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Building Die Cast Club's JEEP
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 02:11 PM UTC
Jim is building a model. But it''s die cast. Well it''s a start.

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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 03:20 PM UTC
What's up with the white pioneer tool handles?
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:05 AM UTC
Hey Jim, interesting model build...BUT...there seems to be no real info either on yer video or on the Eagle Moss site as to how long before the full Jeep is complete...?! It says 120 issues which I assume are the booklets/mags which works out to 30 months...!!!??? Or is my math wrong...?...I flunked math in high school...LOL

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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 03:59 PM UTC
I think I have the full instruction manual now, so I will take a look at that in the 2nd video and it should show us how many issues the Jeep itself is.

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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:58 PM UTC

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What's up with the white pioneer tool handles?



Their version of “new” wood???

@Jim, I think those latches near the end of the video are for holding the windshield in place when in the down position. https://www.debellajeepparts.com/MB_FENDERS_HOODS_CATALOG.htm

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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 10:56 AM UTC
1/8th scale?! This seems like a project that would suck you in and, over the course of two and a half years, drain your budget and patience. But it sure would be big. Relatively speaking.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 05:58 PM UTC
Well for what it's worth, this guy has been building his for a while now, episode 101. The kit is pretty comprehensive - I'm making the assumption that it's the same kit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkL-eVQU20A
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:29 PM UTC
There are 2 options to build this model....

8 kits per month will take a total of 15 months till you receive all the parts.

4 kits per month will take a total of 30 months till you get all the parts.

This looks almost the exact same as the French Hatchett build from a few years back - But that one has working lights and a canvas roof...I don't know if the Diecast build will have these included.

I have noticed other Diecast club vehicle builds have had lots of Modifications provided by other builders...so I look forward to see what else comes along.

OH - yes I just place my order for the Jeep.