1/24th Chevy '66 Fleetside

1/24th Chevy '66 Fleetside

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Submitted By
Jacob McCormac
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title 1/24th Chevy '66 Fleetside
Vehicle Class Scale, Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Pro-Line
Chassis Model 1/24 Ambush Scale Crawler
Body Brand Other
Body Model '66 Chevrolet Fleetside pickup
Other Body Brand and Model Revell
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Stock Micro Torque Motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Stock 2-in-1 Receiver/ESC
Battery Brand and Model Stock LIMH Battery
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Wheels are Gear Head 1.0 Aluminum crawler wheels

Tires are RC4WD Rock Crusher 1.0 Micro Crawler Tires

Paint Brand and Model Testors Airbrush paints
Graphics Brand and Model Various car model kit extra decals from all the kits I've built in the past
Scale Accessories Brand and Model The roll cage, KC light bar, and the driver figure was designed, 3d printed, and painted by myself.

The exhaust pipe on the side of the truck was made from a real steel pipe, and heat stained to get that authentic look. The mount for it was 3d printed.

Light System Brand and Model China brand rc LED kit I found on eBay
Further Description/Back Story I started this build with a Pro-line Ambush (I know they are discontinued), but wanted something more scale after I built my brother's classic ECX Barrages, which were also uploaded to the mag. I started with a model kit body which was made up of 11 pieces! The roll cage in the bed was designed, 3d-printed, and airbrushed in chrome by myself, which also doubles as a body mount. I also designed and 3d-printed the KC light bar and the driver figure, which I hand painted. The body was primed, base coated in black, and then the color metallic red to get a pearl appearance; that way, it looks black in some angles. The exhaust pipe was an after thought; I used some steel pipe laying around, and heat stained the color onto it. Of course I had to mount this body to the chassis, so the front mounts are made from balsa for weight, and the rear is the roll cage I mentioned earlier.I also had to Dremel the chassis to be shorter to fit the shorter length body. After shortening the light kit to fit the body, I installed it into the model kit's grill and lenses, washed the whole body with a black wash to give it depth, and I was finally finished. The project took around 4 months, and after removing some of the leafs from the leaf suspension, It performs much better, too. Oh, and I am happy to report that it looks much better than my brother's micro trucks!

Build Process Photos

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