Trail Quake Monster Truck (Tamiya Bruiser Clone)

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  1. May 11, 2019 #1

    Paul4x4

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    What up guys? It's been a while...:rolleyes:

    Here's my latest build, still work in progress. It's an HG P407 clone Bruiser. I would never have guts to modify an original Tamiya, so this is the only way to go for me!

    It's heavily inspired by the Arcocustoms' Bruiser builds from a few years back. I wanted to create my first ever custom identity for a monster truck, and came up with the Trail Quake name, because this is mainly a trail rig and not a real monster truck. I'm a sucker for 80s graphics and old school stuff, so I designed the graphics in sort of a Miami Vice style. What do you think?
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    The wheels are my own design too, and they are 3D-printed. The tires are Proline 2.2" Swampers.
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    Custom lift blocks and two shocks per corner.
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    Here's a few shots before I slapped on the decals.
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    Still a lot of stuff that needs to be added. I'm working on the interior and the driver at the moment. After that I need to fab some bumpers, sliders, skidplate, roll bar etc, but I'm slowly gettin' there!

    Thanks for watching!:)
     
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  2. May 15, 2019 #2

    Supreme Reign

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    That's really nice. I love the multi-shocks.
     
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  3. May 17, 2019 #3

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    I got the driver and the interior painted.
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    It was a tight squeeze with the hat, but there he sits!
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    I don't have a proper rear wall/window, so the back of the cab is pretty open. Well, at least you can see that there's someone driving it.:)
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    Gonna put a can of Coors in his other hand at some point and maybe some other small scale details too.
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  4. May 21, 2019 #4

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    Great looking photos there. Nice carving of the fellow driving it.
     

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