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#1 Skottoman

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

Here's what I've been up to lately. I cheated on Tamiya and am trying an RC4WD Gelande chassis with the China built Land Rover body.

I will say that I've had to throw a lot of $ at this chassis to make it reliable. It does scream "Made in China", but the parts are well done. It's the things like driveshafts, screws, universals, etc, that I've had to replace. Body is a Toy quality item out of China, but can really be made nice, as many people have proved, and I'm finding that this is really turning out to be an awesome looking scale truck!!! :)

Just want to put this on Tamiyaclub, as most of my builds are on here, even though I don't think many people check these "Other makes" threads...

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

As someone who has taken over 3 months messing about with a Sand Scorcher and still doesn't have something that can be driven, I am in awe of the work that's gone into this and the excellent result. Well done.
Showroom: here
Build Thread: here

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:42 PM

Thank you! But I'm not even close to being done.... Hahaha.....

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Thank you! But I'm not even close to being done.... Hahaha.....



I like it a lot and i know the scale options are limitless . Nice job so far Buddie . :)

#12 Skottoman

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

Wow!, I would have posted yesterday but there was drool all over my keyboard :blink: . That is an amzing build Skottoman, even the Mrs was impressed and she hardly ever shows an interest in R/C.

Can I just ask what the driver figure has in his hand?, Is it a flask of tea?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:31 AM

Can I just ask what the driver figure has in his hand?, Is it a flask of tea?


It's a Beer Stein! Now sitting in the console inside the truck...

Still a lot more to do.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

there's one word for it - fantasic!
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#17 Skottoman

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:12 AM

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

Looking great. The only thing i'd maybe add is some plating
http://store.rc4wd.c...Set_p_1519.html and light guards http://store.rc4wd.c...rds_p_1558.html in black .

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:55 AM

Looking great. The only thing i'd maybe add is some plating
http://store.rc4wd.c...Set_p_1519.html and light guards http://store.rc4wd.c...rds_p_1558.html in black .


Thanks! While both of those items are out of stock, I did already do a custom center diamond plate hood panel. I may do the rear quarter panels too...
I don't see a need for light guards, as I have mesh already installed on my bumper, but the possibilities are endless, yah?!

Cheers,
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:09 AM

Looking great. The only thing i'd maybe add is ................................

One of those upside-down stickers that read "If you can read this, Flip me over" :P
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This just gets better every time I look at it. I keep noticing new things as well, you did a great job.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Once again skottoman , Exceptional job . Love all the detail in your work .
Gee i have miss this for too days , All the way down the page . Had to
adventure all the way down , Glade i did :P .

E-Bay name ozracer89 has changed his NAME to thenumber5 .
Just be aware of this low life .

#23 Skottoman

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

One of those upside-down stickers that read "If you can read this, Flip me over" :)


Done! Added to the details... more pix later on...
Cheers,
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Looks great!! Loving the Union jack/flag roof!! The exo-cage and rack is cool and it all looks sooo scale!! Who is your driver?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

Whoa, she's a beauty !

Not sure about the beerstein and handgun in the cabin though - that's a wild fella :lol: !

Sweet ride, gives us all something to aim for.

Toys they're not.



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