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Rough Riders chase truck, Revell Raptor snapper.

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Here it is, finished. It's the Revell Raptor snap kit. I started by bending styrene rod for cage tubing. This was a first for me. I switched out the rims and tires for the ones from the Rubicon kit. The bigger spares are BFG Krawlers, those and the rims are from Fireball. I will be ordering more for my Trophy Truck build. Thanks to those who sent me the fuel cans. The rear lightbar, which is in between the big spares, is cut down from the Rubicon kit. The paint is Duplicolor Dark Ford blue, Duplicolor pure white, and the red is the plastic, cleared with Tamiya clear. The decals are from the Model King F100. I sprayed a coat of Tamiya Smoke over the headlights to tone them down a bit. The FORD on the grille was painted freehand with Model Masters Blue Angels blue, which almost a perfect match to the Ford dark blue. Enough rambling, here are the pics, thanks for lookin.

 

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Thanks guys.

The more I look at it, the more I think it looks naked. I'm gonna dig up more decals and apply them. Maybe make or have a set of Rough Rider decals made since I'm wanting to do a "team" thing.

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Man you work fast!! You're not building models while truck driving are you? (L.O.L.) Excellent work as always!

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Thanks Carl, Dennis and Dave. It feels good to finish something.

Thanks Brian. It was close to being built while I drove. It mostly got built at the hotel. 

Thanks JC. I'm pretty happy how it came out.

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Thanks man. The blue letters were a last thing idea. The grille needed something, I think painting the letters was just right.

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Thanks "G".

I just found out yesterday, that the owners som (President of the company) has one of the old Rough Riders race trucks. I talked with him for about an hour about off road racing. Once he gets done updating the truck, I'm gonna go chase for him! He also said when he goes out to prerun (practice) he's gonna let me know so I can ride along. Now that is awesome. I've always wanted to ride along in a race truck with unlimited suspension, well not unlimited, but lots of it.

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Oh, yeah....That thing turned out Plenty Awesome.....Just a remarkable build.....This is the furthest I've seen this kit taken, yet.....Don't let the wife catch you outside in the dirt playing with it, now..... ;)

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Thanks JT. I'm glad you turned me on to these. My next one will be taken a lot further than this. Actually, only the body will be used on the next one. So I don't think it really qualifies.

 

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    Clayton,

              This is one cool looking rig! A bit different from your down low semi's.

 

 

    Be Well

       Gator

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Thanks Gator. I really enjoy off road racing. It's a very expensive form of racing, but still fun. Of course it helps I live the desert. Next year, I'm gonna do chasing for my boss at races close to me. I really like doing that. I posted before, my boss bought an old Rough Riders race truck.

This very truck actually. 

I'm really lookin forward to chasing for him.

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That sounds like a lot of fun. Nice truck by the way.

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