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All off road online build contest with prizes done today

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Hey Guys,

First of all thank you Gregg and Jairus for letting me post this here.

This is for a contest my model goup and I are putting on.

NO COST TO ENTER,this is about love for a certain genre of model building.

The rules so far are:

a)Must be an off road inspired build such as a dune buggy,lifted 4x4,Desrt racing,rock crawling,Jeeps,etc..

B)1/25 and 1/24 scale only

c) no die cast

d) partial projects allowed at start date,no further than %50 along.

e) build and enter as many models as you like in time allowed

f) must provide updated pictures once a month so people can follow along

g) Classes so far are Competition and Play,with 2 more categories of working suspension and non working suspension. Depending on how many builds we get and prizes collected will determine final categories.

Categories and FINAL rules will be posted at contest start.

So far Prizes are things like unbuilt model kits,so real concepts Iroc swampers,needle file sets,steel rulers,resin parts,custom paint masks from RPP,.....alot more to come.

We have off road related swag coming from Race Dezert.com,Off Road Wherehouse,and Coyne Motorsports.

Also a member said he could get a signed copy of "Dust To Glory" with Andy Griders signature. He was in most of the movie racing for team Honda.

Stay tuned!!!!

I figure to have at least 25-30 done builds when it's over.

See flyer below.

Doug R

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Hey guys get ahold of me if you intend to build and your name or handle is not on the list.

These people have all emailed me and confirmed.

kod38@hotmail.com

John /wagonguy

Jake/bigjeepz

Dave/modelman

Doug/Kod38

Willie/wtsf150

Glenn/derailed

David H

Mr.Boyle

Tom/metalhead

Corey/RPP Hobby

Manny/ VCG resin

Kynan/splinter

Mark/mahdman

Jeremy N

stringalation

Trailbound

Dan Mc

climberboi512

Bobby/wildrice

Richard/Modeljeeper

Jackie/Mcss8788

chargerfanatic15

Steve K

Don S

Rick H/ UK

Lee/Sandracer

Steve R

Theflame

Bruce H

Suthermutt/Billy

ric1984b/Rick

Bigwurmb/John

J.C./little xaviar

Toytundra

urjustamemory/Tyler

Cookiedude

Chaili B

Jairus

Billy K

Jantrix

James S

Dave S

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4 more days and it's on.

I do have some of the prizes posted here,and hope to have 3 times this much stuff to give away.

prizes

We have over 40 builders now with a deep pool of talent and people eager to build this genre.

I hope those of you building will post lots of pictures of your progress.

Doug R

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I'm ready Doug. Not sure how mine will turn out as I'm entering unchartered water.

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Would a factory 4x4 work? Like, something with an off-road package? I have plans for a full off road vehicle, but it's not going to be ready for a long, long time....certainly not for this contest.

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Would a factory 4x4 work? Like, something with an off-road package? I have plans for a full off road vehicle, but it's not going to be ready for a long, long time....certainly not for this contest.

Yes,any off road inspired build is welcome.

This is more about sharing and having fun then prizes.

We are just trying to show that off road builders do exist.LOL!

Just email me at kod38@hotmail.com.

Please post your progress here too.

We start building on Tues the 11th and finish November 1 06.

If you need any help just ask, I can help point you in the right direction.

Thanks.

Doug R

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I'm ready Doug. Not sure how mine will turn out as I'm entering unchartered water.

Bobby,

you will do awesome.If you hit a stumble we can help you through it.

Thanks for the Vee Wee btw.

I will pull my styrene and parts this weekend.

I plan to heavily modify a ww2 kubelwagon for a baja pre runner and possible scratch build a turbo porsche powered sand rail?

Or ??

Doug

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Thanks Doug, have something in the planning stage that will be perfect for this!

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Thanks Doug, have something in the planning stage that will be perfect for this!

That's what it's all about right there Billy!

Doug R

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Doug where do you buy your stuff at? My LHS doesn't carry it.

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Doug where do you buy your stuff at? My LHS doesn't carry it.

Styrene??

Well,do you have a train shop too?

Model rail roaders use this stuff alot.

I have to order online because my LHS is going out of business.

RPP Hobby carries some popular plastruct sizes here-I asked him to carry some and he got it right away.LOL!

http://rpphobby.com/Aftermarket%20Model%20Parts.htm

I would get a catalog from evergreen and plastruct so you can see all they offer.

http://www.plastruct.com/

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/

Get yourself a good liquid glue like Tenax 7 or Proweld too.

I wish I lived closer,I would just show you what I use.

Maybe I will do a tutorial for TMM.

Doug

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Thats cool! I have to hunt me down one of those kits!!

My build for this is currently soaking in Bleche White....

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Thats cool! I have to hunt me down one of those kits!!

My build for this is currently soaking in Bleche White....

Resin kit??

I hate the fenders on mine,I may cut it all apart and redo them like a thing.

Doug R

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Yup! It's going to be an old Willys Jeep wagon....

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funny, i just sold a VW Thing i have owned and improved for 20 years, i was going to post a photo but cant access image shack from here!

anyway i have a model i would like to enter in this contest but its already completed. is that possible? its a mid 60s land rover 108 done up off road style. i can post photos if you would like. or is this contest only for cars built during the time period on the poster?

also have a kubelwagen and schwimmwagen already built some time ago.

ps: got rid of the thing but still have a 85 toyota land cruiser fj60 with a chevy small block in it! now *thats* a real trail machine!

one love

jah bill

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Here is the build I have going so far.

This is a ww2 vw Kubelwagen made to look kinda like a vw thing I hope.

I only have the front half of the chassis and cage so far.

I would say I am 10% done.

It will have coil over shocks,porsche trans,motor? chevy v-6 -porsche 6 - or a scat v-4.

Has a long way to go.

Doug R

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Looking good! I totally changed my build...I brought home the new AMT/Model King 72 Blazer and it's almost done...it would have been done if I didn't ruin the hood, I've got it all sanded now I just have to fix it!

Prime, paint, clear. Hope I don't mess it up again!

Otherwise, it's done, and my entry is complete!

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Here is what I'm working on. My 1st stab at scratchbuilding anything.

Mock-Up

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Cage

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Suspension

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I really like your roll cage Bobby that looks awesome. Not like pieces of plastic glued toghter like mine do, it looks like a real roll cage to me!

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Thanks Billy. Thats the very first cage I've built. This model is my first attempt at any scratchbuilding. I used plastic rod for the rear hoop and plastic tube with wire inserted for front hoop. Took me about 3-4 hrs to do.

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I finished my Blazer and posted it in the workbench section. I also finished a Mercedes Benz 230 G but I don't know if that's a 4x4 or not! I think it is, as it has driveshafts going to both front and rear axles. That's also posted in the Workbench section!

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