Well it’s been sitting in the cupboard for seven months now and I couldn’t keep myself from building it any longer.
While I know that there are a lot of Bruiser builds on this forum (many that are far better that this will be), this is more to just document and have a record for myself of this truck. I don’t plan on doing any modifications really (just will add the slipper clutch) and want to make it true box art. Like all my other builds, it’ll be fast! Once I start I’m addicted and have to keep building!
Besides… who doesn’t like seeing people build Bruisers
Like many on here, this truck is one of my Holy Grails so to speak. I never had just that one model that I always wanted (although the 959 Porsche and this were close!) but I suspect like all of us that are of a certain ilk, seeing this in a hobby store in the 80s high up on a shelf for a price that was inconceivable, made it truly out of touch. Also this fascination with how a three speed transmission like this would even work blew my mind!
I don’t think it should also ever go without saying for anyone who stumbles across this thread outside of forum members that this kit is literally the best quality Tamiya kit I have ever (and I am sure most would agree) have ever built.
The quality of parts, the all metal (literally most of the kit is metal) and the fitment of it all is a thing of beauty. Anyone who has even a mild mechanical or engineering leaning would wet themselves over how awesome this truck it.
The stunning Tamiya cardboard box
*Insert biblical sound when box opens*
See full post here: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/79063-jds-bruiser-build/