58065 - Clod Buster
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By Snrs 08/07/2012 09:15:42

You're a real deep thikenr. Thanks for sharing.

 

By Allen 19/10/2009 04:05:19

My last Tamiya - I got it for Christmas in 1987 - when the Pet Shop Boys Always on Mind was Christmas number 1 - I was not spoilt as had previous cars I used to use and sell in R/C magazines and use the batteries and radio gear from so I just got the kit.

It was a real monster when built up, much bigger than any other Tamiya I had ever had, 2 motors 4 wheel steer, I remember driving it on some gravel across our road at the time and it looked amazing.

I kept it on a shelf for years - I had not heard of the term 'shelf queen' until eBay and I kept the Clod Buster I had until 1994 - I sold it to put the money towards my first car.

Real car that is!

 

By zambo*76 06/08/2007 20:47:43

I DO HOPE TAMYIA REISSUE THE ROUGHRIDER NEXT. P.S MOOSEY IV JUST GOT YOUR RC BANDITS DVD FROM MODELSPORT UK AND IT WAS VERY GOOD BYE 4 NOW

 

By Moosey 12/06/2007 19:00:10

Many, many thanks goes out to Mark (FERRETTI) for supplying us with these fantastic photos of the big bad 'CLOD BUSTER'!

 

By Stevo309 09/10/2006 10:13:21

All my mates were running Hornets, Frogs etc and a rich kid turned up with one of these. We were all in awe at the size of it but when he ran it he became a laughing stock. If looks = cool points he would have been the winner but in those days speeds and jumps were the way to gain Kudos.

I personally like the look of the Clud Buster, perhaps more when it's standing still than on the move as it is a bit cumbersome when running. It does really look like a proper monster truck though. At the time it was simply massive and towered above the Blackfoot. We were amazed at the sheer excess of it. 2 shockers at each corner, 2 motors, 2 gearboxes, massive wheels, 4 wheel steering and a switch to change the motors from parallel to serial configuration. In parallel both motors benefit from the full voltage and it's faster but at the expense of run-time.

A model that's really stood the test of time. Not incredibly expensive or rare and often sought for their gearboxes or as the basis for a crawler project but still a good looking monster truck.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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