The Mad Max Quaternary!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DanBKing, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Well, believe it or not, but this project is actually still on the go!!!!
    Life in general is getting in the way of modelling at the moment, but I am still at it when I can.

    So, here we go with quartern three.

    The Standard Yellow Interceptor.

    The standard Interceptor is the first car with which we meet Max in the first movie Mad Max.
    This is Max's own car, which he shares with his partner 'The Dark One', even though his partner is never seen in the movie and is only mentioned fleetingly in the script.

    The model of the Interceptor is exactly the same model as the Big Bopper, albeit with a different colour scheme and different police lights.


    Instead of building the body shell first and then make each sub-assembly and attaching it to the body shell as I go along, I opted to build and complete all the sub-assemblies first, ready for attachment to the body shell.
    This has taken time, but all the sub-assemblies are now complete.

    All the parts ready.....

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    So, I am going to begin final assembly this evening, so over the next day or two, I will return with the completed Interceptor to show!!!!

    See you all soon!!
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are doing a GREAT JOB on these cars!!!
    They look REALLY GOOD!!!
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  3. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    A quick update.

    Got the body shell together last night.
    I now need to do some colour touch-ups, repairs, a few joints to be burnished and then spray the body shell with a few coats of varnish. It looks a bit tatty at the moment, but it will be much better when I am finished with it!!!!

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    See you all soon!!
  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    And there is now a Quatern of Three.....

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  5. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    lookin fine Dan, the original Mad Max was the first R rated movie I saw in a theater.
  7. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Very sweet. There's no March Hare at that site is there?

    Edit: Meaning the download site for these models!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    These look FANTASTIC!!!
    You did an OUTSTANDING JOB on all of them!!!
  9. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Thanks for the kind comments everybody!

    @mysteroid No, unfortuantly the car driven by Sarse and Scuttle, The March Hare is not available for download. But this car is mainly the Big Bopper model, but with no front air dam and the words Interceptor instead of Pursuit on the trunk lid.

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    I am sure it would not take much to modify the existing models and create the March Hare from them.
  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    And here we go with the last in the series.

    The V8 Super Charged Interceptor Pursuit Special - The Road Warrior (damaged) version.


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  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    As I think most of us know: When summer begins and the good weather starts, modelling takes a backwards step in priorities. It is always a quandary, as to whether to sit on my patio in the sun, with a beer in hand, or sit at the workbench inside, with a beer in hand......... The sun in the equation always wins!!!!

    But, I have made progress, slow progress, but we will get there.......

    The wheels are made up as before .....


    The wheel arch extensions are made up and attached.


    The engine is built up and test fitted. I still have to make and attach the two hoses on the intake yet.


    Next up the internal structure for the rear is fitted.

    One thing I need to point out here: There is also a 'detail up kit' available for the two Interceptor models.
    This detail kit provides the 4 wheel hubs not included in the model, plus 4 improved wheel arch extensions. In the kit there are only the rear arch extensions provided.
    In the movie The Road Warrior, we actually see TWO versions of the Interceptor. In the opening scene, we first see the car with most of the front end still intact, although the air dam/valence is missing.
    A little later, Max gets into a chase and drives into the back of another vehicle and smashes up the front of his own car. This leaves Max's cars' front end in a smashed up mess.
    This clip might help to show what I mean......

    Included in the detail kit are the parts for the damaged front end. This is the version I decided to model.

    So the sub assemblies are made up.... Rather fiddly at this scale.....


    I fitted these assemblies to complete the front end of the model.


    Basically, all I have left to do are the exhaust pipes, all the tanks and other bits and bobs in the rear of the car and the display base.

    Just thought I would add these pics to show you the comparison of the two model front ends.


    See you all soon with (hopefully ) the final installment of this project. It all depends on the weather ..... LOL
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That is a BEAUTIFUL addition to the collection!!!
    You did a GREAT JOB on it!!!
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    @Rhaven Blaack Thanks RB. Still got a ways to go yet. But, this project is NEARLY finished!! ;-)
  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Nice that last one..
    i like that bullbar
  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Pure eye-candy! :)
  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    And at last, we are done with this project!!!!

    The parts for the rear end were made up ....


    And attached ......


    The exhaust pipes and the wing-mirror were attached and the whole model was sprayed with a matt coat of varnish. The other cars received a gloss coat, but as this version is a dirty, dusty version, I though matt would suit better.

    So, here are some photos of the finished Interceptor damaged version....
    (please excuse the bad quality of the photos, I am not sure what happened.....)

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  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    And some more.......

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    So, that's it for this Quaternay. I hope you enjoyed watching as much as I enjoyed building them all!!!

    As for my next project, well, that is gonna be BIG!!!!

    Thanks for looking in and for all the kind comments and words of encouragement.
    See you around the forums!!
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Bad photos or not, you did a SPECTACULAR JOB on it!!!
    It looks FANTASTIC!!!
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Thank you kindly, RB.
  20. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Super! Thanks for sharing your build, love all of them!

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