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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:20 pm

Afternoon all,

Two build reveals in as many days I know, I can't believe it myself lol.

Well I'll start off by giving WCP models a big thank you for supplying myself with one of their very first 3D printed ( 1/4 ton 4x4 utility trucks ) I received it a few weeks ago from them and I must say that it is a little gem of a model. It is 4x4 with servo steering and runs off a 30amp esc and a 2s lipo. The eagle eyed among you may also notice that it is towing a trailer and for good reason, the Jeep also has a dasmikro fitted to it and for this I must also give a round of applause to the radio and electronics maestro, our very own Rad for programming it for me to work with my radio. It has switchable headlights, authentic Jeep horn sound, engine rev, engine start up/stop and of course acceleration sounds All of this is hidden away in the trailer along with a 2w speaker and all of the other bits and pieces.

I've still got a couple of little details that need to be made and fitted and also some light weathering to call it finished but its 95% done now. The pictures below shows how it is today along with a couple of pics with the equivalent Jeep from Danbury mint! There are also a couple showing it in the early stages and how I received it, hope you like :thumbup:

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:32 pm

This is the dasmikro sound module that Rad kindly programmed for me :thumbup:

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Postby jarndice » Tue May 04, 2021 2:35 pm

It goes without saying that you have done great work into building life into your Jeep BUT what I need to know is where did you get the Radio set or did you make it and if so where did you get the reference photos ?
The reason I ask is because until I fit a proper radio set in my Torro M16 half track it just won't be properly finished.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 2:39 pm

Thanks jarndice :D I had a cheapie 1/18 Jeep from ultimate soldier or something like that and this was one of the more useful pieces that I salvaged from it :thumbup:

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Postby Will01Capri » Tue May 04, 2021 3:45 pm

Absolutely awesome Lee, very well done and you have brought that 1/4 ton truck to life. Alot of work went into that for the design and build and i can see it is already being cherished. The details are outstanding.
Top Notch work
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue May 04, 2021 3:55 pm

Aw, man, Lee! That is great! I have one coming from Willi, so I'll think about the trailer trick when the budget has recovered. But I will contact Rad about those markings: I'd bet he made them. ...right, Rad?
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:05 pm

I hope that I have done all your hard work some justice Will :D

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:11 pm

Thank you professor :D the markings on the Jeep are a mix of ( yes you guessed correctly ) Rads masks and some decals along with a little bit of free hand. I modified the trailer from bits and pieces I had hanging around and also made the tarp cover which is fitted to a frame and just snaps into place around the trailer top and makes it easy for removal to gain access :thumbup:

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue May 04, 2021 10:49 pm

I am so glad you posted these photos, Lee. I am patiently (I do mean it) waiting for Willi and Catherine to finish and send my [four wheel utility vehicle] along with a searchlight and generator, and I sure have enjoyed communicating with them and seeing the pictures they send me as work progresses. It's pretty exciting to me, as this is a soft-skinned vehicle at the top of my list, right above the venerable WWII 6x6 truck (hint hint). I am not sure how long it will be until I move on to put sound in the, unh, truck, 1/4 ton type. However, is one of these what you mean by "dasmikro"? https://www.amazon.com/DasMikro/s?k=DasMikro? What a great job you have done.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue May 04, 2021 11:25 pm

I promise you that the wait for all your goodies from WCP models will be worth it professor I have added a picture below to show the dasmikro sound unit I have, they are readily available from Aliexpress, that's where I have bought them from in the past.
Talking of 6x6 trucks I built one a few years back when heng long first came out with them, a couple of pics below and link to the build also :thumbup:

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 05, 2021 9:24 am

Lee, great work as usual.

The Jeep looks cracking!!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed May 05, 2021 10:37 am

Exquisite work :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed May 05, 2021 11:15 am

Model Builder 4 wrote:I hope that I have done all your hard work some justice Will :D

Cheers,Lee.

Hell yeah, it looks fab, much better than i could have imagined. You have now raised the bar for our first prototype which is Catherine's, so hoping we can get it done to same standard.
Btw we need a full working video outside with sounds, if you can pull yourself to put it on dirty ground hahaha
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed May 05, 2021 11:58 am

Thanks Adam and Herman :D I contemplated rc'ing the Danbury mint jeep a couple of years back but decided against it because of the lack of available parts to do so. Then thankfully Will came through and designed this great little model saving me many headaches :thumbup:

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed May 05, 2021 12:04 pm

Thank you very much Will :D Now on to your request!

Btw we need a full working video outside with sounds, if you can pull yourself to put it on dirty ground hahaha


A VIDEO OUTSIDE ? ARE YOU MAD :crazy: ? Would you settle for a quick run around on an unmopped wooden floor ;) :lolno: :thumbup:

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Wed May 05, 2021 3:16 pm

The GMC 6x6 just knocks me out, Lee. I am grateful for your pointing it out. I went back to read the whole build thread as if kept becoming more and more complicated over a year's time. It's way beyond my skill level, even as my skills are ever-so-slowly improving. I do hope someone will (Willi? hello?) do a modification kit for the HengLong trucks to make a classic Red Ball Express US 6x6.

Thank you, too, for you help about Das Mikro. I am holding off on the spending for a bit. (How unusual for me. :O ), but someday, somewhere over the rainbow...
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed May 05, 2021 4:10 pm

Model Builder 4 wrote:Thank you very much Will :D Now on to your request!

Btw we need a full working video outside with sounds, if you can pull yourself to put it on dirty ground hahaha


A VIDEO OUTSIDE ? ARE YOU MAD :crazy: ? Would you settle for a quick run around on an unmopped wooden floor ;) :lolno: :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.

Ok an indoor run to start with hehe
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed May 05, 2021 11:02 pm

:O :O Two big surprises, Lee!! You're like a modelling jack-in-a-box :D Just when things are looking a bit predictable, up you pop with these unexpected delights!. :clap:
And...at the risk of being repetitive, your backdrops continue to amaze :O . :clap:
Is your house entirely decorated with them? If not, why not!? :D :thumbup:

Edit: and I meant to applaud the fact that it's something of a team effort, with WCP and The 'Radio-active' Rad involved. :thumbup:
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Postby jarndice » Wed May 05, 2021 11:21 pm

When we were training the cadre of Gurkhas at the Biratnaga Airfield in Nepal we would cross the Chinese funded East West highway and goodness knows where they found them but those were exactly the trucks used in the construction of that road,
fond memories, nice build :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu May 06, 2021 11:59 am

I'm dead jealous Lee.
I hope mine turns out half as good as yours :clap: :clap:
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