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Old Busted Hotness
01-03-07, 07:55 AM
Even though it's 1/12 scale, I thought I'd post it up. A friend asked me to build him a MAN 8x8. He's building the chassis and I'll build the cab using my foam-and-glass technique.

I started on the 31st, and have got this far already:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/01/1.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/01/2.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/01/3.jpg

The 1:1 MAN is a 10-ton 8x8 military truck. Our civilian RC version will be built along the lines of a Dakar rally support vehicle, with a working crane in the bed capable of lifting an RC truck into the bed. The finished rig will be around 36 inches long :eek:

Despite the rapid progress so far, this is a long-term project. Stay tuned for updates.

hot ford coupe
01-03-07, 01:41 PM
Nice work. It's Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge.

Rick
01-03-07, 04:26 PM
OBH
This is exactly the type of project we've been waiting for. How about an additional post below in "Tips and Techniques" and tell us how the "Foam and Glass" process works, along with some more photos.

Nice work!

Rick

hot ford coupe
01-03-07, 06:57 PM
I agree. Put that one into the tutorials

Old Busted Hotness
01-03-07, 10:52 PM
I'll be sure to take a few step-by-step pics next time I work on it. There's more foam-and-glass work in my other thread here, "new project, new technique". That one shows the finished Scout body with the fiberglass on.

Had a bit of a computer meltdown tonight and didn't feel much like touching the bloody thing up til now, so maybe tomorrow. Mustn't handle sharp objects when you're in a mood, eh? :confused:

Old Busted Hotness
02-04-07, 04:37 PM
Got a bit more done to the big beast. Started on the interior:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/02/18.jpg

Aluminum floorpan, styrene dash, comfy foam seats.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/02/19.jpg

Deluxe steering wheel and grab handle

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/02/20.jpg

The floor matt is drywall mesh tape. Once it's painted black, it'll look like a rubber matt.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/02/21.jpg

Functional sliding windows gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/02/22.jpg

Functional spare-tire carrier.

ScaleMotorcars
02-04-07, 04:39 PM
I like it. l: What else can I say... gringrin

hot ford coupe
02-04-07, 05:15 PM
I'm absolutely blown away. The functional slide windows are unbelievable. Can't wait to see more of this build.

Mike1981
02-08-07, 10:39 AM
WOW this is great, looks like i could get in and go for a spinl: 0)

Old Busted Hotness
03-17-07, 11:14 PM
Made a little more progress. This next bit is for Brassbuilder: almost a pound of brass sheet, tube and rod went into the front bumper, which also features a working cab hinge. The cab pivots open about 85 degrees. The front tow hook is built up from a 3/8 x 1/8 rectangular tube, cut to shape, and the open ends filled in with strips. The lamp guards are simple arrangements of bent rods.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/03/29.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Here's what it looks like in primer:
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/03/30.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Also began work on the bed, which features folding sides and tailgate. Unlike the 1:1, the sides only fold down 90 degrees, in order to form a platform so the rig can transport a vehicle wider than the transporter's 8.25 inches.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/03/31.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

A mockup shot:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/03/32.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The completed rig will be nearly 40 inches long. I'll add basswood to the bed sides and the tailgate, painted flat black on the outside and stained on the inside.

I'm trying to have all the bodywork done by the time I leave for the UK mid-April, and ship it off to its owner so he can build the chassis. I'm going to miss having this hog around, but it'll be nice to have that 40 inches of workbench back!

Old Busted Hotness
03-17-07, 11:29 PM
One more pic to show the true scope of this hog, alongside a 1:1 cat:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2007/03/33.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Although the cat is herself a bit of a hog, and may be closer to 9/8 scale.

Don Garrett
03-17-07, 11:43 PM
Excellent! l: l: l: l: l:

BrassBuilder
03-18-07, 12:55 PM
Made a little more progress. This next bit is for Brassbuilder: almost a pound of brass sheet, tube and rod went into the front bumper, which also features a working cab hinge. The cab pivots open about 85 degrees. The front tow hook is built up from a 3/8 x 1/8 rectangular tube, cut to shape, and the open ends filled in with strips. The lamp guards are simple arrangements of bent rods.


With me working pretty much 100% in metal, I can certainly appreciate the work that went into making that bumper (along with the rest of the truck). If you have any assembly pics while building the bumper, I would be greatly interested in seeing them.
Mike

Old Busted Hotness
03-18-07, 11:19 PM
Nothing really revealing, just a couple of incomplete shots. I'm starting to get hooked on brass. The bumper bar is a couple of 1/4 inch square tubes stacked up, with strip stock filling out the profile and making the face. The skid bars were cut from rectangular tube, as was the tow hook.

The hardest bit on something this big is getting only the solder that you're working with to melt, without undoing all that you've soldered before.