Yesterday, I posted an old video of my first RC Jeep...well, the first build using nice components. Eph mentioned she'd like to see a build post. Truth is, I did one, but it was over at the old site (onto which I cannot even get any longer) and the photos were all linked through that bucket-o-photos site.
Time to do something different.
With the aid of a $2 app, I retrieved my photos from the other site (since that site had disabled the ability to bulk download photos from albums) and began moving them to another hosting site.
The goal is to try and reconstruct the build process and thread here. It's going to have to be in stages, as I cannot (will not) sit in front of my screens for hours on end to do it all in one sitting.
I've been building stuff since I was 11 years old. The thing is, adulthood has put a serious crimp in my playtime.
Well, it's time...
It all started a while back when I decided to redo an old Soldiers Of The World Willys Jeep that I'd made remote controlled for my kids. Basically what had been done before was a rush, hack job. I took an old hobby grade RC buggy that was about shot and transferred pieces and parts to the Jeep.
It wasn't great work, but it was damn fast (to the point that I had to strap the action figures to their seats to keep them from being slung out in hard turns).
Here's where the build started:
Not much to look at, right?
So, I gathered up some of my helpers and I had a chat with them about what I wanted to do.
The reception was...um...less than enthusiastic, to say the least.
So, I started without them. They'd either get on board, or get left behind.
Finally, I got some begrudging approval.