Model: (Click to see more) 58457: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406
Status: New built
Date: 14-Nov-2012
Comments: 52
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Completely inspired by TC member def4x4, and his awesome 2CV, I had to have a try at one of my own... This is a lexan shell I got from Germany Ebay, and I tried to make it as detailed as I could. This turned out to be an excellent project, and was way more fun than I'd imagined. Shell is mounted via velcro to a CC01 chassis. It's a blast to drive on the dirt with it's skinny tires and soft springs. Love it! Comments welcome, thanks for looking! --------- Complete build thread with 90+ photos here - http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=68247




Weathering and custom styrene parts 1 My favorite photo 3 lug nuts per wheel Windows and vents open, lights on Canvas roof with styrene ribs Driver, rear view mirror and seats Plaid seats and skinny tires 1 Full Throttle! 1 Action shot under power 2 Authentic body lean!

Comments

T5Films

14-Nov-2012

WOOOOW , that`s insane
Looks soooooooo goooood .

backtomyroots.

14-Nov-2012

Another epic skottoman build .

kontemax

14-Nov-2012

Ahahah! Last picture is great!

stickerbod

14-Nov-2012

Very realistic, great work

trf_414_m2

14-Nov-2012

Amazing look, only good comments come to my mind.

mor10retro

14-Nov-2012

Great looking 2cv. I can see why you wanted to build one after seeing def4x4's 2cv. Yet you have a slightly different style, which I also like very much. Love the 2 last action shots, very scale body lean! Great work!

scorcher-tec

14-Nov-2012

I keep looking at these as we have a 1:1 2cv which is in the process of being repaired- maybe a 1:10 scale may be a quicker option

We all love this one and def4x4's thanks for posting

blackfoot dave

14-Nov-2012

I watched this build in the forums but couldn't comment there, here I can.
Great custom build!!!

speedy_w_beans

14-Nov-2012

Looks great. I think I like the second picture the most as it's the little details like the luggage rack, luggage, stickers, bungie cords, canvas roof, hippie sticker, etc. that make this very unique...

def4x4

14-Nov-2012

I´m not a member at the forum here but i follow your build from the start. Amezing work Scot what you did here, so many great details, and better then mine lol! Love your tire choice and the color looks great. Just one little thing, sorry that whey dont live close together, so whe coudt drive ours 2CV´s in the same spot!

RACECRAFTERS

14-Nov-2012

Absolutely awesome! All the little things make the big difference.

Wyoming

14-Nov-2012

I can't say I know what these things are never seen a real one but they are kind of quirky fun looking cars, but as a model it looks superb and like a fun to drive machine, nice work Scott.

Skottoman

14-Nov-2012

Appreciate the kind comments guys! @def4x4 - In no way is this 'better' than yours, it's just different. I LOVE your 2CV, so much that it was my inspiration! I'd also love to have both of them in the same place, but alas, we are quite far away... @Seth - I have seen these and ridden in these in France a few times. They are quite unique, and almost barely even real cars... Look them up, and you'll see! For everyone else, thank you for the comments, it makes a build like this even better to share with people who appreciate it. My wife just says 'It's cute'. haha...

BeetleOne

15-Nov-2012

Absolutely great job! Beautiful vehicle!

matman

15-Nov-2012

Fantastic !! , Love the last too shots . It looks like the real thing , with the lean etc .
Your detail is amazing & your time in your Build threads , In letting us see your projects comming along & being apart of it in a way . So thanks ! .

mongoose1983

15-Nov-2012

AMAZING!!! Your work customizing this model is frankly superb. A pleasure to see one of these old Critroen. My parents had one back in the 70's. Love it.

Morgi74

15-Nov-2012

You've made this just perfect. Absolute great job!!!

f2g78

15-Nov-2012

Amazing!!!!, the body is perfect
many thanks for this french touch !!!!
SUPERBE

sludgeguts

15-Nov-2012

Perfection.

TA-Mark

15-Nov-2012

Absolutely brilliant build mate. With the outdoor setting and camera angle it makes it almost look like a 1:1 2CV. I still think seeing the diff centre under the back (pic 2) is out of place though.

pagedm_f350

15-Nov-2012

Amazing work!! A real masterpiece, I love seeing these kinds of builds

Torhaantje

15-Nov-2012

Brilliant!!!!!!
In Holland we call these 2CV's ( deux chaveaux= two horses) : 'Lelijke eendjes', which means ugly ducklings...
This one resembles the full scale car perfectly!
Well done, great built and thanks for sharing!!
Rick

scoobybooster

15-Nov-2012

Sooo cool!! Love the authentic body lean:-D Pure awesomeness!

Chain Driven

15-Nov-2012

Congrats Mate, that's fantastic.

lupogtiboy

15-Nov-2012

That is just AWESOME! Looks like it even leans just like the real car too!

SteveAdair

15-Nov-2012

Mate, that is one of the best car scale builds I have ever seen. Very well done. It is awesome. Very detailed and, like others have said here, it looks like 1:1 in some shots. Thanks for sharing.

neobrunox

15-Nov-2012

Fantastic ! you have done it perfectly, very realistic

R/CVET

15-Nov-2012

Great work...the scale detail is fantastic!

Issi-72

15-Nov-2012

Awesome!!! Nice job.

swedishwiking

15-Nov-2012

Wicked!

Gazan

15-Nov-2012

Absolutely fantastic work. I thought it was a real 2cv initially! I wish I had the skill to do something like this!

CASE1

15-Nov-2012

This is completely brilliant! What a great build and a pleasure to look at Wow, this makes TC such a cool place. Thanx for sharing!

Skottoman

15-Nov-2012

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind comments!

Sayroll

15-Nov-2012

You entered another league. She's lovely!

mikeekim

15-Nov-2012

Very very cool, even for a 2cv

TIMECMDR

15-Nov-2012

Scott, I have been quietly following the thread in the forum and I would like to take this opportunity to say the imagination & mastery you have shown with this build is truly amazing !!!........A great inspiration to many..........Stunning work dude!!! BRAVO

dr.roberts

16-Nov-2012

Very Good! I thought it was real at a moment.. Love the body roll!!

the-way

16-Nov-2012

You did an incredible top super job, man!! Well done!

RallyeBaz

16-Nov-2012

Stunning model. A break from the Norm

Steffen

16-Nov-2012

You humble us all Great work as always!

MAD-BEE

16-Nov-2012

Well done thats a cracker!! Love it!
The 2cv was the best James Bond car of them all! lol

*Topcat*

16-Nov-2012

Top modelling skills. Had to look twice at this one to make sure it wasnt a 1.1 and then had to look a 3rd time just to make sure

Dirt-540

16-Nov-2012

Never been a fan of Citroens, especially the 2CV. But this is absolutley brilliant! Its scale perfection and the photos are really good too. Even the colour and weathering are excellent, 10 out of 10 for everything on this one my friend. I never thought I'd admit this but... I'd love a Citroen CV2 in my collection now, even if it was only half as good as yours.

Singleseven

16-Nov-2012

Your attention to detail is such that it wouldn't suprise me to learn that you travelled to Europe to take these shots Great project Scott (again!)

neobrunox

17-Nov-2012

Please make a video with these fantastic 2CV

Skottoman

17-Nov-2012

Thank you again for all the comments guys! I will need to make a video of the 2CV going on an adventure sometime soon!

Soonsie

17-Nov-2012

Very inspiring build! You did an amzing job! Nice tire/wheel combo, but isn't 19 inch on a 2cv a bit to big!?

Skottoman

17-Nov-2012

Yes, the wheel/tire combo is a bit large compared to the 1:1, but it was the most straight forward way to create the 'look' of the skinny tires and the flat wheel. I think it gives it a little more character and off road ability!

calicool

17-Nov-2012

lol

scollins

18-Nov-2012

Beautiful build, very original, and brilliantly executed. Perfect! Thank you for sharing these photos!

Porsche356supersport

7-Jan-2013

I can almost smell the cheese and baguettes rolling around on the back seat!

Pintopower

23-Oct-2013

The body roll is accurate too!


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