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Old 01-05-2019, 05:03 PM
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God, i love this thing. It's so ridiculous.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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God, i love this thing. It's so ridiculous.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:13 PM
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Hey thanks Fred !

I like the idea of lighting for the rear...but don’t want to have to be trying to find ways of hiding wiring and switches...certainly not something I want to do at this stage lol... however if I could find a self contained unit with battery and switch or even a remote switch, as long as it is small enough and unobtrusive, I’ll do it! Open to any suggestions to where I can find something like that!

Lol...I keep forgetting the lenses...and then after I take pics and post them up, den baby blues are looking straight at me...
Haha yeah I understand not wanting to have to deal with hiding wires.. I don't currently have any suggestions for simple lighting setup though, I'll let you know if I think of something!

For the light lenses, I guess the lenses we found a few years back could be manually dremeled to correct diameter and would look alright, this builds is proof you have a steady hand after all lol! No need to wire any lights but just having the lenses in the bucket would look awesome!

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:33 PM
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Haha yeah I understand not wanting to have to deal with hiding wires.. I don't currently have any suggestions for simple lighting setup though, I'll let you know if I think of something!

For the light lenses, I guess the lease we found a few years back could be manually dremeled to correct diameter and would look alright, this builds is proof you have a steady hand after all lol! No need to wire any lights but just having the lenses in the bucket would look awesome!
Hey Fred ! I found something that may work!

https://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/p...chip-light-kit

I may order it later this week...Iím thinking that I can glue it to the back of the roof liner with hot melt glue... itís all self contained so should work

Iím going to use the lenses from the RC4WD Blazer...they fit pretty good !
Almost done with the door handles and the door mirror ... hoping to get them painted and installed tomorrow. Still need to paint the rear bumpers, so will get that done tomorrow as well. Then itís on to the decals...

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Old 01-08-2019, 04:39 AM
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Popping in for a quick check in.
The little light is priced right no doubts.
Great find.
Can't wait to see the little details added on the exterior...
Really going to finish the out side off with them.


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Old 01-08-2019, 05:59 PM
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The lights look good. Should be easy to hide the wires. It would be sweet to see a miniature disco ball in the back. Should be able to find them online or a craft store.

I had a hat that I bought at Lowes with lights under the brim. Wore it out but the lights still worked, so I pulled them out. They use the same batteries and switch that you have there, but it uses 4 batteries and 4 lights and they're very bright. Haven't come up with a use yet...maybe some off-road lights for a roof rack.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:16 PM
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Nice! That kit looks pretty slim, should make it easier to hide! There was this thread somewhere about using hot glue to put between the LED and it's lense to make a more uniform light source instead of a very small dot where all the light comes from. In your case there is no actual lense but I'm thinking maybe you could use a piece of transparent plastic and back it with hot glue then place the LED behind it. Not sure if that makes any sense to you lol! Have not actually tried this hot glue trick, but I thought it was interesting, I'll try to find the thread.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:57 PM
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Popping in for a quick check in.
The little light is priced right no doubts.
Great find.
Can't wait to see the little details added on the exterior...
Really going to finish the out side off with them.


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The lights look good. Should be easy to hide the wires. It would be sweet to see a miniature disco ball in the back. Should be able to find them online or a craft store.

I had a hat that I bought at Lowes with lights under the brim. Wore it out but the lights still worked, so I pulled them out. They use the same batteries and switch that you have there, but it uses 4 batteries and 4 lights and they're very bright. Haven't come up with a use yet...maybe some off-road lights for a roof rack.
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Nice! That kit looks pretty slim, should make it easier to hide! There was this thread somewhere about using hot glue to put between the LED and it's lense to make a more uniform light source instead of a very small dot where all the light comes from. In your case there is no actual lense but I'm thinking maybe you could use a piece of transparent plastic and back it with hot glue then place the LED behind it. Not sure if that makes any sense to you lol! Have not actually tried this hot glue trick, but I thought it was interesting, I'll try to find the thread.

Hey thanks guys! Yeah will definitely pick up a set!

@ Willezcr8 - I have thought about the disco light in the past and also looked at those very globes online...will probably pick em soon...back then, this point of the build seemed so far off that I never followed through on getting them...lol

@ Fred - yeah...I hear you... been thinking of coming up with some type of cover with a Ď70s look that will help diffuse the LEDs.... maybe one of those dealtime lenses I got might work! Will have a look at one tomorrow and see if it might!

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:08 PM
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So another small lol

Been getting my butt kicked over the last few days trying to build the door mirror... finally I sucked it up and started to kick back ...!

Still need to tweak the arm on the mirror a bit, hoping to start laying down some paint and some chrome tomorrow when I get home from work...will get the rear bumpers done and installed as well. I believe that the Sandman door mirrors, handles, and window trim was blacked out from factory, but I’m torn between painting the mirror in black or painting it orange...

Anywho....here’s a few pics...more to come soon!

EBE1E335-EA57-42DC-89E3-2F1E060A4384 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

2D312A80-1761-436F-8AA4-1751850EAFE7 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

0C9347A0-F95C-4E11-9BA8-E6180C02766D by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

D18C76DF-3B58-4BB8-9E49-5927CF3FA3E9 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

A1CAB6D3-BCF4-4ADF-BEAC-B202F5F92221 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:47 AM
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Fantastic.
Paint them black for that sports car feel option they did on some models of cars.
It already brings a more finished realistic look to exterior I think.
Handles should really make it pop.
The bumper-ets..look top notch.
Luck on your journeys.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:24 PM
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Fantastic.
Paint them black for that sports car feel option they did on some models of cars.
It already brings a more finished realistic look to exterior I think.
Handles should really make it pop.
The bumper-ets..look top notch.
Luck on your journeys.
Hey thanks Ron !
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:43 PM
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Wow...! I got another ...... Yeah...I don’t believe it either!

Got the mirror and the door handles painted and installed... but like a big doofus, I forgot to make a mold of the door mirror so I don’t haveta build it again But it’s not permanently attached as yet, just being held on with some Tamiya double sided tape, so I guess I can pull it off later on and mold it... I used some bare metal foil for the mirror itself, but I think the next one i’ll paint instead ! I got the rear bumpers chromed up as well...I was rushing to get it done and I forgot to apply some glazing putty to fill up any pin holes, so now the bumpers look pitted in some areas they are being held on with double sided tape as well. I think later on I will cast another set and prep them properly before applying the chrome paint.

Anywho...here’s a few pics of where it’s at....!
Watcha think?


5400C61D-10D8-440F-9DCE-AF46636FDAF5 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

759AE2D8-6D78-4BF6-8A07-516EBB7B0865 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

77A32B71-BFD0-4B04-BD5B-62FEB436000E by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

527E3B74-FDD5-4C5A-8777-3FDE79523309 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

96F3E22A-1EE6-4CF2-8A6D-43E47750F67C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

FA6C28A6-CBDD-4B85-BA4B-FD782AF253A4 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

1D5DEDC8-C492-400C-95B9-B1B4E47AF334 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

6A3C4BBE-11FA-482C-93E7-CFCFC918D25A by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

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My thoughts.....
So glad you went with the black on mirror and handle.
Subtle little things.
And it's amazing how much those two little pieces brings to a finished realistic look of the exterior. Your rear-end is looking good two...hehehe
no it don't look fat in that color. ahahahaa


Frigging amazing build.
Great Job Trin Trin.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:54 AM
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My thoughts.....
So glad you went with the black on mirror and handle.
Subtle little things.
And it's amazing how much those two little pieces brings to a finished realistic look of the exterior. Your rear-end is looking good two...hehehe
no it don't look fat in that color. ahahahaa


Frigging amazing build.
Great Job Trin Trin.
Lol...thanks 2Beers! Yeah Iím also glad I took your advice to paint them black! Canít wait to get some time now to start laying out the decals... hoping I can get a good 4 hour stretch of time to work on it without interruptions...

You sure it donít look fat ?
Lol just joking buddy !
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Lol...thanks 2Beers! Yeah Iím also glad I took your advice to paint them black! Canít wait to get some time now to start laying out the decals... hoping I can get a good 4 hour stretch of time to work on it without interruptions...

You sure it donít look fat ?
Lol just joking buddy !
Giggling.... he he hehehehehe
Dat's Phat !
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