Model: (Click to see more) 99990: Event/Action Photos
Status: New built
Date: 15-Apr-2012
Comments: 21
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Ok, I've cheated on Tamiya, and decided to build up one of these chassis/Land Rover bodies. This has been quite a build and makes me appreciate Tamiya kits. There are no instruction, and a lot of things need to be fabricated or creatively installed to fit. A lot of time and $ went into this build, and it weighs about 10 pounds. Some screenshots from a video I will make soon... Complete BUILD THREAD here! - http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=66638

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Wyoming

15-Apr-2012

Sweet looking landy Scott, I love the paint scheme. I hear you about these, I really like Rc4wd trucks but I've always had to fix, redesign or change something with every one of them I've had. sure I do it to my Tamiya's also but the difference is the Tamiya's have always have worked as designed out of the box I know we don't tend to think about it but I bet for some total newbie these could be very frustrating to set up

mikeekim

15-Apr-2012

Awesome mate sweet pictures too

Skottoman

15-Apr-2012

Yes Seth, even for me it was frustrating to set up! Hahaha.... A newcomer to RC would not be able to complete this I'm 99.9% sure. It's quite complex in all the fittings, etc. You have to know ALL the physics of RC cars to complete one of these IMHO.

calicool

15-Apr-2012

Great pictures scott love it!

kyosho_collector

15-Apr-2012

Wow, this is awesome! All the photos are great, but I really like the 7th one going through the mud puddle, totally looks like the real deal! Can't wait to see the video!

pininy

16-Apr-2012

Fantastic! I always wanted to build one

Naxman

16-Apr-2012

Great looking build!

Morgi74

16-Apr-2012

Very nice Landie and great pictures! Congratulations!

Skottoman

16-Apr-2012

Thanks guys, check out the build thread with 70 photos - [Click here]

speedy_w_beans

16-Apr-2012

Did you just out-Tamiya Tamiya? This certainly looks like a 'scale model suitable for radio control,' emphasis on scale!

mor10retro

16-Apr-2012

Great Landy and pics. Pic#7 is great!

matman

16-Apr-2012

Looking great , It was a great thread . Even that it was all the way down to the bottom of the page .

SB_Aust

16-Apr-2012

Very nice indeed!

def4x4

16-Apr-2012

Great Great to great loving everything. One point to discus, you took so much time to paint the English flag on the roof, but now your Landy is almost finished, you dont see it so much, if you put the hole rack full with stuff. The yello looks great with all the black parts.

ShayD

16-Apr-2012

Top job, great pictures ...

3SPD REKR

16-Apr-2012

Fab Landy! I like this rig from top to bottom - just the way I would want to build one. Really nice work and the details are perfect. The 3rd shot is outstanding. Love the look of the chassis and the rear spotlight is even on - Sweet!

MAD-BEE

16-Apr-2012

Great pics and awesome detailed model!!

Skottoman

16-Apr-2012

Thanks! Regarding the roof, the only thing on it is the keg, so you can still see the roof quite well. Just in these shots they're all taken at eye level so you don't really see it. I didn't want to cover up all that paintwork with scale junk. Cheers, Skottoman

Odyss

19-Apr-2012

Wow, that looks amazing! Slightly worried me now though as I've just ordered a Trail Finder 2 from RC4WD and apart from an SCX10 I've only ever built Tamiyas.. Oh well, I'm up for the challenge. Plus, you guys will help, right? hehehe

Skottoman

19-Apr-2012

I think RC4WD has upped their game with the TF2. Also the Gelande was pre-built, which meant I had to tear it apart and re-build. You should enjoy the TF2.

Odyss

20-Apr-2012

Ah, I didn't realise the gelande was pre-built. I take it the build was getting the body to fit etc. I'll check out your build thread..
You, Wyoming and a couple of others really show what can be done with some skill and patience. Huge respect to all! (Thanks for replying)


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