Model: (Click to see more) 58161: Ford F-150 Truck
Status: New built
Date: 17-Apr-2012
Comments: 11
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Apx 5 years ago when I started this hobby, one of the first ‘second hand’ Tamiya’s I bought was the F-150 race truck. I love trucks, desert racing and the red/white/blue livery. One of the best Tamiya’s IMO. But when I received my build F-150 from a local auction site I was completely disappointed. A very plastic, toyish looking truck. I just sold it right away and started to build a hard body (blackfoot) TA-02 instead with similar livery. Now, some years later I know why it looked so bad: a very very thin coat of white with no back up. On lexan I really don’t like that combo, it looks like plastic. Also, some decals weren’t in the right place and curling, and there were white plastic rims mounted. Just a bad lexan build so to say.


Since I learned a lot of treating lexan on TC I thought it was time to take revanche when I saw another one on the local auction site for only 50 euros. Including ball bearings, servo and a no limit esc, driven once or twice! My best bargain so far. So I started a complete make-over: silver and black to back up the white, renewed some of the decals and than added some extras: interior and cut-out windows. And air fans, and a bullbar, and a clear coat with matt on the outside, and another touch to the back and different wheels to match the spare-wheel…. I got really wild to the limits of my skills ;-) But it is still al lightwheight runner that can take some jumps and rolls (wich these trucks tend to… ;-) )


The only plan I have left for it is light wheatering with a Tamiya wheatering kit like on my Golf Dakar. But since I don’t know how that will come out on the matt paint I thought I should take static pics first…. Oh yeah, and after the wheathering some action pics on sand ofcourse :-)



-standard back is a bit plain but it is matt paint, looks like metallic though

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
My latest project: F-150

Comments

OCD

17-Apr-2012

Man, this looks really good! Those wheels belong on this truck I agree with your thoughts on Lexan; It takes some work to get them to look right, but they can be very attractive & scale when done correctly.

MAD-BEE

17-Apr-2012

Very nice and great shots too!!
Great detail and finish especially in the cab!
Nice one bud.

pastimesteve

17-Apr-2012

Brilliant! Are those HPI mini trophy truck wheels? Just fantastic work, yet again!

ranger blue

17-Apr-2012

very very nice

CASE1

17-Apr-2012

@pastimesteve: the wheels are Tamiya Lancia rally, but only the front wheels. The Lancia 037 has different rear and fornt wheels. [Click here]

def4x4

17-Apr-2012

This one looks great, nice work on the interior, like the cooling fins behind the cab too. O and last but not least, with those wheels that truck looks awesome.
Nice pics too, the last one is my favorit witht the great reflection wow.

SRB Bloke

17-Apr-2012

Great mods to the shell, nice work.. Lots better than the original...

Wyoming

18-Apr-2012

wow great looking truck, these look so much better with the extra detailing

pagedm_f350

18-Apr-2012

Looks great, love the extra detail, especially the interior

kyosho_collector

18-Apr-2012

Very nicely done, and wonderful photos as well! Love the dirt shots, looks very real!

BeetleOne

18-Apr-2012

Looks great, very nice desert racer!! Very nice details!!


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