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Blog entry by Grant Ritchey posted 01-18-2014 05:21 AM 1786 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame, suspension and running gear done , now onto motor and transmission

-- Grant

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 12:21 AM

Love the detail. What scale are you using. I am a model maker also. I use 1/16th and 1/8th scale. I use copper pipe for my stacks etc, and copper wire for mirrow frames and hand holds. It makes things a little more sturdy. Keep up the good work. Hope to see a lot more.

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Grant Ritchey

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 04:07 AM

I use 1/16th. I make mine out of all wood. Things like the mirror frames do get a little tricky.
Broke many of them trying to sand them.

-- Grant

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 11:16 PM

Nice detail work – looking good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 09-12-2017 05:44 PM

I have a question, does the suspension move? Looks like the trailing arm is pinned. Looks great. I am going to attempt to make a working air bag suspension on my next one.

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