All American Nightmare

All American Nightmare

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Submitted By
Joshua Wilson
Hertford, North Carolina, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title All American Nightmare
Vehicle Class Scale, Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Red Cat Racing
Chassis Model Ground Pounder
Body Brand Other
Body Model 1993 F-250 Extended Cab
Other Body Brand and Model Jconcepts 1993 F-250 Extended Cab w/ Racer back
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Castle Creations 3800kv
Speed Control Brand and Model Castle Creations Sidewinder 3
Battery Brand and Model Gens Ace RS 2s 100c 5500mah Shorty Pack
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Jconcepts Tribute wheels with Jconcepts Firestorm gold compound tires
Shocks Brand and Model Yeah Racing Desert Lizard 120mm shocks
Axles Brand and Model Redcat Ground Pounder axles w/ no braces
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya Gold, Metallic Red, Gunmetal, and Black
Graphics Brand and Model Full Metal Artist Designs Custom Graphics
Scale Accessories Brand and Model N/A
Light System Brand and Model Sunshine RC Underglow Multicolor Light Kit
Radio System Brand and Model Spektrum DX3C Transmitter Wrapped in 22k Gold
Sound System Brand and Model N/A
Other Options Brand and Model Hot Racing heavy duty steel drive shafts
Axial AX10 Transmission w/ SSD hardened steel gears
Custom clear transmission mount
Custom solid one piece lower links
Custom steel rear lock-out kit
Custom aluminum rear sway bar
Custom delrin body mount for hole less, seamless body mounting
Further Description/Back Story This has been a project that has been 3 years in the making. The original paint scheme started as a sketch I did my senior year of high school. It was originally intended to be pearl white, but some mishaps arouse when painting the first body and it came out gold. The color looked amazing so I just stuck with it. This truck has been the figure head of my RC body painting business (Full Metal Artist Designs) and has been to more shows and events than I can count. Jconcepts first caught wind of this truck when it first appeared at the 2018 Showtime Solid Axle Throwdown event. They have this truck with the original body as the thumbnail for their video covering the event. I have recently revised the livery for this truck by keeping the original design layout but using an actual gold paint and adding my signature skull pattern in a faint gunmetal that just barely contrasts against the black. I have enjoyed this build so much over the past three years that I started a second truck called the All American Nightmare II. I hope that this build shows that just because you bought the cheap rtr that no one likes, doesn't mean it can't be turned into something amazing.

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