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Old 08-02-2020, 11:29 AM
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but i'm making yours just the way you make it! small! anyway i found this one photo!
no need to be sorry for posting anything!
its a public forum, and you have not offended me in any way.

I was having fun when I said "mine is better"...

but we all know mine is newer and better.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:36 AM
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i didn't know there was a plastic one of this model that you made remember is not a paper model if you don't want it here let rickstef deleted it? ok?


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Old 08-02-2020, 11:42 AM
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thank's but your right on that one smaller is like having a match box car but only in paper!
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:13 AM
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Dear AirDave:
Look what stopped in front of my house I like your Idea of the delivery wagon better but for history sake how about a Kool Wheels Version of the real thing. Entitle it Amazon crashes A-Van.
Grin,
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Dave — Stop distracting me from my tank project — (but color me interested)!
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Fire it up, Dave.
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Beatnik Bandit bubbletop (that I showed earlier) isn't round at the base.
Its more squared off...which is easily forced from a round bubble segment.

Problem is, the model I am working on isn't round either.
Or squared.

Its more elliptical egg shaped, wider and more tapered.
The concentric ring idea is favourable to me too...

but I'm not sure I know how to create the parts.
Dave, As Vermin King suggested, you may be able to accomplish it with conic sections. It seems the Dome shape can be simply a series of distorted conic sections glued together. When I was designing a rocket without any 3D SW, I created an Excel file to help layout the conic sections to get the ogive shape of the rocket. Here is the Zipped Shroud Calc02.xls Excel file I used for designing this Rocket by hand. Maybe you'll find it useful.
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Old 08-30-2020, 01:03 PM
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Thanks.
Straight conical sections wouldn't really work...they would need to be offset, egg shaped, getting fatter and taller towards the rear of the bubble canopy.

Actually, I completed that model...its already in the future releases of Koolwheelz.

I attempted two different paper 'bubbles'...one with conical sections.
With a petal type assembly.
But both were difficult to build (small scale) and didnt fit the model properly.
Plus the paper look wasn't to my taste.

Funny...this particular model actually looks good without the bubble.
And the option to create a clear plastic bubble canopy is still up to the builder.

Thanks for any and all input, I have moved on to the next three projects!
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I was thrilled to find out about the UK TV series Ashes to Ashes...the sequel series to BBCs Life On Mars .
More adventures with the Gene Genie!
I loved the original series, even if it was short...only two seasons...but I've seen it twice already and will probably watch it again.
Ashes to Ashes wraps up the story completely, not only extending the adventures, but explaining everything that has happened in both series.

In the followup series Ashes to Ashes...yes, its another David Bowie reference...Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt drives a bright red Audi Quattro.
Or should I say, he beats the living hell out of an Audi Quattro!

Both series are built heavily around the music and fashion of the period they are set in...and that also includes the cars of the times.
In the original series Life on Mars, which is set in Manchester of 1973, Gene's gold 4 door Ford Cortina was the iconic motor.
But in Ashes to Ashes, set in 1981 London, Gene Genie drives a 1983 Audi Quattro 2 door.
Yes, the show was set in 1981...but right hand drive Quattros didn't appear in the UK until 1983...just another of the shows anachronisms.
The show is full of little quirks like that, and not by accident.

However, a 2 door car is a very odd choice for the show since most outings involve a 'team' of Gene and three other police officers.
It was funny to see them struggle in and out of the back seats! but I guess that was another of the running gags the characters were forced to endure.
The Audi does have a very roomy back seat...I know because I owned one of these cars...so it would have been comfortable for the actors once they were onboard.

This particular car became something of a British icon in the 1980s since Genes catch phrase "Fire up the Quattro!" was used as a political slogan and in advertising.

A real Audi Quattro was used in the series, although it was refitted with later model parts and completely rigged for filming.
A second cloned car was the 'stunt' car, it featured more prominently in season 2 and 3, and was riddled with bullets and destroyed in the final episode..
That second car was restored to road worthy and sold in 2014 on ebayUK.

Since I owned an Audi GT Coupe...the original street version of the Quattro Coupe...I have a special love for this car.
And I am a huge fan of the TV series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes.
For those reasons, you'll find the Audi Quattro in the Koolwheelz collection...look for it in the StarCarz section.



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