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Old 08-20-2018, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, you'd think that guy would do a better job on the first coat using a brush twice his height.

Those are pretty cool looking. But this time i "mean" it, i actually need to finish something before i start yet another project...

Structo dump truck - modify frame for new tires, improve lift for bed, better hitch.
Amc matador cop - resistors and more cheap servos to build light controls
Ford econoline ambulance - body mods, light buckets, lens, lights, siren...
Nylint dump truck - chassis mods, better trans, lift for bed, all electronics
Nylint crane - get bec for crane, then evorything to power the truck chassis

My vw bus needs a light controller. Seats painted, probably white with blue inserts. Maybe dash and dome lights.

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Old 08-21-2018, 07:45 AM
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Call it future reference material then

That list has nothing on the one for the 1:1 kombi in my shop, let alone the other cars as well... so look on the bright side, you'll be done before me
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:59 AM
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Life has happened, so the teardrop will have the roof left off at this meet, and probably just tape the drop down to the frame. But i did get the door handle with latch installed, and might still get lights wired up in time.

The van is still running great, and i'm still really happy with it. Backing a trailer in remote isn't an easy skill, might need to turn.off the esc brake function.

As you saw in the other thread, I should be pretty good on V-dubs now.
But if you want to go play future reference material, find something close to a 1939 Diamond-T truck cab. In like 1/12 - 1/16.
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018...e-car.html?m=1
Bed is gonna be custom to match that, graphics probably custom vinyl, and i'm gonna have to talk real nice to her caretakers to get all the detail pics and colors right.
I *really* need to make that some day. For many, many reasons...

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Old 09-08-2018, 10:03 PM
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I *really* need to make that some day. For many, many reasons...

I'll agree with that! I've got plans still to make a 1/10 1948-50 dodge COE car hauler from steel. The thing is HUGE ..I printed out the blueprints ages ago but haven't had time to really get started. Wheels and tyres were going to be an issue but sooo much want!

I spent all last night chugging through the web for a diamond t .. alas, nothing particularly useful. If you can 3d scan and print there were options in smaller scale but the closest size rig was the texico money bank trucks. None the right year though, mostly 1930 and some 50s. Plenty of cool military stuff in 1/35 but not the same truck model to the civilian versions.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:38 AM
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Let's grab a 2 cell battery holder, 2 switches, 3 resistors and finally have it work...

Running lights.


Dome and porch lights.


Mount the door handle with latch



Yeah i'm not sure how scratch built it would have to be, but damn i like that Diamond T, Boyle Hauler.
I'd love to see your dodge coe get rolling. Maybe 1/14 semi would be a better starting pount for you?
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:11 AM
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Let there be light! Looks great, you going to get any video at the meet?

Lol I'd love to see the coe too but its a long way down the "life happens" list. Still in the corner of my mind though. I originally wanted to build it so big to fit as a scale hauler for the steel rat rod I was building. It'd be good metal shaping practice too but I have so much to do in the shop that if I'm bashing metal it should be on a customers ride. (Sad face)
My inspiration with poorly executed photochop.

I picked this model because its the COE version of my Fargo ute.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:16 PM
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I'm definately going to get some video. ...I still havent come up with a good name to go start a channel on that really popular video hosting site to upload any of my old ones yet though.

Once i get the teardrop skinned, i'm still going to cut galley opening, make it's hatch, build more hinges, latch, prop rod, then find out if i'm still crazy enough to build a slide-in galley to cover the battery and stuff.

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If you were flexible on the scale, like 1/12 or 1/14. That cab would be possible to base off either a midnight pumpkin body, or a 1950s tonka truck if you wanted steel. It's already getting enough mods, what's a few more.

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...dnight+pumpkin

1954 Tonka semi, it's closer to a Ford
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Look forward to the videos. Was trying to come up with a funny name but nope, too tired and got nuffin.

I like the ideas, slide out to cover the battery would be a cool feature.

Those tonka rigs are cool as! Don't think I've ever seen either of them in oz and if they were, they'd have a price tag more at home on a real truck (people over here are stupid if something is thought of as retro). Scale isn't a big deal really. Could be anything and would probably be based around available wheels/tyres. Bigger is better if I scratch build in steel though. I have a pumpkin, hadn't considered that angle before. Might be able to use it for reference if nothing else but I'd have to buy another to cut up if I went that way. Thanks for the suggestions.

I went looking at the coe build too, thought both versions looked brilliant.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:12 AM
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My front turnsignals have been showing as white unless you're at the perfect angle, that got corrected with some tamiya translucent yellow.

Bouncing on or off 1/4" curbs and bridge transitions still doesn't work too great

Trailers and bridges are awesome




Noticed my #3 CHT was running a little hot, went to get it looked at


The garage suggested i hit Truescale-RC performance shop


More yellower lights

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I would have worn that bridge out doing laps over it lol.

The whole setup looks like great fun, looking forward to video if you got it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:29 PM
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Oh yeah, I ran a ton of laps!

I didn't shoot much video, but i generally tried to do a drive-by when i saw someone rolling camera. I know i ended up in several, and a couple people specifically wanted videos of the Bay window.

I learned that nearly all women and children seem recognise and love VWs. It's more relatable than most of the other trucking or construction stuff.
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Ya know when you make something months ago, then too much life happens to post it...



Should be more comfortable in there now. Definately beats the tent.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:19 AM
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It's just not a camping trip without Teddy
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Ofcourse. We're not uncivilized. What do you think this is, a tent?

Still didn't get the interior wall junk printed yet. Map, calendar, lots of pictures... So the top can't get installed. Figured I needed something of interest in there, suitcase, bear, whatever.

If i like working with the rolled epoxy idea, probably going to make some clothes, might have to redo the sheets.
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Lookee Brandine, it's one of dem cityfied wheely tents wif da hardy type walls like wot da slickers in da Gummamint tried ta givuss.... taint no wayz 10 youngens, 4 chilluns and a babies dun fitted in dat
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