1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

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rknaub
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by rknaub » Sun May 28, 2017 4:51 am

Very nice trucks! Awesome Kong was very high on my list of favorites, you did a great job with it.
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Vanspeed
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Tue May 30, 2017 1:45 pm

Got a little more done

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Tue May 30, 2017 1:46 pm

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by ratpower396 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:29 pm

looks good .. Thaer is a whole lot of something missing in the hood of the crunch truck...

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Tue May 30, 2017 3:58 pm

Yeah the engine for that is going to be worked on this week. We have it, just need to put it together and paint it. Then make those crazy headers and mount it.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Wed May 31, 2017 6:36 pm

Thinking of doing the shocks in all black to make them disappear a bit. Real life monster truck shocks don't really show above the tire in pictures and I think that would help make it look a little more realistic. What do you guys think?

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed May 31, 2017 9:38 pm

As I was looking through the pics I was thinking the same thing. I think they would look great black.

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KONG
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by KONG » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:55 pm

It looks okay the way it is. But painting the shocks black to "hide" them, would it look closer to the real monster trucks.
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:42 am

Wow! Black shocks disappear and I love how the truck looks now.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by KONG » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:48 am

100 % better looking with the black shocks. :thumbsup:

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:46 am

KONG wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:48 am
100 % better looking with the black shocks. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:47 pm

Working on the engine now for King Krunch. Only thing I could find that fit and the proportions were right was this engine. I bought the entire kit just to use the engine. It is not 100% correct but once I make the headers it should fit the bill. This is a 1/12 scale revell engine which is spot on to the 1/10 scale clod body.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:51 pm

Working on a driver figure for the trucks. Modified a monster beetle driver to have his arm hang on the door. Engine is in Krunch, working on the headers now. Got the last emblem on, had to kind of wing it because no clear photos exist of it.

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by ratpower396 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:10 pm

do you armor all the tires??

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Re: 1980's Awesome Kong II and King Krunch

Post by Vanspeed » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Yes I did, just to get some good pics but they will get dirty soon.

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