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  1. 13 hours ago, Goose1957 said:

    Cool. I just recently got into 1/10 scale rock crawlers, saw these at the hobby shop and though the same thing. I was thinking of putting a Scout body on, but I thought the crawler looks a little too big. I think they look about 1/22 scale maybe. I never measured anything, haven't bought one yet. I did buy some of the tires though thinking I could use them on some plastic model projects, but I think they're too big. Maybe on a competition machine, but too big for a driver on the road. I really like the way yours looks though. What do you mean about its weight? Is the plastic body too heavy for the drivetrain to power it over rocks now? Thanks for any info.


    Hey, Jeff!

    My RC hobby started with a Traxxas Slash and an Axial Honcho in 1/10 too, but we could talk about that privately maybe. I agree with you about the scale issue. The original wheels are 56 millimeters (thats about 53 inches in 1:1). I bought a set of wheels from another brand that fit the scale much better. They measure 43 scale inches in 1:24 and that's large too. (The body is 1:25 so it's actually about 44"). That got rid of the monster truck look. The kit body is quite a lot heavier than the original lexan body. I didn't weigh it. I'll do it the next time I take it apart.
    All that extra weight makes it top heavy. Power is not an issue. It just topples over to easy. I'll have to add wheelweights  and stuff.

    I know it's a modeling forum, and the fun thing with this one was combining two hobbies. I even used bare metal foil on it so it'll be a bit fragile on the trail.

  2. Thought I'd post this one here as well as on the usual RC-places.  I bought an Axial 1:24 RC Jeep Rubicon and swapped the body for an AMT truck. It adds to the scale looks but not to the driveability because of its weight.

    The paintjob is, well, orange peelorama, but hey, it's no beauty show out on the trails. I think I'll work on some more off-road equipment but at least it's drivable now. (barely)



  3. If you think six months is a long time, try four years. That's how long I've been waiting for my order to be completed.

    ...and when June comes five years have gone since I paid for my order. Most of the stuff has arrived but some are

    still missing. But, I won't give up hope yet. (Psst, Al... ;) )

  4. OK, so maybe not today, but the last couple of weeks...


    Unbuilt. Some tyre burn on the bed. No custom wheels. A perfect builder.


    Also unbuilt. It feels almost sacred to handle.


    Those two were a couple of if not outright glue bombs, so at least brush paint bombs. Luckily it all washed out. :D



    I managed to get the glass out from the Caddy and it's reusable in separate front, and rear pieces. The windshield of the Olds is a bit deformed by glue but I was lucky to get double windows in an unbuilt kit that i bought earlier. Sometimes you're lucky... ;)

  5. This isn't about building according to a communal theme. It's about what happens to be what folks are doing at/with their workbench on Saturday, for example rebuilding or reorganizing their workspace. What could be more general than that?

    Hear, hear! The move is totally incorrect in my opinion.

    Was there a good explanation? (maybe it could help the confused?)

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