1/6 Dragon Jeep axles

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:41 pm

Nicely done :)
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:23 pm

Cool project.
Where does one buy a 1/6 Jeep body from?
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 pm

Dragon make the 1/6 jeep but out of stock. I have one in the loft :)
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 pm

Search eBay, AliExpress etc, they turn up for £100 now and again

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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:42 pm

That is cool.
Only problem would be I would need to upscale all the other models and would need same scale Sherman haha
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm

They do a Sherman for about £400...


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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:00 pm

Will01Capri wrote:That is cool.
Only problem would be I would need to upscale all the other models and would need same scale Sherman haha


I'm doing both, and it's pretty cool. 1/6 offers a lot of options not available to 1/16, like .50 caliber paintball! @)

Of course, I have way too many projects and not enough time and energy, but I already have the Dragon Kubel kit as well as a 250 halftrack that are just waiting to be RCed. With all the extra space they can be a lot easier to do than 1/16.

Now I'm waiting for Wayne to do a kubel to see if the axles work in that, too. @) @)
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:30 pm

No pressure there then...
Oh, I’ve just got my hands on a late holtsgas (sp) wooden cabin Opel Blitz, it’s going to take a fair bit of work but I’ll print it at 1/16 over the next few weeks, once I’m happy with it I’d be glad to share the stl’s
Bet it would look awesome at 1/6 lol
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:31 pm

Here’s what the model looks like

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Should have the cabin finished tomorrow
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 pm

That's definitely different. I think the measurements i gave you last night may not apply because I notice the wood cab has foot rungs hanging straight down where my blitz has a step that sticks out below the door. If I measure across the steps at the back I get 120mm, a lot closer to what you thought.
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:11 pm

Cheers Gary, I was getting conflicting info on cab widths due to the plethora of versions, but everywhere I looked was constant on the wheelbase, so that’s what I used to scale the model
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:37 pm

I'll be looking forward to this one. What do you think about printing the cab in actual wood?
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:51 pm

Hehe, you’d love that


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Postby sassgrunt » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:33 pm

I am enjoying your build of the Jeep, and plan to shamelessly copy your efforts on mine!

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Postby Will01Capri » Wed May 01, 2019 11:58 am

Max-U52 wrote:
Will01Capri wrote:That is cool.
Only problem would be I would need to upscale all the other models and would need same scale Sherman haha


I'm doing both, and it's pretty cool. 1/6 offers a lot of options not available to 1/16, like .50 caliber paintball! @)

Of course, I have way too many projects and not enough time and energy, but I already have the Dragon Kubel kit as well as a 250 halftrack that are just waiting to be RCed. With all the extra space they can be a lot easier to do than 1/16.

Now I'm waiting for Wayne to do a kubel to see if the axles work in that, too. @) @)




Hehe a .50 cal paintball!!! :haha:
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Any updates on this :)
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 pm

Updates due later this week, I’ve just got a Kubelwagen so I’ll be looking to give feedback on that too


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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:33 pm

Just been talking to a mate who used a Maverick Scout to do his conversion.

Interested to see how yours is progressing as you still need a motor and servos and bits?
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Postby midlife306 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:04 pm

I've been waiting for some chassis extension pieces to arrive from China, to say they were a letdown is an understatement, they were about as robust as lolly sticks.
Plan is to cut the chassis in the middle & join it back together with some rectangular bar & bolts at the correct wheelbase.
I need to remove the plastic chassis from the body to get the best fit.
With all this in mind & at the time a kubelwagen being a pipe dream I did a deal for another jeep, this one however was factory built.
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If anyone is interested in this, I have a need for 1/6 scale German vehicles lol
I've been very busy with the Deuce and a half, cutting the metal chassis is at least a couple of weeks away.
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:08 pm

Would all the axles bolt to the plastic chassis ok or not?

Cutting the metal chassis seems a pain if the original could be used and beefed up.

How much for the sas jeep? Not that I need any more vehicles...
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