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Old 08-13-2010, 11:03 AM
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Default Camel Trophy Defender 110 build. **Full Video added 9/10/10**

I know there has been several very nice Camel Trophy builds on here before, and I'm sure I can't top them, but I've always wanted to do one, so here goes.

One of the things I've always liked about the Defender 110 models, is that you had to hand build your own, and that meant you would be joining a semi-exclusive group of builders. Rumor has it that RC4WD will be producing a fairly inexpensive 110. I have to admit, I hope it doesn't happen, I like that there aren't many 110 out there.


This is my first ever styrene project, I know, I should have started with something easier, but as they say, go big or don't go at all.

Anyway, on to the build.

I'm not trying to make a perfect reproduction but I do want it to be true to the 110's used in Camel Trophy.

Here's what I'm trying to get close to.





















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Old 08-13-2010, 11:18 AM
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now that is an awsome way to start a build, great work
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:30 PM
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nice start to the project, that roof line is quite impressive if you made the new section from scratch
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:15 PM
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You got the proportions spot-on. Can't wait for more!
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:32 PM
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Can't wait to see more, looks cracking so far.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:51 PM
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nice start to the project, that roof line is quite impressive if you made the new section from scratch
Thanks, and yes, I made the new section out of 2mm styrene. I heated the roof section and bent it.

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You got the proportions spot-on. Can't wait for more!
I can't take all of the credit for getting the proportions correct, I looked at some of the other 110 builds on here to get the proportions right.

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Can't wait to see more, looks cracking so far.
Thanks man.


I'll have another update later today.
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:54 PM
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Don't forget to source the proper Sandglow LR paint. Have you worked out a source for paint yet?

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Great start, love the 110 builds
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nice start to the project, that roof line is quite impressive if you made the new section from scratch
i agree. much better than hacking up two bodies
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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nice start there, the 110 is going to be my next build see as the wife will not let me have a 1:1 version.

Im going to keep my eye on this for tips when i start my own.

Good job
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She's a beauty. Good work man.
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Looks great, what chassis are you going to use
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:12 AM
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I like the Camel style..
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Don't forget to source the proper Sunglow LR paint. Have you worked out a source for paint yet?
I didn't know about the Sunglow LR paint, I just bought some off the shelf paint. I think it's a fairly close match.


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Looks great, what chassis are you going to use

I'm going to use all Axial stuff because I already have it. I'll be using a SCX chassis. It's a little short, but I'll move the rear shock hoop back, and it will work just fine.

I'll have an update soon.
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Got some more work done.


I started on the the bull bar and roll bar.

I've read that it is very hard to get the 180 degree bends right for the bull bar, so I wanted to find an easy was of doing it. I found two jars of paint the were the perfect size, and clamped them down the correct distance apart. From there is was just simply bending the brake line around them. It was very easy, and it came out perfectly on the first try.








Now just braze it up.











The finished bull bar with mounting plate.

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