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Old 10-03-2022, 05:58 PM   #201
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I like it a lot ... I will pick some of those club5 bits... I usually go for lockeup scale hardware and ssd. I will also recommend the ssd brake disk hubs... I like to pick up the 1.9 for the front and the 1.5 for the rear. makes them look scale. On some cases I have ran an SSD brake disk up front and a brass beef patty disk on the back for some weight on the back (my rigs are mostly front end heavy so it helps to balance and be more planted) I know it is sprung weight on the back but my crawlers hardly see any high speeds to worry about the rotating mass.
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:12 AM   #202
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Scale wheel hardware is on point. Glad such things exist lol.
I'm glad too! Looks way cooler!

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I like it a lot ... I will pick some of those club5 bits... I usually go for lockeup scale hardware and ssd. I will also recommend the ssd brake disk hubs... I like to pick up the 1.9 for the front and the 1.5 for the rear. makes them look scale. On some cases I have ran an SSD brake disk up front and a brass beef patty disk on the back for some weight on the back (my rigs are mostly front end heavy so it helps to balance and be more planted) I know it is sprung weight on the back but my crawlers hardly see any high speeds to worry about the rotating mass.
Thanks! Yeah, the SSD brake rotor hubs are on my list to buy. Since I am already running the SSD brass knuckles, I won't be running the Beef Tube Beef Patties. As it sits now the weight bias is pretty good.
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:17 AM   #203
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Oh damn now those look really good! Have to get some hardware soon!

The brake rotors are sweet, look really good and great way to change wheel offset if needed

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Old 10-04-2022, 10:24 AM   #204
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I like to pick up the 1.9 for the front and the 1.5 for the rear. makes them look scale.

Man, thatís attention to detail


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Old 10-05-2022, 07:12 AM   #205
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Oh damn now those look really good! Have to get some hardware soon!

The brake rotors are sweet, look really good and great way to change wheel offset if needed

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Yeah, I'm going to start going thru my fleet of rigs and start swapping out the hex head screws for scale hardware. Adds a level of scaleness that is needed!

Definitely getting the SSD rotors. They look so good glistening thru the wheels!

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Old 10-05-2022, 11:34 AM   #206
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Looks good b-mow! The scale hardware really takes the wheels to the next level.


Love the little bundles of firewood
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Old 10-07-2022, 10:08 AM   #207
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Looks good b-mow! The scale hardware really takes the wheels to the next level.

Love the little bundles of firewood
Much appreciated SLN!
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:17 AM   #208
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Time, weather, moon and stars have all aligned and I was finally able to throw some paint on the FJ Cruiser. Spent all day yesterday cleaning, prepping, taping and painting the FJ. Oddly the supplied window masks were smaller than the windows. The front windows and windshield fit good, but the the rear windows were too small, so I had to frog tape the rear windows.

Here's a few pics of the progress. Also, simultaneously taped and sprayed the Pro-Line Tundra body that I bought for my Traxxas Slash Ultimate many moons ago!

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Old 10-10-2022, 03:51 PM   #209
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Oh gonna love where this is headed.

Bit envious too, been wanting to do a tundra body for my slash (the basic version) but haven't gotten around to even buying one yet. You guys and these build threads keep sending my money to the scalers lol.

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Old 10-11-2022, 10:11 AM   #210
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Oh gonna love where this is headed.

Bit envious too, been wanting to do a tundra body for my slash (the basic version) but haven't gotten around to even buying one yet. You guys and these build threads keep sending my money to the scalers lol.

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Thanks sir!

I got lucky with the Tundra. I was at my LHS a few months back and they had this body on clearance sale and only one in stock. Grabbed it immediately!

Yeah, all of my money always goes to my scalers! My gofast rigs stay parked in the garage these days!



Edit: Note to self. Just noticed this post just ticked my post count to 3,000. Damn, that was quick!

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Old 10-11-2022, 12:04 PM   #211
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Thanks sir!



I got lucky with the Tundra. I was at my LHS a few months back and they had this body on clearance sale and only one in stock. Grabbed it immediately!



Yeah, all of my money always goes to my scalers! My gofast rigs stay parked in the garage these days!







Edit: Note to self. Just noticed this post just ticked my post count to 3,000. Damn, that was quick!
What do you expect, multiple bad ass builds that once one project is done you throw something else sweet at us lol.

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Old 10-11-2022, 03:47 PM   #212
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What do you expect, multiple bad ass builds that once one project is done you throw something else sweet at us lol.

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Old 10-11-2022, 04:13 PM   #213
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Here's a few more pics of the not-even-close-to-being-done FJ Cruiser. First of all, the pics don't do it any justice. In person the colors just POP!! This blue is now my all time favorite color that I've painted with. When they say brilliant, they mean brilliant! It is really hard to get the right lighting indoors to show off these true colors.

The Tamiya colors that I used are:

- PS-30 Brilliant Blue
- PS-1 White
- PS-5 Black
- PS-55 Flat Clear
- PS31 Smoke

The FJ body came with window decals that gave it a "tinted window" look with black rubber mouldings. I decided to leave off the decals (like a do with most of my rigs) and paint the black window trim. As always, I use the outside film as a mask to mask off all of the black areas on the outside of the body. I then sprayed a couple of coats of the Flat Clear over the black to dull and protect the paint.

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I love this shot! Looks mean! I added the black on the front edge of the hood to replicate the hood protector as seen in the 1:1 FJ pic that this rig is mimicking. Just look at all of that Rock Beast rubber!

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This was my very first time using the Tamiya PS-31 Smoke paint. I wanted to give the rear windows a tinted look without using a tint. I sprayed multiple layers on just the rear windows. I lost count of the layers, but I did use the whole can. You can see how much darker the rear windows are compared to the front passenger window.

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And here is a bonus pic of the front end of the Tundra on the Slash. The only pic I have at the moment. I'm going to get some outdoor shots of it soon.

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Way more to do like add more scale details and install the lights. Hoping to get time this weekend to spend more time on it.

As always, thanks for taking a peek!

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Old 10-11-2022, 05:40 PM   #214
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The fj looks fantastic!


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What a beast!
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Old 10-12-2022, 07:00 AM   #216
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Old 10-12-2022, 01:40 PM   #217
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Man that blue looks killer with the color of those wheels. Great job on all the paint too btw... clean lines as usual.

So I've seen those body mount dealies a few times but no idea what they're even called. I like em better than conventional clips. Who makes em... Knight Customs? And where are they available? Also any other details about em. Screw on? Thanks
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Old 10-12-2022, 03:49 PM   #218
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damn nice rigs.
Thank you!

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Man that blue looks killer with the color of those wheels. Great job on all the paint too btw... clean lines as usual.

So I've seen those body mount dealies a few times but no idea what they're even called. I like em better than conventional clips. Who makes em... Knight Customs? And where are they available? Also any other details about em. Screw on? Thanks
Thanks drifter! Appreciate the kind words! This painting thing seems to be getting easier with each body I do!

If you're talking about the body mounts on the Tundra Slash, they are from Pro-Line. In order to mount the Tundra to the Slash, they require these body mounts to be purchased. Now I have seen people take stock Axial, Element, etc. body post and cut off the clip nub and drill and tap threads in it and install a long set screw. Pretty much the same deal as what Pro-Line does.

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Old 10-12-2022, 03:54 PM   #219
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All makes sense now. Thanks much, Brian. Sorry for the brief derail.
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Old 10-12-2022, 05:25 PM   #220
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Great paint all around! The seams look spot on. All the little details really add up; you even got the V8 badge on the Tundra.
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