Land Rover update now a TLT-1
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My axial based Land Rover has now been upgraded to a TLT-1 using the new axle kits which really improved the looks by making it narrower and the TLT axles also drive better since they have a little play and don't chatter when turning like the scorpion axles did. I shaved the axles smooth with a dremel and locked the diffs with XC/CC lockers front and rear. I found these beautifully custom welded steel 3 link mounts on ebay from a very nice guy who makes them and I made some new upper links from old carbon arrows, I fitted some Rc4wd hard steel output gears, rc4wd straight axle conversion in back, made a servo mount out of metal scrap and added some 80mm scale shocks from RC4wd. The overall look I was going for is stock looking truck, I wasn't going for lots of articulation etc. Still waiting for at least some snow to melt so I can actually drive without getting stuck lol!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
TLT-1 Land Rover testing
The narrow axles look really fantastic and overall, such a great looking rig!
Wow! This really tops the scale look. I so want this Are the bodies still available ?
Thanks guys, the body came from ebay where TC member RA1028 sells them, you would have to check with him.
Seth, this looks awesome, I really dont see how you can improve it much more other than a driver in the interior!
Working on that one Steve I'm having trouble finding the right driver figure.
looks awesome, i was wondering where the tlt axles were going to end up, couldnt have picked a better place myself. real nice.
lol, thanks C but I also just bought another TLT on ebay to part out for a Jeep project.
thats what i am using on my wrangler project now, i just cant seem to get the straight axle adapters, they are always sold out. i might have to just make them, lol.
Very nice, it's so scale!
just like the real one! Top Landie, Seth!!
i can not beleave how real it looks what a geat job Seth
It already looked very good and it's indeed more scale now that the wheels are actually within the arches... Thanks for sharing!
Wow Seth, you did a great job again! It looks fantastic! But it needs indeed a driver, otherwise you can't drive it ...
Looks great Seth, I really should get mine finished one day...
Fantastic stuff mate! It looks very scale. I've had one of these shells for ages now, this makes me want to go tackle it...
Great work on your new axels, hope hey drive,s better now. This time no bounce! only the shocks. meby its better for a bigger articulation, lets see what it dos!
Seth that is simply awesome Thought at first they where library pics for a real one. Fantastic
looks very very real!
Your scale stuff is amazing,such awesome work!!
looks stunning, where did you get the body from may i ask?
Come on Seth! Put the RC one in the 1st pic LOL.Damn thats awesome.....Steve.
Nice Seth the stance looks perfect This is one of if not est one i've seen. I have to keep my eyes open for one of thoese bodies
Thats an amazing looking landrover !!
Nice work Wyo, looks a little better with the TLT axles. Tires look good on there too, I just ordered a set thanks to you.
Superb I reckon a winch would be a nice add on.
That’s a sweet looking landy Seth, great job mate
Thanks guys, the body came from ebay where TC member RA1028 sells them sometimes. As for articulation I'll take it out soon but I didn't build this for performance I just wanted it to look like a stock landy when its driving so it can only flex a little over an inch which would be a lot for a real stock truck if scaled up. but the suspension is silky smooth so I'm guessing it will be quite the scale crawler based on some basement climbing I've done already
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I thought it was my old car!, looks so real.
Those axles make all the difference - nice job!
unbelievable! You are still improving the scale look!
Stunning - makes me want to start on mine at 11:35pm LOL
That looks superb, like it's a factory job!
What a beautiful job. I am jealous to say the least.
I'm a Tamiya fundamentalist, and I rarelly like these kind of projects, but I must say that your work is of very high quality, and that the results are awesome. Your Land Rover is a 10.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks a lot, I would have to say my favorite part about Tamiya is that unlike so many other brands which focus on insane speed, or RTR with Tamiya products you can run the gamut between so many aspects of the brand, Vintage, modern, hybrids, customs, trucks, cars, monsters etc. I guess there is something for everyone under the big T
This is so nice, such a clean sale Land Rover, spot on !!
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