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Old 07-24-2012, 02:34 PM
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So, here is my new project! First i start off with the body (as usual with my two other cars), and then later i will make a new chassi. I think. It does fits my FG, but i guess the creativity takes me and of course i have to make a new chassi

I will paint it white, this makes a good base for eventually later liverys for this car if i want to as they are very much based on white from the works cars. To compare i put a 1/10 scale Escort on top of it, this is also how this one will look at the end
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:26 PM
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When you build your own chassis, what do you make it out of?

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
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cant wait to see it. This guy made an electric 1/5th escort.. sure it is electric.. but he made the body!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbAEs_LaR70[/youtube]
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Wow...Pine wood body! That heavy body helped his traction a bit huh? Get a scratch, sand it and touch it up! He has something to worry about that we don't....Termites!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:18 AM
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That Headquake dude is an artist with great vids
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cbupvaoy0I[/youtube]
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:17 AM
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He is great!
Lars you need to make some clips like this with your escort!


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Old 07-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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When you build your own chassis, what do you make it out of?

Bill S.
I make it from aluminium mostly, and other suitable stuff i have lying around, like i did with [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7681456/tm.htm]this car[/link]

Oh yes, beleive me, i have seen Headquakes car(s)! I thin it is by far the most realistic i have ever seen, and also coolest. This Escort is also true to the scale, which makes it so nice. If he only could wrap a lexan sheet around it and vacuum form it for us others to enjoy it would be nice
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:03 PM
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How the hell did I miss this thread?
(Maybe we DO need that separate homebuild forum after all?)

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:52 PM
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See, there is some logic to my poll question....
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Yes and no but we'll leave that discussion for that thread.

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:17 PM
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Awesome Lars.... can´t wait for more...
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:38 PM
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Thanks dudes! Today i finished masking the body, and also on the outside as it don't have a protection film. I covered it in a big, black plastic from some wrapping i found at work

Oh, and i have painted the grille, i did this even if i am going to make one realistic looking that i am going to make on my computer and print out. When i still owned my Escort mk2 1/1 i took a picture of the grille as shown on the 1/10-car in the picture in the first post. Going to use the same sticker as this one, just need a bit of resizing
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:21 AM
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cant wait to see it. This guy made an electric 1/5th escort.. sure it is electric.. but he made the body!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbAEs_LaR70[/youtube]
I love the way this car handles and fish tails. lol
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:09 AM
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Where did you get the body??? I had one 1:1 mkII as my first car.... ah, the good old days!! i want one!!!
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:41 PM
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I got it from Spitfire on the RC-tech forum, he has a thread there about them. Yes, them, he also make a very nice Opel Kadett GT/E-body. I too had an Escort mk2 for about 3 or 4 years ago
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:11 PM
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Finally got to paint it, looks a little rough here and there where the masking tape was (got some leaks), but i guess i will sort it out. Going to make some window "seals" with some black tape around the windows to make it look less "sterile" than it does at the moment. I have also started mounting the rear bumper as you can see.
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Looking good....What are you planning on as powerplant/transmission??
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I have a grinder setup similar to what DVP uses lying around in my workshop, and a weedwhacker-engine that i am planning to use. A really asthmatic engine that i am going to try to tune maybe, hehe! It is barely used, maybe just for an hour.
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Looking good Lars!




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Thanks! Here are some pics from the front work, i have also fitted the light brackets which i am going to put ligts from HPI Baja in:
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Have made some "window seals" with trim lines to make it look a bit more real and not so "nude", i think it came out nice. The spoiler is also ready to mount, i have made the holes for it. I will go for the British Airways-livery, it seems very easy to make and also looks very nice in red and blue.
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Looking good Lars...makes me think of Ari Vatanen.
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Who? Oh, you mean the God Yeah, this is my favourite, but i see a lot of work in making those decals. But i know that Spitfire (who makes these bodies) have made and painted it for a customer in the Rothmans livery. So i go for Bjorn WaldegĂĄrd's car instead:
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Yes, I agree making those decals for the stripes would be tough (over the arch... ) but paint not so hard....maybe next time?
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HI,

haha Lars i find you again.


Here the Belga and the Rothmans version off the jear 1980/1981



Wen you need the numberplate off the Lombard-rally i have this made for the Rothmans,
just change the nummer.


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