used 0.4 mm yarn).

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on December 19, 2013, 03:55:58 pm
The screen from a screen door is also cheap 'mesh'. I was going to use some for chain link fence, as well as deck netting for a helicopter pad on a ship.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on December 20, 2013, 10:33:09 am
What kind of glue are you using with the yarn? I wish I could read German.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on December 20, 2013, 11:08:52 am
Hi kerick!

The glue, I used, was "UHU Flinke Flasche" (UHU is Germany's well known glue) but I suppose it isn't sold in UK or elsewhere outside Germany (except Austria and Switzerland).
But it's an ordinary householdglue -a glue for universal use- which connected paper, wood, cardboard, felt, cork and so on with each other, it's viscous, clear and needs  it's time to become stiff.
Therefore: don't use waxed thread/yarn; you have to keep it fixed with your fingers for a much too long time to be convenient.

Max

P.S.:  ;) lucky, I speak english... you see: knowing a foreign language is advantageous.
(btw: I also speak netherlands as good as german and english and a bit french, spanish and latin)
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on December 20, 2013, 05:56:32 pm
I have plenty of that type of glue at my house. I'll have to check the sewing box for unwaxed thread.
The only german I know is a few words I learned from my grandmother as a kid. Some of that was plough deutsch! In the Air Force I visited Germany. I knew enough to order beir and bratwurst.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on January 03, 2014, 03:12:46 pm
"Bier" and "Bratwurst"... yeah! ;)


Continuing!
(I'd thought, I never can say this... LOL)

O.k., without the color I need, but yet finished: The window-shields.

First pic:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0049lgikl.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0049lgikl.jpg)
After the body has been broken, I'd added some pieces to strengthen the points, where the shields will be mounted. (and so, I strenghen the plastic-body also).
I also opend the drivers window by using my precision saw easily.

Outside of the protection:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0050b2e1f.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0050b2e1f.jpg)
and inner view:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0051qcd9h.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0051qcd9h.jpg)
Simply cutted by a manicure-scissor ot of a common colander.
The frames are from plasticsheet and the distanceholder are made of thin plasicsticks of a 1:87 (H0) house-kit.

That's all for today.

Max
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on January 03, 2014, 06:25:49 pm
Are you going to rust the screen for the windows?
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on January 07, 2014, 10:21:19 pm
Not much rust generally at the Porsche and/or it's extensions is my intention.
'Cause the Porsche was freshly restored short before the apocalypse was breaking out it has looked in a nearly showroom condition.
So the aging of the car will be only a bit and the used-look will be made only by a certain quantity of dust, dirt and a little bit of mud (and blood).

Now some of the extensions/protections are "welded" and painted with anti-rust-primer.
Pic 1/2:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0052gyz0a.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0052gyz0a.jpg)
and 2/2:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0053kxz6s.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0053kxz6s.jpg)

...and the meshed frames of the doorwindows and rear-side widows are also "welded" at the body.

While I was busy with deassembling the Peterbilt and making the rifles, machetes and mesh-frames, I was going to a number of my neighbors and asked them and some of my other friends for some old anti-rust primer, in Germany called "Rotmennige" or "rote Mennige" (look here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead(II,IV)_oxide)).
Unfortunately no one had left over some relics of that classic colour.
So I was forced to mix the shade by myself and I think, I succeed.
(Btw: it's the colour the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA, USA was originally protected with against rust.)

The reason was: The Porsche's owner uses the old primer because he didn't like to do a suicidal trip to the next do-it-yourself-supermarket through a world of zombies only to look for modern primer.

And the meshes of the window's protections will stay shining the way they are, because it is made by rust-free steel meshes.

See you,

Norbert

(I will try to sign in future with my real name, not by using "Max")
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on January 08, 2014, 08:18:49 pm
Looks great! Will the Porsche paint match the truck?
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on January 08, 2014, 08:38:39 pm
Looking good ! I like the look of the mesh....I was thinking the same thing for my pick-up ( if I ever get to it  :thumbsup: ) Here in North America we call it 'chain link' fencing, and I was going to use pieces of mesh window screen to replicate it. It may be a bit off-scale, but will give the appearance of thinner gauge wire. As for the rust-free part, we call that 'stainless steel', if you're using the expensive stuff, or 'galvanized' as in 'galvanized chain link fence'

Keep up the great work !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on January 08, 2014, 10:49:24 pm
Thx for the kind replies; I'll do my best not to disappoint you!

Many thx, Capt. Canada, for your english-lesson...
I beg all of you to correct me, 'cause I like to know and to learn more - esp. the correct phrases.

Yes, "stainlees"... how stupid I am!
I remember "stainless" as imprints at forks and knives and the backs of watches and so on.
Sometimes I don't have the words, so I use some similar phrases. Nice, you discover my intention! ;)

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Go4fun on January 09, 2014, 08:14:35 am
Thx for the kind replies; I'll do my best not to disappoint you!

Many thx, Capt. Canada, for your english-lesson...
I beg all of you to correct me, 'cause I like to know and to learn more - esp. the correct phrases.

Yes, "stainlees"... how stupid I am!
I remember "stainless" as imprints at forks and knives and the backs of watches and so on.
Sometimes I don't have the words, so I use some similar phrases. Nice, you discover my intention! ;)

Norbert


We knew what you were saying even if you didn't have the words just right. Sometimes it's harder to understand fellow Americans!  :blink:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Old Wombat on January 09, 2014, 06:52:49 pm
We knew what you were saying even if you didn't have the words just right. Sometimes it's harder to understand fellow Americans!  :blink:

He doesn't even want to approach the subject of understanding us Australians! ;D

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on January 09, 2014, 07:55:04 pm
There is three kinds of English; British, American and Australian. And this does not include different dialects!
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on January 10, 2014, 06:54:50 am
...and there is "Denglish"!!!

O.k., it's a bit off-topic, but please let me explain:
There's a plague in Germany called "Denglish" or "Denglisch" a mixture of german (Deutsch) and english where ever you go, where ever you stand, read, look or listen!
In the railway station there is no "Fahrkartenschalter" (ticket-counter), there is a "Ticket Point" and no "Auskunft" (Information), there is a "Info Point"!
While talking you can hear the phrase "das macht keinen Sinn" - this is a 1 to 1 translation of "it makes no sense"... brrrrrr... horrible! Correct german is "das hat keinen Sinn" or "das ist sinnlos" (1:1 translation: "it has no sense" or "it is senseless").
Nearly every TV-spot (-add) is a mix of german and english, most of the slogans are english: a german TV-station's motto (Pro 7) is "we love to entertain you"...
And sometimes it's only funny, because of the grammar... and if it is not funny, it's an eye-abuse and/or an ear-rape!!

Most of this makes brain-spasms!

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Old Wombat on January 10, 2014, 10:51:10 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Sorry!

I really understand your pain (even Americanisms hurt) but (much more than French, Japanese, Chinese or any other language) English (especially American English) is becoming the global, international lingua franca. Largely because the British introduced it to almost half the nations of the world during the colonial era & the Americans followed it up with their trade/financial-imperialism post-WW2.

There is three kinds of English; British, American and Australian. And this does not include different dialects!

Don't forget New Zealand English - the Kiwis'll get really ticked off if you lump them in with us - & Canadian English - same thing vis a vis the USA.

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on January 21, 2014, 11:00:51 am
I was on a plane flight from San Francisco to Hawaii back in 1987. There was a New Zealand football team on board and I made the mistake of asking what part of Australia he was from.......
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: NARSES2 on January 22, 2014, 07:18:21 am
I was on a plane flight from San Francisco to Hawaii back in 1987. There was a New Zealand football team on board and I made the mistake of asking what part of Australia he was from.......

In certain parts of London when I was younger it was helpful to learn to distinguish Aussie from Kiwi. The NZ barmaids were very, very impressed when upon being served you asked "and what part of NZ are you from ?" Sometimes led on quite nicely  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 04, 2014, 10:32:06 pm
Strange: why weren't wipers part of this 1:25-scale kit, when it was released?
O.k.; a "do it yourself"-task.
Looking at a pic of a real 911-F-model and taking two tiny cylinders of plastic as the axises and some aluminium from the hull of a tea-candle, some glue and a bit of bright and pale (mat?) black colour and... ready!
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0054fcjnd.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0054fcjnd.jpg)
(I hope I can remove the blind splodges from the windscreen. Unfortunately I was careless with superglue.)
And on the right you see my 2 steps making a mask of paper for the wiper-field . I will use it later when I apply some dust to keep the wiper-field clean.

Now how it looks, when body and frame will be finally assembled later:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0055jxkdr.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0055jxkdr.jpg)
You see highen suspension 10 Zentimeter (4 mm). This will be useful if the way leads over some field- or dirttracks.
The tires are shining a bit (are a bit bright), but I will change it later. To change the position of the seat, I will apply a chromium or aluminium console, also later.
The kit's (Kronprinz-)rims were completely chromium-coated – now they are looking original!
Unfortunately the chromium was damaged, but after applying the black color, the problem was getting much smaller. But still at some points you can see the red-orange plastic... Damn!
O.k., let's say it is fresh blood from some zombies. LOL

Norbert
(will be continued in short time)
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 05, 2014, 09:25:26 am
The next issue!

Additional (protected) headlights (highbeams and foglights) are allways useful, especially in a world without working streetlamps (or better: -lanterns?). So:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00560id9q.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00560id9q.jpg)
But this way, you can't see them properly.

Therefore: from behind:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0057etixa.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0057etixa.jpg)
Incl. Cables (wires?) and fixing bands.

Now the original Rallye-Porsche-kit has two holes in the fronthood for additional highbeams...
Should I close them?
No!
Instead of closing, I added two holder:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0058ygihc.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0058ygihc.jpg)
Naturely painted with anti-rust-primer "Mennige" to fix a self-made short-stick-spade (in front of the hood).

Fixed with leather belts:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0059xyiiz.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0059xyiiz.jpg)

And now again an overview:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0060a3dbw.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0060a3dbw.jpg)
You can see the additional gasoline barrels secured by a band (ribbon?) of steel.
Unfortunately you can't see the gasoline-tubes very well; I will deliever a better photography later.

(More to come, soon)

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 05, 2014, 10:04:52 am
(If you have clicked at "latest new post" in the overview, look at the 2 posts before, please!)

"Soon" is now!

Four more pics for your pleasure (I hope).
No 1:
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0061r3syz.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0061r3syz.jpg)
The well known dashboard, now completed by a gun-holder with pumpgun (and without the flying microphone of the CB-radio ;) ).

At pic No. 2
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a00627yu1t.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a00627yu1t.jpg)
you now can see (as I promised) the gasoline-tubes from the barrels to the engine (through the bottom of the trough).

Photography No. 3
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0063wcug7.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0063wcug7.jpg)
shows the antenna of the CB-radio.
It is fixed with a holder at the gutter!
Yesss, gentlemen! Not much far in the past cars were built with such a thing alongside their roof-lines. And you could drive through rain and with working wipers with an open window without the need of wearing a diver-suit!
The spiral spring at the base I'd created by using a sewing-needle: I'd opend the needle's eye a bit to insert the (later) antenna's wire.
Then, I did the first half-winding, removed the wire from the eye again, turned the needle for 180° and did the rest of the windings for the spiral.
I'd only need a flat needle-nose pliers (duckbill-pliers?) to make the first half-winding.
And: the spring works... like in reality!

And the 4th photographic reproduction
(http://abload.de/img/dsc_a0064fwuen.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dsc_a0064fwuen.jpg)
shows the errect antenna for the car radio.
Remember (some do, I think): In the past this antennas weren't  integrated into the windscreen... you could physically touch them and you could rise and down them by your own hands... if they didn't work electrically in the luxury version!
Such a car radio is not a fault: Maybe a radio-amateur is surviving and is broadcasting on one of the formerly wellknown frequencies, you can find some other survivours.
Who knows!

But now it will be the end of my Zombinator-report for the present.
Don't be sad, I will tell you the reason immedeately:
Now, the Porsche is finished, except some equippement for the passengers cabin and applying some dust and other weathering and/or crap.
Now I will reassemble the Peterbilt-Zombieplough, adding primer and paint it and built some additional equippement for both the vehicles.
While working at the truck the Porsche will completed step by step and when the Peterbilt is ready, the Porsche will be ready also and I will present them together in a special issue.

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on February 05, 2014, 04:46:11 pm
 :cheers: I'm looking forward to your update!
Great work here. This car riding on the back of the truck will make an awesome sight.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2014, 05:46:57 pm
Wow ! I love checking in on this one....great job !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Father Ennis on February 06, 2014, 01:01:17 am
Outstanding !!!  You are to be congratulated on you work. Very original and very well done.    :cheers:      :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 06, 2014, 09:32:40 am
You make my face blushed!
 :bow:

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Go4fun on February 06, 2014, 02:32:41 pm
What an excellent piece of modeling! Love your CB antenna  and how you built it. Can not wait to see the truck build progress and how the pair look together.
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 07, 2014, 07:34:40 pm
WOW. What a job!
 :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Father Ennis on February 07, 2014, 09:45:29 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2014, 08:23:05 am
Just catching up with this one and it's awesome: what excellent and painstaking detail work! :bow: :bow: :bow:

Few random things:

UHU glue is well known in the UK at least.

"Denglish" is a new one on me, but the French have been complaining about "Franglais" for years. There even used to be a humerous column in one of the British newspapers called "Lets' Parlais Franglais!"

On linguistic and accent misunderstandings: just after WWII, my mother, who was a bus conductress, had a man get on her bus whose speech was completely unintelligble to her. However, she knew that there were a number of Polish refugees in the area, so she put two and two together, decided the man was Polish, and went to get her driver, who'd served with Poles during the war to see if he could understand the man. When her driver heard him, he burst out laughing because the man wasn't from Poland, he was from Hyde: three miles up the road.... :rolleyes: 
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 08, 2014, 09:38:00 am
Thanks a lot Weaver for your enthusiastic comment.

Depends it on "deutsche Gründlichkeit"...?
I suppose not, because I know some germans, not giving a penny for acuracy.
So, I think, it's because of my personal love for doing fine craft (work?).
In my youth and as a young adult, I was a modeller also, but I'd interrupted for roundabout a quarter of a century and now, entering the part of age becoming wiser (I hope) and much less impatience my models earn the benefit of.
Nevertheless, as a again-beginner, I still have to learn a looot of tricks and techniques to make a reeeal goooood model instead of a simply good model.

O, yess; "Franglais"..., I've heard of, but have forgotten it.
Now, I hope the german "institute of german language" will never go to our government and ask to prevent our language against "foreign influence" by law, like it has happens in France some years ago.
This would be, like we say in german "to shoot at sparrows with cannons" (mit Kanonen auf Spatzen schießen)!
Instead of all really bad examples, I see everyday, I think, it's not as worse, as it might look.
Most of the worst devellopings will be gone with the wind, I have made the experience.

A nice story you've told of your mom...
I enjoyed it and had laughed deep from my heart after reading it.
Yes, sometimes regional differences -also between close together regions- can be great.
Our region of Aachen/west-rhineland (scientific term: "ripuarian") dialect won't be understand, for example, in Hamburg, Munich or Dresden and vica-versa!
And so it is everywhere, I'm sure of.
Know, that sometimes a german is able to differ between the origin of an native english speaker.
The best example is the difference between britisch english and american english in our ears: It's the typical pronounciation of BE (we call it "stiff lips") and AE (we call it "talking with a hot potatoe in the mouth" or "allways chewing gum") and we can identify an texan also: talking with TWO hot potatoes! LOL

(I beg all of you for pardon, because of out of topic...)

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2014, 06:22:49 pm
It's amusing to hear the same idea expressed in different words in different languages. For instance:

German "shooting at sparrows with cannons" = British "using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut"

It's interesting that you use "talking with a hot potato in the mouth" to describe the American accent: we in the north of England use "plum in't gob" (plum in the mouth) to describe the upper-class southern English accent... ;D

The phrase the man on mum's bus was using sounded like "Azfunaderkilaz?". What he was actually saying, in a fast, gutteral northern accent was "have you found a door key, lass?"

Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Go4fun on February 10, 2014, 03:39:46 pm
ahhhh Accents.Reminds me of an experience.
As a wee lad of 29 years of age I was assigned to Lucius D. Clay Kaserne in Germany with the U. S. Army. Now as a Newbie I had to go to the same familiarization course with the language and culture of Germany as every other soldier, officer, American civilian employee and dependant. There was no waving in this rule for the likes of Army Brats who had attended multiple years in German schools, naturalized Germans who joined the Army and native born Germans who married Americans and were being 'Rotated' back with their spouse.
We had a lady who fell into the last category in our class. She and her husband had spent 8 years rotating between her native Germany and his native Texas. When we went out on a tour of the nearby town of Garlstadt I trailed her just to see the German peoples faces when she spoke perfect German...
With a deep Texas drawl! I knew the first day of class I would love that day when she said "Gutten Morgen Y'all!" to the class.  ;D

PS: It's only off-topic when the Moderator (ME!) or the originator of the subject, (MaxHeadRoom) say it is.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on April 05, 2014, 09:16:09 am
The final!

Here's the Zombinator-Porsche.
A little brighten up at the PC for a better view into the passengers room:
(http://abload.de/img/image029amdsy2.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=image029amdsy2.jpg)
and:
(http://abload.de/img/image030a49s7c.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=image030a49s7c.jpg)

And an overview (but without taillights):
(http://abload.de/img/image0314wsu7.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=image0314wsu7.jpg)

The lucky (?) and surviving restaurator of the Porsche and later forced rebuilder will met later the owner of the Peterbilt (both were members of the same vintage-cars-club) to load the Porsche on the back of the truck and to cruise out into the world.

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: kerick on April 05, 2014, 05:37:18 pm
This will look great combined with the truck. I expect plenty of pictures!!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on April 07, 2014, 04:34:13 pm
Love it. Kermit the frog !

I think the windshield and side door screens should fold up like your plow did, so you have a better field of vision when you aren't being attacked.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on April 08, 2014, 09:29:51 am
Thx a lot...

It's a good idea, Capt. Canada, but very difficult to realize, especially for a beginner like me...
But remember, dear friend; there anyway is not muuuch time when the zombiecalypse breaks out and the modification up to this status you see isn't done in a weekend... building the trough for the sparetanks, lifting the suspension, making the baggage-room below the bonnet greater, welding the grids and so on...!
In this situation time is not money, time is surviving. (Same for the Peterbilt.)

Norbert
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: Captain Canada on April 08, 2014, 10:03:03 am
That's a good motto in Zombie Times...."time isn't money...time is survival !"

 :drink:
Title: Re: Endzeit - Porsche 911 "Zombinator"
Post by: MaxHeadroom on April 08, 2014, 10:36:56 am
 :thumbsup: