Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell

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I did not intend to do any actual work on the display body as it requires removing the engine head to fit. My plan was to just wait for the display body.

SAM_5854The long awaited racing body arrived last week and was found in my local green Continue reading Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell

Red Bull 7 Progress

rbengineexhaustIn this session I have added the exhaust to the gx-21 engine for my RB7. Its immediately noticeable that the exhaust set-up is very different to on a standard nitro car.

It has a compact exhaust system that goes straight out of the back of the chassis rather then the common side pipe method. This adds to the scale realism because it means it will all be tucked away neatly under the body shell.

rbenginechassisThe engine is mounted and gears meshed.

I have also added the receiver battery case and on/off switch at this stage.

Next up will be the air filter which may sound boring but this ones special.

Red Bull RB7 Progress

This section of build brings the engine closer to completion.

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Here I have added the flywheel and clutch to the engine. The engine now has clutch bell with gear enabling it to mesh the the main gear on the chassis.

Below are some photos of what the engine will look like when its attached to the chassis.

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In the next collection of parts I will get the exhaust and manifold, enabling me to fit the engine onto the chassis.

Hummer H1 Body Complete

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I have finished working on the body of the Hummer H1 model. There are a few spots to touch up with paint but aside from that it is complete.

On the front of the vehicle I have added the logos, windscreen wipers and lights above the windscreen.

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One of the most noticeable additions is that I have added the tinted window panels.

These really enhance the look of the model. Some of these panels will need to be removed however when running the car in order to provide adequate cooling for the engine.

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On the rear of the vehicle I have added the indicators, small rear lights, number plate and plug socket.

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The aerial, side indicators and Hummer logo have also been attached at this stage.

Adding the lights really enhanced the look of the model and I am very pleased with how they come out using clear red/orange paint.

Now all that is left for this model is the engine, exhaust and radio equipment.