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11 hours ago, Blista said:

Step one of the CC02 Unimog body complete.

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Painting the grille did not go well.  I had the Merc symbol masked and sprayed the rest with PS paint.  I quickly realized that it was a mistake not to use a primer.  So I did my best to wipe it clean and now I'll either just use the stickers or look into doing it all in black.

I used a little Tamiya polycarbonate body cleaner to see if it would lift the remaining paint, but it also started to clean off the chrome.

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Honestly I think the grill would look better in a darker graphite/gunmetal color to complement your blue.  So I don’t think this was a mess up, more a break to stop and think on the color.  :D  Contrast is good! 

That blue looks real good too!!

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I finally managed to paint the base coats on my Sand scorcher, I need to tidy a few bits of overspray then lacquer.

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Sponsor stickers, vinyl cutting and making numbers.

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1 hour ago, Willy iine said:

So real quickly I’m making a decorative trash can for Willy.  I won this EasterEgg last weekend when my wife hosted an indoor egg hunt.. it had cash inside and won like over $80. :lol:

Anyway, I didn’t really care about the cash because I’ll be buying my wife and kids supper later on to return the favor for the fun event.. which will probably require me to pitch in a little more cash anyway.. but the critical egg I got with the cash, now that has value to me being a building dork.  :D  

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Will look like this.. well, at least I hope.. :ph34r:

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Update.. Will give it some paint in a few hours.  :D 

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You are really one of a kind… everytime I think, wow… that‘s it…amazing work… so kreativ… you just top it and make another master piece! Amazing 🎩 hats off!

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14 minutes ago, Tumbi said:

You are really one of a kind… everytime I think, wow… that‘s it…amazing work… so kreativ… you just top it and make another master piece! Amazing 🎩 hats off!

Thanks, you’re too kind. :D  
The next phase for me is shaping these sheets in curvy formations using heat and some kind of mold.. I think that is going to be pretty challenging.. Making cylinders like this trash can is not so difficult to do. 

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@Willy iine you're probably already doing this but you could look at blu stuff / sugru for moulds. There's two part silicone as well but that might be overkill! 

Or are you thinking more of using an existing shape as a kind of former?

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2 hours ago, Badcrumble said:

@Willy iine you're probably already doing this but you could look at blu stuff / sugru for moulds. There's two part silicone as well but that might be overkill! 

Or are you thinking more of using an existing shape as a kind of former?

Thanks.. I'm a simple guy and not very intelligent so I was thinking using existing shapes like rounded broom handles, toilet plunger handles .. lol. :lol: 

I mean that egg I used, that's cheating.. I need to be able to form that out if styrene.. I just could not find a suitable round thing to wrap the sheet against.. :ph34r:

Now that I think about it, maybe I can find some old ball type 1:1 car shift knobs to use.. or boiled egg?  :ph34r: :lol:

 

Update.. okay got some red on the 2 pieces.  Will let it dry for a few hours and brush paint the rest later today. :D 

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Sunday lunch at my in-laws. After a few beers, I had a blast playing destruction derby in the livingroom with my own army of nephews and their toy cars :lol:

Something particularly fun about bashing a F1 car against a monster truck -and vice versa- especially when you don't own either of them 

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I realised it’d had been about a year since I took my CC01 Unimog out for a run so I decided to go and get the tyres muddy.

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Beautiful mate! Such an iconic shape. The water mist/spray method followed by hairdryer application method will make your decal job easier if you haven't tried it before. Top job!

Kurt

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17 minutes ago, Keracticus Pots said:

The first polycarbonate body I've painted in 18 years and I'm pretty pleased with it.  Now to attack the stickers. 

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Very nice! I look forward to seeing it after the next stage.

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@Ministrone I do love the unimog, both the newer body like yours and the rounded body. Both so good and work so well at scale. 

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I finished the trash can.  :D   

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Looks pretty similar to my 1:1 Ponder trash can, from a page or so back, right?  :lol:

My wife said she can't tell I used an egg.  That's good.  

Update... My wife gave me an "A+" for the drill press and regular "A" for the trash can (too easy to make)..  :D   I'm on a roll!  

 

Next up, I'm going to see if I can make a cockpit for my Evo..

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A little trail walk, a little beach action, a little cartwheel off a jump, and (perhaps unsuprisingly) now a little broken shock (not a conventional ORV rear shock setup)

It was ripping pretty hard until then though!

 

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Did some speed runs, broke some cars, took the G6-01 apart to change it all to bearings finally. Hope to gain at least .3 mph :lol: so it can move to the top of the 6wd list. I was dreading taking it apart, but it actually was quite easy and quick.

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Today I finished up a couple of builds.

 

The TT02 S-10 restoration is complete.

 

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I also finished up an SCX10 II build I started recently. Not Tamiya but I'm happy with how it turned out. Shown here with a RC4WD Gelande shelf queen and a 1/1 mostly pavement princess..

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Been a busy weekend!

 

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9 minutes ago, wun1jee said:

Today I finished up a couple of builds.

 

The TT02 S-10 restoration is complete.

 

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I also finished up an SCX10 II build I started recently. Not Tamiya but I'm happy with how it turned out. Shown here with a RC4WD Gelande shelf queen and a 1/1 mostly pavement princess..

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Been a busy weekend!

 

Very nice 😊 

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2 hours in.

Lots of problems looming.   Battery pack sizes and finding pro painter for the body.  Will be trying to find a mesh BBS style wheel with rubber tires to run on this as well.

Won't see much use, maybe a few runs outside or on a carpet track.

Started a build thread in the Vintage forum.

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Leaving the windows clear and thinking of somehow mocking up some rollcage pipes inside around the back and side window like the box art. 

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On 4/23/2022 at 6:57 PM, Tumbi said:

And made him fly again… such a fun car

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Fantastic photo! Looks like a big ol' drop there for Bugsy, what's your new shocks/springs set up and what wheels/ tyres are you running mate? Cheers

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44 minutes ago, Kol__ said:

Fantastic photo! Looks like a big ol' drop there for Bugsy, what's your new shocks/springs set up and what wheels/ tyres are you running mate? Cheers

Thanks Buddy @Kol__

yes… its amazing how you can send this car with a little wider wheels! Much mure stable…

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bottom out like a champ 💪🏼🤣

 

Found the wheels on eBay:

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Can‘t tell you about the Shocks anymore… just have a bunch of Shocks and and Springs  at home… soft oil… soft Springs in the front…

 

Warmly recommend those wheels! 
 

cheers and have a great week

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17 hours ago, Ferruz said:

Sunday lunch at my in-laws. After a few beers, I had a blast playing destruction derby in the livingroom with my own army of nephews and their toy cars :lol:

Something particularly fun about bashing a F1 car against a monster truck -and vice versa- especially when you don't own either of them 

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Wait until your nephew borrows your RC car and tries the same thing 🤦‍♂️

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