So we built this in the last episode. If you haven’t seen the video on the chassis, build i’ll, put a link up here, go check that out, because this probably won’t make much sense unless you’ve watched that video and then we get to this point so what’s next. Well, we have two bodies from camtech that are super hard and rugged they’re, not super complicated bodies, because they’re supposed to be for bashing, so uh i’m going to put some car paint down on them. I will do a little bit to them like i will lack of them and stuff like that, but i’m not going to spend ages doing tons of detail. There’S no point that’s, not what these are about now, you’re supposed to cut the windows out so i’m, not sure whether i’ll do one where i cut the windows out and one where i’ll do them in black. I honestly don’t know i will kind of wing it. I think, from a strength point of view, leaving them in is a real plus point um, but a lot of people do cut them out, so i’ll probably cut them out on one car and we’ll. Just have them back on another right, so what’s, first uh the way that you cut these out now, a few of you said you can take a hot iron and do it and then sand it um. You could use a dremel. I have got a dremel, but i can’t find it.
My other plan is to drill lots of little holes all the way around and then break it off and then sand it down. So i might try that see how quick that is or how slow that is. Um, but i want them to be quite neat, i don’t want it to be really rough and ready so i’m going to try the drill technique first, to see how long it takes me and also i don’t know what this is like to sand as well. How easy it is to sand um, so we’ll try a window first. If that doesn’t work, i’ll, try and see. If i can find my dremel but it’s, probably in the shed or something right, let me try that and i’ll be right back now. This technique worked quite well for me, but a few other people said that you should draw around the edge of the window with a black marker. Then take a very sharp scalpel draw around the edge, with the scalpel being very careful. Obviously, and then you should be able to pop out the window, so i’ll try that on another body Music, so there you go. I cut out the windows now that wasn’t as bad as i thought and after tweaking my kind of technique a little bit. It was actually pretty easy and what i found was the drill round was very quick, very easy to do that. When i first started out, i thought it could be difficult to sand down, so i try to get as close to the edge as possible.
Um. So i’ve nicked this corner here a little bit and a little bit there. But then, after that i found that sanding is actually very easy. So i brought the holes in a little bit to give myself more margin for making a mistake, and then i used a file and 80 grit sandpaper to round it off and that works fine and it’s pretty quick. Actually, if i had more time i’d like some flat files and some slight curved ones – and i think you’d get a really good job and you could probably do away with the sandpaper altogether and just use the file to clean it all up quite nicely. But being a banger, this is perfectly acceptable. I have actually got some mesh somewhere. I have a little bit of mesh, so i will probably end up putting the mesh in the windows um. Something like that. If you can see that that would be pretty cool um. I think i’ve got enough to just about do one car, probably um that’s kind of left over from another build so what’s. Next now i’ve got to cut out the body completely again it’s a bit of a new one i’m going to try some sharp scissors first and then maybe i’ll sand it and see so that’s next it’s still pretty strong. It feels quite sturdy um anyway. So right, let’s carry on okay, so the body’s all ready for painting lining up the body is a bit tough um because there’s no holes and because you can go on lots of different chassis, you have to find the holes and i’m not a big fan of That it’s really difficult, but what i find is use a paint pen put the paint on the top of the pins and then try and line the body up in one go and then you’ll have the dots on the inside now.
It’S really tricky, because not only are you trying to get um to line up with the arches, but you’re also going this way, so you need to be flush. So what i tend to do is do the car away from me put my hands here, so i can feel the wheels and then drop it down slowly. That gives me my left and right, but then you’ve got to double check that your wheels are in the right position and then so it’s. It took me about six times to do the back ones. Once you get two it’s easier to do the other two, but when you do it turn it over and look to see how true it looks on the back of the body, but i managed to get it fine, it’s, okay, it’s, just one of those things you Can really screw up your body if you don’t get that right, because it’s kind of a one shot deal um and then you can use a drill, but i highly recommend one of these they’re great. You end up with a nice finish as well: right, i’ve, also sanded down the whole body with 600 grit. To give me uh give the paint some bite and i’m pretty much ready to go now and it’s very cute. It looks really good, so i’ve got some car paint, so i think i’m going to go with just ford sunburst red i’m gon na lacquer it when it’s done i’m, pretty sure i’ve got some ts.
Uh semi gloss, clear, Music, i’m, not sure if i’ve actually got some full clear and that’s p, so i’ll have a look through and then i’m going to do the body red and then maybe the top white. So it should be quite a nice easy paint job. But i’ll spray in the red and then we’ll come back and see how it goes right. Wish me luck. I found a tin of plastic primer, so i thought hey. Why not so i primed the body before i painted it: Music, Applause, Music, okay, so the paint is on it’s still a little bit tacky. So i can’t really pick it up not too difficult cutting out the windows and things like that. Um drilling the holes for the body mounts is a challenge and i’m, not a big fan of it so, but it turned out okay in the end, and i lined it up all right from that point of view. What’S next well, i’ve got the stickers to put on luckily they’re all cut out for me, so that’s easy, whether i’ll lack it lacquery or with some pearl afterwards. I don’t know i might do also the number that goes on the top. I did in gunmetal the plastic itself is kind of not that far off of the uh ts7 racing white that i painted the top from which i had left over when i did the herbie body. Excuse me um, i masked off the section.
I did it gun metal, but i left these bits because that’s, where i’m going to drill through and bolt it, but unfortunately, as you can see it where it’s going to go, is right, where these pins are so i’m going to do a couple of little screws To hold it down at the front, and then i will drill out those sections so that it will sit because i don’t want it right the front. I want it kind of there. I did a little pen around the window just to give it a little highlight, but you’re not supposed to spend hours and hours on this um, but once the decal is on it’ll all look pretty cool. I have got the wire mesh. I went over it with a silver pen just to make it look more metal like and that will go in the windows. You don’t really have to do stuff like this, but i just want to bring it up a little bit and make it look a little bit more cool um. So there you go right, let’s, crack on and finish up this project. Oh it’s about one two degrees outside but it’s, not raining, so i might be able to take it for a little bit of spin just to get a little bit of running footage because i’d like to see what this mechanical speed control is like. Because i get the feeling it’s going to be a bit all over the place right, let’s keep going Music Music.
So there you go it’s all finished and it was a great fun. I really like it. It’S come out well going for a big, bright color and using up a bit of old paint that i had to give it a bit of a two tone. Make it a bit more interesting. Putting the mesh in the windows was a bit of a pig, but it actually lifts. The kit fills in a few of the gaps as well so i’m really pleased with it right. Let’S, take it for a little spin, uh it’s, not the best out there it’s a bit foggy, but i wanted to see how it drives so let’s just take it outside and see what you think: Applause Applause, so Applause, Music, Applause, Music, Applause, Music, Music, Music Applause. So there you go just a very short running video for you, the weather outside is completely manky, cold and wet, and this is not really designed to be driven in those kind of conditions, but i wanted to get it moving to show you it’s, not actually that Difficult to drive, i was quite surprised. I was a bit concerned about the mechanical speed controller, but it was quite linear, really it wasn’t too bad it wasn’t. When i was putting it together, it felt very much like it was going to launch itself, but no no problems on that front steering is great. The foam tyres are now absolutely soaked because they’re not really designed to be running water, but there you go now.
If you were interested in getting one of these for yourself to play around with outside or get a couple of them so that you could bang them together and trade paint with some younger rc guys and girls, then you probably go with a electronic speed controller over The mechanical one, but if you’re thinking about going banger racing with this there’s clubs, all over the country that meet up, obviously with kobit it’s limited but normally there’s loads of people that get together and bang these and smash them all up.