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Scale 1.55's Scale trucks that use 1.55" fitting tires and similar. Approx 1/10th scalers with wheels smaller than 1.9".


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Old 04-17-2018, 07:15 AM
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Default Let's build a class 0 lexan Power Wagon...

First off I'll apologize for not putting this build on this forum. I got tied up doing the project cheap hauler Kenworth in the big rigs section and completely missed putting this build on here.

Ok. My daughter's new build for this year. A mostly stock scx10-2 for the upcoming new class 0. More specifically for June at team KNK TTC5.

Lexan? Why not. I'm not ready to do a full scratch built body and I wanted it fairly light. But need to meet class 0 specs, has to have one functional opening something, hood, doors, tailgate. Tailgate! Perfect, that means a drop bed, more scale points.

Let's start, it'll take me awhile to get this page up to speed.





I put some 3mm studs in holes on the slider trays to act as locator posts for my magnetic body mounting later on.



Needing the rear frame rails flat for the drop bed and more scale points I decided to go with rear leafs for suspension.



Rc4wd tf2 leaf and mounts and shapeways gcm axle brackets.



Came up with drilling two new holes for the front leaf hanger to keep the 12.3" wheelbase. Then mounted the rear shackle to a solid aluminum bumper bracket.








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Old 04-17-2018, 07:24 AM
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Now let's build a box. With a functioning opening.







I took a stock scx10-2 rear bumper and cut it down to fit the width of the bed.





And made something that will open.







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Old 04-17-2018, 07:29 AM
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And flexing out those leafs to make sure everything is good.









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Old 04-17-2018, 07:44 AM
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Added some detail to the rear.



And to the front.



Installed radiator and inner fenders.





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Old 04-17-2018, 08:40 AM
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Chains and latch for functioning tailgate done.







And magnetic body mounting.









Now onto interior.





Glued some tabs inside the body to allow the interior to snap in. I use Gorilla tape to hold interiors in place for ease of removing if needed.







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Old 04-17-2018, 08:44 AM
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These trucks have very basic interiors and I didn't go overboard with details. It will be hard to see inside anyways.







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Old 04-17-2018, 08:11 PM
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looks good, I like what you are doing with it
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:08 AM
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looks good, I like what you are doing with it
Thanks!

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Old 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
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Let's throw down some color.
I started with two light coats of polycarbonate silver after generously scotch briting the outside of the body.





Then some rust primer.





Some black for the fenders and other strategic areas.





Followed up by her choice of green.





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Old 04-18-2018, 10:33 AM
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While we're waiting for paint to fully cure let's move to the bed.







And get this girl something to sit on.



Let's wait for it to fully dry now.



Yeah, it's just a lexan body painted on the outside. Nothing to see here. Lol

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Looks great as is! Its like anything in this hobby the lexan body can be used and still end up with a nice looking truck, its just when you start really focusing on details that the hardbodies start to make a difference. I personally like a lexan body for anything that is going to be used a good bit.
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And after some laborious wet sanding with various grades of Scotch Brite we have patina.





And Citadel Typhus Corrosion followed with Ryza rust drybrush to rust it some.



















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Interior finished up.





Powershift RC printed light kit.





And one more scale item.





Johnathan Baskins from Powershift RC has a couple more items on the way to finish it off. Stay tuned.

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Great work!!

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