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Old 09-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
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Introducing the Micro Shark by Mod19RC!

The Micro Shark is a true 1:20 scale Pro Mod style rock buggy conversion for the Axial SCX24 chassis consisting of 3D printed parts through Shapeways. The Micro Shark is an all new design that combines true scale with performance.

It is designed to accept all the stock chassis components and electronics from the SCX24; integrating with the stock steel frame rails to keep the chassis rigid and legal for Axialfest. It can also be used with longer aftermarket shocks, and space has been provided for other electronics if preferred.

The Micro Shark conversion consists of several 3D printed parts, all purchased through Shapeways. Different hood styles and bodywork will be available in order to create a unique look. There is also a scale electronics cover for the back that replicates a fuel cell and a drink cooler that can be added. Oh, and don't forget the interior! A full interior is available that has suspension seats, dash, steering wheel, center console and shifters. There is even a start button and kill switch! This conversion is centered around scale!

Visit the Micro Shark section of the Mod19RC Shapeways store for more details about everything needed to do the conversion. Currently I am offering both a Samurai and a FJ40 style hood and bodywork to go on it, with a Jeep planned as well.

Here are some pics. The Sammy is painted up and finished. The FJ is assembled raw with the parts as they come from Shapeways.


















Feel free to post any questions, and thanks for looking!
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Default Re: Micro Shark Tube Buggy Conversion for the SCX24

Iíve had absolutely ZERO interest in a 1/24 scale Crawler...until now!

Thatís badassedness on full display!👍🏼
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Iíve had absolutely ZERO interest in a 1/24 scale Crawler...until now!

Thatís badassedness on full display!👍🏼
Me too...and then I saw the prices for the parts on his website...
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Micro Shark Tube Buggy Conversion for the SCX24

Excellent work. It looks awesome!
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:50 AM   #5
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Iíve had absolutely ZERO interest in a 1/24 scale Crawler...until now!

Thatís badassedness on full display!👍🏼
Thank you. I really like the SCX24 as a platform for micros. It gets a lot of things right. I have felt that the micros have lacked a "true scale" element for a while, so I gave this a shot.

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Me too...and then I saw the prices for the parts on his website...
Thanks for the feedback. Let's add some perspective to this. Folks will easily spend $700-$1200 on building a SCX10.2. A Vanquish Ripper conversion goes easily north of $2500. A VS4-10 Pro build is going to be well north of $1000. I don't think it is that unreasonable to budget $300-$350 for a bad ass micro crawler build.


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Excellent work. It looks awesome!
Thanks, Jato!
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Me too...and then I saw the prices for the parts on his website...
That's because of Shapeways though, which is the only feasible way to offer parts like this.
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I don't think it is that unreasonable to budget $300-$350 for a bad ass micro crawler build. !
Well ...I think it is, sorry.
But good luck selling that ....positive attitude certainly helps
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Default Re: Micro Shark Tube Buggy Conversion for the SCX24

Looks great, nice work!

What does the SCX24 weigh in at after the conversion?

I've been very focused on dropping weight or lowering the CG on these little guys so weight is an extremely important factor for me.

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Looks great, nice work!

What does the SCX24 weigh in at after the conversion?

I've been very focused on dropping weight or lowering the CG on these little guys so weight is an extremely important factor for me.
Thanks!

The finished Samurai shown with the aluminum wheels comes in at 273g ready to run.
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Nice job! Thats a nice low number

My stripped down/modded SCX24's come in at 277 (deadbolt) and 285g (Toyota hardbody truggy) with battery. I think the heaviest thing I've added is the Protec servos.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:09 AM   #11
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It's not bad. I tried to keep things as light as I could. Never expected it to work like a pure comp truck, but certainly didn't want to kill performance either. The front is pushed forward 10mm, so hopefully that will help some with climbing.
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