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Amazing handmade UAZ 469B RC truck

Kamil Kaluski November 14, 2011 Modern Art Monday 22 Comments

The UAZ 469B was originally developed for the Russian Army in the early seventies. It is a light, seven-passenger, 4×4 vehicle which is still manufactured today. While the UAZ has developed a following throughout the world, to us it perhaps best known for its movie cameos, particularly in many of the James Bond flicks. One Italian guy happened to simply fall in love with the robust UAZ.

Instead of simply buying one however, this guy decided to build his own. The result in one amazingly detailed UAZ radio-controlled model. The attention to detail is amazing: steel construction, operating vents, fuel doors, even the headlight lenses and seat frames look real. Not only do headlights work but the dashboard illuminates as well. Unreal.

After the jump is a 70+ image pictoral of the the built process and the final result. Warning, it may take a while to load but it is worth it.

[via: scalersandcrawlers.it ]


  • SSurfer321

    Words cannot describe the awesomeness of this! The attention to detail is incredible!

    • Scandinavian Flick

      Stole the absence of words right out of my mouth fingers(?) That is truly incredible and fascinating.

      I wonder how well the functionality, especially the suspension, scales down. I would love to see it in action.

  • Van Sarockin

    Unbelievable. This guy deserves a full size UAZ as a prize. Though I would have kept the model in bare steel…

  • VolvoNut

    The attention to detail is impressive.
    Dude needs a girlfriend.

    • Froggmann_

      Not before I have him build me one of these!

  • julkinen

    The attention to detail is so much better than on the 1:1 size ones. I know, I've driven and tried to fix some.

  • IronBallsMcG

    Everyone knows the UAZ 469B is not electric!

    Just kidding. That is an absolutely amazing example of craftsmanship and patience.

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  • dukeisduke

    Gonna have to go through all of those forum pages tonight. What I want to see is close-ups of the gauges. It's awesome. His sig includes thumbnails of some other R/C stuff, maybe some others he's built.

  • Alff

    In Socialist Italy, man carries truck.

  • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    My. Gawd.

    I can't believe the detail.

    This makes my happiness of making the PS3 finally speaking properly to the Media Server look pretty retarded.

  • oldcarjunkie

    That is pretty amazing. The commitment to detail is unbelievable. I wonder how many hours he had into it.

  • danleym

    Not impressed. If he was really good, it would have a fully functional miniature to scale internal combustion engine. I mean seriously, way to take the easy route…

  • See, if you want something done right, do it yourself!

  • Feds_II

    I really hope that the 2nd picture was stolen from his Match.com profile.

  • Joe Dunlap

    As a frustrated, multi-thumbed ship modeler, I really HATE this guy.

  • oscar

    amigo que escultura voz sos grande tienes un talento grande te felicito desde colombia

  • Lyubo medala

    unique. bravo. perfect. its a fanatic. respect…

  • Bobcarp

    That is some fine work. Tedious and maddening, but that is so f-ing cool.

  • juan

    Alguien sabe si el los produce y donde se puede comprar ?

  • Женя Иванов

    Невероятно, в России про таких парней говорят : руки золотые. Делать больше и продавать не желаете ?

    Incredibly, in Russia about these guys say, golden hands. Do more and do not want to sell?

  • Sjalabais

    Found this first now, and it is still amazing. I hope UAZ knows of the builder, and gifted him a Hunter.