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Now that I consider the majority of my existing models finished, in an effort to provide some sort of consistency in my showroom, I thought I would re-photograph them and consolidate each entry with essentially a specification sheet together with a brief summary of the modified and custom-built elements.
In most cases there are further details in the Extra Info entries section of my showroom as each model has typically evolved over the years, together with dedicated build threads in the respective section/s of the TamiyaClub Forum.
model name: SRB Cage Racer (aka. Mjolnir)
driver: Krazy Kelly (Kelly Osbourne figure, modified with Sand Scorcher driver helmet and to steer with her left arm)
body: Vaterra Twin Hammers roll cage (customised) and aluminium panels
chassis: Tamiya SRB front & rear suspension subframes, with custom aluminium chassis
wheels: Vanquish Method Roost 1.9 (internal bead-locks removed)
tyres: Tamyia BF Goodrich Mud Terrain 1.9s (84mm diameter)
motor & transmission: standard Tamiya 540 motor and stock SRB transmission - RWD
suspension: 70mm RC4WD super scale shocks (Old Man Emu) front & rear
track width: f: 185mm / r:195mm
overall width: 222mm
overall length: 395mm
overall height: 155mm
Custom designed and hand-cut aluminium plate chassis to mate SRB front and rear subframes together with a 262mm wheelbase.
Front suspension track width widened, and direct servo steering. 70mm internal-spring shocks.
Custom rear suspension mount/bulkhead and twin 70mm internal spring shocks.
Twin Hammers cage modified at rear, alloy body panels fitted together with custom roof and rear deck cover (styrene covered in self-adhesive carbon-fibre ).
Axial Corbeau bucket seats and Yeah Racing seat-belts.
Axial light buckets front & rear and custom LED harness.
Graphics are original Tamiya Pajero Wheelie decals, modified to fit.
Knight Customs SRB scale VW engine (custom painted with modified air-filters and further detailing)
summary: I consider this to be my take on the 'ultimate SRB' - arguably Tamiya's most iconic chassis/model combination over the years. The high proportion of metal components in the standard/donor kit prompted me to continue that theme using as much aluminium as I could, together with the plastic roll-cage which essentially created a two-seater version of the original 1979 Rough Rider. The scale VW engine and other branded detailing (shocks, seats, seat-belts, tyres, wheels, lights) all help to add scale realism, while still keeping the overall effect recognisably Tamiya. The original intention was to leave as much raw metal on display as possible, however it turned out the original Pajero Wheelie Dakar style racing decals were an almost perfect fit for the Twin Hammers panels, and I feel finally tie the whole project together. JM
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
SRB Cage Racer - part 1