Chaps, a rather unevetful period at the kitchen table replacing the ten or so handles on the rear deck.
Not a lot to see, cut them off, drill two holes, bend a handle out of 15 amp fuse wire, slip it in, blobs of cyano on the back, trim when set.
Image from the underside showing the nastiness still to be trimmed, the white residue is baking soda, if you're not aware of it, baking soda sprinkled on wet Cyano makes it cure instantly and leaves it rock hard.
Definitely like the concept behind this build. Looking forward to it.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Well, as Paul hinted at when I started this project, the suspension would be fun...not.
It's probably the most complicated suspension setup i have ever built, made no easier by the number of parts, the number of individual assemblies and the fact that humans have a maximum of just two hands!
My advice is DON'T follow the instructions, prepare all the parts to make one suspension unit, study them carefully and devise your own way of assembly, it can make them more straightforward, not easy but easier.
You will notice some shoddy cleanup near the upper areas of the bogies. Put simply, you will only ever see the bottom 20% of each assembly anyway so little time was spent further up.
Chances of this little lot sitting level is zero but hey ho.
You wouldn't want to be on maintenance duty on one of these vehicles, the suspension has nearly 200 grease points...
The rear of the fighting compartment is moulded as a seperate part which is a shame.
The part fits ok but leaves a noticeable line either side. Out with weapon of choice to address this. I used it as a filler, building up thin coats until i get to where the gaps are invisible, nearly there.