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Old 10-04-2020, 03:45 PM   #1
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I'm finally starting to have some free time so I decided to try and get back into RC's.

So I figured I'd start with a new RC, I wanted something that would be simple to build and maintain I also wanted plenty of battery room, sick of tiny batteries. I didn't want to start back in the hobby with something I'd worry about breaking, I wanted something fun.

So I opted for an Axial UMG, it's unimogish and I don't have one and it looks durable.


I got this far......











I tried, I really tried, but I just can't go with those headlights. I also could not find any lexan paint local, so there goes durable lexan body. I got some laquer auto primer and krylon for plastic paint, I usually use rustoleum but wanted this orange not Bright Orange, So krylon it is.

I moved the headlights to the tail lights and added some roll bar lights from a Hilux to the new holes for the headlights.




















I'm happy so far, but I don't think this build will stay super simple, but it should only be accessories that I add. The exterior paint will scratch just like a hard body, but some rust and silver paint fixes that right up.
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Old 10-04-2020, 04:15 PM   #2
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I got my UMG10 shortly after it came out. I have around 10 trucks now and itís my favorite one to run. Incredibly capable box stock. I only have a few mods on mine and still running the stock tires and foams which are surprisingly very good. Enjoy yourís!!!
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The paint color is awesome sweet build !!!


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I love my Umg10, sure you will also.
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Old 10-05-2020, 03:56 PM   #5
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Thanks so far I'm really liking the UMG, the turning radius is fantastic.


Time to make some accessories, I looked at powered winches and other bought accessories, but I want this to stay simple and cheap, so I'll just be using stuff I have here.





Came out nicer than I expected.





I have a couple broken light housings off my vaterra, so I needed some new mounts for them




Bumper details.










I think I'm gonna try a styrene roof rack, I know it will break in a roll but so would a real one.















More styrene to build, good thing hobby lobby sells model glue, brick and mortar RC shops are becoming a thing of the past around here.
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Looks great.
Glad to see you back at it!

(I'm currently rebuilding my R7R Hellcat.)
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Looks great.
Glad to see you back at it!

(I'm currently rebuilding my R7R Hellcat.)
Hey! its great to see you.


Time for some accessories

This was a NOS bottle from something, it will make a nice fire extinguisher.









Need a tray for my gas and water tanks





I removed that odd raised section in the bed and replaced it with styrene.



















Time for some paint.
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That's awesome, man. Your fab work is outstanding!
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:30 PM   #9
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That's awesome, man. Your fab work is outstanding!

Thanks It's all looking pretty good after some paint








I tore apart some free harborfreight flash lights and wired them off an old radio shack battery pack.



Way too freaking bright....






Made some Decals and weathered everything










Time to go this thing a proper test.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:36 PM   #10
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Are those NOS Ranger Rick stickers? I had a subscription to Ranger Rick magazine when i was in elementary school...haha
As I remember it, Ranger Rick was a raccoon.

The build indeed looks fun. Look forward to some running pics.

Now i wanti to build a Mog
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Another Ranger Rick subscriber here ( National Wildlife Federation). Yep.. Rick was a raccoon... looked blitzed out of his mind but every character did in the 70's lol.

Awesome build, OP. Love that bed and the cab color as well as the nice details on the scale accessories.
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:36 AM   #12
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Hopefully you have better luck with the styrene bits, especially the roof, than I did. One rollover and all of that work gone lol. Looks really good though. I’m an old scale model builder and learned the hard way how much of that doesn’t translate to RC. But I was running a 12t motor so it was a spectacular rollover...lol
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Lookin' good, Rip!
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