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OK, this has been a bit of a labour of love for a few weeks now. Still in the prototype stage as I type, but I have a spare evening so I figure it's time for some admin and an update on progress. So, wossis then? Well, it's a winch mount / tough bumper for the Axial SCX10 G6 Rubicon that has been my go-to rig for trail duties for a few years now. For why? Various reasons. 1) The stock bumper isn't perfectly flat, so it's not easy to mount the winch on it. The 3-Racing winch has a big metal base plate with built-in fairlead, and it doesn't sit right on the G6 bumper. 2) The stock bumper (and mount) are flexible ABS. Good for avoiding breakages on the trails, bad for winch duties. In fact with the ground anchor hooked over the roll cage for stowage, the entire bumper twists and looks ugly. 3) I have Proline Flat Iron XL tyres with a huge 120mm diameter, which catches on the corners of the stock bumper. So, to begin with, I found this thing: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3489699 To start with, I printed it out in grey resin and offered it up. It looks cool enough but a) the mounting posts were too close together as printed and 2) the bumper sits a little too low for my lifted body. I figured the whole thing would look better if I lifted and deepened it, as well as adding a direct-to-chassis mount in place of the post-style mounting to reduce flex during winching and stowage.
Decided to get an Orlandoo kit so that I can drive it around the desk/room. My first micro scale rig, and now it has me contemplating getting some other micros. Build Details: Orlandoo Hunter OH35A01 Jeep Wrangler kit! 1206 SMD LEDs in Red and Yellow off of eBay Xtra Speed Aluminum Clock Mass Beadlock Wheel This is the progress so far. Brand new kit! Begin Build! forgot to take picture of putting gearbox together. Test fitting and test wiring. Eventually had to relocate the esc and receiver Test fitting body Had some time to paint the body... These came in the other day. 1206 SMD LEDs in Red and Yellow off of eBay These fit so much better, and I don't need to worry about breaking the solder connection. Yeah, it's a mess... Yellow lights in front... Double Reds in back... Cleaned up wiring, but it's still a mess... At least it works. Lights off: Lights on! Now just got to wait for the new wheels and look for accessories. Test Run...