Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Forum’s Finest Builds Hammond’s Pimped Bolivian Cruiser

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  • #67660
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    Neil
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    Wow, this is epic, fantastic attention to detail, mind blowing. Keep it up.

    #67723
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    Retrocosm
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    Thanks Neil, much appreciated. I shall endeavour to remain committed and not be distracted by starting other builds!

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    Retrocosm
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    Started work on some detailing and made this license plate holder with beaten up plate. Looking forward to attaching it at a suitably jaunty angle.

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    #67662
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    Retrocosm
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    Well the more I look at Hammond’s Cruiser the more I notice how different it is to the standard RC4WD kit and it’s dawning on me that this is going to take a lot longer than I originally anticipated.

    However, onwards. I’ve added some styrene to the windscreen frame.

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    I’ve also noticed the dash is quite different so have started trying to mod it.

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    Hopefully it will make more sense when it’s finished ::pray

    #67663
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    Retrocosm
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    A lovely new rear bumper from CCHand arrived and I duly smashed one of the light lenses. I attached one of the bumperettes and then after a quick rummage through the kids’ toys found a round peg which, after a coat of Tamiya flat aluminium works rather well as the additional bump stop (don’t know correct term) as seen on Hammond’s Cruiser.

    A bit of scenic rust and then some Tamiya weathering and I feel I’ve got this pretty close to the original.

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    #67664
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    Grasshopper
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    Going above and beyond with this one, stunning ::drool

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    #67665
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    Geoff
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    Super fantastic detail, well done.

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    #67815
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    Oh How Original
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    That is bloody excellent!

    #67666
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    Retrocosm
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    Grasshopper wrote:
    Going above and beyond with this one, stunning ::drool
    Geoff wrote:
    Super fantastic detail, well done.
    Oh How Original wrote:
    That is bloody excellent!

    Thanks gents, means alot to get such positive feedback from you all, I truly appreciate it :-)

    Despite trawling through the Top Gear footage it’s very difficult to get a clear side view of the passenger seat and below. This is one of the best I can get.

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    So I’m fairly sure that on Hammond’s Cruiser the passenger seat sits above a fuel tank like this but in black:-

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    So I made this which hopefully is similar:-

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    I also chopped out the under section of the dash and tried to rebuild it to look like the front heater unit.

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    #67667
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    Retrocosm
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    It’s proving difficult to find any seats for this build, nothing on the market is big enough as far as I can tell. As a stop gap solution I’ve pinched the seats out of my Team Raffee Defender, cut them in half and widened them with some styrene sheet.

    It has worked reasonably well, the height seems OK and they look about the right size now. I chopped the headrests off, trimmed them and re-attached with some grub screws.

    I’m not keen on the stick on felt, I think I’ll swap that out for something else.

    Edit. Mmmmm, the more I look at them the more I think they’re still too small.

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    #67816
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    M and M
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    Looking good, very good! Maybe try surgical tape instead of felt. Different widths available and the finish is closer to scale cloth. Takes paint ok, tho’ will be matt, and bit of a hospital smell at first. I’ve also tried, with some success, microporous tape which is more paper like, very thin, but can look like worn leather after some messing about, and easy to creat scale rips!

    #67668
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    Grasshopper
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    Edit. Mmmmm, the more I look at them the more I think they’re still too small.

    That’s alright, so is Hammond ::lolz

    Speaking of that, getting a 5in action figure with bon jovi hair and comically white teeth is going to be tricky.. Maybe one of the hobbits would work :-)

    Great tip with the medical/microporous tape M and M, I’d never thought of using those for that application :cheers:

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    #67817
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    Retrocosm
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    M and M wrote:
    Looking good, very good! Maybe try surgical tape instead of felt. Different widths available and the finish is closer to scale cloth. Takes paint ok, tho’ will be matt, and bit of a hospital smell at first. I’ve also tried, with some success, microporous tape which is more paper like, very thin, but can look like worn leather after some messing about, and easy to creat scale rips!

    Thanks for this tip, I shall look into it ::thumb::

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    Retrocosm
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    Grasshopper wrote:
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    Edit. Mmmmm, the more I look at them the more I think they’re still too small.

    That’s alright, so is Hammond ::lolz

    Speaking of that, getting a 5in action figure with bon jovi hair and comically white teeth is going to be tricky.. Maybe one of the hobbits would work :-)

    Great tip with the medical/microporous tape M and M, I’d never thought of using those for that application :cheers:

    :-) ::lolz

    Well that is true, he is teeny tiny so perhaps the seats aren’t as big as I think they are ::lolz

    #67819
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    M and M
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    found a couple of pics to show the different tapes, if its any help. First is micro thingy, second is surgical tape.
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