mini trucker

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  • Full Name Ryan Ess

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  1. mini trucker added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    That's awesome! I remember seeing kits like this on the shelves when I was a little kid. Made me want to try my hand at modeling so badly
  2. mini trucker added a post in a topic 1/8 MPC Honda Bikes to Return   

    Was the mpc 3 wheeler kit a 1/8 as well?
  3. mini trucker added a post in a topic Sanding?Tamiya Rubber Tyres   

    Use a drill to turn them against a fine wire brush to add wear to the tread surface. The wires on the brush will get down into the tiny low spots where sandpaper doesn't. I have done lots of 2 piece drag slicks this way and it works well.
  4. mini trucker added a post in a topic Hot Rod Henry's repair pt 1   

    Gow job was another name used for hot rods in the earliest days
  5. mini trucker added a post in a topic van window ideas?   

    Mushroom shaped windows never go out of style
  6. mini trucker added a post in a topic 1980 Datsun 720 - Update 25/2/15   

    Neat-o man! I love Datsun trucks in all their forms. The step bed looks good on there
  7. mini trucker added a post in a topic '27 T Phaeton Based on Tim Boyd's Street Rodder Article - Finished in 1990   

    I remember the article where Tim built his version. Crazy to think that was 25 years ago already, where does the time go? Your version looks very nice and has held up well over the years. I enjoyed your write up on the project along with the photos. Keep up the good work
  8. mini trucker added a post in a topic custom chevy van   

    Far out man!
  9. mini trucker added a post in a topic what's the one kit u would love to see reissued?   

    Mpc universal dune buggy for me
  10. mini trucker added a post in a topic Cuckoo Nest   

    Neat-o, nice build of a less than usual subject
  11. mini trucker added a post in a topic 1/24 Revell Datsun reissue   

    The trucks went from Datsun to Nissan in the 83 model year. They made some front end changes too, bumper, valance and grille were all tweaked with . They also lost the vents on the hood for the switchover year.

    I'm excited to see the kit return to the fold, its simple but builds up well. I'm thinking some lift and the tires from the jeep Rubicon kit. The kits 6 lug wheels would be accurate too.

    The hardbody model of truck started in the 86 1/2 model year and the long bed regular cab hardbodies were dropped after 89
  12. mini trucker added a post in a topic Getting into it, questions. (long read)   

    Keep an eye on your local craigslist for deals on kits. Even kits that aren't your style can be traded off for ones that are.

    Try and ignore Harry as best you can, too, lol. Every forum has a "that guy" , he is ours.
  13. mini trucker added a post in a topic AMT 32 Ford roadster   

    I always grab em for the Hemi, it swaps into the 34 pickup, all the 32 car variants, the 36 coupe and the 40 ford kits too
  14. mini trucker added a post in a topic I'm still around   

    Keep on mini truckin bro! Hope to see you back at it soon
  15. mini trucker added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Good haul man! A couple of those would be good candidates for reissue I think