1/6 Dragon Jeep axles

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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:29 pm

Bump, so this will stay in "view new posts" for the day.
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Postby jimbo_wa » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:18 pm

The price of these has tumbled - remember when they first came out the price was around £450...


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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:30 pm

Soo cool, i will wait to see your progress guys, i don't know why, but you guys are like talking me into 1/6 scale! Oh dear! haha
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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:28 pm

1/6 scale is great, Will, and you don't have to start with a 10,000 dollar Tiger from Armortek (though that would be very cool) you can start with a jeep, a kubel or even a halftrack for way, way less than it will cost to build a heavy tank. The accessories available are legion, and a lot of them are pretty cheap. I just picked this up for about $75 delivered, and I can't believe the detail. The shift lever moves, and the springer front end is actually functional. I won't ever RC it, but it will look great with the jeep in still photos.

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Postby Jimmic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:22 pm

I've just ordered the RTR "clone" from Banggood - £165 with everything in including 2 bodyshells and free shipping. I'll get hit with import duty and VAT, but still I think a good buy. I suspect I'll shudder a bit at butchering the model (buy 2?), but it looks like it will be a nicer installation than the Maverick Scout one I used on my desert jeep, which got a bit crude, albeit up and running in a couple of days. I got round the wheel installation on that one by bonding some cheap wheels with hex drive to the inside of the Dragon wheels which also increased the track to a more realistic width, the Scout axles being too narrow. I'm looking forward to doing the next one with the clone.

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Postby midlife306 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:55 pm

Well, I’ve been rather busy on other projects for quite a while, unfortunately over Xmas my puter has thrown the towel in so I’ve had to go back to conventional stuff...
It now runs & steers, I still need to sort the std Jeep wheels out so the Bruiser wheels will have to do for the moment
I know it’s messy, I need to mount the motor further away from the front & find where to hide the electronics but here you go..
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:51 pm

Very smart!
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:00 pm

Got it wizzing around the house on 3S


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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 pm

midlife306 wrote:Well, I’ve been rather busy on other projects for quite a while, unfortunately over Xmas my puter has thrown the towel in so I’ve had to go back to conventional stuff...
It now runs & steers, I still need to sort the std Jeep wheels out so the Bruiser wheels will have to do for the moment
I know it’s messy, I need to mount the motor further away from the front & find where to hide the electronics but here you go..
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That is totally awesome!
You should build 2! 1 with those wheels and tyres as a old skool offroad comp vehicle and then another with Military spec up.
I think you need some WW2 parts like a 50 cal and mount in the back and maybe a 30cal fender mount on the passenger side haha
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:09 pm

Guess I could do that, hmmm.... stop it Will lol


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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:31 pm

midlife306 wrote:Guess I could do that, hmmm.... stop it Will lol


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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:42 pm

Isn't that the SAS Jeep? It will look great with the twin Vickers and a .30 in the back. As for the work, just phenomenal. I knew I picked the right guy to copy from on this one. Once the Kubel project is finished I'll do the Jeeps. I have two, but mine are the 1/4 ton Jeeps, not the SAS. So thanks again, Wayne, for breakin' trail on this one. Pretty soon we'll over-run the world with little Jeeps! I've even got Clint Eastwood to drive one of mine, and a very cool Dragon Sgt. is on the way for the other. You know, Wayne, I also have a few 1/6 scale WWII Harleys, think you can figger that one out? Those would be very cool RCed.
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:23 am

Where there’s a Will there’s a relative Gary


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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:13 am

Looking forward to seeing it on its jeep wheel and how you go about that.

What’s the cost involved so far for parts?
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:20 am

midlife306 wrote:No worries
£27 front axle
£27 rear axle
£32 chassis
£12 4 x leaf springs
£14 4 x black shock absorbers
£17.50 axle mount parts pic below took some research to find lol

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I just wish I had a Kubelwagen & not a Jeep lol
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Same as above, plus £16 for a transfer box, £6 motor, servo out of the parts box & £10 for driveshafts.

The way to do this cost effectively is to buy a HG P407 for £160 & sell on the bits you don’t need to offset the cost
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:10 am

Link added sorry :)
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:16 am

Get it bought


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Postby Jimmic » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:21 pm


If you go on the site and click on the UK Stock box, it comes up with "no results". I suspect that this will come from abroad and you may get hit with VAT etc. Just something to be mindful of. The site does smack of a generic AliExpress type one. 8)

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