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PostSubject: More superflexy   Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:32 am

Finally managed to get me this. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Two classic icons of the 20th century together :D eveything tends to be black & white for me.

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I'll be wanting advise, tip's & tricks for the most acurate build I can manage....STAT! thats for those who watch ED based programmes. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:54 am

Hey steve the beetle looks like it's in good nick Smile

And wow - super flexy TM™ armour build...

Over the coming days and weeks you will find all the info you will need to make your suit a total replica to what the real screen used suits were like - right here at LSD Smile

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:36 pm

oooow!, what year's the bug?, pre '67 by the look of the 5 studs, fade away deck lid and the rear window 8)

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:41 pm

Aaaaah! More 1mm TM ABS. Makes me want to build another one right now!
Good luck with the build. A few of us have managed to put one together already so plenty of help available. And I don't know anyone who looks after his armour customers better than Paul. He gave me loads of help via PM.
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:43 am

my last post dissapeared?

although it was car over TK heavy Embarassed

so looking for recomendations Re: the build & what order you prefer to do it?

trim it
paint it
glue parts together
assemble it all

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trim it
glue it
paint it
assemble it
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:47 am

not the closest angle of the archeive pics but not far off.

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slight size diff.

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:39 am

other side.

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:57 am

If you're going to paint it, assemble it first. It's very difficult to glue painted surfaces.

If you're going ANH, there's a strong case for not painting the armour (just paint the helmet).

Look at these troopers with their shiny painted helmets and rather off-white looking non-painted armour:

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:14 pm

Trim,glue then paint mate as Rich stated glue will stick to the paint not the plastic.This goes for the legs and arms anyway.I painted all the other parts on the outside only,so i did not affect the gluing of the straps.

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:53 am

There is nothing better than watching a TM come together! I sort of agree with Billy as well a few more pic's of the beetle wouldn't go amiss. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:18 am

Thanks for the tip's guy's,

Just waiting on a bit of info from Paul before I can start glueing.

in the mean time here are a couple of pic's of the bug.

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i'm the second owner from new of this, built in 64 registered in NZ in 65. It's all original aside from the door skins "I made some new ones" drunken

it's original 1200cc 36bhp motor, 6volt electrics & 97% service history including original shipping reciept.

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the miserable passenger is the flat mate [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

this is what it looks like if you were a bird. rabbit

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& here's me going for adrive around NZ with soooooo much traffic. beep beep get out the way... jocolor

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:49 am

Wow only one previous owner! Looks in great condition Steve.
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:43 am

What info are you waiting for?

Try asking the guys here - I'm sure they will know the answer ...

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:15 pm

firebladejedi wrote:
What info are you waiting for?

Try asking the guys here - I'm sure they will know the answer ...

Thanks Mark,

I was only asking where I'd find the belt rivet covers that came with the kit, I should have layed the kit it all out instead of just heaping it into a pile & was looking for 3 small bit's not one long strip. Embarassed lol
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:02 am

Small update I've started hacking away at the bigger parts, just like I guess they might have done all those many moons ago, basicaly in a rush & sloppily. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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I'm going to wait till I get some of the correct adhesive before I glus the elastic bit's together, so that could take some time [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:27 am

Thought I'd add how I try go about reverse engineering the Film look.

I start by hacking away at the kit, leaving a generous return edge "if needed" then sand it down to the look I'm attempting to replicate, followed by gluing the cover strips onto one piece at atime, letting it dry then marry them all together.

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I dont use gaffer tape or any selotape, just blocks of wood & some glue, followed by a little tweek. whilst clining onto hope Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 am

Awesome - a man after my own heart hacking away during the trimming process. I think that's an important factor often missed if you are trying to recreat the same details as the screen used suits. None of them were trimmed neatly and the parts don't match up very well.

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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Wed May 02, 2012 5:22 am

Pic's of the nearly finished kit coming soon & bump back to the top

Hi Mark, yep exactly. I've been trying to go for the same scant regard attitude the wardrobe dept had to the original kit with the assembly.
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Thu May 03, 2012 3:13 am

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still needs a little trimming, unfortunatly I've managed to loose one of the spring steel brackets Sad
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PostSubject: Re: More superflexy   Thu May 03, 2012 3:14 am

legs don't look too bad?

got to love that stelmax stuff it's awesome.

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