mark, thank you. i'm sure you could pick up metalworking in no time. if you ever have the chance, you should. it will change your life.
cato, i learned soooooo much on this build it wasn't even funny.
first, i learned that stainless steel is NOT something you want to build a 1/8 scale model chassis in.
the second thing i learned was, the time investment in scratch building at this level is INCREDIBLY high. these projects take literally years to produce.
third thing i learned was, the measure twice, cut once thing..........is WAY true.
last, build what you love............cause you're gonna be doin' for a while!!!!!!! hehe.
every build for me is a transition into the next. i always try to do something i haven't done on the last model to push myself into that "uncomfortable" zone.
hopefully, i'm getting better.