Status: New built
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I've had this kit unbuilt for a couple of years, and finally decided that now was the time to get it built and running. It's actually taken me a month or so to complete, and that's despite the body parts being pre-painted! This kit is huge and has so many parts to it, and was so much fun to build there was no way I was going to rush it. I particularly enjoyed building the 3-speed gearbox, and even more so when I fired it all up for the first time and it actually worked!!
It's fitted with the GT Power lighting, sound, and vibration system as not only did I get it for a very good price, but it's small enough that the interior can still be fitted in the truck as well as the driver figure. Something that would likely not be possible with the Tamiya MFC system.
It's an absolute blast to run, and looks and sounds so realistic, although I did dial down the vibration motor a lot as it was shaking too much. If a 1:1 was shaking that much you'd jump out of it pretty quick!! My favourite sounds are the engine start up, air brakes, horn, and reversing beeps. Now I just need a trailer for it someday...
Thank you all for your kind comments and words of encouragement over the past year I've been a member of this great community. What makes Tamiyaclub for me, is being able to share our models, views, and creativity with each other from every corner of the globe. Here's to the next 20 years!
Happy 20th Birthday TC....and keep on Truckin'!!!