Monster Truck model build off

theace27

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Hey guys, a few years back Shawn (Screamforme) started a monster truck model build off on the Scale Auto magazine web forum. It started off really awesome with alot of guys buiding some really cool stuff. Shawn unfortunatly doesn't do much model building anymore and he was kinda the guy who promoted this build off. I have taken it upon myself to try and get it rolling again. I thought I would post this on here. It is a really alot of fun, you get to meet alot of nice people and see some really awesome Monster Truck plastic model projects. All you have to do is sign up on Scale Auto and join the build off. I would like to see some of you model builders join in. The rules are on the first page.

http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40439
 

theace27

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Thought I would add some pics of some of the models that have been built and are being built during this build off.



























 
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Outlaw

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Man I need to find more MT models, I have only the few I built when I was young (usa1, quadzilla, bigfoot 10, bigfoot 14 and snakebite) and the the few I havent started due to an airbrush I havent ordered still :( (raminator and bigfoot 10 which i am going to turn into bigfoot 11 cruiser)
 

HeartbeatFan

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Mike, we could possibly update our progress on here too. Might show off our works in progress and possibly spark new interest, also, is that Tom's USA 1 start? Trevor
 

theace27

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Hey Trevor, that is a great idea to post some progress on here. Yeppers that would be Tom's start of his USA-1. That thing is gonna look awesome when it is done.
 

Outlaw

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did you use a straw for the shock boots? also if you could post any info or how to on how to make a model more realistic that would be greatly appreciated
 

theace27

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Hi Outlaw, I had a set oc shocks from an old AMT monster truck kit hanging around. The shocks are way too long from the kit so I took and cut the shock body off, took the boot section and and cut it in the middle and shortend it up to the right length. Then I made my own shock bodies and added the boots to them.

As far as making a model look more realistic you gotta sit down and look at how a real truck is built and try to replicate that. I find scratch building parts is the best way to make something look more real. Also the use of straight pins for bolts help a model look more real. Hope this helps ya.
 

HeartbeatFan

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Hey Mike, I posted on Scale Auto, but if you look here first... Here is a sneak preview of my Bigfoot 1 in the works. Trevor

 

theace27

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Trevor, oh man that thing looks awesome!! The wheel openings look perfect!!! Can't wait to see more pics of it. Just an idea for you, I would take and sand the trim totally off the bottom of the body. You are doing the truck like the present day Bigfoot 1 right? Then I would buy thin strips of Evergreen plastic and build new trim. I think that would be alot easier and cleaner then having to cut the trim back in with an exacto knife. Just a thought. Looks awesome!!!
 

HeartbeatFan

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yeah, I may have too, I will do some more sanding today and if it isn't to my liking I will try the new trim. By the way, I am anxious to see yours in paint. Trevor
 

HeartbeatFan

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took a break from heartbeat because I am trying to contact Brett and see if he has any pictures of the frame in areas that I am unsure of. If I had pictures to reference them from, I could kick butt and finally get that one done. That is the trouble of doing the older trucks though, lots of pictures of the final product but not very good shots of the underneath. Trevor
 

HeartbeatFan

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Did some surgery today, I had some extra bedsides from an old model that my buddy spilt some of my plastic weld on, still upset about that, and decided why fight with the trim. I bought a casting kit and once I get these where I need them to be, I am going to cast a couple of sets of these bedsides for possible projects in the future (Krimson Krusher, King Kong, etc.) that had the extended fender wells. Trevor

 
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