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Old 10-28-2005, 07:37 PM
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Look what I picked up at the local Hobby Shop


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Old 10-28-2005, 08:05 PM
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:44 PM
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It looks fine for me...

It looks DML will downscale all their 251 series to 1/72 :lol:
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:42 PM
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Well this thing is tiny- I feel kinda embarrassed to be building this- what if the guys at work find out...
Anyways here is the first step along the way.


the road wheels are molded in three different style- two of them are attached in a row , whilke the outer wheels come seperate.




I decided to cut the curved joining thing on the middle section- it interfered with the attachment of the single outer wheels, it looks better anyways. You need to make sure the little holes on the faces of the front and back of the wheels line up though doing it this way.


the road wheels done


here a test fit
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:58 PM
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up next - the front suspension parts


While trying to glue the tie rod as per instructions I think I discovered another of those pesky instruction mistakes... you need to flip the tie rod to have it in correctly
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:58 AM
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James,
thank you for this blog. When I get this model, I have more info to go with. Anyway, model looks excellent and I wait with fright D-versions that will make my Hasegawa's obsolete :lol:
It would just absolute top if DML started copying their fig sets in this scale

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Old 10-31-2005, 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by Finnmodeler@Oct 30 2005, 04:58 AM
James,
thank you for this blog. When I get this model, I have more info to go with. Anyway, model looks excellent and I wait with fright D-versions that will make my Hasegawa's obsolete :lol:


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Well,
my fears came to reality faster than I expected:
http://www.hlj.com/product/DRA7225

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James,
I forgot to ask. Is there a overhang of upper hull aka. a lip over lower hull? This was missing from earlier DML's 1/35 versions. I don't know Dragon has corrected this to their newer versions, thou.

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I'll have to answer your questions as I go along- I'm not there yet.
another part to the steering linkage added
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:43 PM
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Stabalizer bar in


these are some shots of some of the other wheels
- the arrow is pointing to the complete steering linkage




a test fit


the benches and the floor plate. I needed to drill out some location holes in the floor which maybe indicates that there will be different models in the future?


a dry fit
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