FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY JEAN-PAUL BOISSONNADE
Here is Jean-Paul’s amazing creation. He saw the perfect starting point in a toy grade Dump Truck, but it was nowhere close to fitting the bill right out of the box. Taking 2 DT examples with some precision cutting and grafting he has able to make a single cab. The total stretch added a whooping 43mm to the original cab. With the Cab all sorted there was some good mockup with the oh so versatile cardboard to get the proportions exactly right. Now that a template was made it was time to transfer all the specs into styrene. Adding room for two spare tires just like the real Dakar Trucks to make this one scale rig to remember. Now that the body was all sorted, the chassis rails from an AXIAL 6×6 were used but the running gear did not remain. Choosing to go with the new players on the block Enduro RC for the running gear really brought this rig together. We are thrilled and our hats off the Jean-Paul’s accomplishments and we look forward to his next project!