Starting My Bullhead

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Starting My Bullhead

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Body...
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Chassis
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More to come...
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Wheels of difference...

The set in the back are stock Clod Giant (Monster?) Tracs mounted on aluminum wheels. The set in the forefront has RPM 2.2 wheels, OFNA 2.2 tires (sourced through CPE, CPE-P10) and CPE hub extenders (CPE-SPA1212). (Thank you CPE for delivering those last two here so quickly!)
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Note the tremendous reduction in height between the two different approaches. (I'm surprised that Tamiya didn't come up with a Clod variation called, "The Towering Inferno!") The track, however, is quite close. The difference in weight between the two setups is very noticeable.
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Its looking good sir.

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DID YOU PAINT THAT ON THE HOOD
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No, Jim. At one time, about 40 years ago, I was probably that talented but these days I rely on vinyl (eBay) and an Enre rubber eraser. :lol: It's called "ANGEL DEATH SKULL" and it's about 3" x 3". Cost me a whole $1.98 with free shippimg.
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You might want to add... "at this point." I still have to mount the CPE rods (I bought a spare quartet of axle tubs just in case) and a special set of link mounts so I won't overly stress the tubes.
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The real PIA is going to be creating the trailer using the Ground Pounder non-powered, non-steering axles and then figuring out a way to attach it to the Bullhead tractor. Of course, I already have an idea of what will be on the trailer...
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HERE MY BULLHEAD THAT I HAVE GOTTEN PAINTED

AND THE WHITE ONE HAS A 1/2 INCH OUT OF THE CAB

AND A 1/4 INCH OUT OF THE BODY THE HEAD LIGHTS

ARE GONE AND IT IS ALL PRIMER NOW THE PAINTER WANTS

TO PAINT IT ROOT BEER WITH A PEARL ON IT.
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I like the colors. Metallic paint or anodized paint for the red and blue? But --Root Beer? At least Creme Soda! =D>
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Root Beer is not a bad color, I painted this model that color.

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THAT is beautiful --there's no getting way from it. Hopefully you're thinking something similarly two-tone for the Bullhead.
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hardedge wrote:Wheels of difference...

The set in the back are stock Clod Giant (Monster?) Tracs mounted on aluminum wheels. The set in the forefront has RPM 2.2 wheels, OFNA 2.2 tires (sourced through CPE, CPE-P10) and CPE hub extenders (CPE-SPA1212). (Thank you CPE for delivering those last two here so quickly!)
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Note the tremendous reduction in height between the two different approaches. (I'm surprised that Tamiya didn't come up with a Clod variation called, "The Towering Inferno!") The track, however, is quite close. The difference in weight between the two setups is very noticeable.
Are those 2.2' a fairly soft compound? (like softer than the giant tracks in the background?)
By that I mean would they rock-crawl well?

I use wheely king tires on my axial wraith and those would be the same size.

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I am not yet up on tire qualities so I'd probably be a bad source of tire stiffness. CPE says, "These off-road style tires are perfect for that modified Wheely King or mini monster project. Their Chevron-inspired tread pattern is a great choice for indoor or outdoor running, these tires are sold in pairs and include foam inserts," so I suspect they are not the first choice for a crawler.
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I also picked up four Mudslinger's (no foam) which seem to have a 4.8" outer diameter and a 2" width. They are super-soft, if that's any help. I'll check the squish of the OFNA tires against that of the Mudslingers when I go up stairs later and let you know.
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The OFNA tires are only slightly less hard than the Tracs.
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Despite making a few boneheaded mistakes (one mismatched link and a non-matching link and shock mount that was just this much narrow than the correct one), I managed to finish the Bullhead's chassis this morning. (Tamiya is right! Grease does hold those pesky wheel hub washers in place!)

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On to the trailer.... :censored:
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Looks awesome Hardedge.