Home made portals. Nice work.
Originally Posted by TheGamer
I get you. I'm trying to have the worst photos on the whole SBG :) . Seriously, you're right. You take detailed photos for every project and it's captivating. I'll try to improve.
About the width, the wheel's axle on the pic it's 5mm longer than it should be. In reality, these portals add 9mm for each side. I don't like that but was the thinnest I could make with these gears. In theory, I could make the rear ones with the stock width
Originally Posted by Halme
Thanks for the compliment..it still needs a bit of work to be as I intended but I'm loving the project and all the scratchbuilding involved.About the gears, they're 32dp gears from Hobbyking, I couldn't find cheaper. At the time, only ordered a pair to make this prototype and now they're out of stock for more 3 weeks..
And about the replies, I have the opposite opinion. If no one replies to a topic it's because there's nothing good enough to leave a remark.But It's only my opinion.
Originally Posted by Headquake
There's been a long hiatus,I've been making little progress on the Unimog while busy on other projects.
There's some pics
An air tank to complement the fuel tank
Checking everything before a trail ride
On the trail
I need to mount this to make it road legal
That's all for now. The homemade portals are on a standstill. Want to do the whole axle now. 3d printed or even CNC machined
Woah! Another mog build! Looks great! Keep it up!
Finally an update! And a good one! Keep it up buddy! :D
One of the things I've been anxious to do were the side mirrors. The cab seems "naked" without them.
Here's the first finished one:
Only needs some paint
Mirrors are cool, how did you make them? Are they completely selfmade? Regards Jens
Scale Virus infected!
First, I've machined the shape in a mill, drilled the hole for the support and set screw and finally filling and sanding to make it look better. The "mirror" it's from a selfie stick. I think I can say that they're are 100% selfmade altough there was machines involved
Cutout for the mirror
I've mounted one of mirrors to show it off at our event (USE - Ultimate Scale Experience).In lack of photos, there's a screengrab:
At that event, the truck only made 1/3 of the climb. It was only a matter of time to the gearbox fail.
Well, new gearbox fitted(thanks The-Gamer!) and it couldn't be bigger:
Bumper on the left, motor on the right:
This project is slow and it be more because I've started a new one, more demanding. Those ones that poop a lot and cry at night :)
Well, this is the 2th mirror in place
Another thing I've finish was the funtional hatch. The hatch was there from the start but I had trouble figuring out out to make the mecanism to open. Nothing fancy but it works
Finally I can paint in the final color
Still working on the portals but I have a new approach. They're looking good. I'll show when I finish the first axle