So I dug up my old New Bright (quality stuff!
) Radio Control TJ Rubicon. It was a fun little Christmas gift given to me back in '04.
While the actual chassis and running gear are complete crap, the body on this thing is actually very detailed and to scale.
I'm on a tight budget and a total Newbie when it comes to RC Crawlers, but my plans are to put this body to use on a 1.9 or 2.2 scale crawler chassis (suggestions welcome)
While saving for a chassis and running gear, I'll be working on the body to make it a mini-me to my '04 Willys Edition. I have a spare can of body touch up paint, and plan to use some OD green Krylon for the fenders, rockers, etc.
I will also have some viynl decals cut to match my 1:1 rig's decals.
Here's some pics of disassembly:
The 'scrap pile'
The accurate and detailed interior pieces:
Some body shots, post sticker scraping but pre "Goo Gone" treatment:
Other than trimming the Bushwacker style pocket flares
, I don't think I'll be making any mods to the body, but we'll see what happens!