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Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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

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How much fun are you gonna have staring at that box? :?
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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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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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Build it

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One might simply ask, "Are you a hobbyist or a profiteer?" :wink:
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Send it to me. I'll build it AND run it.

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

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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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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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Could You give us a few more pictures of the content before building it?
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Still waiting.... :mrgreen:
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