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Post-apocalyptic 68 Firebird

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  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Post-apocalyptic 68 Firebird
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:54 PM

After the success of Mad Max 2, there was the "spaghetti apocalypse", when italian cinema flooded the market with cheap, low budget knockoffs. I Nuovi Babari (New Barbarians) aka Warriors of the Wasteland follows protagonist Scorpion in his 67 Firebird as he goes up against the golf-cart-gang as they (very slowly) attack various groups of survivors. The antagonist take great delight in killing fleeing survivors with crazy death tools on their buggies, like a spinning fan or giant spear.

The model is Revell's 68 Firebird, which i added all the movie props.

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:54 PM

more

New Barbarians Firebird by aus_mus, on Flickr
  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:04 PM

Only one picture is showing. The rest are "Sorry, This person moved or deleted this image"

I'm not all that familiar with Australia, now or in the future. Could one actually purchase a "Muscle Car" like that where you live?

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:18 PM

fixed images...

sure we have muscle cars. Ford and GM have factories in Australia

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:15 AM

Nice one there.  I like these build themes.  Got a couple in the works myself not so much movie cars but in the same style.  

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, December 31, 2015 6:20 AM
Don't know how I missed this earlier, but awesome work as always! TPB is still down, unfortunately - can you tell us more about some of the details (like how you made the rear engines)?
  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, February 16, 2018 2:23 PM

I've updated this thread (and many others) with a new host. i've changed to flickr instead of photobucket.

The armor plating is a styrene sheet of diamond plate i think i got from micromark. The hoses on the front were metal braided line i think from 'the parts box'. the rocket engine is made from styrene rod. drilling the holes was pita. The dome was a Xmas decoration (got heaps more if anyone wants some). the rear solar panel was styrene sheet with rail siding for the center section to give it's pattern. the screw attack was styrene rod with a big metal screw glued into it. The rims are chevy hubcaps stuck over the kit's wheels. mesh for the grille was from my spares box.

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