Hi everyone, we had our Raptor set parts sitting around and after we built a Jeep Gladiator out of the Raptor we decided to build something packed with little features that will add extra value to this licensed set.
We present to you an Offroad Truck with a crane!
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Clean and working V6 engine under the hood
openable hood with a stand to keep it open
hog steering (removable top nob)
solid axle set up throughout model
new front axle that has improved steering
Outriggers with an easy lock
wheel chocks that are stored at the side of the model
outrigger pads (recommend making custom ones**)
crane arm with extendable boom
Due to the lack of "functional" parts in this set, the interior has been kept simple with really simple seats and a functioning door with a steering wheel and gear shifter (fake) in the model.
Now, this is the highlight of the model. In order for this crane to be functional, you need one rubber band any will do. I will release a video on this blog post on how to attach the tray to the model and how to add the rubber band on the crane arm. The model is mostly for show so please don't expect it to carry any weight due to the nature of the parts in the Raptor.
This uses a smart little mechanism that uses 3 beams to extend the outriggers in unison, adding a better playing experience. The outriggers have a lock in order for them to stay in place.
Please note that to fully build this model you will need a rubber band (any type will do).
This model features PDF instructions that have been sampled out to MOC builders for checking and they include some tricky techniques, however, I have included text and various arrows in the instructions to help you to build it easier.
If you do have a problem please contact me and I will get onto it right away.
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