Jeep Wrangler Brute update 9/1


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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?

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

Looks cool .

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

Very cool

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

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Yes, very NICE start!! :D

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SchAWeeeeeeeeeeeeeT

Cab and Bed are looking Great.

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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.

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hmm cool build !

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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.

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Very cool!

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Posted · Report post

really cool build

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

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

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

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Love this! Looking good so far.

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