Jeep Comanche with Camper

By Axial Staff on Jan 06, 2016

 

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There’s no denying the scale scene when it comes creativity and 1:1 to scale xeroxability. Especially in some instances were a mere double take is simply not enough to confirm nor deny whether a vehicle is a full size 1:1 rig or a scale R/C rig.

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Inspiration behind the build

Take this early 80′s to early 90′s Jeep Comanche with camper for example. Upon first glance one can help but think it’s just your run of the mill Jeep Comanche with a camper ready for adventure. Impressive. But then you look closer and the R/C side starts to appear, again, double take required. At which point you agree it’s a great looking scale rig, yet the eye focuses back on the camper hanging off the truck bed. That camper is not one of those bought off the shelf deals, it’s hand built! The builder, Mark Mühlenpfordt, put some serious effort into this camper build. From the looks of it he started with bulsa wood for the main infrastructure followed by styrene for textural detail.

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Cut lines market on bulsa wood with a pencil.

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Each side is connected via four posts.

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Rough frame mounted onto the truck bed for fitment check.

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To scale, that’s a big window.

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Primer coat applied and ready for white main coat.

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Tip, using small amounts of heat is a great way to form plastic tubes.

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Used a small belt sander to sand down the bulsa so that the rear door hinges lay flat.

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