Hummer H1 Build Progress

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The body is almost complete on my Hummer H1.

As the body will be complete in with the next delivery of parts I will keep this short and take some decent photos with of the finished model.

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In this session I have added some of the small details to the body such as the fuel caps and tow hooks.

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I have also painted the light buckets / lenses and added these to the body. There are also side lights and small lights to add to the front and back of the vehicle that are painted but have not yet been added.

Red Bull 7 Progress

IMAG0458In this section of the Red Bull  build I have almost finished building the engine, its nearly ready to be fitted to the chassis.

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The final tyre has also been added to the car. This is great because I finally have all four wheels on the model but annoying because it has now out grown its old living space.

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With this 1:7 model and the 1:8 Hummer I am building its getting hard to find space to store these models.

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First parts of engine have arrived for my Kyosho Red Bull 7 build

The crankcase is the first part of the GX21 Nitro engine which will power my Red Bull 7 model. The GX21 is a 2 stroke engine capable of producing about 1.8bhp.

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The crankcase currently contains the carburetor attaching screw and two ball bearings.

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With the next batch of parts I get the crankshaft piston, cylinder head and rear engine plate.

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Hummer H1 Body

I finally got started on my 1:8 Kyosho Hummer H1 Subscription.

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At the moment I have ignored that actual components of the car itself and worked on the body.

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Making the side frames

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Pegs are useful for holding the part in place whilst the plastic cement sets.

 

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The frame is now ready for the panels to be attached.

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Panels attached and ready for painting.

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I started by spraying some mist coats

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I decided to paint the Hummer the classic yellow they are often seen in.

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Side view

 

I have created a monster!

Over the last few evenings I finally got round to building the Volkswagen Wheelie Camper that I got in the Modelzone closing down sale.

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The Car is complete except the body post mounts and the stickers on the bodyshell.

I have replaced all bearings and bushings with ball race bearings and upgraded the motor to a 12×2. This of course also required a different ESC as well.

I gave it a Spektrum splash proof receiver as Spektrum is the only radio technology I use if I can help it. This means I can bind and control all my models from a single transmitter.

Tamiya were a bit cheeky with this kit as it said it included a ball race option pack but there were not enough bearings to go around. Luckily I have a bag of them so this was not an issue.

I made the mistake of giving this a quick test indoors. This lead to it hoping off the spot doing a back flip and smashing the on/off switch.

To fix this I had to solder the wires together where the switch once existed.

I think I will finish mounting the shell before playing with it anymore!

E Gemini Hovercraft Kit Unboxing

My biggest undertaking so far.

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Hull and fan duct

This is a model hovercraft kit I have just received.

It looks to be both a unique and challenging build.

You can find out more about the kit here.