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My first major scratch building endeavor, a 1/24 scale 34’ RV conversion on a Revell Ford Aeromax 120 cab and chassis. The project began over 5 years ago, but the majority of it was built in the past two months. A huge thanks to everyone on the forum that encouraged the build along the way.1FB17DF1-3C1F-4740-B871-BEF355979008.thumb.jpeg.73edfca73a9edd3d40fa4b639cd4ce41.jpeg

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The RV body is a scale 24’ long with a 42” bunk, typical of the single rear axle units. These class 8 truck conversions, ever increasing in popularity, are a favorite amongst weekend race teams. I based this one off of 1:1 toterhomes built by NRC Modifications. Other popular custom builders include Showhauler and Renegade.

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Power is supplied by a Italeri 12.7l Detroit Diesel Series 60. It rides on real aluminum wheels from MCA, and Bridgestone tires from Moluminum and Double Take Replicas. 

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Next on the workbench is the trailer, so there will be more to come.

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Thanks for checking it out!

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Thanks everyone so much for the comments!

I’d like to build a stacker trailer for it eventually. For now, I’m going to build one of the galaxie enclosed trailers I have, and that’ll work until I build the matching stacker.

A boat would be good too. Really, any toys to haul somewhere for fun. 

 

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I love it, this is fantastic. You have inspired to build my Unimog Overland camper.

I love how you found the 3D printer to make the frame, the paint work is spot on. Very nice build and looks just like the big Super C's I see on the road. Great job.

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Now, that's  what I'm talking about.... Very nice work.... Biggest thing... Rounded corners.... Absolutely essential to pull this build off... Just a beautiful paint job and graphic work... My favorite build of the year, so far.... Just me, but Man, I like this one....Only thing that would make this better is if it were ORANGE!!!! ? Excellent work....

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13 hours ago, kilrathy10 said:

Now, that's  what I'm talking about.... Very nice work.... Biggest thing... Rounded corners.... Absolutely essential to pull this build off... Just a beautiful paint job and graphic work... My favorite build of the year, so far.... Just me, but Man, I like this one....Only thing that would make this better is if it were ORANGE!!!! ? Excellent work....

Thanks JT! Maybe I’ll go orange in the future. ?

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On 3/2/2020 at 10:22 PM, Oldmopars said:

I love it, this is fantastic. You have inspired to build my Unimog Overland camper.

I love how you found the 3D printer to make the frame, the paint work is spot on. Very nice build and looks just like the big Super C's I see on the road. Great job.

Thanks, super c’s are great, wish I could have one some day. A Unimog Overland would be an awesome and unique build.

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20 hours ago, Ben said:

Beautiful! I used to build the real ones for over thirty years.

Thanks Ben. I remember you built conversion coaches and similar vehicles.

On the model, I got the resin vent lids from you a few years back. I have several other parts from you that will find themselves on future conversion builds. Thanks again.

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On 3/5/2020 at 5:58 PM, vincen47 said:

Thanks Ben. I remember you built conversion coaches and similar vehicles.

On the model, I got the resin vent lids from you a few years back. I have several other parts from you that will find themselves on future conversion builds. Thanks again.

Cool! Happy to see those parts used on a great build!

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