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Old 11-07-2019, 11:49 AM
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1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant

So, here it is a month after hand surgery. The repair seems to be
effective. Last week, I started on the Robin Reliant by Dave Winfield.
I wanted to try something simple as part of the rehab process, and this
was just right.

Most of the cutting was straight lines, same for the scoring and folding.
Only a couple of parts required rolling.
And the mirrors provided the required micro part for me to try.

While there is still some stiffness, the end of the pain made cutting and
construction enjoyable again!

As it was a build to start working the finger/hand on a model, it does
have construction errors. I do expect to have less of them as the hand
loosens back up.

Thanks for stopping in.

1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-1.jpg1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-2.jpg1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-3.jpg1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-4.jpg1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-compare.jpg

And just because......
1/87 Koolwheelz Robin Reliant-side.jpg
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:49 PM
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I am so glad the surgery was successful.


What construction errors?
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:20 PM
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Nice build, great base.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:26 PM
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Good work and good news!

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Old 11-07-2019, 06:14 PM
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It was revealed a few years back that the famous rolling Reliant Robin (on Top Gear)
was "tampered with, so it would roll whenever Jeremy turned the steering wheel".

Clarkson claimed that he asked the techs at Top Gear to mess with the engine and differential
to make it roll.
He goes on to state that "a normal Robin will not roll unless a Rugby team tips it over!"

To be honest, I'm not sure what you could do to the engine to make it more susceptible to rolling...it just doesn't make sense.
(Had they said something like "we added weight to the front wings", or lightened the car, I might have believed it.)

Sounds more like they were avoiding a lawsuit by claiming to have tampered with it
and adding the "a normal Robin wouldn't roll" comment.

Three wheelers (in England) have always been known to be unstable.

Anyway...your miniature miniature Robin rolls quite nicely!
Good show.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:34 PM
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Ray, where is the cobblestone base sourced from?

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Old 11-07-2019, 07:38 PM
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Thanks y'all.

Bart, IIRC, it came from a site now called textures.com
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:31 AM
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Wow! Wonderful job. You're certainly back in the game. I love the last photo...made me laugh. The base needs a big soccer ball and goal.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:17 PM
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I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. You can't keep a papermodeler down!
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:37 PM
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Thanks pard. Great resource!

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