I love it. It reminds me of something I owned but it was also the biggest money pit pile of junk I ever owned. One of the problems was the steering column broke and the steering wheel fell in my lap while driving down the road. But I did like it.
Thanks everyone, I am appreciative and humbled by the following of my little project. So I worked forward to get the overall spacing of components and stance of the Gigahorse. I am now working backwards to fill in the missed or needed structure detail. I have the dummy tanks done and the rear skirt detail. They are both removable/paintable structures at this point. I liked all these pictures so I will share.
And after the picture taking I thought this photo would just look interesting.
Thanks guys. I have the upper tanks done and mounted using pins and rods. They are forward and offset to the lower tanks but are still removable for more fabrication and painting.
So I have many fuel and air tanks from semi models but none are 3/4" round which I feel is accurate for this scale. I had to resort to pvc sprinkler pipe that was 7/8" and grind and sand it to 3/4" and epoxy styrene to the ends. I wish I took in progress of the tank mounts but they are .06" sheet styrene shaped and sandwiched between .02" sheet and strip. These tanks are still in progress and need more work but this is where I'm at.
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. If I wasn't building this I would be intently watching myself. I have an update on the air tanks and main body skirt. I used 3/8" tube with styrene added on the ends to make the rounded shape.
A simple structure with wire holding the tank, drilled and pinned to the frame. I am still trying to figure out the upper tank mounts.
So I wanted all this structure to be sturdy but minimalist as to not distract from everything else. The 1:1 seems to be built this way because I cannot see any of it in pictures that are available. The long pins holding the intercoolers will eventually tie into and hold up the center turbos
This was pretty tedious but again I'm pleased with the outcome. Thanks for looking. Steve