Over the weekend I decided to focus on the lower hull of this kit. That way I could start playing about with the electronics and get the thing moving.
The first thing to do was to start masking areas that should not be painted. These are areas where the wheels will be attached Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Electronics and Lower Hull
I was not expecting the beetle to be able to wheelie but it does quite well!
I had some trouble with the brush-less motor when testing the car where accelerating or reversing would cut out the electronics. I managed to sort this by Continue reading Finishing the Blitzer Beetle
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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.
The long awaited racing body arrived last week and was found in my local green Continue reading Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell
As I mentioned in my previous post. The air filter is something special on this model. It is in fact hidden within the drivers helmet.
I soaked the filter sponge in filter oil before screwing it into the helmet structure. Decals were then applied to the helmet to give it the detail shown in the photos.
Who would of though Mark Webbers head would become an air filter?
In 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.
The 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.