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Old 03-03-2018, 01:16 PM   #1
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I have bought a GT3 resin kit for use with a Chinese Black 5 chassis.
I bought a nice Black 5 to use and am now reluctant to dismantle it!
Could I use a different chassis? B12 engines for instance?
My neighbour is presently making my W1 so this will be the next project.
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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If the body is specifically made for a Hornby Black 5 chassis surely it is better to use one. Why not see if you can just get a chassis? Do you already have a B12 to use, if so why not compare the two chassis.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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If you need to do any work on the parts in the kit (drilling, cutting, filing) beware that resin dust is highly dangerous and the advice is to wear a suitable face mask. The downside of this that you still have the problem of the dust being on the work surface and surrounding area. I hit on a solution and that is to do as much of work as possible in a bowl of water with the resin part being worked on being submerged. That way any dust is suspended in the water and can be suitably drained into a cloth and put into a sealed bag in the bin.
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Thanks for the advice. Will keep looking. I don't have a B12 but noticed there is no valve gear so I thought it might be simpler.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:31 PM   #5
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The good thing about resin (If its the same resin I have used) is that I have found it to be an excellent material to work with. Easy to shape and form, is bonded with superglue, and any mistakes or bubbles can be corrected using Das modelling clay.
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