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Old 12-03-2019, 08:40 AM   #1
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Building R/C Motorhome

I like to scratch build 1:12 scale R/C boats and I'm almost done with my latest project which is a model of our Malibu Wakesetter wakeboard boat. I still have to build the trailer for it but I was thinking ahead about what to pull it with. I have a Dodge RAM bodied Clodbuster monster truck that I thought would work pretty good. Then I started thinking it would be really cool if I built our Damon Astoria motorhome to pull the boat around. The link below will take you to a builld log on a R/C site (you will be a guest, no need to log in). This will be a slow build since I also have several other projects going at the same time.

Motorhome build is here-
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...e-Scratchbuild

Malibu Wakesetter build is here-
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-scratch-build

And there are more if anyone is interested-
43' Delta Marine Charter boat (freshening up with new motors, paint, radio)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-Drydock-Refit

50' Delta Marine Charter boat-
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t-Scratchbuild

Marine Travelift to haul and launch the charter boats-
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t-Scratchbuild

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Sir, that is some serious skill. Read page one of the MH build.
Now have to pack up my RC planes and head out to fly them.

Good luck and will check back on your build.

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WOW!!!!
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Below is a link to a video of early running gear testing....turned out to work really well so far.

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My goodness, that is some very impressive stuff. I've always been intrigued by all things RC but never spent any time with it. Seems like a fun hobby.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:31 AM   #6
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Starting to look like the 1:1

Progress is plodding along when time allows. Details are starting to be applied and really bring things to life. Hope to get to a point to start painting the exterior. Going to be a complicated paint job. Pics attached.

Stay safe!

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That's really incredible. I wish I had the ability to do the same kind of project but I'm just not wired that way. Don't think I have the patience for it. I'm subscribed to your post so look forward to seeing the details moving forward.
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Amazing. Canít wait to see it painted.
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:24 AM   #9
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Painting has started-

Got a start on the painting of the RC motorhome. For the last few months I'm really at the mercy of the weather so this is a slow process. Plus the paint needs to dry for several days before I can put tape on it or fill and sand some small areas more. Really happy with the results so far. On to the swirls now. While I wait for paint to dry I have kept building little things for the interior like the sink and stove area plus a nice microwave. And have spent way too much time on the dash. But it looks pretty good so it's worth it. Pics below.

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I ran across an old purple/white radio the other day that I used when I raced R/C hydros a few decades ago. I have no idea if it still works but I guess it's illegal now. I guess it's a good candidate for the museum or electronics recycling bin. Brings back memories of long departed friends. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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Looking good Bob. Was tickled to see the update, it's been a while. You have a great touch, and must have a steady hand. Keep it going and keep sending the pics.
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Nice work Bob.

Nice to run into a fellow RCGer.

Although I'm into scratch building planes/jets (check out my RCG blog, same user name), I've always said that when my vision goes I was going to get into building sailboats.



Keep the updates coming.

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Nice work Bob.

Nice to run into a fellow RCGer.

Although I'm into scratch building planes/jets (check out my RCG blog, same user name), I've always said that when my vision goes I was going to get into building sailboats.



Keep the updates coming.

Boogie

Hi Boogie- I checked out your blog on RCG...that is some fine building you have done. Really nice stuff!

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Old 05-13-2021, 01:12 PM   #14
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Sometimes the internet is a small world. I have followed your Wakesetter build over on their forums for years. (I own a 2006 23LSV.) Wild that I clicked on this thread and found the same guy doing another amazing project. Nice work!
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