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Dr. Kustom
2010.10.25, 12:08 PM
Some of you might know that my laptop have been down for a week or so, in the main time, I got myself another LMC, their price have been dropped from $150 - $120 for a RTR kit. During the time I don't have access to the internet. I've spend all my free time on this build. The model kit I'm using is a 1/24 Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series made by Tamiya. So far, I've got both axles mounted, but still need some improvement. Now I'll let the pics speak for themself.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA200643.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA200644.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA200645.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210646.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210647.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210648.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210649.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210650.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210651.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.25, 12:09 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210652.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210653.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210654.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210655.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210656.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210657.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA210658.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA230659.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA230660.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA230661.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.25, 12:10 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA230663.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA230665.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA240667.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA240669.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.29, 09:12 PM
Update: Now the rear end have 4 links suspension set up. Trimmed up the engine bay and installed the servo, still need to mount the upper links on the front axle.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA260679.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA270680.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA280681.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA290683.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA290684.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA290685.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA290686.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA290687.jpg

hyper-me
2010.10.30, 05:57 AM
awesome job ! looks like a lot of fun to fit the body :D

color01
2010.10.30, 06:23 AM
Nicely done! The frame looks like it fits better now, very legitimate. I can't even find criticism for your projects anymore dude, keep it up!

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.30, 02:32 PM
awesome job ! looks like a lot of fun to fit the body :D
Thanks man, to get the body mounted wasn't too bad, the hardest part was to get those axles mounted on the frame.

Nicely done! The frame looks like it fits better now, very legitimate. I can't even find criticism for your projects anymore dude, keep it up!
Haha, thanks Brain, that means a lot!


Update: Teaser pic!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/PA290694.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.31, 06:03 PM
Update: Started to build the engine.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300695.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300696.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300698.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300700.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300701.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300702.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300703.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300704.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300708.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300709.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.31, 06:03 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300713.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300714.jpg

Trimmed up the front bumper.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300715.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA300716.jpg

Detailing the grill.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310717.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310718.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310720.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310721.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310728.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PA310729.jpg

color01
2010.10.31, 11:43 PM
Is there a chrome Toyota emblem you can use instead of what seems to be paint? The imperfect lines are noticeable in the close-ups. Engine looks great, however. ;)

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.07, 11:44 AM
Is there a chrome Toyota emblem you can use instead of what seems to be paint? The imperfect lines are noticeable in the close-ups. Engine looks great, however. ;)
Thanks Brian, I tried to look for them, but can't find one anywhere. So I had to hand paint the emblems.


Update: Mounted the upper link on the front axle, extended rear drive shaft, lowered the ride height a bit, made a little more clearance on the rear for more suspension travel. Now working on the rear left fender flare.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB020731.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB030733.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB060757.jpg

Trimmed up the rear fenders to clear those 48mm tall Rok Lox.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050744.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050746.jpg

Installing rear bumper. Before they get chopped.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050749.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050751.jpg

After rear bumper got chopped.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050752.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050748.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.07, 11:44 AM
Started on the wide fender flares.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB050754.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB060759.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB060760.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.11, 11:47 PM
Update: All four wide fender flares are attached to the body, but still need some touch ups on them.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB120782.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB120784.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB120785.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB120786.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB120788.jpg

Here's something I'm messing around with the left over putty.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB110781.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.15, 08:44 PM
Update: Got the body primed, added running boards, but they are too long, so I have to cut them up to make it shorter, shaved wheel wells, also made a snorkel and a jack.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130798.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130793.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130794.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130795.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130800.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130801.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130797.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB130796.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB150804.jpg

herman
2010.11.16, 08:54 AM
nicely coming along... :D

monkey19
2010.11.16, 09:04 AM
nice work as always...

I have been trying to buy a real LandCruiser for years now!

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.16, 10:53 PM
nicely coming along...
Thanks herman. :)

nice work as always...

I have been trying to buy a real LandCruiser for years now!
Thanks Joe, Land Cruiser are nice, so does your 4Runner. Have you though of modifying your 4Runner?


Update: Got the Hi-Lift jack painted, and added rear mud flaps. (Still need to make the front pairs.)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB160810.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB160812.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB160813.jpg

mini-z
2010.11.18, 06:52 PM
Nice work Dr K! :)

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.21, 12:53 AM
Nice work Dr K! :)
Wow, the administrator commented in my build thread! :eek: Thanks! :D:D:D



Update: Got the electric located, and made a new interior floor to hide them. Painted the interior in matt black and finished up the engine bay.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB170810.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB170811.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB180812.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB180814.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB190815.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.21, 12:55 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB190816.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB190817.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB190818.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB190819.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200832.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200833.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200835.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200836.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200837.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200841.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.21, 12:56 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200845.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200847.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB200848.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.21, 06:08 PM
Update: Got the hood installed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/PB210850.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/PB210852.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/PB210853.jpg

herman
2010.11.21, 09:14 PM
awsomeness...
just wondering... do you do this professionally? :D
worksmanship is top notch... as always...

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.21, 11:26 PM
Thanks herman! They are only my hobby, but I do build custom projects for people.

herman
2010.11.23, 02:32 AM
cool... maybe you can chime in on this thread...
"what do you really do?" (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35129&page=3) as i've always been wondering... :D

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.23, 07:04 AM
cool... maybe you can chime in on this thread...
"what do you really do?" (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35129&page=3) as i've always been wondering... :D
Just posted in that "what so you really do?" thread. ;)

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.24, 07:29 PM
Update: Got some new shoes for it!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB240819.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB240814.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB240816.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB240817.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB240818.jpg

mdowney
2010.11.24, 08:22 PM
Amazing work! I can't wait to see what you're going to do with my M3. :D

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.26, 04:06 PM
Amazing work! I can't wait to see what you're going to do with my M3. :D
Thanks Mike! ;)


Update: Lay down carpet and installed cloth seats.

The interior floor can be lift for an easy access to the electrics.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB250821.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB250823.jpg

A close up shot of the cleaned wheels.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB250826.jpg

Almost finish interior.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB260839.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB260840.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB260841.jpg

Who can this little guy be? :eek:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB260843.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.27, 11:37 PM
Update: Picked up some jerry cans. Gotta need that extra gas, cause you don't want to run out of gas in the middle of the arctic.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB270851.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB280853.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.11.28, 03:34 PM
Update: Got the jerry can holder mounted to the frame. Using the stock LMC body mounts to mount the jerry can holder, so it's removable. The clips that hold it in place also can be use as tow hooks.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB280854.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB280856.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB280857.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB280858.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.01, 11:05 PM
Update: Got the jerry can holder painted. Adding some details on the running board and made up my mind on the paint choice.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB300872.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB300863.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB300865.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB300868.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB300871.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC010885.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.03, 09:37 PM
Update: The hood is clear coated.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC030896.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC030899.jpg

s.gaspar
2010.12.04, 01:48 AM
amazing project you have some serious talent.. any possibility you would make any diy videos of how to do some of the stuff you do??

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.06, 08:51 PM
amazing project you have some serious talent.. any possibility you would make any diy videos of how to do some of the stuff you do??
Thanks man, probably not going to make videos, but I will be including a few short tut. in my build threads in the future.


Update: Received the Atomic BB2 in the mail today. Only installed it to make sure it works, haven't got a chance to really test it out yet, but I'm already loving this motor. It gave the truck a little more wheel speed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060927.jpg

The shaft is a little longer compare to the stock motor, so I had to drill a hole on the gear cover to clear the shaft.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060928.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060929.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060931.jpg

Also got the little engine mounted in place.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060933.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.12, 10:31 PM
Update: Got the snorkel finished. Filled in the gaps with putty. The LC80 have 2 coats of paint on it.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120661.jpg

Getting rid of the mold lines.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120663.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120664.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120666.jpg

Some final touch up on the fender flares.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120667.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120668.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120669.jpg

Now for the paint.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120670.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120671.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.14, 09:06 AM
Update: Got the window trims, door handles painted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140675.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140679.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140681.jpg

SaiTam
2010.12.14, 07:12 PM
Hey Dr.K I have this same Tamiya kit built 10+ years ago. I can give it to you for spare parts.

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.14, 08:42 PM
Hey Dr.K I have this same Tamiya kit built 10+ years ago. I can give it to you for spare parts.
That would be awesome!!! :D I will be at the track for a week, starting from the 26th.


Update: Applied decals and added some details.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140645.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140643.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140646.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140647.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140648.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140649.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140650.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC140653.jpg
Those decals were so old, some of the fall apart when I apply them.

PadrinoNY
2010.12.16, 08:23 PM
Kiddo you do to mini's what I do to real cars... Keep up the good work can't wait to see it again finished.....

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.18, 04:01 PM
Kiddo you do to mini's what I do to real cars... Keep up the good work can't wait to see it again finished.....
Thanks Pucho! :p


Update: It's been clear coated!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180671.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180672.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180673.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.19, 04:15 PM
Update: Detailed tail lights & WIP brush guard.

Got the tail light lense painted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180676.jpg

But I wasn't too happy with the result, so I tinted it a bit.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180677.jpg

Here's a comparison pic of the before and after tinted lense.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180678.jpg

Did a mock up on the truck.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180680.jpg

Still missing something, so I out lined it with some black paint.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180681.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC180682.jpg

Now it's time for the brush guard. I ran out of styrene tube, so I had to use the part tree from the model kit.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190686.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190689.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190690.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190691.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.21, 10:03 PM
Update: Smoothed out the gaps on the brush guard.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190670.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190671.jpg

Drilled out holes and ready to mount the fog lights on the brush guard.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190672.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190673.jpg

Installed front and rear wipers.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC190675.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC200680.jpg

Installed the windows.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC200683.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.26, 12:11 AM
Update: More details added!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250668.jpg

Painted rear bumper Matt Black.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250662.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250671.jpg

Got them jerry cans mounted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250672.jpg

Rear mud flaps mounted in place, still need to make the front ones.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250674.jpg

Rear license plate.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250675.jpg

Random shot.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250678.jpg

Modifying/mounting the snorkel.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250682.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250683.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.26, 12:11 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250684.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250685.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250687.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250688.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250690.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250691.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250692.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250693.jpg

Rear view mirror mounted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250694.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250695.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.26, 12:12 AM
Dashboard painted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250697.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC250698.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.28, 02:41 PM
Update: The snow storm left me 22 inches of snow. Though it would be a good time to take the truck out for some outdoor pics.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280732.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280718.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280719.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280721.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280722.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280724.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280725.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280726.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280727.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280728.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.28, 02:42 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280729.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280734.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280735.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280737.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280738.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280739.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280742.jpghttp://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC280740.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.29, 01:12 PM
Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgUAuEYHXwI

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.07, 07:34 AM
Update: Added more details!

Steering wheel installed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060692.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060693.jpg

Front mud flaps and both side running board installed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060695.jpg

Styrene parts under the chassis paint black.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060697.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060699.jpg

Head light lenses installed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060700.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060701.jpg

Brush guard with fog lights installed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060702.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060703.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1060704.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.07, 07:34 AM
Strap down the jerry cans.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1070705.jpg

Video comparing the RC4WD Rok Lox tires with the Irok Super Swamper tires.

RC4WD Rok Lox:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAp9VrLbYk

Irok Super Swamper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgfKScA9UeA

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.08, 01:21 PM
Update: Finished up the LC80 and took it out for the final outdoor pics!!! :nod: :D

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080662.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080663.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080665.jpg

So much snow packed into the wheel wells. :lol:

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080666.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080667.jpg

Engine bay.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080670.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080671.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080672.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.08, 01:22 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080674.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080675.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080676.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080677.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080678.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080679.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080680.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080681.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080682.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080683.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.08, 01:23 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080684.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080687.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080688.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1080690.jpg

Video to come tomorrow! ;)

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.09, 08:45 PM
Final action video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk-YSuhX-W8

herman
2011.01.10, 03:36 AM
bellissimo!!!

great work... only comments are... that the front fog lights look like they are angled a bit too high...
and wish it had a driver figure in it... :D

Bodom
2011.05.28, 07:32 AM
Awesome project!! :eek:
I somehow missed it since I don't read this part of the forum regularly but it worth seeing!!!
Your attention to detail is amazing!