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New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » December 11th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Another new member here. I've been using the images here so much for reference I figured I'd go ahead and introduce myself. Just so you know, my project is a little different. Mine is only 1/10 scale. I'm not the first person to build a Tamiya Jeep and make it look like one from Jurassic Park, but I'd like to think I'll take mine further than most people.

My name is Garrett, and I live in Kansas. Have been a Jurassic Park fan since it came out, but i could never justify getting a real Jeep (at least not yet). I saw someone in town with their own real replica and had to do something about it. So since I'm into RC, I found an out of production Tamiya Jeep to convert.

Here is what I'm starting with off of eBay. I plan on re-creating Jeep #12 with as much of the screen accurate parts that I can. This includes the rims, soft top, doors, lightbar, wench and rear amber lights as well as the basic stuff like the paint scheme. I'm going to 3D print most of the parts. The rims are already done.

If anyone could point me to or post some views of the lightbar (looking more down on it) that would be helpful. Most shots I find are from the ground and I can't get a real sense of what it really looks like.

Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby Dwight » December 12th, 2018, 3:45 pm

Check out the Jurassic Park Motor Pool reference page. Has pretty much everything you need. Also you can find a lot of photos on their Instagram.
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » December 12th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Thanks Dwight, my rough model of the lightbar is complete.
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby ratrace427 » December 14th, 2018, 8:28 am

i have seen this done before but without this detail. This will be awesome!
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby ratrace427 » December 14th, 2018, 8:35 am

user Ammonites built this one in 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeiIr1g7Nog
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » December 18th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Got some new parts today. Gotta have the right tires. Three perfectly good sets, but they need to be BFG's. Even one for the spare...
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby DrewSmith007 » December 25th, 2018, 9:18 pm

Looking good. What software are you 3D modeling with?

And I hate to say it, but the right tires are All-Terrain, not mud-terrain.

Your Jabsco light models look great! I assume you'll be 3d printing these?
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » January 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm

I couldn't find any All-Terrain white wall tires. These were the best I could find with out attempting to print some lettering on a rubber tire. The models originally came with white lettered Good-year Wranglers which seemed like a reasonable option as well.

The software depends on what computer I'm on but Solidworks, Catia and ProE.
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » January 1st, 2019, 4:27 pm

Received a new lighting kit. Just need to figure out how far I want to take lighting this thing. And here is a peek at the Ramsey wench.
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Re: New member, new project... but on a different scale.

Postby gwtthr » January 31st, 2019, 10:37 am

My 3D printed parts are on the way...
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