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Old 06-13-2010, 01:09 AM
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I keep wanting to try an IFS front, solid rear truck like a pre-runner or similar. Seems like a good build-off idea since I haven't seem too many guys build them.
I have an IFS, solid rear build planned, probably after my JK is done.

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Wait I just watched the video....


THAT THING is not scale it has rear steer, big tires, and forced articulation.. I bet if you ask em real nice they would even throw in dig.. Nope not scale at all... cant be done..
Duhd teht iz toetally scayl lewk how it juss drevis ova evryting

How the hell do people type like that, took me 6 minutes to type that crap
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:54 AM
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How can you say it isn't scale?

It's a fullsize rig I don't think you can get more scale than full size

I admit though... I'd never build dor own one of those freaky things.. Solid axles FTW!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
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IFS rigs are cool, but they still aren't quite what I'm thinking for this build. I still want to see people try their hand at creating completely indy suspension rigs.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:25 PM
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Do a noob buildoff. I remember the first time I played Age of Empires online... I jumped into a couple of games and quickly knew I was in a totally different league. I didn't even want to bother... until I found some rooms called "noobs only"... I was like hey that's me.... so I won my first online game called "crappy noobs only."

Just a thought to get some different people involved.

Nevermind it would be a complete waste of online property eye gazing and everything has probably been done and the seasoned guys would tire of the noobs noobness (even though the oppurtunity for wisdom and insite could be invaluable, but they wouldn't listen and the noobs would further stress the godfathers of styrene).

Unless we did a buddy system and each noob would partner with a seasoned vet... crazy talk.

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Old 06-13-2010, 04:01 PM
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You'll never please everyone. A newb build off could be cool, but then what makes someone a newb, and how can you be sure they are a newb? Surely not by post count, date joined, or anything like that. There will always be someone who does something really cool, and just seems to have a natural skill, which takes the rest of us normal beings a little while longer to perfect (if ever). And what if he/she is a newb, and yet they posess some very good machinist skills, hence they custom build their own parts, which suddenly kills the other newb's chances of winning? They might have just decided to start playing with RC trucks, yet they have other skills from life that really give them an edge.

I guess my point it, there will always be better models built, no matter who does the building. Money doesn't even have to be an issue. Some guys just have the knack, some not as much. All I can say to that is this. If you watch with wonder, at the things others build, use to it your advantage. Let it drive you to give something new a shot. Let it inspire you push your skills to the limit. We all start somewhere. No reason to say 'hey, that's not fair, I'm a newb.'

This coming from a guy who always admires the skilled modeler's handywork. I have much to learn myself.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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I really do agree with you as far as "just jump in, you'll like it." I don't think it would be too hard to nail down whose a noob or not (natural talent can't be a drawback). I kinda really like the partnership build idea- it was kinda a last thing as I closing out but I have been thinking about it and I think it has potential.

I know there would be some hurdles like- geography, who pays for and gets the rig in the end, who does what, also my pace may not be the pace and progress as another guy (maybe he's an allnighter guy)- things like that. But these things can be worked out.

Umm, whatev...just some thoughts. Personally, as a noob, I am building a scale rig and I'm looking forward to it. I have done some not so work intensive projects that have been setting the stage but I am willing and wanting to take the big plunge. I know there are more guys in my area than I thought into this stuff and I would look forward to them seeing what I am doing and putting in their .02 and even $50 for that matter.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:52 PM
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just post up five or six ideas, and have a poll to determine what the next one is.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:27 PM
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I'd be in on an full indy build....defintely something different. Have one in the works ....sort of. If a pile of parts set aside for a project can be considered "in the works"

thinking it should be focused on 3 things:
Scale looks: Hummers, rovers, there's quite a few full size rigs with an indy suspension that could be tackled.
Creativity: For obvious reasons, there's not a lot of indy builds. Think it would be most interesting to see what people come up with.
Performance: How does it do out on the trail or on the rocks? Vids?

I would also leave it open to any size, any scale.

I can say that my 1.9 indy hummer did ok, but really, really needed bigger tires. 2.2's are a must for the next version

my 2 cents!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:34 PM
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I would be in for a IFS/solid rear build, its funny how 1 cheap part can inspire a build to come on
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BAJA II : Performance Scaler

Has a nice ring to it. There has been talk of a build at RCSC but it lacks what it takes to set it off. This could bring some people over.



Either way my next build is another IFS/Live
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:19 PM
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What about creating a point system to determine the winner? We could make it a requirement that at least the front suspension be independent, but then if the builder goes full indy they get a points bonus?
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Hey all, very new to scalers, and not to take away from the previous suggestions, but I've got a couple of buildoff ideas:

1) Three or more axle offroad buildoff, I love the 6 and 8 wheelers.

2) Tow/recovery rig buildoff.

Admittedly, both of those were inspired by the 6x6 Zombiepocalypse build, but they could generate some cool, non-apocalyptic entries.

Just my 2 yen.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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I think a big rig build off every now and again would be sweet as well. I know it's a Scale 4x4 forum, but the big rigs are sweet and plenty scale. I think it would be really cool to see a winner posted on the banner of the forum. Has that ever happened before? Is it allowed?
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4 wheel independant suspention like this?








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Old 06-28-2010, 09:07 PM
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Pretty much, yeah.
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