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Old 02-13-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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This it's my project for Unimog 6x6. real 1/10 except the wheelbase. I don't want it to be too big. I want it be detailed but there's no "WOW" specs. SCX10 axles, ebay tires, Junfac beadlocks. 45t motor...


To start: steel frame rails



First parts to arrive





Don't mind the wheels



The body, build from styrene. It's my first scratchbuilt body so it's not perfect















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Old 02-13-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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Side vent done:


The hatch was too tall, machined it a bit. Windshield done


The fenders in place, made from water pipe



Unfinished bumper
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:19 PM   #3
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For your first scratch build, it looks really good. Keep up the awesome work.

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Old 02-13-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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For your first scratch build, it looks really good. Keep up the awesome work.

Thank you! Yes, it was my first full-on scratchbuild. Very time consuming but fun



It's getting there:







Shock mounts welded in place





Still waiting for the gearbox to see if this layout works



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Old 02-14-2017, 06:10 AM   #5
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Sweet build! I'm also going to be starting a 6x6 build, so I'll definitely be following closely. Could you get a better pic of how the last axle links mount? Are they on the frame or attached to the middle axle?
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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Sweet build! I'm also going to be starting a 6x6 build, so I'll definitely be following closely. Could you get a better pic of how the last axle links mount? Are they on the frame or attached to the middle axle?
Thanks!

The rear axles are both 4-link. The mount for the 3rd axle's links it's not very scale but was the better solution I came up at the time. I'm making a brand new chassis right because of the portals. More to come. Feel free to ask anything







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Old 02-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #7
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Worked on the rear section:











After 2 coats of mate clear mate, it does not shine



Now it's time for the steering. It was my first try with a "servo on chassis" setup. Thankfully, The-Gamer beared with me all the way and gave the tips to make this work. It's all temporary for now. I'll make a proper axle mount for the new axle and the panhard will be more scale. The rod was only to define lenght






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Old 02-15-2017, 07:01 AM   #8
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I see what you're saying about not being scale. They look like they would work though. That's a shame about making a new frame, this one looks really tough!
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:23 PM   #9
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I see what you're saying about not being scale. They look like they would work though. That's a shame about making a new frame, this one looks really tough!
Yes, they work just fine and the mounts are exactly on the same positions as the ones for the 2nd axle. The new chassis will delay this project again but it will be worth it. It's closer to the real one.


And now, updates:

Started on the interior

Dashboard:




Central console and a glimpse of the door cards:



And the seats:



















Arnold enjoying the Winter sun





Fitted:



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Old 02-16-2017, 12:42 PM   #10
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There's some more pics











An air tank to complement the fuel tank






Checking everything before a trail ride



On the trail



I need to mount this to make it road legal

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Old 02-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #11
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One of the things I've been anxious to do were the side mirrors. The cab seems "naked" without them.


Here's the first finished one:







Well, this is the 2th mirror in place



Both mirrors are adjustable in height, rotation and mount folds if needed


Another thing I've finish was the functional hatch. The hatch was there from the start but I had trouble figuring out out to make the mecanism to open. Nothing fancy but it works









Finally I can paint in the final color




Mirror in the final position

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:31 PM   #12
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It's painted, has the blinkers,snorkel,interior. Next thing is do the windows


Are you liking until now?

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Old 02-19-2017, 12:07 PM   #13
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No reactions??? hmmmm....I think I have to step up my game...


So, took 2 gears and pieces of aluminium












seems to work

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Old 02-20-2017, 09:53 AM   #14
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Looks like somebody is a machinist. Really like the work on the portals.

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Great work. Very nice scratch build. I was definitely curious when the portals were going to make an appearance, excellent parts and styrene work.
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Looks like somebody is a machinist. Really like the work on the portals.
Thanks! and yes, I'm a machinist by trade... It must be one of the best jobs for a scaler


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Great work. Very nice scratch build. I was definitely curious when the portals were going to make an appearance, excellent parts and styrene work.
Thanks. much appreciated...

Talking about portals, my first idea was machining them but after making the prototype, knew that with the shop's milling machine, my portals will be crude looking and very time consuming. With the dimensions of the prototype and with a friend who does 3d modeling for a living, started to make something better looking to 3d print


Came up with this, V1:









After some trial and error with tolerances and plastic contraction, we had a functional portal









Mounted on the SCX10 axle. If you look closely, you can see that's something different on the axle









Because the portals add +9mm each side, I narrowed the axle 20mm and put those spherical ends
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:19 AM   #17
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I am following, just haven't spoken up. I dont have a 6x6 but intend to build one at some point.


The body work and end result are awesome! Well done!
Its looking great! I am sure you sure please too.
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WOW for a first scratch build your rig is looking sweet!! Sub'd
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I am following, just haven't spoken up. I dont have a 6x6 but intend to build one at some point.


The body work and end result are awesome! Well done!
Its looking great! I am sure you sure please too.
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WOW for a first scratch build your rig is looking sweet!! Sub'd

Thanks guys! I expected to be a quick build but I keep adding stuff to do...the portals weren't in the original plan,for example



Speaking of portals, these are the axle shafts for the front axle. Scratchbuilt for previous project, held great and didn't hurt me to narrow them to match the new axle width





Also had to make the both rear axles' shafts. Better than cut stock ones. These are straight and easy to do. 6mm steel rod with some fabrication.Nothing fancy









If you mount a stock shaft vs a new stub axle, can see that the width it's the same due to the design of the parts that replace the rear lockouts



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Nice rig and details. Good job on the portals as well.
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