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Old Busted Hotness
07-28-06, 07:36 AM
Starting with a $30 Chinese RC truck and a tricked-out E-Maxx monster truck, I set about combining the two into one project. The full buildup thread is 30-some pages, so I'll just recap the modeling highlights here.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/39.jpg
First thing I did was shorten the cab. My 1:1 Ranger is a standard cab, so the model had to be, too.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/40.jpg
I mixed up a shade that nearly matches the original Sonic Blue and shot it on.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/41.jpg
Eventually, I got the chassis to this point. The rear end is a home-made brazed copper solid axle with a 4-link rather than leafs. Still independent up front.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/42.jpg
Reworked the grille using speaker grille from a boombox

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/43.jpg
Pack of smokes on the dash- scanned a pack, reduced it and did a bit of micro-origami. It's closer to 1/4-1/5 scale, but my hands wouldn't fold the paper any smaller. Sausage fingers, you know.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/44.jpg
Rigged a clever mechanism so the turn signals blink when the wheels are turned.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/45.jpg
what's this rubbish?

More in a bit

Old Busted Hotness
07-28-06, 07:37 AM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/46.jpg
Ah, it's a radio transmitter.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/image_missing.jpg
A toolbox fits in the bed, made from the Italeri 1/24 big-rig accessories pack.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/47.jpg
Genuine Rogue Element license plates, custom made in 1/6 scale.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/48.jpg
Alongside its big brother

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/49.jpg
inside shot

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2006/07/50.jpg
And I get to drive it! gringrin

ScaleMotorcars
07-28-06, 01:33 PM
Thats great. Ive always like R/C cars. Ive got the 2.5 T-maxx my older boy have a Rustler and just got him a RC10T. The little guys has a RC12 (so fast it just goes in circles). Great family fun and I love how you've taken it s step further and brought in the detail. Way to go. l:

hot ford coupe
07-28-06, 02:28 PM
That's great work. Full of detail and it runs too. It doesn't get much better than that.