Monster Truck Madness – Getting Back Into the Groove
Hey everyone, Happy Thursday! Another week almost over, another week closer to winter being over and being able to get outside.
Funny how every year seems to work the same for me. After monster truck racing season ends in October I need a bit to recover. I usually don’t have a ton of desire to work on r/c projects until we get past the holidays. Once we hit February, that’s when I finally start getting the itch again. Once we get past Daytona, I’m usually in full-on “let’s get this crap weather over with so I can get to building and running my trucks again”, and I’m already juuuuuuust about there.
Pretty good timing IMO, as I have a Tamiya Konghead sitting on my bench that’s waiting to be built, and my Losi Mini-LMT should come off backorder in mid February as well. Those, plus getting my race monster truck fleet upgraded should keep me nice and busy in the Spring.
Even if it’s not r/c, I have kept myself busy with hobby-related things, mind you. A few weeks back I wrote about how I had found my love for scale modeling again. Well, I’ve done a lot of that over the winter.
I recently finished a Revell Peterbilt 359 Conventional semi truck. Here are a few pics of it. These are much cheaper to build than Tamiya 1/14 rigs!!!!
I also got my Rotten Apple old school monster truck finished, which you can see at the top of the page! I am actually hoping to build a JConcepts Regulator equipped Tamiya Clod Buster version of this model! I’m just waiting on JConcepts to get more Regulator chassis in stock.
Speaking of the Clod, Tamiya just announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair that the Black Edition is coming back! I’ve built several of the Black edition kits, and I think it’s the best looking color scheme for the Clod since the OG original bowtie.
We are almost there folks. January felt like it was 8 weeks long, but it’s over. We get past February and then we are almost totally in the clear!
Until next time, keep it on all 4’s.