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Old 2020-12-27, 07:55   Link #36141
Obelisk ze Tormentor
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so after ALOT OF procrastination, errors and hard learning experiences. i made 3 steps forward and 4 steps back on the RC project.
Forgive me for being an absolute noob but, what are those four "antennas" on the car's body?

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Thanks! This guy is actually pretty tanky overall compared to a standard GM. In isolation they look kinda similar in the body but if you see them side by side, the sniper custom has more going on with armour on the hatch and vents. It actually also comes with a set of the GM Sniper II's more sleeker/pointed shoulder armor on the runners, so it can be made a little less utilitarian. Which is a nice extra.
Btw, do you have any reason to paint the tip of the GM's index fingers yellow?
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Old 2020-12-27, 12:29   Link #36142
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Forgive me for being an absolute noob but, what are those four "antennas" on the car's body?
Np, yeah those look like antenna but those are the body mount posts. The body she'll typically has 4 holes in the shell so it can slide down the body posts. Clips that look similar to hair Barrett, these body clips slide into slotted holes on those posts. 1 set to support the underside of the she'll and another set to secure the top of the body. Most people usually trim those posts down so they don't stick out too much when the shell is put on the chassis. Im not going to trim mine yet. I plan to get another body shell later which will be a different design and will only know which holes to use for the body clips.

There are some transmitters/radios that require an antenna but mine doesn't. Other holes can also be made in the shell for modifications ie fake exhaust tips, led lights and engine cooling. There are Electric motors and also gas motors. Gas motors usually have shells that have 2 squares cut out of the front window and roof around 1.5x1.5 inch. People also do cut holes in other areas of the body shell as they see fit for their purposes. Electric motors are usually fine with just 4 body post holes provided the ekectronics arent too close to each other.

Speaking of modifications, I cut out the oval part where the exhaust pipe stickers were supposed to go. No big deal but I found some chromy metal straws that I plan to use/attach to rear chassis with a small bolt to have nice exhaust tips. I haven't started on that yet, mostly trying to get it to run in a way so I dont break it too much. It turns out the shocks I currently have aren't half bad but they are still made from plastic. Trying to sort out suspension setting as a newb is confusing to say the least...
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Old 2020-12-27, 18:58   Link #36143
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Btw, do you have any reason to paint the tip of the GM's index fingers yellow?
Ha that's a little call back to a practice of real military marksman, who would often cut the trigger finger off their gloves. Yellow is a nice complimenting colour to green so I wanted some on there to match the yellow in a lot of the decals.
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Old 2021-01-01, 22:01   Link #36144
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so i got some updates on the RC car. nothing big but i can go ahead an run to some extent once i find the time. the stock shocks are still installed but i got around to gluing the hard drift tires on the aluminum rims. i ordered a 2nd set of aluminum rims and glued them. the original set got painted today but no further progress until i get the tire removal kit in. im going need to get super glue for the soft rubber tires as gorilla glue doesnt seem to work to great as i can still unseat the glued rims without too much force.

i also ordered a aluminum set of brake rotors that function as a locking/contact surface to transfer movement to the tires. one side has the pin locking (holding bearing) and the other side has the hex nut mounting surface for the rim. the plastic ones will eventually break so i got this to avoid stripped hex mounting surfaces that plastic ones could get.




EDIT: i just ordered a MG Blitz Gundam. the extra details the MG kit have and its general size did the trick, my wallet will say something else later on though... apparently due to the better color separation of parts, some smaller pieces nay require a bit of glue to stay on there more securely. what is the general consensus on that?

my MG Blitz came in today and im 1 step closer to a full set. thankfully the special mirage colloid version is expensive...

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Old 2021-02-16, 17:41   Link #36145
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Phew at long last my first PG down. I'd be lying if I said it was a fun build, there was lots of very tight fitting parts and an all Japanese manual to contend with. Though I am pretty happy with the end result. Used some third parties decals as I thought the default unicorn set is a little too suble for something so big.



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Really would like to pic up a PGU RX78 next but they're impossible to get in my neck of the woods =[
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