Before going on to another tank I have decided to have a go at something a bit different.
I am a fan of Formula One and strange vehicles so I thought it was time to give the six wheeled Formula One car a go. I have been working on this one for a little while but Continue reading Tamiya P34 Six-Wheeler
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My Red Bull 7 kit is almost complete. I have applied all of the stickers to the main body and just have a few details such as the wing mirrors left to add.
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.
The long awaited racing body arrived last week and was found in my local green Continue reading Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell
This was a Christmas present I have been working on over the past few weeks.
There are a few reasons I like this kit.
The first is the car has the classic F1 shape that has been lost over the years as aerodynamics technology has moved forward.
The other main reason is the style. I like racing green and this kit reminds me of the recent all green Caterham F1 cars.
Lastly the year this car ran Team Lotus were sponsored by Tamiya which I thought was quite cool since it is a Tamiya kit.
Continue reading Tamiya Lotus F1 type 102B RC Kit Part 1
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.
The crankcase currently contains the carburetor attaching screw and two ball bearings.
With the next batch of parts I get the crankshaft piston, cylinder head and rear engine plate.
I have fitted the rear wheel hubs and dog bones to the car.
The rear wing has also been fitted although this is the display wing. A separate (more durable?) wing is provided for driving around with.
The second 4 parts of the series include the main chassis, the front chassis, the front lower wish bones and the first Tyre.
Strangely they have also sent Vettel’s head which I can only assume they have included as an option if you do not like Mark Webber. As far as I know British and Australian subscribers get a Mark Webber edition where as Germany are further into a Vettel themed model.
You can see the First wheel and tyre glued together in the Photo along with a battery to give an idea of scale.