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Discussion in 'Crawlers' started by knightrider81, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. knightrider81

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    I see alot of guys buying scale rc accessories but man u guys could save alot of money by just making ur own!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XcWqO9BhQY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aRpPaxtfBs
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    Hey bro check out http://www.scalebuildersguild.com/index.html these guys take it to the next level.
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    I cant believe I missed this thread! I love me some mini scale modeling. I have been making all kinds of various scale goods lately for different builds and fun. Here are a few of the more interesting ones. If you guys are interested i Have a lot more I can post up also. Maybe give a few tutorials if anyone wants to learn how to make something

    Scale pallet that fits in the bed of my crew cab to haul "stuff" ;D

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    Here is a neat scale fuel cell for my buggy. It will hold the receiver and wiring.

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    An axe and maul just because it was fun ???

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    And a little Optima red top battery and battery cables so I can hook it up. Its part of a full scale engine bay I'm working on.

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    And a real bad shot of my scale engine hoist or "cherry picker". You can kind of see the rough base of a 350 short block dangling from it. Also part of my scale engine bay project

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    Do we want more scale porn? I have lots more to post up!
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    That is some sick shit, yes please I want to see more scale porn.LOL
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    Very sweet scale tool highland crawler the fuel cell is super exceptional
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    heck yeah man post more up! I might have 2 come over sometime this weekend and have u show me! You and luke have all the cool scale stuff and i have always wondered how and where and now i know!
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    Great work.  I can't believe you made little axes and pallets.  Did you carve the axe handles yourself?
    Your page hit count answers your question about if you should post more or not I think.
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    The pallet is sick hahaha
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    Very cool. Styrene?  Them axes are legit.. I didn't get that many responses with my scale tacos..  :'(... lol ..
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    That's because you used bad taco sauce.  ;D
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    I found out how they are making the scale porn we spoke about yesterday. Look foward to boobie bounmcers ;)

    [quote author=Reedyb link=topic=3662.msg19920#msg19920 date=1375966271]
    Very sweet scale tool highland crawler the fuel cell is super exceptional
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    Thanks. Its one of my favorites also. It looks soooo good on a vehicle. It gets all the proper scale hoses hooked up also. Its my fancy alternative to a sealed reciever box.

    [quote author=knightrider81 link=topic=3662.msg19921#msg19921 date=1375966732]
      You and luke have all the cool scale stuff and i have always wondered how and where and now i know!
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    Hahahaha thats awesome! thanks man. Me and him have been at it for years now. He has inspired more than one project and motivated me to finish even more lol.

    [quote author=GPS link=topic=3662.msg19922#msg19922 date=1375978168]
    Great work.  I can't believe you made little axes and pallets.  Did you carve the axe handles yourself?
    Your page hit count answers your question about if you should post more or not I think.
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    I did carve them. I start with a 1/4x1/4 stick of square stock and whittle it into a handle. It is VERY tedious trying to get the right arch into it for a correct scale look. I have trashed more than Ive kept. Then a little spar varnish sets off the wood highlights and seals the pine. The pallet is a perfect made fit for the back of a truck. I can strap stuff to it and haul it around uselessly. Good times lol ;D. I made a few before I figured out the perfect look. Tthey are harder than I thought they would be.

    [quote author=chaseloc101 link=topic=3662.msg19935#msg19935 date=1375986476]
    Very cool. Styrene?  Them axes are legit.. I didn't get that many responses with my scale tacos..  :'(... lol ..
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    Most styrene yes. Some pine and some steel. I think the tacos are awesome. Ive been thinking a lot about making me some lately. I have a little case of taco envy 8)
    The axe contains no styrene if that was what you meant. Its wood and steel.






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    From the comments and messages about the axes I figured you guys might need a little more. Took them out today and split a little wood for winter. :D Found some nice seasoned madrone and went at it.

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    Now that f@#$%@# sick. Thats whats up forsure. The smurffs would love you ;D
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    That is seriously awesome!  Great job with the photos also, very cool composition.  I can smell the fire...
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    OMFG!! Dude you are awsome! Have you ever considered selling them by request??
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    WOW Erin! I think that's the coolest shot I've seen on this site 8) REALLY makes me want to get back into surface vehicles ;)
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    Thanks guys I had a lot of fun setting up that picture and it took a long time. I know very little about good or proper photography and have very cheap basic equipment. I take 50 bad ones and get 1 keeper usually :-[. I was kind of bummed when I looked back at that picture. I spent about a half hour very carefully placing things with tweezers and positioning the truck in the back ground only to get a nice picture of the bright red striped battery in the truck :'(. Even worse is that truck has full inner fenders that just weren't on it at the time. I have more scale goodies also just need to get the pics uploaded. I have a new computer setup in my hobby room now so that should all go much easier now. I have some not so pretty goof ups i plan on posting showing it doesn't always work out for me
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    50 bad shots for 1 good one? That's a pretty good ratio. Ask anyone that knows me, I take THOUSANDS of shots hoping for that one perfect one. Our recent float fly event at Lake Selmac is a perfect example. I took over 3400 pics and I'm still going through them for a few to post - and I have professional equipment ;)
    Seriously though, very nice work. I was so blown away by the excellent composition of the shot I didn't even notice the battery until you mentioned it!
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    Highland dude it was a great shot even with the battery dont beat urself up over it! Ive been to ur house and the scale goodies you have are AWESOME!! cant wait to see the next pics you have in store for us!! SEEING ALL THESE SCALE GOODIES AND WHAT NOT HAS GOT ME WORKED UP AND DANG I WISH CRAWLING SEASON WOULD GET HERE FASTER!!  lol
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    I came back from dinner and found one of my Spartans playing with a new fishing pole I just made. Not sure what he thinks he is going to catch with his silly paper puddle but I figured what harm could he do

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