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Steve
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19th Dec 14 at 16:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok here is this years project to keep me entertained over xmas and manage my Aspergers.

The thread to last years and one before that is here

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=623501

This year is something different from Technics lego, I took the plunge with this

Gelande II RC defender



The build quality of this is pretty sweet, full alu accurate chassis



Proper metal axles









There is shit loads of accessories, and I will be building as close to 100% replica as my real one as possible.

Progress pics to follow

[Edited on 19-12-2014 by Steve]
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thats got winter tyres on m8
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does the bodywork come put together or do you have build that as well? cant tell it looks like one piece
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Have to put it together

So starting to gather a nice collection of bits, there is still a fair bit to come including the kit itself as has to come from USA



Some close ups of some of the bits

Decals, and scale numberplates, same as my real life plate



Scale alu plate kit



45T motor



Test sprayed the tamiya ts38, close enough match to mine



Sprayed the plate kit a shade of nigger black



Then time to water proof the ESC as I want to wade it, I actually have a better ESC that is already waterproof coming so may ditch this one.

Used this liquid tape stuff, which is essentially brush on rubber



Opened the plastic case



Took the heatsink off and submerged all the electronics in this stuff



All back together





Water test



Nothing blew up!

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[Edited on 19-12-2014 by Steve]
Nic Barnes
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your life, is definitely, definitely, exciting.
Ben G
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Do you actually have Aspergers or have you just Google diagnosed yourself?
Jambo
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19th Dec 14 at 17:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This looks like a really cool kit


Also, as you own the vehicle you are replicating and posting pictures on the internet, this will assure 100% Kudos and maximum internet points from weirdos who make trailers and BBQs out of the same car they own.

Robin
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19th Dec 14 at 17:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Please tell me you are doing a replica.
Steve
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19th Dec 14 at 17:50   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ya of mine

[Edited on 19-12-2014 by Steve]
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Water test wasn't worth doing if it's a replica of the real one you have it won't get wet
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Will you be doing any dry brushing? I think it would be cool if you did.
Steve
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I'm not sure it will look right on such a large scale, 1/10 it will have real mud on it anyway lol
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Cool imo
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My leds turned up. I tried to get as close to real life colour as possible, most of the kits are blue/white which just looks wrong imo, these are more white/yellow



Also made up this little loom to allow me to switch them on and off from my RC controller

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Can you get a winch for it? I'd love that.
Steve
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Yeah u can
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out of interest whats the cost for all of this
kennySRi
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This is well cool. Luckily your car is a pretty simple design (no offence lol) so you should be able to get it looking pretty much exactly the same.

Lights look a nice colour.

Nigger black

Really excited to see how this turns out.
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20th Dec 14 at 19:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by bigron1988
out of interest whats the cost for all of this


368 for the kit. Then just a case of getting on eBay for the accessories
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368 you could have bought a full size 4x4 for that.

Its still cool btw, didn't want to miss that out.

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Lol I got one
John
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I meant another one you could use as a 4x4.
Steve
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That's importing from the USA too. 430 if you buy in the uk
Steve
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20th Dec 14 at 19:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's all machined aluminium so not your usual rc plastic stuff.
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I'm impressed, will follow with interest.


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