Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Thought about anno or powder, but these parts are not in great shape, so decided to try something else
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Chrome blue vinyl wrap.....
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Assembling the chassis
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Not a real one unfortunately, but looks the part
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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not bad a result, vinyle, actually.... :shock:
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That's surprisingly effective :!:
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Re-re cage, wheels and wing, tyres from MarwanRC, spur from Shapeways, wing mounts from Pargu, and 2 new driveshafts.
Test fitted the cage
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White gel pen lettering
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Since these pics I’ve shortened the travel on the front shocks a bit (but springs are way too hard), and lengthened the bottom links on the rear. The towers I used I got years ago from I don’t even know where, the rear is way longer than standard, Happy to now have a Javelin sitting amongst my other Kyosho buggies.
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The blue and the neon yellow work together quite nicely. :D

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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Looking good Kym, it doesn't look like a leftover parts type of build.

I like those tires :D nice and spikey !
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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RC10th wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:16 am Looking good Kym, it doesn't look like a leftover parts type of build.

I like those tires :D nice and spikey !
Thanks RJ, yeah I’m pretty happy how it turned out. The original “Sand Supers” are way better looking than what came out on the legendary series
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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mtbkym01 wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:21 am
RC10th wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:16 am Looking good Kym, it doesn't look like a leftover parts type of build.

I like those tires :D nice and spikey !
Thanks RJ, yeah I’m pretty happy how it turned out. The original “Sand Supers” are way better looking than what came out on the legendary series
I concur, those new tires look like dog poopie
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Re: Left overs from my original Optima and Turbo restos

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Off road tire options just aren't as cool as they used to be. Proline, Duratrax, Troll, Associated, Kyosho, etc used to have great pattern options. Carpet 'off road' racing has turned it all into just little sesame seeds on the tires. Why don't they just use double sided tape? Or the hook side of Velcro? Maybe the 'beard stubble' grip pattern is the next trend.

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