Mini Monster Trucks for Grandsons at Christmas

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Project by grace123 posted 12-25-2013 05:44 AM 1328 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of monster trucks I made for two of my grandsons, one age 3 and the other age 2.

The first picture shows one of the trucks before painting.

The remaining pictures show the trucks with their paint jobs.

These are made from the excellent plan created by Les Neufeld in his book, “Tremendous Toy Trucks”. My only modification from Les’ plan was to scale the size down by about 50%.

Sometimes I make toys and they really bomb with the kiddos. So I made the first truck and I asked Nathan, my 3-year-old grandson, if his cousin, Michael, would like it. Nathan drove it across the carpet and noted how fast it drove, and assured me that Michael WOULD NOT like the monster, but that he, Nathan would.

Sure that the truck would be a bit hit, I returned to the shop and made a second truck. Tomorrow is Christmas Day. I hope the boys like them as much I enjoyed making them.

Merry Christmas to all.

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 08:36 AM

Gonna see some smiles on the kids faces in the morning… that’s what I love about Christmas…all the people that will open a gift of something one or allot of us have made with our own hands..

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 11:46 AM

Lots of fun there Grandpa.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 12-25-2013 04:19 PM

Way to go Grandpa, for sure 2 little boys will be happy this morning:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 04:36 PM

Thats awesome

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#5 posted 12-25-2013 04:57 PM

These look great. You make the elves jealous with your toy making abilities!

-- Kurtis, North Dakota,

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#6 posted 12-26-2013 01:46 PM

Fantastic! They’ll have a ball with these.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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