Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Range Rover Classic

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  • #104351
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    I simply couldn’t resist ordering the new Range Rover Classic body from JSScale.  I’m hoping that it might arrive some time next week, fingers crossed.

    I’m currently undecided in which direction to go with it.  There are a few ideas floating around.  My initial thoughts were to do a standard build in Tuscan Blue.

    I also looked into the Darien Gap expedition, I very much like the story behind this epic trip but am not so keen on the overall colour and look of the vehicles.

    I’m also rather taken with the vintage footage of Andrew St Pierre White’s white classic that he had in his younger days, so that’s another option.

    Paintwise I’m wondering what the story is with enamel paint.  There’s a supplier that does the Tuscan Blue in a synthetic coach enamel which is not available in rattle cans but can apparently be brushed on or thinned and sprayed if you have a the right equipment, which I don’t.  I’ve no idea what sort of finish I would get if I attempted to brush it on, I shall do some experiments.

    I’m going to be mounting it on a coil sprung C-Max chassis from GCM Racing and am not sure whether to use TMX axles I have already (front pumpkin wrong side but coil spring ready) or Yota 2’s (pumpkin on correct side but coil pad options a little trickier.)

     

    #104353
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    jonny191
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    Looking forward to this, If you do go down the paint route without a spray can and don’t want to brush paint it you could give these a try https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_ipg=200&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=preval+sprayer&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=1

    We’ve had them at work before but I have never used them myself so don’t know what they spray like.

    Hope this helps

    #104359
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    Thanks fella, that looks like an interesting option, I’ve not seen those before.

    #104363
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    Paulw
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    Also for paint, you should be able to go to your local specialist automotive paint supplier and they will put any colour you like in a rattle can. If you don’t get any joy let me know and I’ll ask Richard to find out about their paint supplier. The cars they do are all ancient and as far as I know they’ve not had any trouble getting paint 🙂

     

     

    #104364
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    Cheers Paul, I shall have a hunt around, I think I may have found one company that do Tuscan Blue in an aerosol so presumably there are others, I just need to find them, if not I shall take you up on your offer.

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    Davy Crockett
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    Mine was ordered 2 weeks ago and also can’t wait!! Totally undecided on colour although have a few ideas

    Theres an auto supplies near me that can match colours with a pen/camera thingy, old chap took his MG and really good match.

    Keep us posted, watching with interest! 😀

     

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    Pete Attryde
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    I three am waiting on mine 🙂 , I was going to go for a bobtailed off road monster, but then calmed down a bit and will be doing a very stock 1970’s model with a suitable colour, either harvest gold or bahama gold. I also looked at the Darrien Gap expedition vehicles and had the same reservations as Charlie.

    Chassis wise I am going to make my own, as close to a 1:1 chassis as I can reasonably get, axle wise I am also trying to decided between Yota 2’s or modified SCX-10 IIs.

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    #104395
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    Davy Crockett
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    Received an email this morning to say Rangey is on its way!! Best get the thinking cap on for a colour!!

    #104399
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    There be plasticky bits here. 🙂

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    #104400
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    Davy Crockett
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    OOOOOOHHH!!! 🙂

    #104401
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    And aaaahhh 😉

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    I’ve been looking at tyre options. Being stingey I’ve tried to use some tyres that I already have. These are some 1.55 Dick Cepek Fun Country tyres that I’ve stretched with partial success over some 1.9 rims (hopefully I’ll be getting proper Range Rover rims when funds allow.)  The Cepeks have a quoted outer diameter of 95mm. I’m thinking maybe 93-94mm would be perfect but I’m not sure anyone makes tyres of that size apart from the Boom Racing 1.9 Mud Terrain Trophy but I feel that might be too narrow at 24mm.

    The axles are NCYota 164mm by Bowhouse for use with GCM Racing internals. I reckon they’re just about the correct width, maybe could be slightly narrower.

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    #104409
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    I just remembered I have some Scale Doctors somewhere, they might be even better.

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    I’ve started putting the Range Rover Classic body together, it’s well made and assembles with lots of hateful tiny bolts hehe.  It sits well on the GCM Racing C-Max chassis.  Unfortunately JSScale is out of stock of the front radius arms at the moment so I’ve just made up some quick links for mock up purposes.

    I tried out the SDI Scale Doctor tyres and think they might be just a tad small so maybe the Dick Cepeks at 95mm OD hit the sweet spot after all.

    rr

     

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    Looks like a proper 70’s Range Rover with those panel gaps! 😉

    I’m sure it’s a great kit to put together – how strong do you think it’ll be, will you bond all the panels in addition to the bolts?

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