On for the build now, kit is Tamiya 1:20 scale, and I am aiming to detail as much as possible. Work began during the last Expo, where after some test fits the monocoque chassis (i.e. front) was joined and corrected, frame for the top open part was scratch built, and the side radiator housings were separated from the molded electronics boxes (thanks to Hubert here )
The front end has now been completed, and a dry fit test was effected. Improvements here are scratch building of the bulkhead, separating the upper and lower front suspension arms (so that they can fit within the new scenario), scratchbuilding of 3 hyraulic pumps from steel tube and hydraulic reservoirs from plastic rod, fitting of the steering system and the overlying frame to hold 2 hydraulic reservoirs, plus 2 brackets which will hold the steering rod housing to the bulk head. Obviously the necessary wiring/brake lines will be added after fitting. The 'hole' in front of the cockpit is to house the coil overs which still need to be scratch built.
Now on to the paint and finish shop, where I can't wait to put on the colour and start part of the heavy carbon fibering involved.
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