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Jun142015

The Fifth Element TAXI CAB and COP CAR

KORBEN DALLAS TAXI CAB

2 FOOT MODEL!!

 

Be sure to FAVORITE this page and return for updates.  This is my FLYING CAR page. Here you will see the development of a large scale prop replica of KORBEN'S Taxi Cab and The Cop Cars from THE FIFTH ELEMENT!! These are being produced as minimum-run collector kits.  

 These vehicles are made the way I made the OBLIVION DRONE model kit - the parts are modeled as 3D meshes, 3d printed, cleaned up and detailed using old school methods, and finally molded and cast.  Enjoy!

 


NOW TAKING ORDERS!!! (these are backlogged about 3-4 weeks)




THE KIT:

THIS IS A 24" LONG BEAST OF A MODEL!


KORBEN'S TAXI Model

 KORBEN DALLAS TAXI CAB KIT (2 FEET LONG!) 1/12th scale INCLUDES:

 

  1. Top body shell (fiberglass casting)
  2. Botton body shell (fiberglass casting)
  3. VINYL Decal sheet
  4. rear thruster nozzles (2)
  5. rear thruster fans (2)
  6. front breaking nozzle assembly (2 parts)
  7. underside detail pieces (6)
  8. Grill plate
  9. Grill bars (3d printed)
  10. clear window material 1/16 inch clear sheeting
  11. clear running light inserts (over a dozen parts)
  12. Taxi sign brick (clear cast)
  13. INSTRUCTION SHEET

INTERIOR KIT (deluxe kit add-on) includes:

  1. BOTTOM HULL SHIM (laser cut)
  2. TOP PERIMETER SHIM (laser cut)
  3. PARTION (laser cut)
  4. PARTITION WINDOW FRAME (2 parts)
  5. REAR LUGGAGE SHELF (laser cut)
  6. CONTROL CONSOLE
  7. STEERING WHEEL (2 parts)
  8. STICK SHIFT BLOCK
  9. CAB SEAT
  10. REAR SEATS (2 PARTS)
  11. INTERIOR DECAL DECAL SHEET  (lots of graphics to add to the interior)

**lighting kit sold separately

 

 

 

You can see the taxi in this vid:



 THE POLICE CAR.

The police car had a faster workflow than the taxi.  The original 3d mesh I commissioned was highly accurate on its first rendition and produced the following model for molding:

 


THE POLICE CAR KIT (FOOT AND HALF LONG!) INCLUDES:

 

  1. Top body shell
  2. Botton body shell
  3. VINYL Decal sheet
  4. rear thrust nozzles (2)
  5. front breaking nozzle assembly 
  6. underside detail pieces (6)
  7. clear window paneling
  8. instructions
  9. Light bar rack (6 parts)

**light kit sold separately

 

 

 

 HOW IT WAS MADE:

The model began life as a 3D sculpture I commissioned from a few different artists.  The final model being produced in autumn 2017.  The newest model is the most accurate, and I engineered features that it wil make it easier to light, paint and assemble.

3d print in development (OCTOBER 2017)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting down to the final smoothing stages.   

 

Once you think you're done, you're not nearly done.

DETAILING (OLD SCHOOL WAY!) THE UNDERSIDES

 

 

 

MAKING SOME OF THE FINE DETAIL ON MY SLA 3D PRINTER:


 

 MOLDING PHASE:

 


 

 

 

 CREATING THE INTERIOR KIT:

I modeled the entire interior and many exterior detail parts myself in TINKERCAD.

Final interior design.

Laser cutting the acrylic driving light covers, interior shim, and mounting platform:

 

 

BUILDING THE HERO MODEL:

 

 

 

 

 

APPLYING DECALS

Eye of the tiger, baby.  EYE OF THE TIGER!

 

COP CAR

 

Like the Taxi, the COP CAR was a model I commissioned from a very talented artist friend, Jerris Hof.

The COP CAR is scaled to 22" to be in scale with Korben's Taxi.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decal development:


DID YOU SEE THE LIFESIZED MONDOSHAWAN BUST?:


 

 

 

VISIT MR. KIM'S BOAT!!

 

VISIT THE OTHER STUDIO SCALE MODELS HERE: