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This is about the combination of two interests, Radio Control vehicles and Science Fiction models. Its also about vehicle design. The models have to satisfy two main precepts.

1. The vehicles have to work, ie be driveable, but not nescessarily win any races or rock crawling competitions.

2. The main thing is that they have to look cool.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Toy Bash Truck part 5

Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Finally got some primer on it, after completing the detailing process. I filled in some of the gaps underneath with an extra large tank and equipment box per side. The body was lightly sanded with fine wet and dry and washed with hot water and dish-washing detergent to make sure the paint keys nicely.

The bit of detail above the large tank is from a disposable camera, in fact the little dome shape was the lens. Disposable cameras have a pile of interesting styrene parts in them, and photo shops are only too happy to give you a bag full as they are just thrown away. I originally got a pile of them to scavenge the flash capacitors inside them which were used for some DIY valve guitar amp projects. One thing you have to be careful of when disassembling them is the capacitors can hold quite a charge and will give you quite a shock that is very unpleasant, I speak from experience. I wouldn't recommend going near them if you have any form of electrical sensitivity.

My finger hurt after spraying three quarters of a large can of red oxide car primer on it.

I have started going over the edges with a silver paint pen. Liquid mask (latex) will then be brushed over this so that the edges will appear pretty scraped up revealing bits of bare metal and primer under the top coat.
The current plan is to paint the sides orange ( a colour called tango) with the middle and underneath detailed sections a dark grey (primer).

More soon...


  1. It's coming along nicely.

    Can you still find camera shops that cater for disposable cameras? It's a great resource, but I would have thought that they'd be nonexistent nowadays. Or can you still find them at K-mart photo processors?

    Cheers :)

  2. You can still get them. Apparently the current trend is to put a disposable camera on every table at a wedding reception so the guests can take candid photos through the night.


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