Friday, 20 January 2012

Stutz Blackhawk - Part 2: Rolling Chassis

The bespoke chassis comes flat and needs bending into shape.

A few minutes with some pliers and installing the motor, pick-up guide and axles, and you get this.

The wheels are a little more complicated.  They need to be primed and then painted, and then fitted with two different painted inserts to represent the inner and outer sets of spokes on wire wheels.  With a metal spinner cap in place (quickly buzzed over with the Dremel tool to make it shine), they look like this.

With all four wheels fitted, I took the rolling chassis for a quick spin around the track.  The motor isn't too fast, which feels right for a vintage car.  Next step the body.

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