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Tamiya and other brand R/C Tanks and Tracked vehicles. And any vehicle with more than 2 axles; 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, etc!


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Old 03-02-2019, 07:31 PM
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Picked up a Grand Hauler with the tax return. I was going to use it to build my snow plow, but going to just keep it a semi and build a trailer for it later.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:19 PM
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Looks like a good start!

There are a ton of guys running Bruder Macks on the Tamiya frames

Going to be fun seeing how it goes
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So this is my Grand Hauler build. The kit is mostly put together, just some detail stuff and changes before I shoot paint on it. The Grand Hauler is the same as the King Hauler in most regards. The Grand is about 3 inches longer and has some different chrome bits and full fenders for the drives. Not a fan of the way the stock bumper sat and I don't like the over sized visor, so I cut off the bumper bracket and will make a new one. I shaved down the visor, its not perfect, but better than it was.
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Tiny parts... the hardest part of the build. Took me a couple hours before it was together.
3 speed transmission by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Comparing the Tamiya to the Bruder toy.
Tamiya VS Bruder by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Box stock kit stuff.
DSCN1356 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

The kit has the 1/4 fenders along with the full fender. The stacks have plastic turn outs that can go on the top, but I don't like that style of stack. And the way the bumper sits out of the box, also drives me nuts.
Stock chrome bits by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Tucked the front bumper, just need to fab up a new bracket for it. It looks so much better.
Tucked the bumper by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Trimmed the visor a bit. Mainly I just cut it so the outside edges are the same height as the center. Also miter cut the stack.
Trimmed visor by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Also trimmed a bit off the stack mounts so they tuck up against the cab a little more.
DSCN1365 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

And finally to fill in all the odd things in the back of the sleeper, some plastic putty made by Tamiya.
DSCN1361 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:16 PM
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Got my my light kit in today for the Grand. Picked it up from mytrickRC, and its customish. They have a build your own kit kind of thing. Really nicely packed and put together.
Light kit for the Grand. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
Light kit for the Grand. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:10 PM
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Test fitting some lights. Those 5 cab mounted clearance lights are going to be a pain I imagine.

Test fitting a 3mm amber LED clearance light. Not looking forward to glueing them. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

I've seen trucks with just a pair of red lights on the back of the sleeper and really dig that look.

LED sleeper light test. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:30 PM
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Testing the lights in the dark. Actually the truck is just about finished.
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