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575racer
2008.08.02, 07:07 PM
heres the start of it, should have updates soon, just started with the styrene and its pretty much my first time working with it so lets see how it goes:rolleyes:
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00285.jpg

tow vehicle-
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00216.jpg

using an overland autoscale chassis for the trailer chassis, and gpm wide 40 degree tires-
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00217.jpg

post up opinions and coments!

kryten
2008.08.02, 07:24 PM
looking good so far Lee,i've never used styrene before either so i'll be keeping a close eye on this one :)

HammerZ
2008.08.04, 07:56 AM
Here's one I made with a brass frame If you can use some ideas you are welcome to them. I also like to see how this turns out. The box trailer was made from styrene sheet as well as the teardrop camper. I used very thin stuff for the roof skin, with .040 sheet for the floor and sides.

575racer
2008.08.04, 08:58 AM
dude- skills! if mine turns out half as good as yours ill be pleased! mine wont have a frame like yours, im building it as part of a build off on a large scale offroad forum, and ive got till sept. 1st to build it so it might be abit limited in places:(

HammerZ
2008.08.05, 05:11 AM
I know it looks tricky, but it was mostly straightforward. The biggest issue is getting the axle perpendicular so it tracks straight behind the tow rig. Once that is done everything else falls into place. The one nice thing about the brass frames is the weight is down low enough to keep it stable in turns, alot like the metal plate used on model railroad cars to keep them on the track.

That first shot looks like you have the body layed out well. I do want to see where this is going. It inspires me to pick up my tools and start hacking again.

575racer
2008.08.05, 05:47 AM
cheers, im off down the lhs later to get a linkage for the hitch, then i can finish up the chassis:)

575racer
2008.08.07, 03:54 PM
got abit more done, been abit busy so progress is slow:(

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00297-1.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00298.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00299-1.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00300.jpg

now needs-
3 more walls
a roof
interior
tow hitch
mud:rolleyes:

mini-z
2008.08.08, 03:08 PM
Looking good so far! :)

575racer
2008.08.09, 07:26 PM
thanks! just got the other side attached now-
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s252/xmodguy07/DSC00302.jpg