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Old 12-10-2012, 11:48 AM
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Default Tamiya Mercedes Benz 1850L Build

Hi this is the first ever truck build I've attempted. I decided on the 1850L as I've been really wanting to build this for years but finally plucked up the courage to buy and try. So far this is how far I've got mainly because I forgot to order bearings and a motor so it needs to be stripped down already. Anyways looking forward to learning as I go. Chris



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Old 12-10-2012, 12:02 PM
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git 'er done!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:09 PM
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Not sure If I should do it box art or go with something different. Been looking around but there's nothing that jumping out I should do instead. After looking through some other builds I'll definatley be spraying the wheels as the chrome is a little too much 'In your face' also bought some satin black for the black body parts.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:11 PM
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check out this place, Kustom RC Trucks UK. Ed has built an awesome Merc box van, and flatbed
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:17 PM
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your right about the chrome rims for the merc, its an older truck and wont suit them for sure, carson do grey rims for tamiya, they will look good, or just spray them ha
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Have you seen the weathering...It looks so real. It's amazing the ideas people come up with. Right where's the weathering how to thread on here lol

Oops...Thinking to far ahead again

Found a Halfords Aluminum Silver I'll use. Good old eBay for instant shopping satisfaction !
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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dude, i make weathered used and abused flatbed trailer beds for sale, i made one for my friend 1985 kenworth, check out the trailer. I always do weathered look. way more realistic!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:56 PM
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hey Christo, are you on Facebook? if so go to my club ''Ontario Model R/C Semi Trucks'' like page and join
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Liked and I believe joined ( I'm 27 and still don't get facebook lol )
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Couple of pictures of my other RC Project / WIP:


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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 PM
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cool i see you have joined!

that Landy is awesome! im going to get one when i get back to UK for sure man
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Thank You! It's nearly finished but as with near all the RC I own never gets finished

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Well after looking for assistance with the stiffness of the suspension. I've decided to spray the wheel in a matt alimiunium colour after seeing them in this photo. The chrome for me is a little to plastic looking. I'll be using the same colour as I used on the defender above

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Nearly forgot. I'll be adding the wheel nut covers from a Axial SCX10 kit for more of a bit scale looking wheel too. Plus there cheap too
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:16 AM
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looking good so far! if you paint the wheels you will want to take the chrome off first before painting. paint it any color you want but the box art color is very cool. i have 2 box trucks one is white with my old company logos on it and the other if i ever build it will be box art color
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:15 AM
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The more and more I look at the box it seems to be growing on me. Thanks for advising on the wheels as I was going to spray over the chrome. I've heard dishwashers are good at removing the chrome from plastic ( Or is that me randomly mis-remembering something stupid lol ). I'll update this as often as I can
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looking good man keep up the good work!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:26 AM
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Thanks! I'm really enjoying the build & trying to add my own little touches. I've bought a can of Satin Black for the exterior plastic body parts and a few other bits. I've also recieved today a set of British licence plates but then realised It's a german truck / delivery company lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:25 AM
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yellow top oven cleaner will take the chrome right off and wont harm the plastic. I have done it several times on bodies I want to repaint. works like a charm. matter of fact this week im going to start redoing my globe liner. satin black will look good on the body parts thats what i painted my volvo and scania with. here is a pic of my 1850l
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Looking great rcman! hey Christo, i does not have to be zee Germanz truck! make it Brit mate! get them plates on!
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