While cruising around the internet the other day, I stumbled across the coolest thing. The awesome people at MaxTrax have provided us with a way to pass an hour or so of time when we’re not out in our exploring.
And I’m talking about their paper 4wd models! What a great idea!
MaxTrax have created two downloadable PDFs that you can print on your home printer. You then get out your scissors and glue and a bit of patience and start creating.
There is an FJ Cruiser with optional bulbar and spare tyre on the back, and a twin set of MaxTrax. There is also a 100 series Land Cruiser with a bunch of accessories such as dual spare tyres, a snorkel, and awning, a bull bar, a rear bar, spotties and shovels.
Both models used to be available from the MaxTrax website below. But they don’t seem to be around anymore which is very sad.
I decided initially to put the FJ Cruiser together because it looked simpler. I’ll do the 100 series cruiser next. If you’re going to have a go at it then here are a couple of tips.
- Print the PDFs in colour. I really can’t see the point in making black and white ones, right?
- Print onto good quality paper. Or even something a little thicker. Not quite cardboard, but whatever goes through your printer.
- Cut accurately. I accidentally cut part of the rear bumper off my FJ Cruiser. Not really a big deal but if you’re going to go to all that effort, then you want it to come out OK.
- Take your time and do it right. Once again, if you’re going to do it, you may as well get a good result.
- Have fun!
Here are some photos of my end result. I’m pretty happy with it!