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Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:57 am
by aussie muscle
This is my red Falcon XA that gets cleaned up by the mack truck in the final chase of Mad Max 2. It was made from a 'body only' seconds of the diecast "XB Interceptors" from Models56 (no chassis, wheels or engine). I cut out the fender arches from the body, which was harder than it looks as it's not curved on the inside, making it a 1/4 inch thick at the mid-point. from there i built up a chassis, starting with a flat plate from the quick-build chezoom kit, cutting it until it fit. i made all the suspension bits from styrene tube and got some wheels from my spares, they came off a 1/38 scaled Kenworth. I made a new rear bumper from diamond plate styrene. The big exhaust stacks were built from 1/8 styrene rod and the rear wing is sheet styrene. It was painted in two tones, black and primer red. i then painted the 'bat' on the hood by hand.

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Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:26 am
by rockatansky4073
This is absolutely incredible, dude!
Been planning a Red XA Model kit myself for years, by using one of my spare cavalier Interceptor kits, but kits like yours are too intimidating and put me off :D

Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:56 pm
by aussie muscle
don't be put off, all comers are welcome.

i've update my model with the hood intakes and new front wheels
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Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:59 am
by Chase Bansi
quite impressive. Always good to see other cars getting a little love too.

Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:46 am
by rustycarr
spot on! very cool pics too, what kind of camera do you use?

Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:49 pm
by aussie muscle
rustycarr wrote:what kind of camera do you use?

Fuji finepix S5500. only 4mp, but good light is more important.

Re: Vermin Red XA (Road Warrior)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:51 am
by Zarana-X
Nice work on this!
8-)
If i could afford to buy multiples of the Aoishima kits, I might try my hand at this.