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Old 02-27-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Jk rubicon 1/10 replica finished!

Hey,
So I wanted to have some offroad "crawler" fun with a miniature version of my 2012 rubicon.
So I did some research and bought and Axial SCX10 rc scale crawler. I then bought a ton of parts and accessories and ordered gecko green paint straight from mopar. Now it's done. Same rims too! Check it out!



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The little rc crawler is totally badass. I had to change out most of the electronics to make it 100% waterproof. I also wired in LEDs.
The rc is super fun to drive around crawling over challenging mini obstacles!

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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That is awesome!! Great job!!!

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Nice!!
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #4
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Pretty sweet. Can you get Rubicon stickers for it?
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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Bad ass! Nice job!
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Ya I have the rubicon stickers - just painting them black still. A company called pro line makes the body. It has a full interior too.

I had to get a 3D printing company to print me the door handles and mirrors.

I'll share any info people want!
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What electronics did you pit in it, I'm trying to find some waterproof ones too
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Nice attention to detail!!! How's the flex??
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The LED light kit is inside a balloon

The servo is a traxxas waterproof servo and the ESC is a traxxas XL-5. Both have been underwater many times working just fine. Mind you I spend a day taking each bearing apart and greasing everything with marine grease.


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OMG you forgot the Rubicon sticker very nice..
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #11
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Don't forget to buy miniature window tint
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #12
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Nice attention to detail!!! How's the flex??


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It's amazing. The axial scx10 is a great crawler. This model did the rubicon trail (google it it's pretty neat)
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #13
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OMG you forgot the Rubicon sticker very nice..
Not forgotten!! Just came white so I'm dealing with that first....


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Old 02-27-2014, 09:25 PM   #14
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Don't forget to buy miniature window tint
Good call!

Check out the LED lights which match


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Good call! Check out the LED lights which match
Bwahaha. That's great. Good job!
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Jeep interior! Custom made.
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Jeep interior! Custom made.
Ooh buddy. Is it rhino lined?
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Ooh buddy. Is it rhino lined?
Hahaha damn well should be. For durability! It's baby rhino liner. Also known as black spray paint.
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Hahaha damn well should be. For durability! It's baby rhino liner. Also known as black spray paint.
Shoot, that works too haha. You think the doors will ever be remove-able?
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True replica...does it's top leak also!!
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Shoot, that works too haha. You think the doors will ever be remove-able?
You have just inspired me to make a summer body. Top down doors off!
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You have just inspired me to make a summer body. Top down doors off!
I can't wait to see it! Don't forget about the miniature Ontario License plate. I'm sure with a little dab of crazy glue it'll fit nicely on the front bumper.
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License plate would be a nice touch. I will continue the badass mini rubicon project! 😎
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ok this picture is a little trippy!

looks great!
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What kind of miles/mAh does it get?
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I built one of those Axial jeeps, too. I painted the body with Mopar paint, like you did, to match my dozer-colored JK. I added lights, but that's as far as I went. You really did a great job making your mini-jeep match the real thing.











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Old 02-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #27
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I built one of those Axial jeeps, too. I painted the body with Mopar paint, like you did, to match my dozer-colored JK. I added lights, but that's as far as I went. You really did a great job making your mini-jeep match the real thing.
Wow! You did a good job making a nice scale rc jk though! Looks great! I lost some approach angle by insisting on sticking with stock bumpers and some articulation was lost by insisting on sticking with stock fenders. But such is the cost of a replica!

I told my wife that if I modify the rc I have to modify the real jeep to match
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I built one of those Axial jeeps, too. I painted the body with Mopar paint, like you did, to match my dozer-colored JK. I added lights, but that's as far as I went. You really did a great job making your mini-jeep match the real thing.











My Axial Jeep is being delivered today.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #29
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very bad ass !!! how much was the mini jeep and how much did it cost to mod it similar looking to your real JKU ?
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The RTR (Ready to Run) is $380, the kit is $300.

The RTR comes with the radio, motor, speed control, etc, and it's already built.

The Kit requires all of the above and is basically a box of parts you put together and chose your own radio gear, motor and speed control.

Kits > RTRs.

I've been thinking about doing an SCX10 2-door for a while now.

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