New bright hummer
L_u_k_e_m_o_u_n_t_a_i_n

Hi there, i am suprised it went so well off road, i had a new bright f150 and it was crap, could hardly move itself along let alone off road, did you do any mods, new motor, upgrade rc?? colonelchimp
24-Jan-2007

Just when you think it's safe.....
dinodog

All ya have to do to lose the clips is shorten off the top of the pins so they are flush, and fit velcro on the stubs and on the body, that should do it, hope this helps, oh by the way, your hummers look more healthy than my beaten one, but i am workin on a gulf one too, check my showroom, cheers Colonelchimp
24-Jan-2007

Run in water with xc's...
carribou87

Hi there, how do you get them water proofed, i would like to splash mine, but i had a bad experience witha wet one once, it went all twitchy and didn;t feel at all well for months!! plus do you lock the diffs on your crawlers, if so how, or did you just tighten up the bits in the gearbox, great pix by the way, cheers colonelchimp
25-Jan-2007

Ford gpw amphibious custom build
colonelchimp

Actually i didn't have to hack up the aphistar, the top was taken off, and the bottom clad with plasticard, so if it all went tits up, i could go back to amphi with no major difficulty, i will post some pics of the cardboard trial fit that i did before i cut any plastic, cheers for your comments, and yep, i always have loads of projects on the go, one day they will all be done, and i will be bored!! cheers for looking.
25-Jan-2007

Other models i have messed with, boats statics, and rocket launchers!
colonelchimp

Thanks for the welcome, yep i have some strange gear, and the models are strange too tee hee, the stuart is slow and ponderous, but suprisingly good, it can always do with improving, but as a base it ain't that bad, and now the prices have come down, when i bought mine about 6 years ago, i think i was the 3rd person to get one, and it had to be shipped from the states, where else! but i like it and slowly i am building up a 1/6th army, the stuarts are on ebay for about £200 but cheaper second hand, cheers Col chimp
25-Jan-2007

1/6th stuart tank
colonelchimp

Yep told you he was good!!
25-Jan-2007

Pershing tank
colonelchimp

Yep this is a great tank, tamiya did a good job on this, and it even has neutral so you can rev the engine!! this was my first major weathering attempt, i was paying very cloe attention when my mate was doing his models, see his stuart tanks on another page, thanks for the compliment, cheers CC
25-Jan-2007

1/6th scale lav armoured patrol vehicle, my new project
colonelchimp

Yes tamiya rather dropped the ball on this one, their shell is pants , i have seen another 1 16 scale one which looks as good as this, check out www.sussexmodelcentre.co.uk i think, it is a ready to run one, about £60, and i may get that too, but i went for big first cos i liked the look of it, cheers CC
25-Jan-2007

Run in water with xc's...
carribou87

thanks for that info, i will try it and see, so i gather the motor just gets a spray of wd40 before and after? cheers, CC
26-Jan-2007


colonelchimp

ahhh the camo net is a big sooper dooper trade secret, i could tell you but then i'd have to........... actually it is home made, it is fine mesh, with splodges of strategically placed glue, then dry tea leaves sprinkled on, and then when dry shake/lightly brush off excess, then paint, the art of it is to make the net look heavy and drape it properly so it doesn't look puffed up and high, so i put nets and material on wet, and push and pull it till it has the desired effect and then, keep patting it down periodically while it is drying, the other more permantent method is to drip liquid not gel, super gule onto it, dry, and then do same thing but with stainless steel knife, so the folds etc are pressed in and look more realistic, but this is a ballsy approach, you gotta be quick, plus if you get it wrong, it is too late!!! the wet method is slightly inferior, but more easily reversed.
27-Jan-2007

Dickie amphicar goes tamiya powered!
Maxxed Ross

Hi, i like the idea of putting proper rc into one, any chance of some internal pics, or did you just change out the old steering servo, i know obviously the esc & receiver, gets rid of circuit board, i would like my gpa to have better control, cheers, CC
27-Jan-2007

Landrover 2a 3rd installment
colonelchimp

Thanks for the kind comments guys, i will indeed be posting more pics as it progresses, cheers CC
2-Feb-2007

Landrover 2a 3rd installment
colonelchimp

Hi, yes i love em too, the 2a is my only ride, so used everyday, kamtech told me they are updating their range to be more scale and asked for pics of mine, they do a goo 110, have a look at them on ebay
2-Feb-2007

Series 2a landy project 2
colonelchimp

Hi there Dino, i had deestones a few years ago, they are good tyres and seem to last longer thn the goodyear xtra grips i have fitted now, also i think the deestones have a deeper tread on them if i remember right, as for crew, i have now cut the windows out, and will be putting in a basic interior, i am sort of juggling, with a good scale look, but a useable rc vehilce, so some of the finer details may not get done, as they would be too fragile, and i do linke to use my vehicles for what they were
made for,, both model and 1:1'S I got the side lights sorted but not yet fitted at time of writing, and also the rear load cage, i am looking around for finishing touches now, like scale shovel pick axe etc etc , so if you or anyone out there sees some let me know, i have a wolf 90 on the drawing board!! so will need some for that too, cheers for looking, CC
10-Feb-2007

Yes its 1:1 !
dinodog

Hi there Dino, nice 1, the deestones you have are fine, but really were the series 3 pattern, the first pattern for the 110's 90's was the XCL but these were phased out in the early 90's because they wore so quickly and were horrible on the road (believe me I know) and replaced by the correct tyres like the type you have on the bonnet, these too wear very quickly but are better for general purpose on off road use, being FFR, there may well have been stock 24v, or later ones including the wolf, have a split circuit system on the vehicle, and i may weel have had another generator or alternator fitted to supply 24 volts, , a lot of these items are removed when changing back to pure 12v, it is nice to see the bonnet hasn't been pushed in by squaddies standing on it, the wings also suffer from this, which is why the chequer plates were invented, older landys were built from thicker stuff so didn't suffer quite so much, if your eardrums are being bashed by the deep thrumming that hard tops reflect back at you, then a sound damper kit is available as i am sure you know, but a cheaper alternative, is to fit some industrial carpet on floor and roof, with some of that really sticky spray glue, this works wonders, i don't have it on the roof, as i am a died in the wool ragtop man, oh god, i have been waffling for hours, must stop that, it is a legacy of being in the ex mil vehicle equipment trade for so long, so i will leave you and say great looking very straight 110, now wheres my anorak??!!!!
10-Feb-2007

Lets there be lights! landy project 6th instalment
colonelchimp

Thanks for the comments and more imprtantly the tips, i am not new to RC, but am new to trying fairly accurate scale from a real vehicle projects, so it's doubly appreciated, cheers Guys
10-Feb-2007

2a landy update, 7th instalment
colonelchimp

Thanks for that, High praise indeed, Cheers, CC
11-Feb-2007

Nylint jeep crawler, not tamiya but hey!
colonelchimp

Your right, they are on clearance, cheers for the reminder, so anyone out there, be quick! CC
19-Feb-2007

My hummers
colonelchimp

Anyone looking the landy is now done, so check out my projects page to see what this became, cheers CC
19-Feb-2007

Nylint jeep crawler, not tamiya but hey!
colonelchimp

Hi there, i have thought along those lines, have you already done this to yours? as any pics/ info you have would be very useful! cheers CC
19-Feb-2007

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