Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Defender 150 6×6

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Time for a new build. Defender 150 6×6 body and chassis from Greens Models.</p>
    This will be the support vehicle for my Trayback so nothing to outlandish. Going with a set of Mud Thrashers and some simple alloys.

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    That is quite a beast, I had aspirations to do a 6×6 Land Rover fire engine once but it never came to fruition.

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    So not a lot to report other than the SSD Trx4 bumper works rather well with this body.

    I suppose I had better pull the trigger on the Shapeways order and get busy with the trimming and painting πŸ™„

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>1’st chassis mods on the 6×6. I’ve gone with the 80mm GDS shocks as they are good value and work great. πŸ‘
    Just a subtle touch of bling! πŸ™„
    I’m now waiting now waiting on the postman for paint and a few detail parts 😴</p>
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    This looks a monster! I’m not a huge fan of 6×6’s but mainly because I’ve never seen one in the flesh; however I’m sure it’s gonna be a grand build because your Landies are always something special (your red trayback is one of my total faves)

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    Thanks, this will be the tow rig for the Trayback so it will be in team colours πŸ˜€ should look cool with the Trayback on a trailer behind it πŸ€”

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Small progress on the 6×6,
    Wheels arrived which was a nice surprise as last time these took about 8 weeks. 2 weeks this time 😁
    Rock sliders cut, drilled and ready for paint.
    Stickers arrived today from Charles Harlock πŸ‘</p>
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    Dam these bodies take a lot of paint! 1.5 cans in of primer and I haven’t even started on the main body 😲

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    Postmans been and my Shapeways order is here 😁 so a bit more mocking up on the D150 6×6 build.
    Lost of paint laid down and it doesn’t feel lile I’ve even started πŸ™„ I’m trying a different technique this time for the window and light surrounds, primer then satin black. Then I’m going to mask the satin black and put another coat of primer down before colour and clear coat. Hopefully I will get nice clean lines πŸ€” 🀞

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    Looking sweet!

    Is that roll bar from Shapeways? I need something like that. Needs to fit the cheapo Chinese D90 bodies though, I think the Raffee ones are a tad bigger..? If you have a link or vendor name I’d be hugely appreciative.

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    Hi, yes the roll bar is from Shapeways. It might be a little wide for your type of body. This one is 190mm wide. Here is the link,

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/39JJTABE7/tr20006-d90-d110-pick-up-roll-bar?optionId=63840717&li=ostatus

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    Wow. I didn’t realise that body was that much bigger scale. I’d be looking for one around 170mm/175mm wide, that’s quite the difference.

    Thanks for the info, looking forward to the next update

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    First coat laid down πŸ™„

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    Im feeling pretty pleased with myself. Doing the black, then masking and doing the main colour has really paid off.  Nice clean lines 😁
    Now the hard part, waiting 48 hours for the clear coat to harden so I can start rubbing back with cutting compound and then polish πŸ™„
    A least I have a few other things to be getting on with!
    Still got to get a ESC, receiver and a steering servo as well πŸ€”

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