Team Blue Groove

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Team Blue Groove

Post by mmdm4 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Anybody ever use or buy a body from this co.? I have seen several of their bodies and they look pretty wondering if anyone has any first hand experience. :?:

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Post by jwscab » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:33 pm

lots of info here and on the web. TBG is how they are typically referred to here. I have heard the bodies are getting better than they were initially. There are other lexan vendors on these boards who have better product, though harder to get in contact with.

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Post by GoMachV » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:06 pm

I have several and they are copying a bunch more for me as we speak. I have been very happy, the coyote they did for me is perfect, the traxxas fiero is thin in a few areas but the original was worse! The greenwood vette, mears off road, and ferarri i havent cut yet but they look good. Overall I have been very happy.
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Post by slapshot1979 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:29 pm

Just recieved more from them this week. I have been happy with all the different bodys Ive bought. Not alot of other options and only a mouse click away.
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Post by Phin » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Donated a Batwedge body to TBG a few weeks ago and Im currently waiting on my first bodies Ive ordered from them. If Sandy didn't blow them away somewhere I'll chime in on the quality or lack there of when I get them.

So far though TBG has been very easy to deal with.

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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by wyldbill » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:49 am

Donated a Batwedge body to TBG a few weeks ago
what? a possible batwedge repro, man thoes things are going to sell like hotcakes.

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Post by GoMachV » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:49 am

I sent an associated 1/12 toj, nissan gtp, MRP Monte Carlo, and a couple others. Can't wait to see what everyone else submitted. So cool being able to get bodies like these. Oh, and bat wedge....count me in too!!!!
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Post by Dirtdiver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:01 pm

It will be intersting to see if the knockoff batwedge has the same lexan thickness as the original batwedge. I have an original still in the bag and the lexan is really thin (almost too thin). All the Premier bodies I have ever seen always had thin, light weight, racing lexan.

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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by Phin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:27 pm

Yeah, figured people would want one, and I needed bodies for other cars. It was mentioned that they'd be made from thicker lexan than the original cars....which IMO is better. From what I've read the body is commonly banned in DO rules so there's no need for flimsier racing lexan.

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Post by GoMachV » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:29 pm

The coyote body seemed thicker and stronger, the fiero I got has some thin spots. It will be interesting to see
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Post by 3trxvintage » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:33 am

I have one of their bodies. You can view it here...

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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by Brandon G » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:41 pm

TBG has taken a beating here on this forum, and reasonably so. His first attempts at forming were using a lexan like material, but not true lexan. OK for the shelfer, but run them and they would not hold up. Not cool if you just used a $50 sheet of OE decals for the correct look, only to implode upon its first minor crash.

Another incident where he repopped a body from a fellow member who went to great lengths to reproduce one that lots of people were in desperate need of. I do not know ALL of the details, but it ended up being a copy of a copy. And making the original guy who made the body ethically angry. I do not know if TBG had bought one directly from him, or if he aquired it from somebody who HAD bought one from him.

With that being said, you might think I hold a grudge, when in fact I do not. I myself had gone through the process of making Losi JRX Pro and Pro SE repro bodies, and all I can say is thank god I can go somewhere else to get what I need. I have personally sent Jon quite a few bodies to redo. AE Protech 2, AE Toyota Baja truck, Pro Radiant, Jammin Jumper (which he won off of me on ebay), Proline Nissan stadium truck, and he even has and uses my mould for the Losi Pro SE, wing, and gearcover. He is a very nice fellow to talk to, and holds a deep affinity for RC. He is VERY busy with all of this business now, and he sinks a lot of what he makes into making his equipment better. You can tell because the bodies he makes now are being made out of the proper hobby grade lexan, and the quality is very good.

So I guess what I am getting at is let the past go, forgive and forget, and be thankful that somebody is making a very large selection of typically unavailable bodies for those who need them.

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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by Brandon G » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:45 pm

+1 on the Batwedge. That'll be a cool one.

I have a Bolink 1/10 Porsche 962 I am trying to get him to repop.

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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:41 am

Is the batwedge an dirt oval body?? I did a quick google search and thats what I got. It does look cool
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Re: Team Blue Groove

Post by Phin » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:01 am

Brandon G wrote:...I have personally sent Jon quite a few bodies to redo. AE Protech 2...
Protech 2 is one of the bodies I'm getting. :D
slapshot1979 wrote:Is the batwedge an dirt oval body?? I did a quick google search and thats what I got. It does look cool
Yup it's a latemodel body.

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