2012年3月17日土曜日

Subaru updated 2

To use a "slot-it" motor pod from a junk yard, I designed a sub-chassis
shown as a picture below by cutting an ABS cardboard t=2.5mm .



I designed and made a minimal chassis by using the sub-chassis and the
motor pod.






The steel pressed wheels in the plastic model kit are nice looking as it looks
like a real light vehicle with 360cc, I use wheels and tires from the kit for front.
For rear wheels, I made insertions scraping pressed wheels from the kit and
make them together with "slot-it" 312PB insertions which are scraped the
center area and become like doughnuts.

2012年3月5日月曜日

Subaru updated

After I am satisfied with the car way it’s looked, spray primer-surfacer
to the body for getting ready to paint job.



I pick up an image of a “Japanese Crane” which is a symbolic of “Japanese
traditional married couple”.

Japanese Nation Bird is Pheasant not Japanese Crane, but Japanese Cranes
mostly take action in a pair and it seems so strikingly, it is the symbol of
married couple in a very good relationship in Japan and we have a history
that it often becomes a motif of Japanese traditional art crafts and arts.



So, I made this tiny Subaru for my wife and wish it that we keep enjoying slot car 
together for a long time. 




And I’m still thinking of a good looking livery which goes with an old Subaru.


While I am thinking of it, I design a chassis.