A custom Canopy for the Schuco 1:18 Mercedes Benz L911

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A custom Canopy for the Schuco 1:18 Mercedes Benz L911

Post by channabasanna » Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:48 am

Since i got the Schuco Mercedes Benz L911 in 1:18 when it was released an year and half ago. I was not happy with Canopy on the truck as it was very toyish or just a plastic mould. Hence thought of making a custom Canopy for the same.

Though i am not a 3D Designer or have any experience in it. Used Onshape application to design the frame for the Canopy and got it printed from my friend.

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Assembled it, though not perfect as the Truck bed itself is made of flimsy plastic and did not align to the frame.

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Had to cut and trim some parts to fit the size, then Primed it and painted it black.

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Brought a Canvas material roll from a local hobby shop and cut it to the shape and glued it using Super glue to make the Canopy.

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Finally happy with the result, Comparison with the original

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Might need some work to be done, but I am happy with the outcome. Few pics with the Canopy on the truck

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Re: A custom Canopy for the Schuco 1:18 Mercedes Benz L911

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:13 am

That's a GREAT job!

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