Category Archives: Ollyman Scale Industries

Cross RC HC4 Truck – transformed to a modern expedition vehicle

Well, there are a lot of nice HC4 builds based on the Cross RC kit around the world, but 90% are built in military style and after some thinking Ollyman came up with an idea to transform the HC4 kit to modern style expedition vehicle. The colour orange is based on the “German Offroad Challenge” and received an original starting number as well.

 

Swamp boat trailer

When does the enthusiasm for scale items stop? Never ever – if you can imagine it – you can build it! The swamp boat available at HobbyKing is a nice and affordable scale item than can be easily transferred to a stunning piece of scale art. However, how do you get it to shore? Carry around in your backpack? Of course not! This must be achieved in style in of course scale!

Shelter HQ or is it a meth lab?

The upcoming year 2018 will bring another fine year with lots of scaler & crawler events and OCD is planning to equip some smaller stages with special made scale items and buildings

Since most of the OCD members have a 3D printer you can expect to see some really nice areas.

We started out with the vintage Gulf gas pump that has the top part enlightened and will now continue with the HQ Shelter…

Vintage Gasoline Pump

Once you dive in to the world of scale RC, it is not all about the ride you build and show of at a G6, various Scale Challenges or Superscale events. With aftermarket parts and scale items that are readily available scale RC enthusiast can build and outfit complete scale garages or other buildings to recreate that perfect scale scenario. However, sometimes you see scale items at various events that are scratchbuild or 3D printed and perfectly resemble the original item.

In order to outfit the scale garage that Ollyman already built, he was looking for some vintage scale gas pumps but realized quickly that suitable parts are not available for purchasing.  “Well, if it is not available, I will 3D print it” and with some searching on the Internet he found some suitable files that resulted in a nice scale item…

Looks good and suits the overall look of the garage, but something is missing…..

How to lower the CG…

Scalers are very nice looking RC cars, but most builders tend to overload their cars with scale extras, heavy duty roll cages and stuff like that. What most builders overlook, is the center of gravity (CG) of RC scalers. The higher the CG is, the more likely the car will do a sideways roll on a hill or obstacle.  One can rearange the position of the battery or the motor, but sometimes this does not work out for a chassis.

Putting strips of automotive Balance weights inside the tires is a good and less expensive idea, that will bring down the CG. However, if you drive a lot through water, they can get loose and make the tires all wobbly and decrease the grip.

The perfect solution is

10th scale Garage – Detailing to perfection

Nothing stuns a picture of a scale garage more than those little items and gadgets you see in a real garage.

 

A 10th scale garage

If you are interested in 10th scale realistic crawlers or trophy cars, sooner or later you will see interesting pictures of scale garages that have mind boggling details and are just a pure feast for the eyes to look at. Since taking photos of scale cars is one of Ollyman´s habits, too, there was a need to build one of those garages as well. With a 3D printer, good model building skills and of course a well thought through blue print the building of a scale garage started…

SCX10 I with Jeep Wrangler

In 2016 Ollyman got a SCX10 I Kit as birthday present and this was the entry ticket into the wide world of scale crawling.

The Chassis was equipped with a beltdrive, beeftubes and some aluminium links along with a BTA steering kit. The paint scheme with dark grey and neon green has been used by Ollyman in the early 2000 years for onroad racing and was slightly adapted for the Wrangler.

Old Smokey – SCX10-I won prestigious G6 Award!

The Theme for the 2017 G6 in Bilstain was “gone fishing” and OCD driver Ollyman managed to build a superdetailed Jeep Gladiator Body on an Axial SCX10-I chassis.

Coming late to the show and shine part of the event almost let Brian Prker overlook this beauty, but eventually it was picked by Mr. G6 himself as Rat Rod of the Event!