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  • #105383
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    The guys who print my stuff offered to model and print an Unimog engine so I took the chance.

    straight from the printer:

    Test fit on the cab

    It could be more detailed but i wanted to add parts later. The sizing isn’t true scale but there’s space constraints on the place, there’s the 540 and the servo over there

    First, exhaust manifold, turbo and an alternator

    Then, the intake manifold

    The engine driven air compressor for the onboard air tank

    Injector lines

    Turbo Downpipe

    In place

    It will not be a perfect replica but it’s enough to cover the motor and servo. Needs more stuff like air filter, pulley belts, some pipes and paint

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    While the fake engine and the rest of the parts were getting done outside the car, one more important thing has to be done: make it run properly!

    The cab has new mounting points(4 screws inside the inner fenders) and attached the bed on the chassis.

    The bed tips to change batteries, that sit above the middle axle,between the frame rails

    And off to the trail!!

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    A little more work on the engine

    Mounted it and the air filter. Needs a couple more parts to fill this bay

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    There’s some better pics:

    While the bay is slowly being completed, did something else:

    This printed wheel is a copy of the Gmade SR02 already in the truck but thin as possible to fit under the bed as the real one

    Just needs a mount welded on the chassis

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    Working on the rear fenders(mudguards?? )

     

     

    Bent in 0.9mm aluminum sheet. Only bent one to approve the design. What do you guys think?

    #105492
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    I don’t know enough about mogs to decide if it is Scale, but I think it looks fine.

    Regards

    Ralf

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    I don’t know enough about mogs to decide if it is Scale, but I think it looks fine.

    The real ones can be like these:

    #105497
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    Ok . Optical perfect. But I would have a little fear that the fenders will overbend with the smallest contact to a rock.

    At the original you can see a small strap between additional gastanks and fenders to prevent this.

     

    Regards

    Ralf

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    I couldn’t agree more. This truck it’s for scale driving now,light trails. But when I’m with the “crew” it has to do regular trails. I hit rocks with the mudguards several times. I’ll look into those straps in the future

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    Already had a fuel tank, done years ago and like I feel my skills improved, so re-did it

    Not in the final position (hot glued in place).

    #105569
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    Very nice work, I’m really loving the details on this.

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    Very nice work, I’m really loving the details on this.

    thanks

     

     

    More 2 parts to fill the engine bay:

    This coolant reservoir:

    And upgraded my old radiator:

    After adding everything to the bay, will hide the blinker’s wires….

    #106533
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    Hi!

    Long time without updates

    So, the truck spends too much time on the shelf. Took it to the trails 2 times in one year 🙁

    But, even like that, the truck needs updates,one being a slightly larger fuel tank and the other, adding a rear canvas to the bed, because it was one of my initial requirements,even before the start of the project

    The idea is to look like this:

    My current bed is fine but i’ve scrapped the idea of the canvas before because there’s no way I can put functional hooks on the thin aluminum that’s on the bedsides so I’ll make a brand new bed for this purpose

    This time, I’ll print the bedsides because of my current personal situation, and doing the floor and struture as before,with wood and PVC sheet

    2 prints, 1 side:

    How the corners would look like

    Giving some wooden texture to the PVC

    Small nails to mimic round head bolts securing the planks

    Black for panel gaps

    Painted in a colour that should be brown but it’s more like dark olive drab so it will stay

    Next is prepping the sides to paint and attach

    #106538
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    Looks fantastic, great result.  How did you apply the wood texture?

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    Looks fantastic, great result. How did you apply the wood texture?

    hi! how do I don’t see this notification?

     

    The wood texture was a Eureka moment I had for the other bed(maybe other modellers did this before, i don’t know…)

    So, you take the pvc sheet and score it with a hard wire brush until it looks good enough. This method doesn’t replicate all the grain and texture of the wood but it’s fairly easy and quick to do without specialized tools

     

     

    So, I’ve scratchbuilt a fuel tank some time ago. I think it looked good enough but seemed a bit small. So I’ve copied the shape, enlarged it a bit and printed. That was some time ago but today picked it again to apply some paint and did something else

    see the mounts below the tank?

    Now it needs the metal mounts to the chassis and the fuel cap

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