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1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« on: January 02, 2011, 01:55:12 »
I have a few more project trucks to complete on my list but in the mean time I am working on making a 1/10 scale bandit truck and have most the parts to make one that will look very similar to the original but will be upgradeable and know no speed limit. I dont know about you guys, but I always wanted to see a bigger version of the bandit and since they never made one for us im gonna do it. Heres how I might do it and im still considering other chassis besides the vxl stampede:



These wheels are from a Traxxas nitro street and have a narrow front and wide rear, look similar to the bandit wheels and I can get them in chrome



I know a guy that can print off decals to match the bandit. As for the roll bar and front bumper I can make them



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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 02:35:09 »
-what's the body from, I too had wanted to build a 1/10th bandit, but use a Tamiya Hornet chassis, then the suspension matches what the Bandit has.

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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 02:47:21 »
Its a tamiya king cab body that I painted to look like a real Nissan pickup. Yeah the hornet chassis is a very good one to use for the conversion. I chose the stampede because the transmission is bullet proof and will take any power you can put to it.
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 03:29:53 »
-as far as tires go, I was thinking about Tamiya Hot Shot ones.  The tread pattern is the same, it's like Tyco copied it from Tamiya!!!  The rears would have to be made by cutting & widening, but that's not bad.  Also, use 2.2"x2.0" rears, & 2.0"x1.0" frt. rims.  I had this all figured out.  As for me physically, I can't build this, I'm handicapped & stuck in bed, until I'm healed, but I hope your project goes well.  The Tamiya KingCab is a much better looking KC than the Kyosho Double Dare lid I was thinking about, (it's whay I could find "new" on E-bay for that "some day" I can build.

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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 03:39:32 »
dam that looks cool, that body looks identicle to a bandits. you can get decals made? thats what i been wanting to have done. make up a bunch of new bandit stickers. might bring back to life alotta uglied bandits
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 05:43:41 »
thats very nice what setup you putting in it

i can get stickers done if some 1 can take good quality pics and i can get what ever size and get the colours changed to what ever you choose  ;D
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 08:38:12 »
this is AWESOME!!!!

fyi i saw a life size bandit. it was black, jack up, had the role bar in the bed, fog lights on the front, and its liecense plate read BANDIT.
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 08:58:57 »
always thought that be cool if someone did that
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nib red bandit

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hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 12:22:14 »
it also had some design on the side but it look factor.
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 12:46:58 »
Im still deciding which way I wanna go on the chassis because as it sits I have everything to build one at the moment with the exception of the paint for the body, the decals which just need to be printed and wheel/tire combos. All things I can easily get ahold of. I want some input from the other guys like me who would love to see a 1/10 scale bandit. What would yall like to see better for a replica of the bandit. Heres my top choices at the moment:

1 Traxxas VXL Stampede brushless

Red painted identical Tamiya King Cab Body
Nitro street front and rear wheels in chrome w/ hotshot tires
Hand made front + rear bumper and roll bar

+'s

The truck would be able to haul any amount of ass I would want it

Go anywhere capabilities for a 2wd

indestructive with bullet proof drive line and super easy to get parts for


-'s

Not quite as realistic of a chassis as it could be



2 Tamiya hornet or grass hopper

same body
same wheels
same bumpers


+'s

very similar chassis

can use a 380 motor if I go with the grasshopper to keep to scale

low center of gravity to keep the wheels on the ground


-'s

weak driveline

struggles in grass and off-road

harder to find parts for and not much aftermarket



It really just boils down to how scale I want it to look. I will definitely be using the truck and already have the stampede so right now its #1 and I can always go buy a hornet or grasshopper if I wanna get real close to scale
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 12:57:04 »
my in put. haha i think both would be sweet, but you could do one black, and the other red or!!!! the stampede you could paint like the 4x4 racing truck since it would be the off road one.
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 13:11:57 »
Ok, on the 4wd turbo racing pickup ive got a treat for you, give me 5 mins haha
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 13:23:05 »
This is my box art Nissan king cab truck, its basically a 1/10 4wd super racing pickup but 2wd and was made the year after "89"





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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 13:32:04 »
no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha all you need to do it get black windows!!! ;D ;D
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Re: 1/10 scale Tyco bandit in progress
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 13:38:09 »
A little spray paint could fix that haha. Ill do a picture real quick of the bandit pairs
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