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7 hours ago, GeeWings said:

Looks great @16_Bit_Mr_J that metallic blue really elevates it I reckon. I have a soft spot for the Big Wig as it was the last car my brother purchased and 'shared' with me as kids before he moved away. One day I will own one!

@silvertriplethat looks fun! Can you remind me again what software you are using. On the weekend, after some frustration as my wife and I were trying to visualise how our proposed renovation is going to look I decided to model a 3D visualisation. I started up the latest version of the 3D package I used to use most for technical geometry based modelling (Lightwave 3D). Safe to say it has moved on quite a bit in 10 years! I could barely remember how to build basic boxes let alone booleans and splines. :blink: :D

I'm using Fusion 360... Not sure it is the right tool for a renovation visualization, however...

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35 minutes ago, silvertriple said:

I'm using Fusion 360... Not sure it is the right tool for a renovation visualization, however...

No. I will stick to lightwave for that purpose.

But lightwave isn’t great as a tool in a 3D print workflow due to the way it handles polygons. Though that might have changed too. 

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8 hours ago, Yoshimitsu said:

Been procrastinating about doing this for an age...

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Half a job tonight, it's so much easier when you just have to stick them on rather than hand paint them.😬

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Phew!!! For a moment I thought you meant the stickers not the window trim😂

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16 minutes ago, Grumpy pants said:

There we go!

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😍😍😍

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8 minutes ago, Busdriver said:

😍😍😍

Great model imo, easy to build, run and maintain. 
 

Good fun to run as well, simplicity is the key! 

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As I'm sure I've bored you with enough of my QD trucks, here's another! 

This one is the QD chassis with a Tyco Bandit 9.6V  body. Originally this body was going to go on the MF01x (like @OoALEJOoO) but now I've got those at 171 mm wheelbase, it's too long.

SmHJjFi.jpgI may leave the body as is, or paint as a King Cab, for a QD King Cab. Now I've converted the wheels to hex, I could also perhaps run very slightly smaller wheels. These are 115 mm OD tires (Pumpkin Standard) but going to 100 mm might work a little better? Or just leave as is, and make a king cab more of a monster. 

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1 hour ago, Grumpy pants said:

Great model imo, easy to build, run and maintain. 
 

Good fun to run as well, simplicity is the key! 

Very true and the hard body makes it fun to modify 

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3 hours ago, Grumpy pants said:

There we go!

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Nice.  For some reason thought it was a built kit

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1 hour ago, Nikko85 said:

As I'm sure I've bored you with enough of my QD trucks, here's another! 

This one is the QD chassis with a Tyco Bandit 9.6V  body. Originally this body was going to go on the MF01x (like @OoALEJOoO) but now I've got those at 171 mm wheelbase, it's too long.

SmHJjFi.jpgI may leave the body as is, or paint as a King Cab, for a QD King Cab. Now I've converted the wheels to hex, I could also perhaps run very slightly smaller wheels. These are 115 mm OD tires (Pumpkin Standard) but going to 100 mm might work a little better? Or just leave as is, and make a king cab more of a monster. 

 Does anyone know the outside diameter of the King Cab tires please? I could then scale down from 1:10 to 1:14 to find something relatively scale. I wonder if Blitzer (90 mm?) tires could work well? There's a lot of truck under the body, but that's the case of the king cab too.

Of course I could also look to modify the GF01, as that might allow the body to sit lower, but that would be 4WD. 

 

 

 

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I also went to the park and found the large flat gravel pitch was free!

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Both the MF01x were great. Pumpkin below certainly handled better with the wide stance and paddle tyres, but they were both fun to drive through the dirt.

 

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All this talk about pumpkins, I decided I wanted to drive Willy’s PumpkinHead F100 too so I did this morning.  :D

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2 hours ago, Willy iine said:

All this talk about pumpkins, I decided I wanted to drive Willy’s PumpkinHead F100 too so I did this morning.  :D

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That’s my favourite of your Willy’s

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12 hours ago, Frankster said:

I did the same as well with metallic blue.  Looks much better and the metallic gives it a nice pop78F68B0E-12D7-46CA-B07C-04C98D1A21FC.thumb.jpeg.06cd1eb8f99fbaddf3bdaf3d3e048070.jpeg543773BB-3CBA-417F-A2F8-56A9C2CAB493.thumb.jpeg.bbc7a1493b789c66357c1f6b9aa47538.jpegC6FFDA1C-2355-403A-9C59-59770A8D0E39.thumb.jpeg.4406c6473c6b3d488d03768d1f00df3b.jpeg

Looks wicked dude. I've got of a backlog on kits at the mo so the Bigwig is on the back-burner kinda 

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7 hours ago, Nikko85 said:

As I'm sure I've bored you with enough of my QD trucks, here's another! 

This one is the QD chassis with a Tyco Bandit 9.6V  body. Originally this body was going to go on the MF01x (like @OoALEJOoO) but now I've got those at 171 mm wheelbase, it's too long.

SmHJjFi.jpgI may leave the body as is, or paint as a King Cab, for a QD King Cab. Now I've converted the wheels to hex, I could also perhaps run very slightly smaller wheels. These are 115 mm OD tires (Pumpkin Standard) but going to 100 mm might work a little better? Or just leave as is, and make a king cab more of a monster. 

That Tyco Bandit looks gorgeous. :wub: I would definitely leave it as it is. Body and wheel combo looks great. I think I need to look out for a Bandit and a QD chassis.

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8 hours ago, Frankster said:

Nice.  For some reason thought it was a built kit

I didn’t get as far as that 😂

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I joined and posted!

But equally importantly I got the box of bits that had my old Madcap smushed into half an Optima as a tarmac basher back into the below (apologies for the pic cross-post).

It's super tired and very floppy. But I'm pretty sure I'm still going to pick up a ball race set, some no-name oil filled shocks, replace the missing idler gear (maybe get a 3d printed version (!)) and see if I can't rebuild the diff. Oh and the steering play is absolutely shocking.

Chassis is in one piece - some cracks around the front bolts, but the rear is immaculate (I think I used a plywood "plank" to save it after wearing through the previous 2).

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Okay so I placed an order for a NIB Avante 2011 body set with driver and everything.  So basically you can all tell what happens when voices in my head start talking..  :blink:  

.. so what the heck am I going to do with just the body set.. can't use it on the Egress.. running it on a DF02 or TT02B would look odd.. hummmm...

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Just the start of the day here and I have a day off work so this morning I will finally do some kit building.

Then this afternoon I'm heading out to inspect and test drive two real-life LandCruisers. One Fj40 which has been beautifully restored with a price tag to match. The other started life as a BJ40 but has been converted to petrol and part restored, there is lots still to do and from the pictures it might be too much of a project. Like Goldilocks I think neither is quite right but time will tell!

Oh and having expressed very little interest in the TD4 one has come up for sale locally at a very good price. So I will spend the day convincing myself I shouldn't buy it!

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2 hours ago, naturbo2000 said:

I joined and posted!

But equally importantly I got the box of bits that had my old Madcap smushed into half an Optima as a tarmac basher back into the below (apologies for the pic cross-post).

It's super tired and very floppy. But I'm pretty sure I'm still going to pick up a ball race set, some no-name oil filled shocks, replace the missing idler gear (maybe get a 3d printed version (!)) and see if I can't rebuild the diff. Oh and the steering play is absolutely shocking.

Chassis is in one piece - some cracks around the front bolts, but the rear is immaculate (I think I used a plywood "plank" to save it after wearing through the previous 2).

Madcap.JPG

Awesome mate, a true classic and one of my favs. Make sure to start up a build thread on that puppy if you haven't already:)

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23 minutes ago, GeeWings said:

Oh and having expressed very little interest in the TD4 one has come up for sale locally at a very good price. So I will spend the day convincing myself I shouldn't buy it!

Buy it bud, you're worth it;)

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5 hours ago, Busdriver said:

That’s my favourite of your Willy’s

Mine is longer :D

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4 minutes ago, Kol__ said:

Awesome mate, a true classic and one of my favs. Make sure to start up a build thread on that puppy if you haven't already:)

I really mustn't. Otherwise it'll end with me getting carried away and grafting in a carbon fibre astute chassis. I've already seen that fibre-lyte do one and I reckon it's an easy swap.

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