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RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

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RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:25 pm

So this is what i've been up to lately. It's an ongoing build and next up is window trim and interior.
It has developed into a complete garage over time.
To add more detail to the crawler i have stripped a Universal Hobbies diecast defender 90.
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Modified suspension using mini-z buggy shocks.
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by romulus22 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:58 am

That's a nice garage. What's the square footage of that :D

Sweet little truck. Might have to look into those.

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:34 am

Kick ass work going on there. Some outdoor scale pics will complete it.

Any thoughts on how it handles the terrain? I just might pick one up.

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by DennisM » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:31 pm

Pretty amazing - even stickers on the new tires.

Darn Defender, aluminum body they say - Yaps, but they all rust in that pillar :mrgreen:

When it rained, water came running down the innerside of the passenger window
And when the wind would blow right, I even had snow in the cabin - but it´s a fantastic offroad vehicle.
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:15 am

Thanks romulus22,
If i got it right it's 1,6 sq ft :lol:

Thank you Diamond Dave,
Will for sure up load pics with some outdoor action eventually ;)
I've seen some Youtube clips of it in action and seems quite bouncy. My hope is that the mini-z shocks and modified rear end will make it perform better. I might add some lead tape to the inner beadlock ring for better performance.
And then we have the undersized gearbox and motor, but we'll get to that later.

Thanks DennisM,
Yep I have studied the defender thoroughly throughout this build and well to say the least it has its flaws. :lol:

Test fitted the body this weekend. Still have mirrors, snorkel and interior to do.
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 am

Little update on this build.
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:13 am

Body no. 2 under way.
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by DennisM » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:59 pm

Great work!
Now You need a third one - a Camel Trophy :D
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by Diamond Dave » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:56 pm

Camel Trophy would be a very good look.

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by romulus22 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:42 am

New body looks cool. How soon till the outdoor wheeling pictures?

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:11 pm

:D Thanks guys

The weather is a bit dodgy here in Stockholm and waiting on a new lipo charger, but I'll try to get some pics or vids asap :wink:
Third body will hopfully be this...
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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by TRX-1-3 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:56 pm

I like your twin post cable lift. The shop I work at has one. Yours looks like a "Rotary" lift. Your scale shop is really cool. Lots of detail there. Nice truck also! :lol:
Hope you're doin' something fun.

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Tue May 09, 2017 8:48 am

Well was out the other day trying to get some decent pics of the Gelande. Not the easyest thing driving with one hand and trying to capture the hole thing whit the phone. Need to work on the angles to get it right. Its tricky with 1/18 scale. You need to get low low low.


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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Tue May 09, 2017 8:57 am

Tried to get that imbedded, but it didn't work. Oh well

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Re: RC4WD 1/18 Gelande 2

Post by sandkil » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:44 am

Here is a pick of the finnished Defender 4x4 Extreme body I made for the RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II D90
Still need to work on the chassis set up. So no video for now :wink:
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