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Nissan Dakar rally truck

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Nissan Dakar rally truck
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 12:36 AM

  

Got this at a model show for $3 so I thought I would give it a go.  

 

It rolls so you can play with it after assembly.

It went together quite easily and there is a surprising amount of detail on the dash.

 

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 12:46 AM

There is a detailed interior....

and an extensive rollcage.

 

 

 

The body went on easily and obscured all of the afforementioned detail. Smile

 

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 12:55 AM

I like the little touches like the mud flaps and the front tow hook.  The paintwork and decals were done very well too.  It's a good looking model.  The model was engineered well in my opinion, and in the right diorama, would make for a nice display.  

I built this at my parents house over the holidays and my mom gave it to the kid across the street.  He likes it too.  Win/Win.  Models make the world go 'round. Big Smile

 

 

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, January 05, 2018 7:26 AM

Very nice looking rally truck.  I have never seen one of these models, but I will be looking for one.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 2:35 PM

Hello Rick,

Thanks for touching base.

There is a whole series of them.  Pretty cool.  There is also a series of European touring series saloon cars.  They are fun.

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, January 05, 2018 3:25 PM

Well Done! A neat good looking Dakar racer. The 2018 race starts tomorrow. 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:48 PM
looks good and with a little detail paint, could be outstanding
  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:24 PM

Thanks guys.  Can't take any credit for the paint or decals, because they were already done for me.  I was amazed at the level of detail in the cabin though.  I actually was feeling bad that I didn't detail it.  Of course I was at my parents place and didn't have any supplies, but I do think that the model is good enough so as to warrant it.  Thanks again for your comments.  

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 08, 2018 8:25 AM

Cool looking rally car. I have never seen this kit before, but I'll be keeping an eye out for one.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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