Model: (Click to see more) 58622: Heavy Dump Truck
Status: Runner
Date: 25-Mar-2019
Comments: 6
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Love at first sight! The HDT is an awesome machine. Up til now all my Tamiya RC kits have been from the twentieth century. The Heavy D is certainly a good way to join the 21st century. I built it with some hop ups, inside got metal shielded bearings, outside got the camber & caster hop ups plus the steel suspension shafts. There are a few more upgrades in the wings to pep things up down the road. Cosmetically the thing is a doddle compared to the last one I did. Just a bit of X-11 on the exhaust and some XF-1 mixed with XF-2 on the grille then a select few stickers and done. Oh wait I did paint the servo and on/off switch Camel Yellow beforehand.

10 9 3 2 4 7 6 HDT got illuminated 5 Motion! 16 CAT

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Re-Bugged

27-Mar-2019

Great to see the kids enjoying it as much as the Driver
Maybe an Flashing Orange Beacon light and a light bar or headlights so Dumpy can work on through the night.

MAD-BEE

27-Mar-2019

Definitely a fun truck!!

J@mes

28-Mar-2019

RE-BUGGED - I agree! Lights are on the list, either a bar or drilled through the body double headlights would look good too.
MAD-BEE - you know it!

MAD-BEE

14-Feb-2020

Lights look good , your cat has Found somewhere nice to sleep too!! Brilliant!

isomer1

17-Feb-2020

James this may be a silly question, but when you paint the servo did you take the servo-case off and paint it separately?

J@mes

18-Feb-2020

Hi, thanks for noticing! & no I didn’t bother. I used a free servo from a rebuilt kit & masked the splines. Quite a few coats To cover the black (should’ve cleaned the servo 1st too) but it made sense to paint it.


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