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Re: Hirobo 44Bs and Zerda :)

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I did search my Hirobo stuff to understand how many cars I could rebuild. The Hilux 44B came complete except the bumper, so the transmission was complete. So there will be at least one. Looking at my stuff, I'm already sure I'm missing two complete diffs, out drives and dog bones for a lonw wheel base chassis. For the rest, it should be fine at the exception of the screws and other hardware...

While searching the elements, I found the number plate of the Zerda, so it was the perfect moment to put them on (before I forget to do this)...

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There is not much room to put stickers on this car, and there is too much conflicting sponsors on the stickers sheet anyway, so I used only few... At the end, the number plate are making the ensemble more balanced, but there is still something disturbing me when I look at this car. May be the rear wheel need to be larger...
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Some of my topics have no end :-)
I have this body in my radar for quite a long time, and a friend have one, and proposed it to me with a 44B chassis and a Rock'n City box (in which he put the chassis and the Lancia bodyshell). We discussed this few months ago, as he wanted to separate from some of his cars to make room for others... It obviously had a cost, but I really like this bodyshell. And it comes with an original set of stickers...
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And the box is a nice addition, although its state show its age...
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That said the bodyshell is missing to elements : the search lights ramp at the front, and the wing at the rear. I'll try to do something about this. And I already contacted my friend who reproduced the 44B Hilux bodyshell, and it seems he is interested to reproduce it (By the way, he confirmed me he's doing this in a non destructive manner and should be able to do it for this Lancia, and by the way he needs to send me my Hilux body back)...
(and If ever you have the two missing items unused in your stash, you may contact me)
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Tomorrow is the first vintage of the season, and I'm late on my plans... Thanks, I'm off today, so that give me some possibility to do something about this...
I could go with the already built 44B Hilux, but it is too nice for this. The plan was always to have a runner based on printed parts for suspension. I have everything to build one, it is just a question a building it. I have a bit of work for this:
- Paint a second bodyshell, in a light color scheme. Which is still to be defined at this stage (will the inspiration come within the day?).
- Build the chassis with the already printed parts. Normally, I have everything for this, except the radiobox lid, for which I just launched a print...

I may also want to print some of the accessories for the bodyshell, but in resin this time...
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Re: Hirobo 44Bs and Zerda :)

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Ok, I must confess something now... I've been totally over optimisitic this time... There was some progress, but it won't be enough to get a 44B Hilux for the week-end, and I don't want to use the other one...

First, I tend more and more to rely on auto oreintation on Bambu Studio, and it seems it works better and better. I printed the radio box lid, and the result is much better than last time I print the same file in a different orientation I set myself... Th eprint is in ABS and it will work perfectly.
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I also printed a front belt cover, relying this time again on auto orientation...
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The prints were this morning... Although I woke up early, I did some exams in the early morning, and I only really started to work around 11... And I got caught offguard when my wife call me to tell me it was time for lunch (she was working remote today). Not much was done in the morning, except launching few prints, and manage a print failure on resin side...

Early this afternoon, I took care of the second 44B bodyshell I have. I decided I'll go for white... The bodyshell did not have overspray film as it was the first ever made from the mould and my friend remove the overspray film to see what was happening while vacforming the body, to potentially add few air channels here and there... Therefore, I had to find a way... Last time I did with masking tape, and it is far from practical as you don't see what is happening. I did differently this time...
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And here is the result of the paint...
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I'll have to add the stickers and the accessories (printed in resin, for some of them)...

Then I started the build... The gearboxes are well in place, and the original radiobox fits perfectly in the space (I had absolutely no doubts, but still. Here, it is printed gearboxes).
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Unfortunately, I'll have to reopen the gearbox : i bought the ball bearings for the 44Bs and Zerda before this one arrive. I had still ball bearing for the axles, but not for the rollers... I lost a lot of time searching for them, and finally check, and the fact that some of the rollers had bearings and some not did not really help... In short, this car won't be ready for Montluçon, but it should be for Belley or Perrex (two events in june)...
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