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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Bruiser body work

Tamiya Bruiser Posted on Oct 03, 2015 14:10:04

As I suspected, a big part of the work on the Bruiser is to do some body work. Holes have to be filled in and that kind of stuff. The largest project to me is to lower the bed. But also filling in all these holes and sanding the filler down seems to be taking a lot of time. I am about done with filling in the holes. Now the big project is to lower the bed. So far I have managed to cut the bed out. The next thing will be to re-attach the bed at a lower level and add the missing bed sides.

Here are some pictures of it all:

Still much work to do smiley



Window vipers on the UNIMOG

Tamiya CR-01 UNIMOG Posted on Oct 03, 2015 13:59:43

After buying some different window vipers I finally found out which would work: RC4WD Mojave (Tree Z-B0025). Unfortunately only one of the vipers in the tree can be used, so two kits are needed. It is not a perfect fit right away.
The blades have to be shortened and I did some twisting of the viper arm. To do the twisting, I had to heat the plastic in the places I wanted to make a twist. Careful with the heat as it can easily be too much. To capture the looks of the Danish army UNIMOG I had to paint the viper arms. Here are some pictures:

Now I am still looking for a way to make door handles and a schnorkel