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Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

Post by phoenix » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:22 pm

Merry christmas all, just joined the kyosho club again after 20 years..... And the question is: to build or not to build? :)
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by joeh51 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:53 pm

Why would you want a box of parts? I say build.

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by Coelacanth » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:06 pm

How much fun are you gonna have staring at that box? :?
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by RedScampi » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:12 pm

You should ask yourself...Why did I buy this? If it was an investment then put it in a bank vault and forget you have it.Maybe someday, and I mean maybe, you'll get your money back. If not, build it! Otherwise, it's pretty pointless to own it, isn't it? :roll:
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by J.M. » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:19 pm

I have an opinion I'd like to share.

I've often wondered much the same, build or store away?

Forgive the notion of madness but I say build it! What price can you put on opening up the blisters and bags yourself, taking in all the wonderful aromas of fresh new parts and enjoying a premium build comprised of new parts from a genuine factory original kit which you tracked down and payed for? Some will say no, you could make a profit some day but even if you did square away or even make a few dollars, you would have missed the opportunity to enjoy this kit in exactly the way it was designed to be used.

For me the money would come and it would go. Building a kit like this would be a memory that will last your life time.
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by Charlie don't surf » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:34 pm

Build it
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by Coelacanth » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:17 am

One might simply ask, "Are you a hobbyist or a profiteer?" :wink:
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by SMOKE-DOG » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:52 am

Send it to me. I'll build it AND run it.

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by ireg » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:35 pm

Nyah!!! dont build it, wrap it nicely and send it to my door step (I will pm you may address) :twisted:
It will save you from headache thinking whether to build or not to build :lol:
Merry Xmas too

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by J.M. » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:49 pm

I've always had a soft spot for the sleek lines of the Custom Special. After 3 attempts I finaly managed to keep a hold of the 3rd example of one of these cars. This time I built it and drove it at the track.
I hope this might lend a little extra inspiration to build yours :mrgreen:

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by sheriff » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:04 pm

That is a lovely example Jason,I feel inspired to do mine (Christmas present, bought off eBay) great work :wink:

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by joeh51 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:51 pm

J.M. wrote:I've always had a soft spot for the sleek lines of the Custom Special. After 3 attempts I finaly managed to keep a hold of the 3rd example of one of these cars. This time I built it and drove it at the track.
I hope this might lend a little extra inspiration to build yours :mrgreen:

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now thats a sweet buggy !

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by phoenix » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:03 pm

Thanks for all your feedback -> i never stored a model until today anyway, neither invested in toys :) of course i'll build it :)

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by DennisM » Thu May 31, 2012 12:11 pm

Could You give us a few more pictures of the content before building it?
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special

Post by j0pp3 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:14 pm

Still waiting.... :mrgreen:
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