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The new Trukks are an absolutely amazing kit, but I came across a few piddly annoyances when constructing mine. That is to say, it may not be very wise to follow their directions exactly.
The #1 thing that I recommend is that if you want to put on the boarding planks, glue them to the trukk-bed before gluing the bed to the chassis. Otherwise, the wheels will be in your way. Conversely, you could do the wheels last.
On the sprue, there is a really cool skull shifter knob thingy. The only problem is that if you place it where it belongs next to the driver, both the driver and the gunner will block any view of it. Kinda pointless...
Some of the engine parts and exhaust pipe bits are thin and extremely fragile. Just gently clipping them from the sprue can cause them to warp/snap.
After all is said and done, the Trukk is still probably my favorite kit yet. Just throwing some warning out there...
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I also suggest you install the driver before placing the gunner and before installing the " security bars ". The controll wheel is also kinda tricky to fit correctly.
Oh, and think of it before installing the boarding planks, on my first truck, the hooks are mistakenly installed pointing to the inside of the trukk instead of outside.
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I found with mine that the front panel was angled towards the engine. So much so that the "security bars" as it was put, didn't actually reach. I think it is best to throw out the instructions and build it how you think it goes, after all we're ORKS!!!!
As an aside I was asked if it was possible to make 2 buggies out of 1 trukk kit. I think this is doable if you want trike buggies, using the boarding planks as the main frame. I had some good thoughts about combinig it with the warbike sprue for wartrakks too. Has anyone tried this as of yet?
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