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Old 09-19-2016, 08:30 PM   #11
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An rc van would be badass!

Here's one I started. Haven't touched this mini project in a long time. Usually only mess with it when I'm injured and can't do my usual activities. 1/57th scale hot wheels sized van. Lifted and oversized tires added. Still rolls like a die cast toy should. No just gluing on wheels in my workshop, lol.

That's totally sweet Shenrie!!!!
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:44 PM   #12
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Okay, I'm kinda tipping my hand as far as what my next attempted "Mini SMB" will be built on....
.....but I've been scoping out the very same thing gcvt!

Johnny Lightning 1/24 E250



Most of 'em come in a Coca-Cola livery (red van / white paint graphics) but apparently they come as standard body-in-white version too.

They lurk on ebay!
Nice! I might have to pick one of those up and have some fun with it. Was hoping for a model kit so I could, you know, install a lift kit and bigger tires
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:54 PM   #13
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That's about what I had in mind MountainBikeRoamer, looks like it's mounted to an Axial SCX10 type chassis even. I've already got a '73 Bronco rc going for my son too! I'll have to check out his thread. I'm not talented enough to take on a scratch built body, so I'll keep searching... I have found some pretty neat little 1/18 and 1/24 scale ready to run crawlers that would be easy to work with though.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:05 PM   #14
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That's about what I had in mind MountainBikeRoamer, looks like it's mounted to an Axial SCX10 type chassis even. I've already got a '73 Bronco rc going for my son too! I'll have to check out his thread. I'm not talented enough to take on a scratch built body, so I'll keep searching... I have found some pretty neat little 1/18 and 1/24 scale ready to run crawlers that would be easy to work with though.
Yeah man!
1/24 and 1/18 seems like pretty cool scales to work in (and perhaps most easily find bodies/chassis to make a project happen.)

Been picturing that 1/24 scale Johnny Lightning E250 body mounted up on top of one of the many 1/24-scale RC crawler chassis that are out there....could be super cool with a few homemade/simple SMB details! (Aluminess bumpers/racks etc would be super easy to copy in pieces of flat styrene....)
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Dang it! That new Proline "Ambush" would be perfect with the Johnny Lightning body, but I spent that amount on rc stuff just yesterday so this might be a project for Santa Clause.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:19 PM   #16
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Dang it! That new Proline "Ambush" would be perfect with the Johnny Lightning body, but I spent that amount on rc stuff just yesterday so this might be a project for Santa Clause.
Whoa!!!! Just checked that ProLine Ambush out.....TOO COOL!!!!
Yeah for sure!!! I was thinking of the Losi Scale Crawlers, but that new ProLine is super nice and way better scale details. Yeah, seriously. That would be really sweet under that 1/24 Econoline body.....pretty nice scale axle/suspension......!

On a side note:
(more amazing custom-made mini rig coolness) -- has anyone spent any time studying the totally-from-scratch 1/10 scale RC rigs crafted by this guy who goes by the handle of "Headquake"? (And videos/films wonderfully to look like you're watching real, full-size rigs driving around off-road?)

Here's a good sampling of some of what he crafts: (yeah, these are totally-from scratch scale radio-control models!!!! He builds these from pine and balsa wood...seriously....)





And some video that he shoots. Pretty damn cool.
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It would be super cool to see to a decently-built scale-model/radio control Sportsmobile 4WD.....
.....and with it film some epic off-road travelings/crawlings/adventures like this "Headquake" guy does.....
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Nice Herb! Hmmm. It could happen.

Those realistic RCs are amazing. I've seen some of that video before.

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Wow!!! That headquake guys stuff is nothing short of amazing. Just blew 45 min away watching his vids. Some serious talent not only with one off rc car stuff, but his edits and camera work too. A few of those vids without sound and the occasional giant cat and some folks would never know real from his creations. Insane.....
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I guess I need to paint a nice blue stripe on mine. That looks good.

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Right on man.....
(and likewise...I've gotta get a lift kit under my van soon --- yours looks good!)
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Yeah if you weren't paying close attention you might think they are full sized. The patina is right on.
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