Building Takoms 1/16th Jeep

Matt and Ryan,
I’ll put those in the queue for March 2023. :smiley:

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Just a little more done.



Regards
Donald

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I have installed the front grill and major part of the body , it got a little
banged up and the fit was real tight.



The bottom ,

I’m installing Valve stems on the wheels , Except for the spare , there are small flat areas in the crease in the rim where they go.

I’m finished for now
Donald

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Looking really good. My one piece of advice would’ve been to add chipping effects around the lip of the hood, windscreen, grille and around the frame of the seats to add realism, but that’s just me. I assume you will do it once everything is assembled; so I’ll wait until then. :+1:

I might beat it up a little , I usually don’t wear it too much as these vehicles both Armor and Soft Skin usually didn’t survive that long.
Regards
Donald

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Just a little more finished today (computer problems)

The rear seat can be placed in the folded position , just replace the 2 hooks holding the back rest . When you tilt the seat the backrest should slide down keeping the joints with the seat intact.
There’s a crank starter on the back wall & a foot pump under the sear.


The Engine

You can install the Brake drums to the axles separatly from the wheels.

The fit of the wheels to the axles is snug but not too tight.
I tried the FC Model wheels , they are way to sloppy a fit.
Regards
Donald

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A little more done , I lost use of my old camera an I’m trying to get use to a new one.







It’s a bit of a job fitting the ABBER Gun to the kit parts.
Regards
Donald

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Have some more finished.
Here’s a Pic. off the net , Note there are 2 Bolts in each Foot to mount the pedistal to the Jeep.

The The Gun Barrel Handle was very tricky to make , I used thin solder for the wire parts. It would have been nice if ABER gave you a bending pattern.






Finished for today
Donald

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