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Old 08-26-2010, 09:45 AM
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Worked a little bit last night and got the alpine windows cut out and some filler to correct the rear end body line of the Discovery. I used the Green putty instead of Bondo. I hope this was not a mistake. A lot of it will be cut back out anyway for the window.











Tonight I hope to get the windows and rear lights cut out and and maybe start adding some details.

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:58 AM
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lookin good so far, cant wait to see this one done
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:21 AM
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lookin good so far, cant wait to see this one done
That makes 2 of us. Where's that fast forward button at...
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:12 AM
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Wow you did a clean job on the windows....I might have to order another body. lol
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:40 PM
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Very interesting project
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:20 AM
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Ok. Tonight I got the rear light areas cut out, the rear cargo windows cut out and the headlight/ambers cut out. I made all the body panel lines which took nearly 3 hours to do. Unfortunately they only look OK... Not great. I also sliced up the grill to make the louvers (don't know what you'd call it). I primed the areas I used filler and see I have a tiny bit of sanding to do on the grill.




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I had made some print outs of an actual discovery to help me in location of tail lights, fuel filler door and headlight and grill.







Not that I am done "destructing", I can start "constructing". My next steps will be the rain gutters, door moulding, and some other things that I cannot think of right now 'cause I'm so damned tired.

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Old 08-27-2010, 01:29 AM
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some impressive work!
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:03 AM
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First off the body work looks fantastic!! I believe the details will make this one of the coolest builds going on!!Im sorry if you have mentioned it, but where is the body from? And how much if you dont mind saying..What axles are you going to use? Are you going to try to keep the tires under the body? I see you 1:1 and in the pics it looks as if the tires are not sticking out from the body..Keep up the killer work man!!!
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:15 AM
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RCJEEPBUILDER, thanks for the compliments. However, this has just been the easy part. The real fun is about to begin with all the detail work. The body is a Kamtec ABS body and it was an ebay purchase. HERE is a link to get one. It cost me $33.60 with shipping to get it from the UK to my home in Tennessee... Not too shabby. I am using RC4WD T-Rex axles. I have not received my set up chassis yet from them. I am using the Gelande Kit. The hope is that the tires stay mostly within the body.

RC4WD, if you're seeing this, I'm getting really anxious.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:32 PM
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CRAP! I just realized that I was a little overzealous with the knife last night and cut off area for the ambers that should not have been cut off. I cut these out with a hobby knife to use for molds for the lenses so I may be able to cut those sections out and reattach... Hmmm.

This was a ridiculous mistake that I should not have made. Understandable if it was on a vehicle I was not familiar with, but definitely should not have happened to a vehicle that is sitting in my own garage.



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Old 08-27-2010, 03:45 PM
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kudos on taking on such a challenging first build, not everyone will do such a thing nowerdays
i really like the disco 1 and ive thought about doing just the same thing as you. can't wait to see it take shape and i love your 1:1.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:48 AM
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The body is READY FOR PAINT!

I was able to correct my mistake on the front end and add the cut out pieces below the ambers back in. I also made my front and rear lenses as well as the alpine windows. This was a LOT of trial and error. Here's what I finally did: I used some scrap clear plastic (not styrene) and used a heat gun on low setting to the point of flimsiness. I then used a cut out piece as a mold and pushed the softened plastic into place. This too was trial and error, but all I had to do was reheat and try again. I had heated, set, reheated, reset several times with the same piece of material and it worked out great. Also, you will see that I made the rear cargo handle/license plate, added rain gutters, side molding, side marker lights, door handles and the window gaskets.

It's now all sanded with 1200 grit washed and ready for priming. I think after I prime it I may wait a little bit to do top coats until I figure out what I am going to do about the rear bumper. That hinges on mocking the body ont the chassis. I did get confirmation that it was finished and put out for delivery on Friday.

















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Old 08-29-2010, 02:59 AM
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great details
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:25 AM
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That looks superb!!!!
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I agree, awesome detail.

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