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Old 07-24-2019, 07:04 AM   #61
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Awesome - great video too, what camera are you using for your shots? Didn't expect it to make it through that kind of mud!!!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:37 AM   #62
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Awesome - great video too, what camera are you using for your shots? Didn't expect it to make it through that kind of mud!!!

It crawls amazingly well, Iím impressed. Got another video coming soon with some better terrain

Using a GoPro hero 5
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:06 AM   #63
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New video with the new wheels

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Old 07-27-2019, 01:57 PM   #64
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Sweet!!!!
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:48 AM   #65
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Nice.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:32 AM   #66
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Itís not finished really, thereís still some bits I want to do with it but loved driving it so much I couldnít resist going out again and again!

Hereís some photos of its maiden run at leith hill quarry, Surrey UK



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Old 07-29-2019, 04:33 PM   #67
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Looking good!

Those RC4WD Goodyear tires suit the vehicle really well.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:54 AM   #68
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Looking good!

Those RC4WD Goodyear tires suit the vehicle really well.


Thanks man, it crawls really well with them too, Iím on the lookout for a 4.19 that will suit the truck to make it perform even better
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:55 AM   #69
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I thought Iíd take some photos to show you guys how Iíve laid out the chassis. On Sunday a local crawler / scaler group got together at one of my favourite spots and set up a class 1 course, theyíre known not to hold back so thought it would be a good test.

The truck has had some teething problems with the front axle, I was running dog bones foolishly thinking more along the lines of a scale truck but this has impressed me, it performed way past my expectations and actually completed the 6 stage course with no assistance - amazing really considering the tiny tyres too. I have some CVDís on the way

First up is the skid plate I made out of plate steel, inspiration came from the A&M garage skid for the marlin that I have installed. Works well on the rocks and protects the body well.


This is how Iíve mounted the batteries, they work like a clamp and Iíve put some foam on the inners to help protect and grip the batteries. It turned out I didnít need straps in the end so I may make these again without the slots but itís working great for now


All the electronics are up front as well as the winch controller


Overhead layout


Side profile showing how nice and low the COG is


Photos from the event arenít great, I smashed my phone in the week and had to make do with an old iPhone 5 :/




More soon....
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:45 PM   #70
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Small update, finally hooked up some LEDís to the dash clocks





Some of you may have noticed I changed the front shocks out for a pair of scx10 90mm with white springs - nice and soft. The gMades were a fraction long and the truck was sitting slightly higher at the front. Nice and even now.

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Old 08-06-2019, 09:14 AM   #71
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Lots of people asked to see how I rusted the G Wagon so here it is
https://youtu.be/ilMBAtfc6QU
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:01 AM   #72
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First of all, your G Wagon looks awesome! Great weathering and scale detail! Ride height looks spot on!

Secondly, I enjoyed watching your how-to video on rusting and weathering. I have been wanting to learn how to do that for a long time now. I purchased a Marlin Crawler earlier this year and have been thinking about adding a little weathering to it. Your tips should get the results that I am looking for.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:49 AM   #73
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First of all, your G Wagon looks awesome! Great weathering and scale detail! Ride height looks spot on!



Secondly, I enjoyed watching your how-to video on rusting and weathering. I have been wanting to learn how to do that for a long time now. I purchased a Marlin Crawler earlier this year and have been thinking about adding a little weathering to it. Your tips should get the results that I am looking for.



Thanks for sharing!


Awesome, thank you! Keep me posted on your Marlin!


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Old 08-08-2019, 06:02 AM   #74
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Because every footballer wants a G Wagon
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