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Zax's G-made Sawback.

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Fri 13 Dec 2013 - 9:42

laneboysrc wrote:Thanks for the detailed report of your build!

Regarding the slop in the upper shock mount: maybe you could use a small piece of silicone fuel pipe to take out the slop?

Just double check, the slop also occur in the lower area as well. Will try your idea later once I finish painting the body green... Very Happy 
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 20:24

Due to the nature of lexan body not being able to stick any other type of paint other than polycarbonate paint. I have to think of a way to make it look less lexanis as I can...  Shocked 
Im thinking of painting the body green but ps paint have limited choices shades of green... Crying or Very sad 
First off I painted the underside with ps silver to give the final coat a slightly tint in the final colour.

After dry I paint the next layer on the underneath ps green

Next I remove the glossy film and start scrubbing the surface before I painted the same ps green on the outside as well.
One thing about ps paint is that it adhere well on lexan but produce a dead rough surface finish...


Due to the nature of ps paint having a rough surface after spraying give me a good rough surface to paint my next colour which is TS-28 olive drab 2.
Here is the final look after the second layer....

Painted and modeled with the chassis

All the parts assembled and my driver trying the vehicle...


Notice anything missing in the picture? I did not make the hole for the body post on the lexan ...  Smile 

A few picture I took with a passengers...




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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by boolean21 on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 20:29

Sweet look!!
Nice!

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by laneboysrc on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 20:34

Thanks for the great painting tutorial. TS paint on top of a layer of PS as "primer" is a great idea.  cheers 
I will watch your car closely to see how it lasts.

... but then again, apparently you always carry your cars on the trail, never drive them as they are never dirty at the end of the trail.  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by oceanic on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 20:35

Awesome!

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 20:58

laneboysrc wrote:Thanks for the great painting tutorial. TS paint on top of a layer of PS as "primer" is a great idea.  cheers 
I will watch your car closely to see how it lasts.

... but then again, apparently you always carry your cars on the trail, never drive them as they are never dirty at the end of the trail.  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Stalker in the house...Help...!!! Laughing 
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by RTECH on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 21:22

Shocked Wow ! Looks great whatever things you paint.
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by babyboy on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 22:30

Nice! How you mount the body to the chassis? Pls share. Very Happy 
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 3:36

babyboy wrote:Nice! How you mount the body to the chassis? Pls share. Very Happy 
At the moment I have not mount it yet. Will share once I got the item on hand... Smile 
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by derrickwthip4 on Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 8:49

Hi just to share some ideal of how I mounted the body shell .
From the pre-mark hole that for mounting the body shell I drill a 2.5mm hole.
Than adjust the body mounting pole to the ideal height than drill a 2.5mm hole right of the centre of the mounting pole.
Than just using a 3 mm screw to secure the body shell on the chassis.
Look more scale if not can see 4 mounting pole with lock pin on the body shell than not so scale liao.

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by lostdriv3r on Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 9:03

Sweet ride! love Willy's Jeep!! Very Happy 

Are your action figures from toys r us?
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 9:26

Yup, 1 of it is from toys r us. The other bought from ebay.
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Post by lostdriv3r on Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 11:09

Zax13 wrote:Yup, 1 of it is from toys r us. The other bought from ebay.

k, saw them at Toy's r us yesterday but too big for my ride... looks like only the NECA figures has the right scale look...
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Sabretooth_aw on Thu 19 Dec 2013 - 9:06

Sweeet......
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 6:40

Mounting the body. In order not to have to drill those ugly holes on the body shell. I decide to use magnets so its easily removable and will not drop off during the trail.
Snap off the body pin leaving only the last hole.


Fix the magnet on to the body post hole securing it with a screw.


Bought some new shoes for this kit and to make more match to the historic willy jeep.


A set of RC4WD DUKW..



All tires installed on the wheels. Not looking that shabby I must say...


Ok... Finally should be ready to hit the trail
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by babyboy on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 7:03

Wow! Nice tyre.
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by boolean21 on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 8:12

Nice!!

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by laneboysrc on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 8:29

Nice looking tires indeed! Looks like they are as skinny as they should be!

How do you adhere the magnet to the body shell?

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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Zax13 on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 13:51

laneboysrc wrote:Nice looking tires indeed! Looks like they are as skinny as they should be!

How do you adhere the magnet to the body shell?

I used double side tape coz i need some thing less permanent.
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Re: Zax's G-made Sawback.

Post by Wrigleys on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 16:59

Very nice finish there!!! woohoo n idea man on the magnetic post. will definitely steal that idea Razz 
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