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Losi XX CR Kinwald NIB build

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I have decided to build my NIB Losi XX cr Brian Kinwald buggy. It is one of my prized possessions in my RC collection. I have stared at it long enough, and feel it is time to open it up and assemble.

I have several vintage upgrades I will be adding, without over doing it. I will be taking my time and enjoying the build as much as possible. I will do my best to keep this thread updated with photos of the build. Enjoy!
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Here are some of the upgrades I am thinking of adding. I will definitely add all Ti gold hinge pins, as well as the Jammin front brace. Still undecided on the Trinity rear hubs.
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Keep us posted! Are you doing the body like the box art?..

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vintagercer wrote: Sun May 21, 2017 12:27 pm Keep us posted! Are you doing the body like the box art?..
Yes, I will be painting the body box art.

I was originally going to keep the front bulkhead and steering assembly the stock color. However, Kinwald always had a black bulkhead. I am going to dye them black. I have done this on most of my XXT builds, and it is a much cleaner look.
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I finished dying the parts. The bulkheads on these XX series vehicles take a loooooong time to dye. For some reason it does not take the color near as quickly as the other pieces. I ended up cooking it for about an hour.
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Re: NIB Losi XX CR Kinwald Build

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I chose to install the composite outdrives. Since this will be a shelfer, they should be able to hold up to the stresses. I like the look of these outdrives over the plain stock units. I also added the aluminum MIP CVD bones. These were hard to find, and it was painful to cut into the packages, but they sure look sweet on this buggy.

I also added a silver Fantom transmission brace. I think this goes well with the silver Jammin front brace.

I also dyed the foam things black, for that stealth look.
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Here are some better pictures with decent lighting. This thing is a real nice looking buggy. I love all the details on it.
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Awesome job. Love that kit. Thanks for all the pictures. I will keep checking this thread!.

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I got her rolling tonight. She sure is pretty.

I plan on adding the same electronics as shown in the box art photos. I have been hunting for a Trinity D2 motor for awhile now. I had one lined up, but the seller kind of screwed me. The esc and receiver shouldn't be too difficult to find.

The Racers Prep Power Zone motor I have in the car now actually looks really good. The purple matches well with the spur gear. I added the anodized blue screws to the shock collars. I didn't want to over do it on the blue, but I think they look good. Plus, Kinwald always used them I believe.
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I embarrassingly admit that I think this is the first NIB XX I've seen. Really enjoying your build!
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wow great build
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lavigna wrote: Sun May 21, 2017 11:21 pm I finished dying the parts. The bulkheads on these XX series vehicles take a loooooong time to dye. For some reason it does not take the color near as quickly as the other pieces. I ended up cooking it for about an hour.
Haha, welcome to my world. I guess I have done it so many times I just got used to the time and it doesn't seem so long. Black is by far the worst of course. Other colors are not bad at all.
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Looking great, XX still looks modern today.

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Re: NIB Losi XX CR Kinwald Build

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Thanks all.

Here are some better pictures. I wish the true color of the blue showed better in these photos. In person, it is very vibrant.
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