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Well here we are again, building a kit when i haven't finished other but this one is special to me. I owned the younger brother of this car in the from of a 1:1 Baja.

Same color as well (well darker but blue) so i got this as a homage to that car.

Off we go, pics will show progress points not every step as i am sure there are tones of these on here :)

In the beginning...
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Chassis together before front end mess...lol
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Front end mess
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Gearbox together, what a fiddly pain but its there.
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Soon ill start on the rear end etc but i am waiting on my motor (sport tuned) and my bearing kit to come in.

Thanks for looking :)
 

 

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11 hours ago, Frog Jumper said:

I really like the dark grey chassis...

Terry

 

Agreed! I think it will be a popular item for other builds. The wheels are also dark gray. I really wish this body (any color) was available more readily I would like a extra for another project.

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1 hour ago, Biz73 said:

Did you build the gearbox with bushings?

I wish i had taken photos of the gearbox build. as the kit provides 2 bearings for it so no need for bushings there.

Now should i have used the fast eddy ones probably but i think it will be fine for now :)

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I have began work on the body, going in a different direction from the blue ;)

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Lots more to come, gonna take a while to get it all sorted :)

 

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Ok so i began work on the fuel drum for what i have now dubbed the Scav Brat, this is really my first time working with polystyrene so bear with me as i am no pro.

Used a old pill bottle and some wire/stryene and a plastic Tamiya bearing for the fuel inlet...lol

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Still need to make a hose and about 1 million other things over but i am happy so far.
PS the windows are all armored so keep a eye out for that fun AND
I finally got a airbrush so i can start learning and using that

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Added some more to the side window armor, ordered a rack for the hood so i can focus on everything else i need to make. Need to ordere a lot more styrene and such (and some better glue)

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Added rear window armor, looks crooked but its just taped in atm. Also forgot about the roll bar so ill be making a new one soon :)

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Began work on the windshield which will be a longer part of the build. Center part is for something ill reveal after and i have to flesh out the armor. BTW this glue I'm using is like water and the application bottle apparently has too big of a tip so i need a better solution, suggestions welcome :)

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On 1/16/2020 at 5:50 AM, Busdriver said:

What glue are you using?

I was using plast-i-weld but it had no applicator so the bottle i have the tip was too big and it jkust poured out. I now am using the same stuff from micromark. it's gotten better but since this is my first foray with styrene there will be tons of mistakes.

Side note my cat messed up my left had a little so going has been slow, but i have made some windshield armor progress
 

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