Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Miscellaneous > Non Crawler RC's
Loading

Notices

Thread: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2022, 03:05 AM   #1
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

So, I saw this little rig and had to have one. Lots of potential for a little Bigfoot build. I had no interest in using the factory decals and bought some nice 1/24 scale Bigfoot decals.

Now here is the real question. I want to get the body closer to the old Ford dark metallic blue. The hew decals are glossy and the current body color is missing the ďmetallicĒ and has a very satin finish. Is there any special paint that should be used for the stock body?

Thanks in advance.

Name:  15729985-B01F-423D-A68D-0515830E85D4.jpeg
Views: 282
Size:  123.4 KB

Name:  8DA37BD5-D52E-48A2-93C0-A2F28103A433.jpeg
Views: 273
Size:  113.5 KB

Name:  3BC8FADE-4CA0-4E72-9C15-1C5EF3C88666.jpeg
Views: 272
Size:  127.5 KB

Last edited by AK KRAWLER; 12-03-2022 at 03:11 AM.
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-03-2022, 09:46 AM   #2
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: california under the rock im crawling on
Posts: 3,542
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

i think building a carpeted display shelf for your micros is a bit over the top but hay if it fits your boat crawl it

lol

those rigs are nice for sure

maybe a clear coat with metal flake i think you can get it at the auto parts store
ferp420 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2022, 10:14 AM   #3
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: california under the rock im crawling on
Posts: 3,542
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

it looks like there calling it glitter paint
heres a link to a clear coat with silver glitter
https://www.amazon.com/Montana-Cans-...0083432&sr=8-3

heres crylon but it looks like its not completely clear but just something else to look at

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0055...haWwp13NParams

there outthere i found a quart of duplacolor clear matalic too but its not in a can
ferp420 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2022, 10:29 AM   #4
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 1,474
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

I'd use a Tamiya PS-16 metallic blue and maybe hit it with a gloss clear coat before applying decals and call it good. Be careful using anything with a big flake as that would really compromise the finished aesthetic.
high plains drifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2022, 02:13 PM   #5
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Thanks Ferp No carpeted display stands here, just the easiest stair to clean off so that no one else sees my dirty house

Agreed on the flake size. Iíll hav to do some test panels to make sure the flake is somewhat scale too.

Iíll let you guys know what I come up with, but itíll be 2-3 weeks out.
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2022, 04:11 PM   #6
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Here
Posts: 2,134
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Hey, by chance what is the wheelbase, and how wide is it?
Gula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2022, 02:54 AM   #7
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gula View Post
Hey, by chance what is the wheelbase, and how wide is it?
Chassis with stock wheels and tires:
Width - 153 mm (outside of wheels/tires)
Wheelbase - 137 mm

Body itself:
Width - 80 mm (at the top of the fender well)
Wheelbase - 137 mm

EDIT - I guess FMS states the wheelbase is 139 mm and the width as 156 mm. I was close Ö

Last edited by AK KRAWLER; 12-04-2022 at 04:15 AM.
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2022, 04:15 AM   #8
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: The Big Island
Posts: 1,995
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Thatís a good looking Bigfoot!

I donít know whatís throwing me off, but it almost looks like a hot wheel
ScaleLifeNewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2022, 02:43 PM   #9
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScaleLifeNewbie View Post
Thatís a good looking Bigfoot!

I donít know whatís throwing me off, but it almost looks like a hot wheel
Thanks, Iím digging it so far.

Do me, the ďsoftnessĒ to the color of the body it throwing me off. Once I decide on my paint color and method, it should look a little more realistic, but overall, I think they did an awesome job on this one.
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2022, 04:11 PM   #10
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 1,474
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScaleLifeNewbie View Post

I donít know whatís throwing me off, but it almost looks like a hot wheel
I think it's the lack of trim and scale bits.. wipers, door handles, emblems. Still looks awesome regardless. But that's where I see the hot-wheels thing.


Yeah.. some fresh paint will liven it up and bring out some more realism... That and getting it off of those HUGE stair-steps lol
high plains drifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2022, 02:50 AM   #11
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by high plains drifter View Post
I think it's the lack of trim and scale bits.. wipers, door handles, emblems. Still looks awesome regardless. But that's where I see the hot-wheels thing.
Agreed 100% now that you mention it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by high plains drifter View Post
Yeah.. some fresh paint will liven it up and bring out some more realism... That and getting it off of those HUGE stair-steps lol
I have some ideas on this. And my damn steps are so big because I got long legs , but I’m still suffering from “little man syndrome”
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2022, 09:35 PM   #12
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 87
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

You ever paint it yet ? I just got the white one cause it was the only one in stock and the blue wasnít right any ways. Iím just curious how the color came out.
big specht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2022, 02:41 AM   #13
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by big specht View Post
You ever paint it yet ? I just got the white one cause it was the only one in stock and the blue wasnít right any ways. Iím just curious how the color came out.
Not yet. Been busy with the holiday stuff. Hopefully Iíll get to it in the next week.
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2022, 07:46 AM   #14
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 87
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Ok no problem. I end up ordering different electronics cause the new one come with a recover that donít have any room for mods. I planned on doing rear steer but canít with current receiver.
big specht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2023, 03:49 PM   #15
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 87
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Not trying to be a bug but did you get a chance to paint it yet? Iím ready to order paint for mine
big specht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2023, 04:49 PM   #16
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by big specht View Post
Not trying to be a bug but did you get a chance to paint it yet? Iím ready to order paint for mine
Sorry man, I just laid the paint today. Pretty happy with it, but as stated above, itís hard to get the metallic flake size correct for R/Cís.

I sprayed a coat of Bulldog adhesion promoter and laid two coats of Rustileum Cobalt Blue Metalic #7251.

Some imperfections, but spraying in my father-in-laws dusty shop never comes out perfect, which is okay with me.

Adhesion Promoter coat:
Name:  BC8CADA9-CC20-48DB-9CCD-9A8F9A295BC9.jpg
Views: 54
Size:  96.7 KB

Paint:
Name:  48CA5DF1-3637-4ECC-85B0-6E2E607E013D.jpg
Views: 54
Size:  126.1 KB

Name:  717B9AC6-DCFB-46F7-84C0-54EF6042C677.jpg
Views: 53
Size:  134.2 KB
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2023, 03:20 AM   #17
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Back together and decals installed. They are no 100% to scale, but pretty close.

Eventually, I will do som paint detail on the body for the trim and door handles.

Name:  0678B32A-3698-4544-B01F-EECF0F8E9A8E.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  176.4 KB

Name:  2F63F8B0-F303-4D7C-9F37-58DC902E41A7.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  137.3 KB

Name:  CAC597FC-A1BB-4CF6-B06F-F8406698C042.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  79.1 KB

Name:  B786E4B3-3C7C-447F-89FC-4E57FBD2A20C.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  97.8 KB
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2023, 09:35 AM   #18
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: california under the rock im crawling on
Posts: 3,542
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

dude you made it look to good to be a big foot lol if its gona pass its gona need something
um

um

dirt ya it needs some dirt lol
ferp420 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2023, 04:27 PM   #19
Gold Star Baby!
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: North to Alaska - go north, the rush is on....
Posts: 967
Default Re: FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot

Quote:
Originally Posted by ferp420 View Post
dude you made it look to good to be a big foot lol if its gona pass its gona need something
um

um

dirt ya it needs some dirt lol
Thank you and agreed!
Not much dirt up here in the winter, but itíll get some this summer
AK KRAWLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



FMS Max Smasher - Bigfoot - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FMS 1/18 Upgrades???? tigris99 Micro Scale Rigs 17 12-23-2022 10:06 PM
New FMS 1/18 New Bronco spoo76 Micro Scale Rigs 7 06-09-2022 05:27 PM
FMS 1:18 Unimog RÝdeDK General Scale Talk 11 04-07-2022 01:09 PM
FMS Atlas wheels PEEWEE1965 Micro Scale Rigs 7 02-12-2022 04:40 PM
1/6 FMS Jimney OnTheTrail General Crawlers 14 09-10-2021 08:46 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com