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Mad Max 2 Ford Landau *DONE*

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:40 am
by Hetzer
Hi everyone! Here's my current project, black Landau seen in opening chase of Mad Max 2. It's based on Aoshima Interceptor kit with loads of scratchbuild items, it still has some distance to finished deal but coming quite strong. At this point only items left to build are wheel arch extensions and second hub cap, other work left is some finishing touches before painting.

Here's rough start, here is seen also scratch built front bumper that later is replaced with resin item:
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Rear:
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And after some work. Rear lights are scratch build, bumper is found on Ebay:
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As my plans is to make diorama, there's also need for a driver figure. This is a mix of Tamiya and Fujimi:
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Things starting to look like something, side pipes are scratch build from start to collectors and rest is scavenged from other kit. Hub cap is actually a Tamiya Marder road wheel 8-)
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Hood:
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And here is latest test build. Skull is 1/35 resin soldier head, and here headlights are bit at uneven hight but that is easily corrected as grille halves are loose. Center of the grille is plastic sheet.

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Thanks for looking,

Tomi

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:12 pm
by mahenoguy
Out of this world ............love the bad cop driver , you did well to fit his legs in the Aoshima kit...please keep us posted on your progress...can't wait to see it !

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:22 pm
by Hetzer
mahenoguy wrote:Out of this world ............love the bad cop driver , you did well to fit his legs in the Aoshima kit.


Driver's body is Tamiya, so it's bit shorter that those on Fujimi driver set (they are on odd laid back positions). I removed pedals as they are not too visible anyway, and had to slice bit off from drivers heels. There's also a bit of smoke and mirrors on the seat, only back rest (visible bit) is from original seat and rest is Tamiya seat so that figure sits well ;) If you can't see it, it's not there :lol:

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:34 pm
by Taipan
You can already tell it's going to look very nice. Good job!

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:31 am
by rockatansky4073
HOW ON EARTH DID YOU MAKE A BERZERKER FIGURE FOR IT???
This is ridiculously good!

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:28 am
by Hetzer
rockatansky4073 wrote:HOW ON EARTH DID YOU MAKE A BERZERKER FIGURE FOR IT???
This is ridiculously good!


Thank you! Actually figure was easiest part so far... This has really been fun project, I normally build WW2 armor but needed something else for a change and since I haven't build any car kits for over two decades this was very welcomed diversion. And also I could say that MM2 is easily my favorite movie of all time, so there 8-)

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:40 am
by Hetzer
So, here's one wheel arch extension soldered, almost drove me nuts. But as this would be too fargile done with plastic, soldered brass wire was only real option here. Crude, but so it was in the real car too.

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Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:36 pm
by rockatansky4073
Can't wait to see this thing completed - detail is brilliant!

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:46 am
by Hetzer
rockatansky4073 wrote:Can't wait to see this thing completed - detail is brilliant!


Might take some time :lol:

Re: Mad Max 2 Ford Landau

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:32 am
by rockatansky4073
All the good ones do, man!
Onto my 2nd week of The Silver Interceptor and all i've finished is the Blower with the bondage mask skull and the razor wire in the monza lights. :D