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Old 11-03-2010, 05:59 PM
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Very inspirational. Great craftsmanship and creativity.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:24 PM
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M1! That's reeeally small! (I thought the only M1's were BMW's!)

Anyway, this build, as everyone has already mentioned, is really impressive. I gotta be honest, the idea of an aluminum body makes me wince at first, but it's turning out waaay better than I feared. So props for that! I'm looking forward to the next update
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:17 PM
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This has to be the best RC landrover body i've ever seen.
What axles are you going to use
Very kind of you to say so sir haven't decided About axles yet, either shorten the bruiser axles (not to keen as they're originals) or T-Rex 44's, wheels will be stamped steel 1.55 stock beadlock as they are closest to the 1:1's

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Very inspirational. Great craftsmanship and creativity.
Me... Inspire you?! Fantastic, thanks man

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M1! That's reeeally small! (I thought the only M1's were BMW's!)

Anyway, this build, as everyone has already mentioned, is really impressive. I gotta be honest, the idea of an aluminum body makes me wince at first, but it's turning out waaay better than I feared. So props for that! I'm looking forward to the next update
We have a road called the M1 too! Lol. So you winced huh? Have to ask why? I never thought of wincing... I thought Land Rover's are made of aluminium and stopped thinking....Doh.
Thanks for being impressed too, kinda makes me glow a bit I only started this because I wanted a model of my Land Rover

Well now I have all the main panels done, I've got the fiddly task of detail....eek! Can't say that I'm looking forward to this element but it has to be done. Making the hinges and door latches next so my brain will hurt very soon!!

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:48 AM
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are you going to make inner door panels? I would imagine you will have to in order to get the door latches to work as well as build some door jambs. So whats the plan for those areas? Do you also plan to build a full interior? I love this build its one of my most favorite 4x4 of all times and your building it into a working RC just cant get better than that!!!!!!Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:49 AM
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I was a little hesitant because aluminum is probably a pretty fiddly material to work with, so I was just hoping that you would pull it off. You certainly have!
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:43 PM
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are you going to make inner door panels? I would imagine you will have to in order to get the door latches to work as well as build some door jambs. So whats the plan for those areas? Do you also plan to build a full interior? I love this build its one of my most favorite 4x4 of all times and your building it into a working RC just cant get better than that!!!!!!Keep up the good work!
Yes,yes and yes This is the1:1's door...




As you can see, not much in the way of panels!! It's a steel frame with an ali skin, the latch just bolts on. So I will add a frame and make a refined version of the one's I did for my lightweight build...




Simple but effective.. I will also add a frame to the door top into which I will add both the fixed and sliding glass to in the same manner as the 1:1

The rear door is much the same


Small door jambs will be added too and unless I can find some ali sections in the right size, I think the frames and jambs will have to be in brass (and the ribs on the roof )

The 1:1's interior


As I mentioned at the start of this thread, the best chassis available when I first started in '98 was the Tamiya Bruiser. Unfortunately it is very wide in the mid section and as such I lost the full depth in the footwells. So I will only be doing the interior from the bottom of the seat squabs up (bit of a bummer but without alot of changes to both the chassis and body it's all I can do). The rear end is kinda full of the r/c box but as the 1:1 has bronze tinted mirrored windows and I saved some, I will use that and hide the inside of the rear.




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I was a little hesitant because aluminum is probably a pretty fiddly material to work with, so I was just hoping that you would pull it off. You certainly have!
That sounds fair enough! I actually like working with the ali, I also think my decision to follow the method that Land rover used to build them paid off too.... Some one once said "A Land Rover is just a big Meccano set for big kids" maybe this is just reverse engineering??

Anyway, glad you all like it so far, let's hope I can keep it up
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:54 PM
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That is a great looking truck mate, well done
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:46 AM
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That is a great looking truck mate, well done
Cheers mate

Not much of an update but making small hinges takes longer than you think and is generally a pain

The 1:1's bonnet hinge


My rendition


And they only took two days...lol
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:36 AM
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Amazing build and patience
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:14 PM
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:18 PM
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Wow, nice job.
After watching the video of you making the fender and seeing how thin the aluminum is, I'd be worried that it will get wrecked with the smallest bump against something.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:25 PM
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Amazing build and patience
Thanks man but my patience is running thin this week.....I HATE hinges

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Great man, but I'm scared about crashes
Cheers, I'm scared too...well concerned at least, will just drive carefully

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Wow, nice job.
After watching the video of you making the fender and seeing how thin the aluminum is, I'd be worried that it will get wrecked with the smallest bump against something.
Thank you too as above ....concerned. That said it does have it's advantages, as this build is a scale of my 1:1 I do need to put the "real" dents on it, being thin material makes that bit easier To be honest tho, this one won't get thrashed down many trails. The plan is to display it alongside my 1:1 at the various car shows I go to, with some gentle-ish driving of course



This is why I hate hinges....


So fiddly!! These are (not quite finished) ones for the rear door, and I still have to make four (yet another shape!) hinges for the front doors

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Old 11-15-2010, 05:20 PM
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This is looking SWEEEET! Really looking forward to the finished result, gunna be worth the wait too, I reckon. Keep it up :thumbsup:
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:21 PM
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This is looking SWEEEET! Really looking forward to the finished result, gunna be worth the wait too, I reckon. Keep it up :thumbsup:
Cheers matey, I think it will be quite a wait too

Decided to cheer myself up by making a start on the door frames these are in brass as I can't find any ali profile to suit. The 1:1's frames are steel so what the heck!!











A few more bits to add to the rear door and not started on the tops of the fronts yet but a nice diversion from hinges!!

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:57 PM
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Simply amazing workmanship and detail... my favorite build on this site hands down!
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