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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 2 days ago #58666

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I'm not in the mood of working on the electronics... i still need to rewire the MSC and motor wires but i was more in the mood to start working on the body.
As the weather conditions of last week were perfect for a paint job, i just went for it.

Cleaning the body...in the kitchen's sink.. luckily my wife is not aware otherwise she would have killed me



Removed all the old decals



I started the sanding process, applied white primer coat and painted it in TS15 blue. As i already have the orange version of the RR, i though having a blue one could be a nice thing to display it next to the other one.



Once painted i masked all the blue parts to paint the white stripes. I Actually i wanted to use the pattern i made for my first RR, but it seems that the white lines of the blue version are not identical to the orange one. So i modified them and masked it.
I know, wisdom says that lighter colors should be painted first but as i had great results in the past working like this i went for the same procedure.

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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 2 days ago #58667

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NorthernMonkey wrote: Awesome work! I wish my car was in as good a condition to allow the re-use of more parts.

Thank you ! Mk1 parts are indeed hard to find and i was lucky enough that all thos parts where still there and unbroken...that's the reason why i bought it.
If you need any vintage non Mk1 parts i might have some left if needed !

Looking forward to see pictures of your RR.
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That is greatly appreciated, I have everything I need to complete mine but most of it is now Re-Re. I'm ok with this as it has been sat in my parents attic for 20+ years so to see it running again will be great!

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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 2 days ago #58669

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Manu, lovely resto. That’s one lovely mk.1 Rough Rider. Great purchase as well complete and in pretty good condition considering.
Can’t wait to see the finished car.

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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 1 day ago #58670

You did a perfect resto Manu. ( Comme d'hab...) The gear case is awesome. When I wouldn't be locked at home, I will rework on my srb ;p
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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 11 hours ago #58675

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Painting works could go on....
I removed all the masking tape and started to put the decals on.
A while i could buy an entire decal sheet i found on the net by coincidence for a ridiculous price. Anyway, it's time to use them



I already cutted them and applied them. Some of them had to be glued with a little help as the original glue on the decals got perished...







The body is now ready for a few coats of clear lacque... and while the lacquer is drying, I went after the driver
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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 11 hours ago #58676

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Working on the driver




I still need to finish the head, I painted the helmet in dark blue with a white stripe, pictures will follow.

In the meantime the body is now dry and all the decals are now sealed.



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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 11 hours ago #58678

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In between i worked in the electronics, mostly rewiring and soldering the connections.
Installed new connector between MSC and motor



I had to rework on those wires and poor soldering.



Installed the Servos, MSC and the receiver. ( Well expert eyes will notice that the servo's are not corrected to the receiver. Unfortunately i do not have a receiver that is compatible with the servos connector)
Anyway that 's a detail as this car will only be displayed, but as soon as i get a correct receiver it will be replaced.



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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 9 hours ago #58679

Fantastic manu. :y:

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58015 Mk1 Rough Rider Revival 1 week 9 hours ago #58680

absolutely stunning work, I hope mine turns out half as good as yours Manu :)

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