Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy

Because I have a ‘thing’ about wheels being turned to the left or right I thought I would have a go with the Beach Buggy as it has the front wheels in the ‘straight ahead’ position.

My solution was to cut off the two hubs moulded to the front suspension;

Next I made new steering struts from 1.6mm plastic rod with a 1.2mm hole drilled into each of them for the new axle;

The end result!

The ‘only’ thing is the right wheel is about a millimetre too high so I’ll correct it but on the whole I’m quite happy with that. I impress myself sometimes LMFAO.

You may notice that I replaced the four suspension struts using ones made from plastic rod too….yeah I’m over-thinking a project again….

Edit; fixed it and with the body temporarily taped into place it doesn’t look too bad;

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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