Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tamiya Sand Scorcher SRB restoration

Here is my Tamiya 1/10 SRB Sand Scorcher. I collect it piece by piece and spend a little fortune to restored it just before Tamiya’s decision to re-release it to celebrate the 30 years of the original release .

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Playmobil 3551 rc first sea trial

Finally I finish it today and the first sea trial went really smooth. I noticed that it handles better with the throttle at one third rather than at full speed, it just consumes power and making noise. Steering at reverse is really poor. Notice the key-chain camera at the top of the roof.

And here is a video, at 04:21 Propeller got a plastig bag and i had some trouble to bring it close to me.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Playmobil 3551 fischkutter rc conversion

Here is the radio gear installation. The 10$ esc comes from 'rcmodelpart' rated at 20Amps with reverse, is made for 1/18 rc cars and works great. Servo is hi-tech HS-55. Six AA batteries installed at the frond and mid for better balance.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Playmobil 3551 RC conversion

I have started the installation of the motor, shaft and rudder. Everything it attached with wood sticks and glued with epoxy glue. I also turned a small aluminium oil tank for shaft lubrication. The propeller is made of brass from Raboesh p/n: 147-10, 30mm diameter but it can also take a max of 35mm propeller. I made the prop look old using ''Blacken-it'' and ''Patina-it'', those are chemicals specially made for metal/brass weathering. The hull color is Humbrol Crimson No. 20 spray can.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Playmobil 3551 wooden deck

Starting from the deck I scribed some vertical lines every 9 cm on each plank to make it look more realistic. I also drilled small shallow holes to represent the nails and paint all the recessed lines with thinned black paint.

Playmobil 3551 fishing trawler ''fisckutter Susanne'' RC conversion

This is my Playmobil fishing boat as i bought it from eBay. It's almost complete with just a few small fittings missing but in general in very good condition. Within the next day’s im going to convert it to RC.