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Tamiya Z-Tune R34
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Well I've been doing S-Chassis's for a long time now so I decided to mix it up a little bit and try my hand at an R34. 

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I'm not quite sure what made me go red, I just decided as I was standing in Gogo Hobbies that I wanted a red car.  

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Little flake makes EVERYTHING better!  

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Then it was time to try something I'd never successfully managed... A custom Roll cage...  in Styrene...

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By the 2nd or 3rd try I was getting my bends almost perfect.  A tutorial i stumbled across on making plumbing pipes for buildings in styrene gave me a great idea to bend.  I've tried everything over the years, brake line benders, pivot points, bending by hand with gloves.  Nothing worked until this.  No flat spots and a really nice bend! 

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Here's the cage from the outside and a little mockup of my wing placement (didnt actually go that route). 

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and here's my final test fit on my current FR-D chassis.  

I'll post up some better pictures and more of them when it's all completed.
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#2
Looking good so far! Using styrene in the right diameter makes all the difference in getting it to look right.
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#3
Yeah I went for a 1.25" look. I think i'd do 1.5" for the next one as that is what most governing bodies have moved to now.
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#4
Looks awesome. Link to the bend tutorial? Im wanting to give this a go


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#5
Of course!

http://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.ca/2013/...pipes.html

I took this and adjusted a little. Since they arent all 90 bends I held the angle up off the table and let gravity do the bend.

If that makes sense.
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#6
Sweet, thanks man.


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#7
Look good



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Finished it up : http://afrorc.com/2015/feature-gaelens-tamiya-r34/

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#10
lol, I'll have to wait for it to reset.

Here is the link for the full gallery if you just want pictures.

https://gaelen.smugmug.com/RC/Afros-RC/2015/R34-Shoot/
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