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So I have an Axial SCX10 and I'm looking to improve it's looks and fit another body shell.

The obvious after market shells aren't that good I don't think and nothing really you would see in the UK so I'm looking for suggestions from you guys; clearly a scale Landy is the preferred choice but I can't see any that are under £50 and don't come from HK.

Any suggestions would be welcome and if you know of any stockists please let me know.

Cheers

Mark

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I'm sure there was a chassis shortening kit for the SCX10 posted on here recently which opens up the possibility of putting a lot of Tamiya wheelbase shells on there. Just a thought?

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I got this from US eBay a few years ago for my Scout. It was advertised as an 80's era Jeep bodyshell but had no manufactures labels.

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If you don't want a Jeep Wranger (there is one here under £50: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Body-Jeep-JK-1-10-RED-1-10-RC-Crawler-Red-/121314950514?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item1c3eef3d72 ) then what about getting a Hilux - either the Tamiya or the Trailfinder - just the cab perhaps to save money, and building a tray back style beater?

Jx

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The scale Land Rover 90s are expensive, you'll be lucky to see one under £50 although they do crop up from time to time;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/RadioControlled-/2562/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Land+rover+body&LH_PrefLoc=1&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc

These guys have sold a few at £50 + shipping
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/planedeals/RC-CRAWLERS-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=6860568010&_sid=181676260&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2




Proline do a few shells for the SCX, but you might have to play with the wheelbase as there's three different lengths, 11.4", 12" and 12.3"
http://prolineracing.com/rock-crawling-bodies

11.4" 290mm
AX90021 Axial SCX10 Dingo 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - Kit

12" 305mm
AX90044 SCX10 Deadbolt 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - RTR
AX90034 SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - Kit

12.3" 313mm
AX90035 SCX10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited C/R Edition 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
AX90027 SCX10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - Kit
AX90028 SCX10 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - RTR
AX90022 SCX10 Honcho 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD - RTR

There's also a couple of others, now discontinued, which you might still be able to get;
1973 Ford Bronco with cage
1973 Ford Bronco
1980 Blazer with cage


Once you start messing with the wheelbase, even a Tamiya Wrangler will fit

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You could also try The Scaler Store; http://thescalerstore.altervista.org/catalog/index.php/cPath/27?osCsid=mkksus5aqtel94fujhd6fuune1
There's no additional duty or charges to pay as they're in Italy.

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if you fancy something truly British then Kamtec do a Land Rover pick-up body that might be just what your after .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Decal-1-10-Defender-T-Maxx-Revo-Savage-Pick-Up-Tamiya-HPI-/310614114993?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item48520b42b1

Great find!

It's a hard shell and a pick up, so modding the wheelbase should be easy to do to... a lot of possibilities with this when you add a few scale accessories and details!

Lexan sucks!*

Jx

*Although Axial's OEM shells are very nicely detailed...

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Kamtec also do a well detailed decal set for that Land Rover body

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Decal-1-10-T-Maxx-Revo-Savage-Pick-Up-Tamiya-HPI-/191029971216?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item2c7a460910

Quality of their bodies is excellent IMO - easily as strong as Tamiya if not stronger . They lack the fine detail but for a runner / crawler their idea .

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I was gonna say those Kamtec LR bodies are a tad sparse when it comes to details but being hardbodies, adding the extra detail you want with styrene and plasticard is very easy. I've found Kamtec's lexan can be a bit thin in places but I've not had any issues with their hardbody ABS shells.

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Agreed - the ABS Kamtec do lack detail but as you say their easy enough to add detail to . As for the lexan even within this forum there seems to be differing opinions . Some say the Kamtec ones are actually thicker material than Tamiya's while others say otherwise . Personally i would take a punt as Keith is always happy to offer a refund if your not 100% happy with any of his products - so long as you return it as delivered obviously .

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