Deluxe Island Defender

Deluxe Island Defender

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Submitted By
Sumner Miller
Wailuku, HI, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Deluxe Island Defender
Vehicle Class Scale, Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model TRX 4M
Body Brand Traxxas
Body Model Defender
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Stock- Traxxas Titan 180 87T
Speed Control Brand and Model Stock- Traxxas ECM 2.5
Battery Brand and Model Stock -Traxxas- 2 cell 7.4v 750 max
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Traxxas Mickey Thompson Baja Pro tires

Traxxas 1.0 Method Race Wheels

Shocks Brand and Model Stock, with stiffer Traxxas springs in back
Axles Brand and Model Stock
Paint Brand and Model stock- BRG (British racing green)
Graphics Brand and Model Custom graphics and stickers from internet
camel trophy, etc
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Custom:
-firewood logs
-soccer ball
-license plate front and back
-cb antenae( its a painted paper clip)
-hanging rope off the back roof
-kinetic winch line (from a sun hat strap) plus the grapple hook is made from a paperclip with heat shrink, and its secured to front bumper by a fishing swivel
-fake winch line coming out of winch(its a paperclip straightened out)

-pelican case
-cargo net
-red D ring shackles front and back

hobby lobby:

scale by chris:
-amo box

RC Rabbit:
-3D printed hood vents

Light System Brand and Model Traxxas Pro Light Kit
Radio System Brand and Model Stock TQ 2.4ghz
transmitter is custom wrapped with vinyl in Red by -MACS Graphic Solutions
Sound System Brand and Model none
Other Options Brand and Model I painted the fake winch line on the stock fake winch with Testors silver for a more authentic look

STRC aluminum servo mount
STRC brass C blocks- front
STRC Steering link

Yeah Racing Servo

Traxxas Brass steering blocks
Traxxas brass lower shock retainers
Trassas metal axle gears- front and back
Traxxas metal servo horn
Traxxas suspension link set-aluminum
Traxxas brass wheel hub hexes
Traxxas chassis skid plate
Traxxas brass front wheel weights
Traxxas brass differential covers- front and rear

Traxxas trailer–fully loaded with scale camping gear!

Crazy Crawler:
Tire foam inserts

Meus Racing:
-dual exhaust
-body armor(scale diamond plate) for hood, side steps and rear quarter panel

-Etsy 3D printed – forgot who I bought it from

-GiJoe from 1980's

Further Description/Back Story I love the look and capability of this 1/18th scale crawler! I got this truck in June of '23 and since there is a ton of aftermarket support, I jumped right in! I've put a lot of time into tricking it out to be a true custom overlander. It is a great scale crawler over here in Hawaii, going from the lava fields, to river beds to the red dirt trails. I had to go with the BRG( British Racing Green) to honor the heritage of this amazing vehicle.

Build Process Photos

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