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Link Posted: 9/28/2023 4:06:23 PM EST
Very cool thread makes me want to build an RC truck
Link Posted: 10/11/2023 7:57:26 AM EST
Thanks, started to move it to start painting and then expand it, it is in an old house that is a shop/storage/man cave house, so lots of cleaning to do still
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Found this D.A.T. hiding out in the Jiffy Lube

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Built it back in 93 I think

Next will be to expand it along the back wall and hopefully make a running stream , as part of it
Link Posted: 10/11/2023 7:58:07 AM EST
It is currently 4 ft X 10 ft
Link Posted: 12/1/2023 7:25:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#4]
Got some time to put a little paint down....and bought more foam ...going to expand...just no time for fun...crazy!

Eta...apparently my tablet doesn't have pics...will post from phone..sorry Yall
Link Posted: 1/1/2024 9:47:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#5]
Got to work on the course some, bought a bunch of 2x4's and moar foam, will get pics this week hopefully

Went and played a little until I snapped off a rear axle...

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I replaced it with a set of S.S. axles, also replaced the broken steering servo with a rampcrab and wow lots better response

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Spent the weekend cleaning the old kitchen, fixed sink and old dishwasher....next is to start to build the 2x4 frame work to support the course it is 48 X 156, it will run down the other wall also...you can see the kitchen disaster during video below...this became a storage/junk holding place while we went and still are going through our parents belongs after my dad and her mom passed in the last 2 years

I will try to add more pictures...this weekend.

Link Posted: 1/8/2024 6:07:36 PM EST
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I need to order 2 more buckets of "mud"....it's slick. Then empty and paint it...
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Link Posted: 2/1/2024 7:30:55 PM EST
Started painting some, went to lowes asked the kid for the cheapest satin paint that can be colored....what for Sir? An rc course, cool.....12.95 a gallon, 1 green and 1 brown
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And some of the cheapest brushes....

I need to get some pictures with something other than a glorified flip phone

So I'm down until tomorrow....

Was doing this line.....
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When I stripped the front ring gear/pinion....it was really bouncing and bound up......it had previously popped a tooth or two...
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But truck is 3x heavier than stock, it breaks in order.....so, next will be the ? I guess plastic axle housings or plastic t-case housing....

And for folks un familiar with rc vehicles....here is front end apart to replace the gears...

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Top picture is factory plastic gears, bottom one has heat treat D2 stripped gears...
Link Posted: 2/5/2024 7:09:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: hooligan223] [#8]
Nice job, OP.  Your course is looking good.  My son and I have a couple Axial 1:24 crawlers and have a blast with them.  We talked about building an indoor course but lost the motivation.  We do a fun one in the yard that we change uo when it gets too easy.  Maybe one day we'll get thst indoor course built.

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Originally Posted By Dopple:
Hopefully later today I can start building my Tamiya racing fighter (dt03 chassis). Going to use an old mrc 75mhz am radio with it.  Last model rc I had was a tamiya falcon.
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We built two of those kits last year and it's a fun kit that's pretty straightforward to assemble.  I think you'll enjoy it.  My only regret is not doing mine in box colors, I did green instead. Be warned, it's addictive.  I just finished a Kyosho Turbo Optima Gold and we're working on finishing up my son's Tamiya  TT-02D Skyline. I'm shopping for my next kit now.
Link Posted: 2/7/2024 10:15:08 PM EST
Thanks! It gives my mind and my friends a place to chill and decompress....

I threw more stuff away and started on additions...2 more 2x4 ft panels.
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AND NO The toy truggy is not stuck in the foam...
Link Posted: 2/9/2024 4:59:15 PM EST
So I bought this girl the other day
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Here she was yesterday....
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And this afternoon
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Link Posted: 2/9/2024 5:00:33 PM EST
Started on the extra track pieces
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Tomorrow will be more prepping for plaster mat
Link Posted: 2/10/2024 6:59:39 PM EST
Corks glued down, hope for some time tomorrow to do some plaster clothe
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Link Posted: 2/10/2024 7:03:30 PM EST
Worked 💪 on the rover some...
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I need to find tires next, this may be rough
Link Posted: 2/11/2024 1:05:27 PM EST
Black down.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2024 1:09:06 PM EST
1st coat on...
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Working on this. Lazy dad day...
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The color I chose was...it's adorable more orange in person with naked eye...
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Link Posted: 2/11/2024 3:05:24 PM EST
2nd coat on body....started to weather exo..before install
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Link Posted: 2/12/2024 5:37:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2024 8:33:03 PM EST
Modified layout with bigger stumps, it was way to easy setup on counter to stove transition
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Link Posted: 2/15/2024 8:47:19 PM EST
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It really is more orange in person....the paint is actually 2 different hughs/colors, just using 2 different spray guns and build up over the medium grey
Link Posted: 2/15/2024 8:48:17 PM EST
Poser shot.....
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Link Posted: 2/15/2024 8:49:12 PM EST
Up close....
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Link Posted: 2/16/2024 2:49:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#22]
Disclaimer! This is my 1st paint like this, please be gentle

Started the race with a clean camel trophy paint and black exoskeleton.

After the 1st section of clay like mist coated the truck and between mud spray and muddle splashes....her she sits....

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Need to satin clear tomorrow and find my old oil paints....if I have them still

Race book says next section is dusty and some creaks etc...

I'm going to try to cut out the door sticker mask now....so stickers are cutting.

If anyone is watching this.....should I use the vinyl as a mask or use it as a sticker,on,? Plan is a mask, hopefully the satin clear will hold up to vinyl glue, only have oracle 651 to mask....may just do a sticker so it looks like a magnetic sign....
Well stupid that won't work on an aluminum body.

Link Posted: 2/17/2024 6:04:50 PM EST
Worked on a trailer for it, its a retired racer after all.......
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1st coat on trailer, wheels are done with base, semi gloss sprayed, ready for a wash.....I have oil paint kit thing coming Tuesday...that should
So wheels are stock ,trailer has a 6 inch lit for the tires, I 3d printed racks, simple file off thingaverse.....
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 11:21:43 AM EST
Ran out of paint

1 am last night ...I ordered moar....2nd week of March

Bitchees need stitches  need to hit up hobby shop next week..
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 10:05:56 AM EST
Worked another piece of the track

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Broke another stock rear driveshaft...need to install S.S. ones

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