Cream Wrangler

Today’s title might sound like some sort of dairy-based burglar, but we’re actually referring to this most excellent 6-wide Jeep Wrangler TJ by regular bloggee 1saac W, which comes coloured in an unusual cream and light brown combo.

Cunning parts usage including mini-figure hands for mirror brackets, half of a Lego lever for wiper arms, and a whole lot of sideways clear 1×2 plates make this one of the most realistic small scale Wranglers we’ve seen, and there’s more to see of 1saac’s cream 4×4 on Flickr via the link.

2 thoughts on “Cream Wrangler

  1. Purple Dave

    Okay, I understand why people do it, but I hate that style of window. It looks like there was a hard frost and someone needs to scrape it off. But I do understand why people do it. It allows much more flexibility than using single-piece windshields, which means the body of the car can be shaped more accurately. But whether the overall result looks better is really a matter of personal taste, and not something I’d ever do myself.

    The tires appear to use a trick I’ve used myself a few times, which is to pinch a part that’s not a wheel inside a tire that’s not designed to work with it. This can yield some really nice results, but also create a lot of stress. It can take some finagling to get the parts seated properly (and they may pop out at some point. From the side view, it looks like the hubcaps are pressed right to the edge of the tire where they look like they’re designed to be there. From the rear quarter view, it’s hard to tell for sure, but they look like they might be a bit cockeyed (or maybe it’s just the pucker on the tire combined with the recessed edge making it look that way).

    But the thing that drew my attention the most is the fenders. I’ve seen other builders use hinge plates, or plates with clips and bars, or flags with clips to achieve similar fenders, but I’ve never liked the look of any of those solutions. This, on the other hand, interests me. Part of me now wants to rip into this and see what’s going on inside. And part of me just wants to see if I can puzzle out how to do it on my own.

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