There it is, tucked up in the right hand corner of the instruction sheet... right where I didn't bother to look.
How do I like the kit.....well, If I could get paint to stick to it I think it would be a good little kit.
I think I made a mistake grabbing it as a first kit after not building anything for 2 years, it is not a bigginer kit by anymeans and I have lost my patience with it multiple times, strangly though, I find myself wanting to build another one now that I'm getting back into the swing of it.
Finaly got some time to pick away at this thing. Since my son arrived my time has been directed elswhere, and my work space has been downgraded to this......
The front suspension has been worked out. upper and lower A-arms, mounting points, and a rack havbe been built and fitted. The suspension is funcitonal and the steering is posable.
Steering rack - some 3/32 tube with sprue on either end that was spun down in a dremel to hopefully look like bellows,
The A-arms were made from 1/16 rod, mounts were made from 1/8 squar tube with one side filed open. Shimmed into place with .015 sheet. Tje springs were stolen from the same X mod that the rear springs came from and the tires for Project Yardsale. Some cleanup still needed.
I have also decided that the big block is out. Instead a small block of some kind will be going in. I did have to widen the upper frame railed by 4 scale inches - 2 on each side to make it fit properly.
Next up is to modifythe springs to drop the stance just a bit, build brakes. and do something with seats.... Does anybody know where I may find a guide of some kind for building some kirkey seats?
Thanks for looking, hopefully it wont be 4 months before I get back at it.
Thanks everyone, for the feedback. and sorry I did not get back to those of you who had questions....
To 93z34.... The colour was Tamiya Orange TS-12 shot over a base of Tamiya Matt White TS-27 and cleared with Tamiya Pearl Clear TS-65. All from the rattle can, with zero polishing after application.
To MicroNiro..... Hinge construction can be found here : http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31793&hl=%2Bcorrect+%2Bdoor&fromsearch=1
This is the guide I used to build them.. many many thanks to romell
To everyone else..... Regarding tires.... I agree with every one of you...... I was very happy with the look of the wheels, but the profile of the tires is way to small. At the time of finishing this guy up, I had nothin else on hand. Personally I would like to see double the profile on the front and tripple on the rear..... but I would say I am still happy with the result.