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  2. Momorin

    Completely New

    Hi all, I'm new to both rigs of rods and sim monsters. Ive been aware of both for a long time but didn't really get into it because I had Beamng.drive and the CRD Monster Truck Mod. Bigfoot and Gravedigger along with maybe 3 other real trucks, and a track selection of about 5 decent ones is really getting old though.. I still haven't really started downloading anything yet but I just felt I should introduce myself. Also very surprised the community is still somewhat active after so long! Edit: This is my About Me, I put too much effort into it for something no one will probably see so I'll put it here too. I've loved monster jam since before I can even remember. I went to my first show when I was a little kid, I don't even remember how old I was but the only thing I remember distinctly is megasaurus (that car crushing metal dinosaur). I've been to a number of shows since. Between the end of middle school and the end of high school I lost interest in monster trucks but the spark has been reigniting ever since. In February of 2018 I attended my first show in over 5 years, and plan on completing my childhood dream of attending the world finals. How lucky am I that I missed the last one in Vegas? Anyway, I've started collecting 1:64 and 1:24 scale diecast and my room looks like something of a 7 year old's all over again. Some things have changed in monster jam that have come as a rough surprise to me. 1) The drivers have changed. Okay so this one is a given, I know Dennis Anderson isn't immortal and that some drivers were bound to leave, but the overall demographic is completely different from what it was just a decade ago. I remember watching the first couple world finals and seeing them good old country boys with money having fun and wrecking their trucks they could hardly control. The way it is now, no one has a southern twang in their speech and everyone seems to be 30 yrs or below. I'm not complaining though, it feels nice that the sport has expanded from just one demographic, but there's just something about it that seems different. On the upside, they can drive the trucks a lot more skillfully, but that leads to the next surprise. 2) It's a whole lot less like a monster truck show and a lot more like a circus with wheels. No crush cars, no camper vans, no boats, no 15 foot tall ramps, what gives? Everything is a backflip or an endo "2 wheels skills". Don't get me wrong, I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I came back and saw O'Donnell or Meents balancing their trucks like a unicycle, and especially with Ryan's bicycle to moonwalk, but after seeing it every show it just kind of wears off? I don't know. Before, you got the crowd excited with guts and bravery: "Is he really gonna go for the triple? Is he really gonna go for the camper van at the top of that hill?" and now its just 15 seconds of balancing acts. It is absolutely amazing how skilled the drivers have become in controlling their machines but I feel that its not enough to make up for the excitement of seeing a truck go up a water fountain and taking a box van with it for example (Monster Mutt at 2007 WF8). 3) Tracks. I don't even have to say anything for this one. I know it levels the playing field but jeez, do they have to be so bland? 4) World Finals. The tracks starting from 2014 I think, I just don't like them. They're very different and it makes for an interesting show but after a quarter of the field goes they just look like piles of dirt, granted that is what they are but it loses all color and to be honest it just looks bad. Also, I know I may be in the minority for this one, but I think the World Finals leaving Vegas is going to be exciting. I'm sad that I didn't get see a Vegas WF live but they weren't the same anyway.
  3. RORMADNESS

    Show Your Projects Chapter 64

    Great work! This is way better than your Houston track and better than I can make. However a few things to fix that I have noticed are: • The lines and more importantly the paint needs work. The white lines on the jammer are the most prominent. • The tires on the pad are way too high. They at at least have to be in the middle or a third of the way up the side. • Again you have made the Dumpsters too high. They should be a little shorter than a truck. Due to the angle I cannot tell how high they are but if they are the requested size then ignore. • I also cannot tell from the angle but it seems like your back flip ramp is too tall as well. •Fix your textures. The tarps and the dirt are way too small of textures so they repeat in an awkward way. The dirt should be a lot more detailed. Also the ribbon board is reversed. Alright I think that is it. If you use these suggestions then your track will look a lot better
  4. bluethunder569

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    well there is some spots left and there is time left for new drivers to be announced
  5. NitroMenace

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Yeah I think they do own those rights as well. Either way I don't think the deal is ending, just a driverless truck now being that Collette appears to have left, but I wouldn't be surprised if one of the other female drivers gets switched to Wonder woman instead
  6. bluethunder569

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    I believe they do
  7. steiale

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Oh duh that's right... Wonder Woman is DC, not Marvel. Sorry about my stupidity, Stan Lee's unfortunate passing has me thinking more about Marvel... but Warner Brothers I believe owns Hanna Barbara rights and Scooby but do they own DC rights too?
  8. XWarrior215

    Show Your Projects Chapter 64

    Got This Done San Antonio 2018 it took me 3 days to complete this tbh today was a struggle since i broke the screen on my laptop and have to use a tv as a monitor tell what i need to fiz and ill do it
  9. Yesterday
  10. NitroMenace

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Wonder Woman is actually apart of the Scooby Doo sponsorship I think, because I remember when it came out In one of the fine print things it had them listed as coming from the same thing I believe. Either way it's not Marvel, and I don't think the deal is ending but I'm unsure what they're doing driver wise. Also, Paul Strong will be driving Storm Damage this weekend
  11. steiale

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    New face to fill out the rest of Triple Threat Central. https://www.instagram.com/monsterjam/p/BqLNYwxnX2a/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=5geyjq7frpbn So then Myranda Cozad moves, Collete Davis is most likely done and Wonder Woman is driverless at this point. Not sure if I want to believe that the truck is done since it was so popular and so new, but hey maybe the 3rd(?) Marvel deal with Feld is expiring along with what seems like every other sponsorship truck deal
  12. bluethunder569

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Justin Hicks is the bands new driver of pirates curse
  13. bluethunder569

    Houston, TX NRG Stadium February 10-11, 2018

    Need pictures
  14. Niko Stevinski

    [CUSTOM] Highway 35 Deora 2

    Name: Deora II Body: 2000 Hot Wheels Deora 2 Chassis: PEI Other Details: Surf boards in the picture BKT Tire's
  15. Houston TX, NRG Stadium - Venue: Racing Style: Chicago - Replica or Custom: Replica - Date Ran: February 10 - 11
  16. steiale

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Darren Migues will be running a Dragon body on his Nitro Menace chassis next season along with Kaylyn's Dalmatian body on her Jailbird chassis
  17. SteveParry

    Traxxas Stadium 0.4 with Freestyle

    Ayyyye! Popping those member berries!
  18. cp2013

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    interesting story about FELD trying to get Monster Jam a roller coaster https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2018/11/13/with-circus-elephants-a-thing-of-the-past-feld.html?fbclid=IwAR1_oMbqnbzWBxhpczHe-E4HJJRmri3tq3uzXvQL0r_-RxYKOittfi-6R7E I personally doubt it will work out very well considering how hard theme parks try to stay away from trademarks as of recent, considering Six flags only deals with marvel and DC comics and Cedar fair only deals with Peanuts and Intimidator, but well see how it goes for them.
  19. bluethunder569

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    I guess Collete is either done with mj or is on a different tour
  20. TheRetroStyle

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Looks like Pirate's Curse is still getting a new driver -- Myranda Cozad has been moved to Triple Threat West as Jackie Carrizosa is in Triple Threat Central. Additionally, Collete Davis has been removed from the West tour for unknown reason.
  21. Last week
  22. Irishbulldog422

    ~Sign Ups~

    Sign ups are closed for this season. Sorry fellas! you can sign up next season
  23. NitroMenace

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    Kevin King will be driving Axe and John Killinger will be driving Storm Damage in Rochester NY this weekend, both making their first MJ appearance of 2018 and Axe making it's MJ debut
  24. Jackattack29

    ~Sign Ups~

    Mack Jccarthy Heavy sh!itter 2018 https://www.mediafire.com/file/5jduluulbo6dzfc
  25. TheDoc

    ~Sign Ups~

    Sean Taylor NEA Police TheDoc#0198
  26. steiale

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    She will be on the Triple Threat Series Central tour, which means I assume that the TBA Pirate's Curse set is out, and filled with Jackie Carrizosa and Soldier Fortune.
  27. Outlawed

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    new driver for FELD
  28. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    This story is also on Bigfoot’s website and their Twitter, which makes me think that Bigfoot may be putting a few of their trucks and drivers with the hot wheels bodies, like the wrestling trucks in the 90s.
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