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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 07:18:30 am »
Cracking pics H, many thanks.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 12:48:26 am »
Internal bracing for the load bed so that the cosmetic deck above it doesn't sag:



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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 07:26:29 am »
Is the top deck that weak?
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 04:19:44 pm »
Is the top deck that weak?

Probably not, but I've had big, edge-supported sheets of Evergreen sag in the middle before, especially where glue fumes are involved.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2019, 05:48:57 pm »
Couple of in-progress pics (on a blue background no less - oooh, what a webel...)



The black bits on the sprue are the all-clear front and sides of the cab, now masked, sprayed black on the outside, and painted with Tamiya Smoke on the inside.

Since the whole point is to obscure the inside of the cab as much as possible (in order to mask the fact that there arn't two space-suited actors sitting in it, since a Stolly drives from the centre), the windows are tinted and the interior is all-black. I snapped the OE steering whell trying to get it off the sprue, so it now sportes a JB Landrover one.

Most of the body mods are Evergreen. The big lump on top is, of course the top half of an Airfix/JB Saracen, with it's radiator grill mounted upside down on the front of it and it's tropical engine intakes to either side. The ring around the turret ring is the Saracen's rear skate-ring, put there to make a bigger base for the (googly-eye) astrodome.

The white things in front are headlight/floodlights for the top of the cab roof, made from Hasegawa Hind-D side-window moldings and Evergreen. They aren't finished yet.




The rear door is the end cap from the fuel tank of the Matador bowser in the Airfix refuelling vehicles set.

The panel on top of the hull is part of the engine cover from an Airfix 1/32nd De Dietrich car.

The silver panel on the side of the Saracen body is the entrance platform from a Revell 1/100th Apollo Lunar Module, which is also donating it's landing feet as wheel covers for the back four wheels (the front wheels need to be uncovered since the driver has to step on them to get in), and one of it's radar aerials.


Unfortunately, I won't get much done on this for the next couple of days since I have to run family errands both mornings, but I still think I can finish it.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2019, 08:27:29 pm »
A true bitzenpiesez build! :thumbsup:
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 04:37:06 am »
That's looking pretty darned impressive already H.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 06:06:58 am »
That's looking pretty darned impressive already H.  :thumbsup:

It certainly is
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2019, 06:45:05 pm »
Cheers folks. :thumbsup:

Some paint has now been applied.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 10:48:28 pm »
this is Looking Great :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: starting to see a Little Gerry Anderson Flavor with this! Can't Wait until it's Done! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2019, 01:29:42 am »
Tis nice. :thumbsup:  I'll be watching for ideas for my Airfix Coyote, I've had ideas but can't settle on how to go about it.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2019, 04:15:02 am »
More paint has been applied. Unfortunately, it turns out that there are gaps doen the front corners of the cab, that I didn't see before because it was all painted black. A little filler will be needed, but I think it's fixable.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2019, 05:01:16 am »
Yes, seeing build faults on black models is a real pain. :(
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2019, 07:39:17 pm »
Some of the paint has orange-peeled, but I think I've sanded down the worst of it. I forgot to warm the can up..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Filler in and drying.
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Re: Alvis Stalwart Moon Buggy TV Prop
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2019, 09:07:52 pm »
Masking tape off the windows, and, with a little clean-up, they're okay (phew).

Small details painted in contrasting colours.

Waterslide decals on.

Pin wash on without spoiling the white (phew x 2).

Astrodome on. (Can't have a sci-fi lunar rover without a dome 'cos... <reasons>).

Floodlights painted.



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Self-adhesive decals on.

Fit lights.

Fit wheels.

Photographs.

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