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Old 01-14-2011, 04:28 PM
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Man this truck is just killing me! I just want to hop in & take it for a ride!

Is this all wood or styrene too?
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:00 PM
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Man this truck is just killing me! I just want to hop in & take it for a ride!

Is this all wood or styrene too?
Thanks. Mostly wood but the smaller detailed bits are styrene.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:31 AM
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This is one smart looking truck ,
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:43 AM
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Your fabrication skills is amazing, keep up the good work.
Have you decided on wheels yet ?

I like the modded flatirons also, but the swamp dawgs even better
Maybe there is some other 2.2 tires on the marked you could reduce for a really scale look?
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:01 PM
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Well i got the trans in. It took me most all of the day to build the under body stuff to hold it in and to make all the pieces i planned. A chassis build for me is harder than it looks, mainly because i don't really measure stuff properly, everything is slightly off, i use a hand drill and crooked jig saw for cutting and i just use whatever i have around for parts. Ha. I'm alot like my Dad.

I like doing it this way though, i'm not really interested in building something perfect, its unhuman. I see it more as a sculpture that needs to just find its own way.

It finally, after many attempts, found its way to running tonight.
I'm pretty excited.

Here's a short video i made of the maiden voyage.

I took a few pics of the unconventional underbody stuff i made. I wanted the body to slide down onto the chassis in a way that it would just stay in the right spot on its own. I think i acheived this. It'll look better when painted black and rusty. The big wood piece over the trans slides up into a groove in the body, and the sides come down around the boat sides tight. The interior floor will fit over the compartments on each side where i'll have all the electronics and battery placed.

Now, i think i'll start finishing up the interior.





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Old 01-16-2011, 01:02 AM
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This is lookin really good mister!
Seems to be driving quite good.

How heavy is this truck ?
What sort of leaf springs do you use ?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:37 AM
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Thanks, its not too heavy actually. Pretty good weight considering all the wood. Its sitting on a full set of highlift springs at the moment with no shocks.
Seems to articulate quite scale. The springs are brand new so i'm expecting them to soften up a bit.

Question for you guys:

Are those rc4wd Disruptor trans usually as loud as you hear in my video. I'm new to them and it seems kinda nuts. Thought i might have something set up wrong.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:09 AM
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It looks great but man is that noisy!!!

The one i had was lovely and quiet.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:06 PM
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It looks great but man is that noisy!!!

The one i had was lovely and quiet.
Was yours actually quiet? I'm not sure if youre being sarcastic or not. Ha.

I opened it up and am regreasing it to see if that helps, they are steel on steel gears though so maybe i shouldn't expect it to be quieter than it is. If they always sound like this, i'll accept it, but if i can get it quieter, i will.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:10 PM
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No Straight up it was lovely and Quiet.

Watch the Pinion you have to get it on just right.
Not enough and it'll rub on the inside.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:15 PM
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No Straight up it was lovely and Quiet.

Watch the Pinion you have to get it on just right.
Not enough and it'll rub on the inside.
Thanks man, i'll try that for sure. I've got it all apart right now.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:22 PM
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The wood cracks me up! NICE build bro!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:24 PM
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Amazing. Articulates very scale. Very loud-shouldn't be that loud, but you're on it.
Really impressive build. This build, and your skill in making such things, is really something to be very proud of.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:59 PM
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Thanks guys. I got the disruptor used from a friend and he forgot to send me the pinion gear for it. I found one here that i thought fit properly but it certainly did not. Started binding up shortly after the video was shot.

He found the right pinion for it and its on its way to me now.


Well, beside remaking most of my chassis over the last few days, same but cleaner, I started putting some paint on this thing. I couldn't wait any longer to see the front end with some colour. I still gotta get the windshield in so i only painted as far back as the hood for now.

I'm hand painting it in layers with a brush again since i like them to retain a real handcrafted look when they're done. I don't carve all this wood just to have them look like plastic. I find they end up looking more real in the end anyhow because i can treat it like art and shade and weather as i go.

Started by painting a few coats of a deep red (painters choice by Rustoleum) on the hood and front bits. Its a great paint for these trucks because its really durable and strong. Plus, its latex based and doesn't stink too bad. It goes on kinda thin which is good, i keep building up layers and the colour deepens and gets stronger and stronger. I painted most of the grill and all edges of things black and blended it in together a bit. Its good to have your black on first cause when you add the silver over it, the black depth stuff is already there.



Added several more layers of red to the hood, see it darkening up? Also got a pretty good coat of silver on the grill. Still gotta clean it up a bit and do some more coats of red, but its looking good. It looks particularly shiny in these pics as its still wet. Its darker red than this in reality as well.




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Old 01-21-2011, 07:00 PM
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