Thursday, 27 May 2010

Modified Trailer

Looking through my dupliate/spares yesterday I had an idea. I could complete my Space Explorer set if I took the Mechanical Excavator from a battered and broken Terrain EX1 and fit it on the back of the spare Radar Dish trailer to create the missing Mechanical Excavator! So I now have a full Space set plus a full Polar set. This now means I have a miss coloured Radar Dish mounting which can be remedied by a paint job to complete my Ocean set. I still have the problem of not enough trailer chassis but I do have a good few busted by primary vehicles chassis which can be disassembled and modified into trailers by use of the included tow bars. This is due to the modular construction of the vehicles, if you look at the parts the toys are constructed of you'll see their all the interchangeable just with different coloured plastic. More to come on this topic!


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Polar Explorer Bag

Yet another Bill donation! I would loved to have on of these going to school. Not sure if there were any other versions made i.e. Space, Terrain, Ocean.

Space Explorer

Yet another donation from Bill, this is another almost complete set but is missing the Mechanical Excavator trailer. In one of the pics you can see a duplicate Radar Dish trailer, I got this along with three broken explorers in a very poor state and a Polar Command trailer off ebay last week for the grand total of £1 lol. It may be possible to turn this into a Ocean Explorer trailer with the addition of some well chosen green paint giving me a full Ocean set.

Ocean Explorer

This was another donation by Bill over at Project Sword. It was acquired from a set off ebay a few months back and came with an almost complete Space Explorer. This unit came with the mechanical grab on the aft trailer which is strange as they were all shipped with a radar dish. This can only mean that the original owner had a full set but has switched around the grab/radar dish mounting and possibly lost the other trailer chassis.

2010 Update & New Acquisitions

2010 has been a good year for Explorers as I have managed to acquire some new examples off ebay and two vehicles kindly donated to me by Bill over at Project Sword Anyway I now have a complete Polar Explorer set complete with all the trailers yahoo!