FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY MARK FISKEN
We hope everyone is snuggly nestled in their respective abodes waiting for good old (insert word of choice for Santa). But before you can open those presents or eat whatever feast awaits. Take a moment to truly marvel and treasure this build we are thrilled to present by Mark, we are in awe of the detail and humbled. Slow the manic pace at which our lives constantly seem to be at and remember to enjoy what makes you smile, whether that be racing, building, painting or bashing. Back to Mark and his OUTSTANDINGLY BUILD….. DETAILS… DETAILS….tiny maps, just got me somewhere deep down inside. Maybe its the lovely rolling meadows as well that just beckons.
“My name is Mark Fisken I have enjoyed the RC hobby for nearly thirty years. My first car was a Tamiya Blackfoot. Progressed through many electric models then a couple of nitro cars. The last three years has seen a return to RC in a big way when I managed to pick up another Blackfoot. Soon my fleet got bigger with the addition of a Tamiya F350 Hi lift, a CC 01 Toyota Land Cruiser. My first bespoke build was JP29 my Jurassic Park inspired Jeep Wrangler another CC01, then I built a military Vaterra Ascender Chevy Blazer. This year I bought a used SCX10 with Chevy Silverado truggy body. I didn’t like the shell so my plan was to make another military version using the Axial Nukizer shell. I painted the shell and was not happy so the project lay to one side. By chance I bought a Willy’s Jeep shell that had been made by Scott McNelis, he had hand made the shell from scratch using styrene. After various conversations I asked if he could build another body for me. He agreed and I set about looking for the ideal candidate. Whilst walking home I noticed in a drive a Land Rover 101. The Land Rover 101 was a forward control version of the famous Land Rover series II and III produced for the British army. I did a couple of searches and found a radio telecommunications version of the vehicle. Scott then set about putting together the body. The chassis is a SCX10 and the body is mounted using two screws direct on to the chassis. Water proof esc, servos and receiver. . Scott added lots of physical detail. I added decals and plates and changed the wheels to military spec tyres and hubs. The 101 is a perfectly balanced trail RC but does quite well with gentle crawling too. Body has been fitted with LED’s and are operated via controller. Total build time 1 month.”