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Unread 10-04-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Mud's 1:10 scale Daily Driver build thread

this is based on an Axial SCX-10 Trail Honcho, their entry into the scale rigs of r/c. i love the stock body but wanted an XJ body as well. this will still run 1.9 tires and have upgrades along the way. the stock body will get used for every day bashing. i'll eventually build an accurate scaler rig but this one can be bashed and rebuilt.

the 1:1 scale rig


items that are currently being worked on are:
-rear tire carrier
-roof basket
-small scale items (hi-lift, fire extinguisher, etc.)
-wheels

starting point...


mock up of Proline XJ body.


laying out paint scheme to match my full size rig, and cut lines as well


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Unread 10-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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laying out all the paint detail



first coats of color
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Unread 10-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #3
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sometimes difficult to match actual wheel styles. closest match was HPI 26mm stock car wheels....super cheap

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paint is finished, got a few fine details to go over after it cures. basket and tire carrier are next along with some suspension tweaks







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Unread 10-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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It looks sweet. The tires are real close to matching but I think the front bumper coud be made to look closer but I dont know how easily or how well it'll look with the other body. But looks good, I'm debating getting back into RCs, I've been itching for one recently but I dont really have the time or the cash to put into them.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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thanks for the compliments. the front bumper is under construction...
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Nice man makes me miss mine. I sold it to buy 1:1 Jeep parts haha. I really hope proline makes a ZJ body some day haha.





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Unread 10-05-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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aircruiser, i remember seeing that rig somewhere looks awesome!



nothing much today, some steering upgrades.

stock rtr setup


Axial aluminum upgrade


installed
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Thanks bud yeah I think I am gonna pick up another soon haha. And the steering upgrade is well worth it. The plastic parts suck!
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Unread 10-06-2011, 12:27 AM   #10
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Ahh making me want to spend money. Looks real nice. An no aircruiser I still cannot afford your losi.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 12:42 PM   #11
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upgraded another weak area from the factory, the lower links.

out of the box they are nylon


Axial aluminum upgrade


compared to factory


installed







driveshafts and upper links are next on the list...
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Unread 10-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #12
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Looks great!
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