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Ridge Rider

Mad Max Gigahorse

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It's all in the details!!! and you sure are doing a mighty fine job in that department , looking forward to the completed project.KUTGW!!

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It's great seeing an update on this amazing build. I love the fact that they made these cars work and not just look the part for the cameras. They could easily have faked it but they put the time and effort into actually making them work. It's a shame most of them were trashed after production ended. 

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YAY, an update!!! Stay on this one please. The engines look great, especially linked together with that cool trans setup

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21 hours ago, Ridge Rider said:

Thanks for the continued interest everyone.  I got tired of all these little engine pieces lying on my bench waiting to get lost.  So I finished the engine assembly to get the creative juices flowing.  Hopefully more to come soon,  I'm liking the progress.  Thanks for looking.

Oh HELL yeah!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this for a LONG time!!!!!!!!  sSig_Muahaha_zps56835599.gif

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Thank you gentlemen for the encouragement.  I am inspired to keep working on this hopefully to completion.  I will share a photo of this in the model- I like it. 

 

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The spear gun is done!  It's very delicate but looks good,  forgive the scotch tape in the mock-up.  Now to tackle the flame thrower.  Thanks for looking

 

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"Careful with that axe Eugene."

 Very nice work Steve.

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wonderfull work !! astonishing detail !! but why didn't you open the front grille?

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Glad to see this one back again :D  Spectacular stuff.

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12 hours ago, afx said:

"Careful with that axe Eugene."

 

Always good to see “Ummagumma” references. 😎

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11 hours ago, oldrevellfan said:

wonderfull work !! astonishing detail !! but why didn't you open the front grille?

I am not too sure why because it was some time ago.  I would guess that the way it was cut up and reinforced while building it, I probably didn't think it was worth the risk to destroy it and buy more kits.  It is going to be one of the painting problems I see happening and if I'm not happy with the look I might have to try.

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16 hours ago, doggie427 said:

Always good to see “Ummagumma” references. 😎

:)

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Hello everyone, thanks for the continued interest in this build.  I have yet to start the flamethrower but did get the harpoons finished that attach to the rear bulkhead.   It took me a surprising amount of time to figure the turbos orientation and mounting positions.  I do believe the engines should be moved about an 1/8 inch each closer together to be more similar to the 1:1.  I'm not to sure in all the scaling and test fitting how I missed it by that much but I will make it work as is. To those who aren't to familiar, in 1/25 scale it is not quite so noticeable but on the real Gigahorse this would be about six inches closer together than I'm representing.  Yes it bothers me but not enough to redo the gearbox or motor mounts-at least not yet.:blink:  These are staged reference pictures and all these components are yet to be glued if something looks weird. Thanks for looking.

 

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So much detail. You're doing it justice. I've met 3 stunt men from the movie who drove the cars on a drift day course. They described them as really crazy bits of gear.

Ben 

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Wow you have been busy Steve !!

This is looking Great man,  Nice job on the engines, those turbos are outstanding,..and that front suspension and and and..

Love the Harpoons 

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I am SO VERY pleased that this is back to work again! Definitely my favorite build to follow of all time! Thanks so much for the updates!

 

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement and compliments.  I got sidetracked from the flamethrower with the exhaust after establishing the turbos.  They turned out a little different than the 1:1 with their spacing and angles, and are the second set I built, but it is what it is.  I debated sharing this progress because they need cleaned up and detailed but it is the most uncluttered look before other components are added.  I am working on it, it just doesn't really show it.  Thanks for looking.

 

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This is a Super Intense build! I always thought what a scale build-up of this model would look like and what kits to use since I saw the film. Now I know, and It’s really impressive! Go Gigahorse!!!

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