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#26 MattD

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:42 PM

I liked seeing the two part Chaparral mold Mark posted.   That explains a lot how a two part mold would work.   Thanks Mark.

 

As much as Mark has, I bet he not only doesn't remember where a lot came from, I bet he sometimes opens boxes and surprises himself with what he has!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:47 PM

Sorry Victor, I missed your comment, they were coming so fast.

But, I too see no way to get that body off the mold without major distortion. I bet that was why it was shelved. But we have it now. Pretty please. :)

 

Very interesting mold.

It could be as David suggested to me, a project that was shelved.

I noticed similarities in the flashing portion of the mold (area where extra plastic gets cut and discarded) to that of Russkit molds.

The main thing I noticed that could be the reason it may have been a better door stop is that when you make a body it doesn't come off the mold without distroying the body.

I have a solution but it will require a casting new two piece mold.

I'm excited!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:02 PM

Seems to me like something I saw time ago...but it's like a mix...but for sure is going to be a new star in "our kingdom"


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:59 PM

Maybe David said it best in the title of this thread?

 

"The Super Mysterion GT"

 

""Chapnoda Boss 2.0"

 

"The boss"

 

"the Boss 40"

 

"Osprey"

 

"Bossprey"

 

"American eagle"


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 11:43 AM

I also like "THE FALCON" :good:  what ever it's called, when can I buy a few? Its a great looking car.

 

Where did you guys go? :crazy:


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

 

 

""Chapnoda Boss 2.0"

 

 

Martin,

 

Please don't you also suggest thingie body names using a portion of Larry Shinoda's family name.

As we know there is another body maker who heavily uses that kind of reference and I believe it disrespects the Shinoda brand.

 

If Larry wasn't involved we should reframe from including a variation of his family name and brand.

If we find that Larry created this mysterious mold then that can be considered at that time, but Larry as far as we know never used those variations in branding his designs.

 

I know you are a man of great integrity and ethics so lets leave "noda" out of this.

 

Maximo

 

 


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:58 PM

It was trying to be funny by combining 3 peoples suggestions of what it looked like into one name.

 

I actually was being inclusive. Did not want to leave any one out. But I also said there was too much real car detail to be a Shinoda. His designs were cleaner and  I have nothing but respect for Larry's designs.

 

I do not think it disrespectful  to give a nod to a style or look from an iconic designer. But I agree this body is not a Shinoda and should not have any part of his name in there.

 

I now get you have an issue with the Raynoda fellow, But I was not thinking about him at the time. Only including what other folks were suggesting.

 

So what name are you suggesting,  I listed all of peoples surgestions so far so we could come to vote. With your title "Super Mysterion GT" at the top of the list. I added the GT so id would not be confused with the

Ed Roth custom car.

 

So pick or add some more, this body deserves a cool name.

 

I vote for "THE FALCON"  I Like its bird of prey look.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:20 PM

How about an abbreviation like STX 2000 (super turbine experimental) or GTX 3000 (Gran Turismo Experimental) some production thingies had similar names as did some concept cars from back in the day.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:20 PM

Has "Enigma" been suggested, or used before???

:huh:


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:30 PM

Has "Enigma" been suggested, or used before???

:huh:

 I have only herd it used for the decoding machine from WW2. So that's what comes to mind for me.

 

"STX 2000 (super turbine experimental) or GTX 3000 (Gran Turismo Experimental)" There was a couple of Gar-vic cars that used something along these lines. Does have a nice concept feel.

 

Ga-rvic did have some great names by the way, Sonic needle, X-stream ? Luna GP2000, Firbird and then some had GTX 1000 or GTX 5000 after the name.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 09:38 PM

Yep, the origin is the German Enigma coding machine, captured by the British in WW2.

 

enigma in American

(ɪˈnɪgmə ; inigˈmə; ɛˈnɪgmə ; enigˈmə)

noun
1. 
a perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
2. 
a perplexing, baffling, or seemingly inexplicable matter, person, etc.

 

 

enigma in British

(ɪˈnɪɡmə )

noun

a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:02 PM

Well Steve it is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous for sure. When somebody suggested "American eagle" which i thought is a bit over used, but I did see the bird of prey influence. So then I went looking for other less used birds of prey. Like "Osprey" and "Falcon" "Hawk" etc.

Take a look and tell me the designer was not looking at a bird of some kind. The beak swooping back into the eye sockets and the wings over the rear wheels. My vote  "THE FALCON"

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

It was trying to be funny by combining 3 peoples suggestions of what it looked like into one name.

 

I actually was being inclusive. Did not want to leave any one out. But I also said there was too much real car detail to be a Shinoda. His designs were cleaner and  I have nothing but respect for Larry's designs.

 

I do not think it disrespectful  to give a nod to a style or look from an iconic designer. But I agree this body is not a Shinoda and should not have any part of his name in there.

 

I now get you have an issue with the Raynoda fellow, But I was not thinking about him at the time. Only including what other folks were suggesting.

 

So what name are you suggesting,  I listed all of peoples surgestions so far so we could come to vote. With your title "Super Mysterion GT" at the top of the list. I added the GT so id would not be confused with the

Ed Roth custom car.

 

So pick or add some more, this body deserves a cool name.

 

I vote for "THE FALCON"  I Like its bird of prey look.

Martin,

 

I only brought it up because copyright infringement is a serious issue with Corporations these days. It is a sensitive issue that is best left at the door.

 

The only possible usage without an actual "license" is parody, and that would not be the case here.

 

Of course to each his own and if Raymond Fellows wants to subject himself to possible legality issues then that is his choice.

You just can't borrow with consequences these days.

 

Otherwise your naming suggestions and others here are all very good, but... How this is decided is unclear as there are two separate molds owners.

I suppose either or both could have naming rights to their molds. Victor's choice will represent his production I imagine.

 

I want this body whatever they call it!

 

 

omixaM


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:21 PM

"I want this body whatever they call it!"

 

I second that.

 

Who ever is selling this body will pick a name. I just enjoy the creative process. Hope it helps. They can give it a part number if they want and when I get one I will name it then..

 

Do you know if there are plans to make it? You have contact with mold holders I presume.


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:26 PM

Would be nice to know who carved it...


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:39 PM

I've been thinking about calling it Mystic

Thanks Tom, I like STX

Mystic STX

Hopefully soon I can post a photo as to why and make some bodies for us all.
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:46 PM

Yeah  :clapping:      Victor is in the house. :) Do you know any more about its origins?


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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:57 PM

No. I'm going to send a letter to the guy who had this in storage back in the 70's before he moved years later and gave it away.

It's very nicely designed and made.

Here it is along with the other mold I found with it. They both are made of the same material which gets rusty.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:00 AM

So glad they ended up in your capable hands.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:07 AM

Victor, I'm glad you found more to do!!!!

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:32 AM

Only the Thingie one belongs to me now. The other one, the Porsche is not. I'm considering purchasing it though!

Thanks Matt. I feel free without a job now!
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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:47 AM

Only the Thingie one belongs to me now. The other one, the Porsche is not. I'm considering purchasing it though!

Thanks Matt. I feel free without a job now!

Victor,

 

You are always appreciated here!

Between you and Gene Adams we are very fortunate to have you both producing HIGH quality clear bodies that inspire us to create wonderful Thingie slot cars.

 

 

maximo


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:15 PM

Love the shape of this unusual Thingy!

Victor, will you be firing the former back up to produce some of your fine bodyshells?

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:46 AM

I never really stopped. I just slowed down.

With a new job now, I'm hoping to have more time away from work to work on thing more like this Thingie
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:20 AM

I never really stopped. I just slowed down.

With a new job now, I'm hoping to have more time away from work to work on thing more like this Thingie


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