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Turbo Optima Mid + Turbo Optima Mid SE build/restore

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This thread is about two Optima Mid models in the SWB segment. One Turbo Optima Mid and one Turbo Optima Mid SE being built side by side (those two yellow cars in the picture above).

Parts are taken from several mid cars I have in various shape. Although, tires, chassis, bumpers, bodies, wings, decals are new or repros. The SE model will get N.I.P Skyline wheels which are more chrome-ish than the stock ones. The only option so far.

Here are the differences between all SWB models (thought it would be a good attachment).

Kyosho Optima Mid
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OT-28/OT-5/SG-25 Gear differentials
W-5001/W-5002 Gold shocks
OT-94 Shock Stay
OT-6 Dogbones Front
OT-90 Wheel
OT-91 Chassis
OT-96 Rear Plate (L)
OT-35 Upper Rod Set
SC-89 Tie Rod


Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid
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OT-28/OT-5/SG-25 Gear differentials
W-5001/W-5002 Gold shocks
OTW-2 Special Shock Stay
W-5061 Universal Swing Shaft
OT-90 Wheel
OTW-1 Stabilizer Set
OTW-3 Special chassis
OT-110 Rear Plate (L)
W-5005 Special Rod Set


Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid SE
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W-0107/W-0108 Ball differentials
W-5003/W-5004 Platina shocks
OTW-2 Special Shock Stay
W-5061 Universal Swing Shaft
OT-113 Wheel (silver)
OTW-1 Stabilizer Set
OTW-3 Special chassis
OT-114 Rear Plate (L)
OT-35 Upper Rod Set
SC-89 Tie Rod


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More building has been done!

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j0pp3, amazing stuff. Again, all the parts look brand new!

As I'm the owner of about 6 Mids, all of which I'm planning to restore at some stage (one almost done, not to your standard though), I find your posts really interesting.

Keep up the good work buddy :wink:

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I'm not into Kyosho's at all, but I really like your approach to the 2 builds at once with the side by side pics (great images too BTW) very nice!

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:shock: Really advanced way to show the differences. Keep up the good work!

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Another great photo gallery - Thumbs up.

One thing strikes me funny - The SE was supposed to be the superior with it´s ball diff and all.
But they delivered it with a MSC and brace - why?
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sheriff wrote:j0pp3, amazing stuff. Again, all the parts look brand new!

As I'm the owner of about 6 Mids, all of which I'm planning to restore at some stage (one almost done, not to your standard though), I find your posts really interesting.

Keep up the good work buddy :wink:
Thank you sheriff! My three mid cars so far are built from parts from seven mids in various condition. Took the best parts I could find from them. You should do the same!

The thread continues... NOW! :mrgreen:
Charlie don't surf wrote:I'm not into Kyosho's at all, but I really like your approach to the 2 builds at once with the side by side pics (great images too BTW) very nice!
That's music to my ears Charlie 8)
Jirka wrote::shock: Really advanced way to show the differences. Keep up the good work!

Jirka
Thanks Jirka! I have not seen anyone do this before :wink:
DennisM wrote:Another great photo gallery - Thumbs up.

One thing strikes me funny - The SE was supposed to be the superior with it´s ball diff and all.
But they delivered it with a MSC and brace - why?
That's the biggest mystery in modern time is it not? Everyone who bought it for serious racing back in the days had to upgrade it from day one :shock:

Let's continue the show...


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Amazing buddy!!

I think they are all computer images, the cars are absolutely spotless, and the photos are too good!

Do you buy all new screws j0pp3, or just choose the best from your donor cars?

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Top Class Sir ;) Got four of them waiting in the big red box the last twenty years..........You might make me do something soon.....Like start The big renovation.
Until later keep up the good work.
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sheriff wrote:Amazing buddy!!

I think they are all computer images, the cars are absolutely spotless, and the photos are too good!

Do you buy all new screws j0pp3, or just choose the best from your donor cars?
The photos are taken with an old Canon 40D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. I have the camera set to manual and every frame is taken with the same settings. ISO 100, Exposure 1/8 sec, Aparture f/6,3, WB 4000K. Tripod and remote control are also used to get extra sharp images. Then only minor post processing/editing is needed.

Screws are all taken from my donor cars. Though I have used some new nuts for the upper damper mounts. Could be replaced later.
Bo Wallen wrote:Top Class Sir ;) Got four of them waiting in the big red box the last twenty years..........You might make me do something soon.....Like start The big renovation.
Until later keep up the good work.
Bo
Thank you! I like that thought Bo! The Big Renovation is already have one potential follower 8)

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Seriously nice work here! Great shots too... I love the 50mm 1.8 lens.

Looking forward to seeing more photos of your work as it progresses!

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Superb images that really do the cars justice! I've found that increasing the aperture to around F10 gives a bit more DoF and makes more of the car in focus and therefore a little better IMO - not that yours really need it :D

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jopp your stuff is always stunning - thanks for sharing it with us every time!!!

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uniquenamehere wrote:Seriously nice work here! Great shots too... I love the 50mm 1.8 lens.

Looking forward to seeing more photos of your work as it progresses!
Nice to hear mate! I will keep on working when my package from Marwan arrives :D

jamin wrote:Superb images that really do the cars justice! I've found that increasing the aperture to around F10 gives a bit more DoF and makes more of the car in focus and therefore a little better IMO - not that yours really need it :D
Thanks for making me elaborate a new camera setup! I made a test increasing the aperture (misspelled in my picture below) to 16 and the shutter speed to 0.8 seconds. Big difference!

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Lonestar wrote:jopp your stuff is always stunning - thanks for sharing it with us every time!!!

Paul
Thanks Lonestar, I really appreciate comments like yours!

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