Well fellas, I had to send the rear wheels and tires back to MicroNitro. I tried to drill out the lug nut holes and botched them up. I should leave these things to the professionals who have the right tools. I sent the tires so he could make the new four slot rimes fit the tires better. If you recall, I had to add a layer of printing plate around the diameter of the rim to take up some slack and also had to cut off some of the rim from the back because it was to wide. I'm kind of stalled until then, at least that's my excuse anyway. I could make the parachute and a few other small details I suppose. A while ago I came to realize the final assembly will be for the finished body to go on and then the rear subframe after that. That took some small engineering so the subframe would mount in the proper place. I did get the subframe shot with gloss black and then shot with Alclad so I haven't been a complete slacker. Stay tuned....same channel, same station.
Well, I bought that resin body off of Ebay and it came yesterday. It looks pretty good and is definitely something I can work with. Thanks for the info about that. Now I need to get my resting caster on the wheels and tires. Then I'll have those along with a new cast engine and body. I was planning on building my own frame and everything else anyway.
Oh yea. That came out great Joe. Looks mighty fine sitting up there in the air. As you say, it takes a different mindset to work with a new material and it looks like you made the switch quite easily. Congrats. Hope your turkey day wasn't filled with too much stuffing.
Just to let you guys know, this dio isn't finished yet. I've built a base, covered it with grass and made a few pine trees from a natural filter furnace filter that I cut into shapes and stacked on a tapered dowel. Here's few pictures.
The edges of the base need to be sanded smooth and painted along with a few more small camping related items added.