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    Well, with most resins, you just add dye to color it to whatever you want...

    Still, however you end up doing it, will be cool. How's the backyard R/C wheeling park coming along?

    Bart

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    HAHA! It's still sitting in the back yard - I did clean up the area tho so the whole thing is usable again!
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    Look what I just found:
    COOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEUS View Post
    Look what I just found:
    COOL!
    Yeah, I post on my blog some of those model pics a few months back. That is cool, maybe you can use it somehow?

    Bart

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    I could buy it & put it into my render scenes at work! That would be cool! Other than that, test paint job ideas... I wonder if they have an S-10 Blazer...

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    SWEET!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZEUS View Post
    So far, I get the 1st body, Bart gets the 2nd, Jo gets the 3rd... assuming I actually get thru this with some good copies...
    Looking fwd to putting together a 1:10 ORW!!



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    I just wish there was more than a Micro Machine of a 1st gen Trooper. World renowned SUV with ZERO model kits EVER made for it. Weird.

    Bart

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    We can tackle that next, Bart! Making a Trooper would be cake!! The Rodeo that guy made is almost there! Haha really tho, it would be easy. I'd say choose the axles & wheels you want & scale the body off of the width they give you. There are 1.55, 1.7, 1.9, 2.2 size wheels & the tire sizes range from 2.6 to 6 - inches. You could probably even make the body from lexan because of how the Trooper is shaped.

    You ever seen this one before? Tamiya
    It's so expensive because it's so rare - I think it's the rarest of the CC-01 chassis kit varieties. Next time you go to Japan, look for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEUS View Post
    We can tackle that next, Bart! Making a Trooper would be cake!!
    Yeah, one of the Indonesian Trooper guys made this recently:
    http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewto...model&start=25

    It's a pretty good effort. The basic shape is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZEUS View Post
    You ever seen this one before? Tamiya
    It's so expensive because it's so rare - I think it's the rarest of the CC-01 chassis kit varieties. Next time you go to Japan, look for it!
    Yeah, I have seen it before. They also make a regular Mu model kit just like that. I went into several huge model shops in Tokyo and Osaka looking for a 1st gen Trooper kit, and all I could find was the Mu, the usual VX kit, and this 2nd gen Bighorn kit.

    http://www.noppin.com/portal_ya_deta...n%2Fk135118090

    I even muddled through a conversation with the shop keeper, and he confirmed no such kit was ever made. Anyway, I was thinking the 2nd gen Bighorn kit could be sanded down and shaped into a 1st gen. You would just have to use a lot of filler, square it off and shape the rockers and you could get it pretty damn close.

    Bart

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    Whoa! I never saw this before!



    From: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/1-9-s...u-trooper.html

    Bart
    Last edited by nfpgasmask : 10/22/2013 at 02:50 PM

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    I just stumbled onto that Trooper thread myself! The shape is a little off but not too bad at all. I love all the details in it! Go Mittens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEUS View Post
    I just stumbled onto that Trooper thread myself! The shape is a little off but not too bad at all. I love all the details in it! Go Mittens!
    Yeah, its pretty damn close. The pillars need a little tightening up to be right, but it is definitely the best I have seen yet. What is he making it out of? Looks like some sort of polystyrene? Is it some sort of specific modelling stuff?

    Bart

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    It is styrene - evidently hobby shops carry sheets of it. I read .040" - .060" is what gets used the most in this type of stuff. Here is a great thread on how to work with the glues & other info when modding bodies.

    I contacted Smooth-On today - just waiting to hear back about what product recommendations they have for what I hope to do. I'll keep you posted.

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    Btw, Bart, check out the new kid on the block - Deadbolt
    It's kinda Trooper-esque - more than the Wraith anyway.

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    Cool, can't wait to see what you do! I've been slammed at work with a huge upgrade project, which should ultimately yield some overtime. I'm seriously thinking about ordering a crawler soon. Its just one of those things I need to do. Plus, it will be fun to have for the winter months.

    Bart

    PS - Your link to the Deadbolt didn't work.

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