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Old 05-27-2017, 06:03 PM
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Default Hairball's tamiya mini wild micro monster

Starting in on a side project.
I have a Tamiya Mini Wild Juggernaut Jr. And after measuring it and checking out measurements of the Orlandoo Hunter jeep, a plan was hatched.

The frame is a good length


These axles are adorable!

The Tamiya wheels are hex drive, and the Orlandoo wheels are a double flat shaft. I'm going to take some measurements and make a drawing and see about getting some 3D printed wheels with maybe a little more detail



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Old 05-28-2017, 07:49 AM
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I want to watch! Omg so tiny
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:03 AM
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Tiny. Definitely tiny.
The axles almost look normal, until you realize it's a 4" tile not a 12" tile

The four link is so tiny. They have four extra rod ends on the sprues which is nice. 3 of them split while screwing them on.


The chassis goes together pretty well. It's actually C channel.


The chassis is a little short but not too bad. It looks like I'm going to be able to use the Mini Wild nerf bar body clips to hold it to the Orlandoo chassis! Body mount already aced!


Holy tiny heck! Complete shock next to M3x20 screw.


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Old 05-28-2017, 09:08 AM
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Wow yes so so tiny. Can't comprehend just how little it all is.

Keen to see how it all turns out
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:27 AM
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To get some lift out of it I forwent the shock hoops and started working on putting the upper mount straight on the chassis.
I had to make the hole in the frame a little bigger for the ball stud threads


I used a 3/32 drill to enlarge the hole. The chassis is steel!


I didn't have any m1.5 or whatever nuts lying about so I cut up a shock hoop to make nuts for the ball studs.


Front axle located. With it lifted the front driveshaft halves barely meet and my driveshaft angle is over 45

Adding wheels and body


The body is going to have to be lifted on the chassis.

I'm also going to need about 12-16mm of stretch to get the back axle lined up.


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Nice. Looking forward to the progress on this one. Those axles sure are tiny. I really like the metal ones that are offered too.
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Now you're talkin my scale!
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Nice detail for such a small scale! Usually the smaller scale are all chubby but this looks just like a bigger one. Good start, I'll be following!
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Got a wheel prototype knocked out today

Turned out ok

But I need to dig out the support structure that keeps the face from sagging while warm



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Old 05-29-2017, 07:39 PM
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Got the support dug out

Then stuffed it in a tire

It took some whittling to get it on. I've adjusted some measurements and forwarded it to my print guy.
The left wheel (in the pic) is just the Tamiya on backwards the right is bolted up



It gets the tires about where I want them.


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Old 05-30-2017, 09:17 AM
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That looks good and I agree with Frederic the axle look closer to scale. What color you going for or is the body done?
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:55 PM
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The decals are already applied to the Jugg which was molded in color. This Mini Wild kit is discontinued so at this point I'm leaving it as is.
I'm thinking about picking up a current issue kit so I can paint/customize


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Man that looks awesome! I had a few of those monster truck kits when I was younger and they were so cool. I cut up a chassis and mounted it to some Lego pieces and made myself a pulling tractor. So many good memories. The first RC I wanted to work on when I found Scale4x4 was trying to convert a 1/25 AMT chevy dually to RC using a tamtech kit. The Orlandoo looks like it might be the right kit to use for my 1/25 ford dually kit I still have. Finding an old Bigfoot 1 monster truck kit might be a cool RC conversion too.


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Old 06-05-2017, 08:36 AM
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These things are smaller than the losi micros. I've actually got another kit on order and a 1:35 military truck model coming for the body. I think 1:32 slot cars will fit them too


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Old 06-05-2017, 10:44 PM
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Yeah. I did more research and they are tiny!

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