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Old 03-12-2015, 02:43 PM
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Well the frame I'll be using has arrived. 13 day from click of button to my door in California. I thought that was pretty good as they were having new year celebrations. In fact they offered a discount during that period because of it (banggood). It is surprising how much more solid this frame feels in brass compared to Delrin. Not that it's needed. It did come with shackles, hangers, leaf material and axle mounts (will put on as I'm further along) Here it is.
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Had problems posting within photo bucket, we'll see if the images stay put.
Things are going slow, with both builds ( Sumo and 1.9 Nissan)
Like everyone else time gets away from you and it's never all yours. anyway should be able to start on the styrene today of course if alls quiet ish when I get home.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:35 AM
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Default Srarting the styrene

Cut out both side and am now beginning build up for contours. The scout doesn't have many identifying body sheet metal features. The prominent feature being a roll at the top and it tends to soften depending on paint color choice.tough to make it not to prominent.
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The front quarter panel need to round into the front grill area, so some sanding and fitting is necessary after the glue is dry.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:40 AM
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Getting further with the side panels. Still lots of sanding and of course filling will be necassary. I am using very light styrene to skin the body and you can see a few places where the glue damaged the styrene. I still need to cut the windows out, but those interior cuts I'm real bad out, oh well.



Before I get to the real sanding I need to attach ( make up) the tail gate, hood and front grill.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:50 PM
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Not much movement, my wife's birthday yesterday, so time on the builds was at a premium, no change there really. A little more sanding and narrowed the stance by 3 mm to fit the axle and tire width better. Still close to the scale measurements but needed to be done. here we are at this point. Used a little heavier styrene on the roof so I can sand the arch onto it. The hood well meet the front grill clip which will *** the rounding effect. That's actually next on the list

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Little by little and some times very little. I've been working on the front grill, always a challenge for me. There're two pictured. The first has a filler piece in the opening as the straighter I made the cut the thinner, but kept on. It also has the added piece to dovetail into the hood. The second I just made thicker and cut a shelf where it meets the hood.



Both are somewhat useable. I'm not happy with either, Since the front grill is one of the details that identifies the scout, it's an issue.
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Keep at it!

Looking fine from the pictures and at least with Styrene you can add and remove bits easily enough...
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Looking fine from the pictures and at least with Styrene you can add and remove bits easily enough...
Thanks, your right of course, styrene can be pretty forgiving. Some parts look right or at least workable and others make wonder where to start to fix it. These are like that. Thanks again
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Thanks! I thinks I'm at the brain freeze stage, appreciate the comments.
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And so it continues, one wheel well at a time. I'm doing the build ups for the flairs on the wheel wells.

you'll probably note one of the flares isn't completely glued. The curve wasn't quite right so I'll pull it into position after the glue dries. The following picture shows the grill in place.

While the original I'm recreating had round lights being a 1979 model, I'm considering putting the square lamps from the 1980 and last of the series. Just to be different. They ( some well known model maker ) made a 1/24th or 1/25th version, some years ago and it did have the round lights. So, that's most of my reasoning.
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At times it's hard to carve enough time, just like for most of us. Tailgate begun, made up.

. I have the upper section began, not pictured.
Also I've started the body filling as well. I wanted to keep up with it as I have gotten far enough along.
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Beginning front grill and light surround.


Now I'm waiting for things to dry again.
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That's more like it, really makes a difference with the door windows cut out!

Front has turned out great too
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Do you plan to wire LEDs?
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That's more like it, really makes a difference with the door windows cut out!

Front has turned out great too
Thank you
Your right, the windows make a huge difference. But makes the structure more flexable. I found that if I have trouble with sanding, I get carried away.
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Nice work!
Do you plan to wire LEDs?
Thank you. I do plan to put in leds, probably 5mm in the front and 3mm in the rear. I have aluminum buckets for the fronts but still have to figure out the lenses for the rear. I picked up the "Easycast" (acrylic cast) and mold building material last week. But haven't made the molds yet. It ( Easycast) worked out great on my Bronco II build but these are pretty small should be a challenge.
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