Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

Just one more job remained before I can start painting it and that was to make resin copies of the front of a wheel so that I can fill the hollow space at the back of them; With the mould made and using a length of tube to cover the centre of the wheel, IContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

Work has been proceeding at a good rate today to the point that the model is virtually built. In the two following pictures the drill and body have not been glued into place and the wheels are loose on the axles as the rubber band tracks are pulling the first and fourth wheels outward howeverContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

I finished making another crawler track as my original plan was to make one and mould it in resin however it is highly unlikely I will build another Mole so it was easier just to make one. Woth that I fitted both tracks to the Mole body and closed it up; Next to build wasContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

After blocking off the interior I sprayed it black and getting close to joining the body together. Although I’ ve added extra pins to stretch the crawler track rubber bands I’m not that happy with them so went to plan B. This involved making new tracks so I cut a strip of .010thou plastic sheetContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

Having had a think, I checked photo’s of the Mole that was used in Thunderbirds and the crawler tracks are narrow rather than full width as I initially thought. With that I came up with a plan which involved making the crawler tracks longer. To do this I made a shelf for each end whichContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

I started construction of this today and I had an idea it would be simplified but didn’t expect it to be THAT basic. Anyway I put together the tracks first and noted the recommendation of sanding the rubber bands before gluing the links on; The inside faces have two lines that need sanding too. NextContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole

Well it ain’t collectable anymore as I’m trying to remove the chrome plating :o) I’ve got the parts soaking in bleach because the chrome plating will be removed during clean up anyway so may as well get it back to bare plastic. Meanwhile I shall be doing some research; The kit intructions tell you whichContinue reading “Thunderbirds 1/72 Mole”

I’ve been naughty….

Sooooo…….I took a walk into town this afternoon just to get a bit of shopping, meat pies from my favourite retailer at the monthly farmers market and get a jar of paint from my local model shop as it opened this week for the first time since lockdown. I DID get the paint but alsoContinue reading “I’ve been naughty….”

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