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Old 10-16-2005, 01:29 PM   #41
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Okay, I see how it is. Fine, be like that.


You should get a bedliner type thing in there. That would be sick. Like a little Linex or something. Or even just paint the inside of the bed black so it looks like a liner. That would be awesome.


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Old 10-16-2005, 03:36 PM   #42
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i thought about a bedliner, but i'm having a hard time getting paint to stick to this Chyrene (Chinese styrene) body. every time i use masking tape, it lifts the paint. so if i do a bedliner, it'd have to be hand-painted.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:43 PM   #43
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you could get some actuall rhino liner, they sell it in little cans for touching up chips and things. it might look to lumpy though.
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:31 PM   #44
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Yeah, real rhino liner would be too lumpy. perhaps paint a coat of flat black, then sprinkle sand evenly on it while it is still wet. Then paint another coat on top of that when the sand has dried on there. That would give the texture, but in a scale amount.



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Old 10-16-2005, 07:07 PM   #45
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how about wrinkle paint like on a toolbox?
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:29 PM   #46
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be great if i didn't have to mask it. but my real truck bed is scratched all to hell, so this will be scale once it gets beat up a little. hmmm, maybe some silver paint...
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:51 PM   #47
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an overall progress shot:



it's very close to done, except for the hop-ups. i still need to mount the front half of the body and do a little more work on the front bumper, and finish the mini-Savage.

the cool thing about this one is it's very nearly financially self-sustaining. the Ranger and the stuff needed to complete it were purchased with money made by selling off the leftover Maxx wheels/tires, bodies, mod motors, etc. the only thing cooler than a badazz truck is one that doesn't break the bank!
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:25 AM   #48
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AHHHHHHHHHHH, it's a Ford!!!!!!! where is that damn delete thread button

looking good though
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:57 PM   #49
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I think I know what the mini savage is already.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:48 PM   #50
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I think I know what the mini savage is already.
allright, then what is it? im curious...


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Old 10-20-2005, 10:52 PM   #51
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At first I thought it was a Tamiya mini monster. I thought those things were 1/48 scale (this project is 1/6 scale, multiplied with savage's 1/8 scale = 1/48 scale). But then I realised the Tamiya mini monsters are 1/32 scale, which would make them more like a 1/5 scale truck in this world.

So I'm not so sure now. Haha.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:12 PM   #52
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yea, that makes sence. hey, microgoat! we need some more progress!!! where is this stuff man? i wanna see the minisavage you have made. or at least tell me how you made it, and what it is made out of. cmon man. this is killing me!


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Old 10-20-2005, 11:53 PM   #53
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ive read this thread forward and back and i still cant find where you mounted the beef!
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:34 AM   #54
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the mini-Savage is waiting for one crucial part to arrive before it can be unveiled to the public. until then, it will have to remain a secret, locked in a briefcase handcuffed to my wrist. believe me, it's hurting me almost as much as it's hurting you. i should have used one of Dirk's velvet handcuffs. if i'm lucky, the part for the mini-Savvy should be here next week? i hope?

i'm going to try to make a little headway on the big guy tonight, at least get the new carrier bearing mounted when i take a break from writing my instruction manual. shouldn't take much more than a little Dremel action and a couple of holes.

what's got me intrigued is the idea to make the steering wheel turn with the front wheels. i have this crazy idea of using a Y-harness, a micro servo and a Mini-T transmission that will get me about 600 degrees of steering-wheel rotation in each direction. in other words, you turn the wheel on the transmitter, and the steering wheel in the truck turns with it. only more. how cool would that be? useful, no. but cool anyway.

like i need more stuff to do.
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what's got me intrigued is the idea to make the steering wheel turn with the front wheels. i have this crazy idea of using a Y-harness, a micro servo and a Mini-T transmission that will get me about 600 degrees of steering-wheel rotation in each direction. in other words, you turn the wheel on the transmitter, and the steering wheel in the truck turns with it. only more. how cool would that be? useful, no. but cool anyway.
That sounds like a complete waste of time. Go for it.

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like i need more stuff to do.
Well, if you get tired of it, you could just box it up and send it to me.


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Old 11-08-2005, 09:12 PM   #56
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closing in on done. all it needs is the custom Maxx-2.2 wheel hexes returned to me (i specified the wrong pin-slot size the first time) and it'll be a runner.

i may re-do the front bumper. i'm not real happy with the look. it needs to curve under a bit more to really look like an '03.
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Dud e the steering wheel would be trick If you could do that.
keep up the good work
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:38 PM   #58
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closing in on done. all it needs is the custom Maxx-2.2 wheel hexes returned to me (i specified the wrong pin-slot size the first time) and it'll be a runner.
Runner, yes. Done, no. I will never consider this thing to be done untill I see the mini savage. Speaking of which, where the assnipple is it??? (If anyone knows what an assnipple is, you can keep it to yourself. Me and my left nut can do without any visuals of assnipples.)

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(If anyone knows what an assnipple is, you can keep it to yourself. )

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shouldnt have made a big deal about it, sheesh
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:28 PM   #60
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Uhhh, eww. That is disgusting. You could have at least edited the pic so that it wasn't quite so horrible. Using a pure, original, unedited picture like that!!


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