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#1 deward

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

Yes it is another rubicon kit. But this one is different.

 

First off here is what a brute looks like.

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I Started with the body and chopped it up

 

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I then built the bed from scratch. 

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I then built up the back of the cab from sheet styrene, The roof started out as a cj 7 roof but i cut it up to fit. 

 

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This is where I am now, I need to build up the doors to match the 1:1. I would also like to open the hood and throw an engine in there. But if I do that then I might as well Scratch build the frame. 
Does anyone have recommendations on size of styrene for the chassis?

 


Edited by deward, 02 September 2013 - 04:53 AM.


#2 Project510

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

Looking good man, great idea. Deff looking forward to seeing the progress



#3 1930fordpickup

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Looks cool . 



#4 Albie D

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

Terrific! This is a AEV conversion right? Those are nasty, sweet build.



#5 Chris White

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Very cool



#6 slusher

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

You made that look easy..very nice start..



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

Yes, very NICE start!! :D 



#8 RodneyBad

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

SchAWeeeeeeeeeeeeeT

 

Cab and Bed are looking Great.



#9 Evilbenny

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:46 PM

Too bad Jeep didn't make this a production model. I think they would make a killing. Great job so far.You have inspired me to make a similar build.



#10 crazyrichard

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

hmm cool build !



#11 hjracing

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:10 AM

Wow, cool project! I been thinking on build one by myself long time ago, you are building this the right way, great scraht build skills. I'll keep an eye on this one.



#12 Davewilly

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

Very cool!



#13 Bill Edman

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

really cool build



#14 deward

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

I finally got some more done with this one. 

I cut the top half of the doors off of the revell cj 7 and made them fit. 

 

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I built up a roll cage, I might add more support bars later.

 

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I lengthened the kit frame to match the new wheelbase.

 

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Next up will be to prime the body and make the suspension. 



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:56 PM

Excellent job so far. Any plans of casting this one?



#16 deward

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:41 AM

Excellent job so far. Any plans of casting this one?

No plans for casting, I've never used resin before and I don't think this is accurate enough to copy.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:46 AM

i'd build a copy replica of that its darn good work so far

#18 Wheels

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:30 AM

That is very cool!! It's coming along nicely!!



#19 blubaja

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

Love this! Looking good so far.