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Robert Droogmans 'Belga' Ford RS200 from 1986
Yes another rally car, the last for a while as am going to be doing a couple of more easy-going fun projects for a while. Then it will be back to my rally passion... Well I bought a supposedly mint well cut and painted bodyshell which simply wasn't the case when it actually arrived. After reworking most of the decals and tidying up the not so well cut body it was time to get scratch building; aerial, air-intakes, mud-flaps, flickering exhaust, side window sliders. Then added some window-wipers and wing-mirrors. Cut out front and rear lights and installed leds with modified housings. Got some more custom decals made as quite a few were missing, after applying those I panel lined the body. Found some unique wheels in Holland which are closer to the real thing, plus rears are a deeper dish to give the appearance of staggereds. Had to paint them though as they were very plastic looking, I needed an alloy look. Hard sponges in soft gravel tires sporting Pirelli logos adorn those wheels. Curved the sills inwards to give the body more dimension and shape. Body houses a scale cockpit with figures sporting Belga racing suits and Simpson helmets with modified fronts to emulate the real thing. Black roll cage with grey padding was required too along with a dark grey interior. Body sits on a modified TT01 like that of the Lancia Stratos I recently did, however this is 4WD and the upper shock mountings are modified to extend the shock to its full 60mm eyelet to eyelet length. There is considerably more travel than a standard TT01, the cars sits under its own weight 50% down the travel. Electrics; Altrun hi-torque servo, hobbywing 1060 lipo friendly ESC and a 15t Core RC motor. Thanks if you read this far and comments and questions welcome, I generally respond to everyone... cheers
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FORD RS200 (BEFORE)