Go Back   Scale 4x4 R/C Forums > Scale 4x4 R/C Trux! > Scale 4x4 R/C's Top Builds
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Scale 4x4 R/C's Top Builds Some of our favorite builds!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-15-2010, 09:34 AM
MrMunster's Avatar
MrMunster MrMunster is offline
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Essex. UK
Posts: 1,501
Member Number: 12649
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default Scratch built Aluminum Series III Land Rover...New Pictures!!

Well after starting this "mini mine" in 1998 and for various reasons, shelving the build in 2002, I've decided it's about time I finished it...!!

This is the real one it's based on....


How far I got when it was shelved....


Before I go on I should point out that the wheels and tires will not be on the finished product. These will be changed for 1.55's on narrower axles so for the time being, please ignore the ones on it at the moment...(thanks )

The chassis is a Tamiya Bruiser, which back in the day was the closest to the real thing that was available. The body is mainly 0.5mm aluminum sheet although the bulkhead is 1mm (part of an old Land Rover door)

Sadly I lost all the plans I had originally drawn so did a couple of quick sketches in order to make some formers for the metal work...





Made up some formers out of MDF...



Bent some metal and cut some holes...



In this pic its all balancing with a finger holding the side on, just to get the Idea



I will assemble the roof soon and then turn my attention to doors and bonnet...

Last edited by MrMunster : 02-19-2016 at 12:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


The sponsored ad above is only displayed to guests. Creat an account today to remove this ad!
  #2  
Old 10-15-2010, 09:51 AM
Micha Micha is offline
Wasting Time'r
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 407
Member Number: 10264
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Wow, this is going to be a grat one! Do you have more pictures of the build of the already finished body? Or at least some larger ones of the status!

Michael
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-15-2010, 10:07 AM
aladdin's Avatar
aladdin aladdin is offline
metric mind
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Israel
Posts: 46
Member Number: 12860
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Yea, please refresh our memories. especially those who start crawl last week
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-15-2010, 10:21 AM
highlift23's Avatar
highlift23 highlift23 is offline
Built Jeep Tough...Oh wait its built Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Golden Crawlerado
Posts: 2,047
Member Number: 6790
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

looking good
__________________
FORD LOVER FOR LIFE
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2010, 12:26 PM
66sprint6 66sprint6 is offline
Wasting Time'r
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 268
Member Number: 9009
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

I like it! How hard was the MDF part? I swear there are some talented MoFos on here!
Matt
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-16-2010, 05:45 AM
The-Gamer's Avatar
The-Gamer The-Gamer is offline
O tuga
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Porto, Portugal
Posts: 1,252
Member Number: 9097
B/S/T Feedback: (19)
Default

Wow!!

Subscribed!!

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-16-2010, 08:52 AM
1badxj's Avatar
1badxj 1badxj is offline
Where i am going and how did i get here
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,176
Member Number: 4135
B/S/T Feedback: (29)
Default

WOW very impresive metal work,




BTW those axle are way to wide dude
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-16-2010, 11:51 AM
IKke's Avatar
IKke IKke is offline
Oh hai!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 898
Member Number: 5041
B/S/T Feedback: (4)
Default

Thanks for the heads up on this thread, it's looking good

I'm assuming that you beat the aluminium over the mdf formers. When doing this don't the formers get dented from the blows it gets from the hammer? And does the aluminium not get dented?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-16-2010, 12:23 PM
pardonmyn00b's Avatar
pardonmyn00b pardonmyn00b is offline
I ain't not a dorkus
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 5,741
Member Number: 8206
B/S/T Feedback: (31)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IKke View Post
I'm assuming that you beat the aluminium over the mdf formers. When doing this don't the formers get dented from the blows it gets from the hammer? And does the aluminium not get dented?
I'm going out on a limb and saying the aluminum was thin enough that it didn't need to be struck to form. It's .5mm



Anyway, this is pure awesome. I can't wait to see more updates
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-17-2010, 02:41 PM
MrMunster's Avatar
MrMunster MrMunster is offline
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Essex. UK
Posts: 1,501
Member Number: 12649
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Thanks for all the good comments guys

I'm gonna try and answer all the questions in order now.....

Sorry, sadly I lost all the early build pics, plans and all but one former in a house fire.... I was gutted....and so was my home!! I will do some more pics of the build so far during the week tho.

This build has never been on any forum before so nobody missed out, even late crawlers... Lol

The MDF is actually really easy and nice to work with, the Land Rover helps by being pretty slab sided too, I cut the rough shape with a jigsaw then sand to the exact shape. Stuff like the bonnet and roof formers are a sandwich of 6mm sheets cut and shaped, takes elbow grease and a bit of time.

As I mentioned in the first post, it will get new wheels and narrower axles later in the build (when I have some spare money!!!)

IKke, it would be rude not to tell you about this thread!! You and pardonmyn00b are both right, the 0.5mm Ali is thin enough just to push over the former but beating does come into it too! Generally I fold the first edge in a vice then tease the piece over larger parts with my hands and tap the other edges over to keep it tight. Corners do get hit quite a bit but the MDF will take a fair amount of tapping and it does mark (not dent) the Ali a little. For the outer front wings I also made a negative mould using milliput and pressed the panels. Will be pressing the bonnet too so will show that more in detail later.

When I started the build I wanted to get all the panel joins visible so I decided to make each panel separately, this simplifies panel making but means I have a lot of bits to bolt together!! There will be a little bit of glue on some of the roof seems and detail parts but it's mostly nuts and bolts......very small ones

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-18-2010, 12:21 AM
dirchsen's Avatar
dirchsen dirchsen is offline
Heilischer Bimbam! Was is dann hier los?
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hessen, Germany
Posts: 366
Member Number: 6424
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Sorry to hear from your house fire. Hope, anything sorted out as well as possible for you in the end and no one suffered injuries.

Would you mind making some more pictures of the body as it stands now? Or think of making some if you have to tear it apart for some reasons.

I feel, I shall learn a lot in this thread. One of the very few that I subscribed to.

Well done so far!

:-)

dirchsen
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-21-2010, 01:27 AM
blukon98's Avatar
blukon98 blukon98 is offline
Wasting Time'r
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northeast Mississippi
Posts: 389
Member Number: 12498
B/S/T Feedback: (1)
Default

What craftsmanship! I love aluminum and metal builds!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-21-2010, 02:50 PM
Zuckuss99 Zuckuss99 is offline
Project #52 and counting.....
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cloverdale, CA
Posts: 531
Member Number: 7439
B/S/T Feedback: (26)
Default

wow nice work, sorry to hear about the home fire, may have been a while ago, but those kind of things take a while to get over.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by igotit View Post
i cant believe i offered to pay....to motor boat a kid with man boobs.
wtf is wrong with me?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-21-2010, 08:06 PM
RCJEEPBUILDER's Avatar
RCJEEPBUILDER RCJEEPBUILDER is offline
I love my wife!!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,782
Member Number: 1672
B/S/T Feedback: (2)
Default

looks great man! I would like to build one of these models from brass one day! You are lucky to have one near by for the build details..I am sorry to hear of the fire,,
__________________
5 ton of fun
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-21-2010, 08:20 PM
stronghand1's Avatar
stronghand1 stronghand1 is offline
Broke Mofo Club Member #95 :D
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: skatepark or on scale4x4
Posts: 54
Member Number: 13179
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Glad you have a project to ease your mind. Looks Astounding!
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, Scale 4x4 R/C