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Losi XX Kinwald build

Post by Lavigna »

Here goes another XX build. This is a new genuine Kinwald Edition XX. I am building it as a shelfer with plenty of tasty upgrades from Trinity, MIP, HG, and Lunsford.

I can't seem to get enough of these XX buggies.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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I also have this love of the XX cars. Umm, if you don't use those 'cuda ti outdrives, I would like to speak to about them. :wink:
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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If you have a XX sitting around, let me know. I'd love to build a runner.

I missed two on ebay back in March, bid 20 seconds too early.... My buddy and I have been reliving our youth with the XXTs. He had a XX, and I've never driven one!

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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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Update to this build. The main problem I have for this build is the genuine blue Losi Kinwald motor plate is a different shade of blue to the rest of the Trinity blue parts. I am thinking of having it re-anodized, but it seems a shame to do that to a mint unit, as there aren't too many around. I think I may eventually anodize one of my MK1 straight milled motor plates in a matching blue for this build. That would allow the best of both.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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Getting closer. I had originally intended to keep the blue bling to a minimum on this build, but it didn't exactly end up that way. However I did end up changing out some blue hardware to black. I ended up taking the new Trinity hubs from my runner build and putting them on this one. It is a much better fit. I also love the look of the polished axles. I put on front titanium axles to match.

Notice the mismatched shade of blue between the Trinity parts and the Kinwald motor plate.

I am going to try to make my own front bumper from Kydex. I am going to try to replicate the RPM bumper which extends forward more than stock.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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Wheels mounted and I made a cushioned style front bumper similar in style to the RPM.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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As usual, super nice car! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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How come we never see more than one of these? I want to see the entire line up of your XX buggies.

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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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Thanks Essejay!

This body came to me in very poor condition. I forgot to take a before photo, but it wasn't pretty. I spent several hours removing scratches, polishing, cleaning up cut lines, fixing window lines, and finally adding decals and a wing. I think I will be changing the wing decals/painting it. It just doesn't look right to me.

The body still isn't great, and I don't love yellow, but it's nice to actually have a painted Losi body, lol.
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Another killer build.... So jealous! :lol: :lol:

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I'm not a fan of yellow either, but your build is gorgeous and the attention-to-detail with the consistent color scheme is excellent. I like how you painted the body with the black paint splatters. Even the wing buttons match. 8)
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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^ Here are my 3 XX buggies together for a family portrait.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

Post by radioactivity »

I really like the build!

But I do kinda disagree. I think your choice of the body is spot on.
The blue goes well with the anodized bling and springs, the yellow goes nicely with the wheels.
Wheel disks... maybe. Be interesting to maybe see them in the blue color of the body???

Other than that, an other beautiful car.

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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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^ Thanks! The body is growing on me as well.

I installed this Trinity GT motor. I don't know much about them, but I thought it matched well, and is about the correct vintage. I wanted to do something different from another D2 motor.
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Re: Losi XX Kinwald build

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LOVE the body on this - cobwebs - I had totally forgotten about this being a thing BITD!!

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