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MidlandRC
11-11-2011, 04:12 PM
So I wanted a shell to use at the track that looked good, but I wouldn't cry if it took a beating. As they say, rubbin's racin'. Originally I was going to use a Supra Aero shell for the sister build of my Wraith, but I've decided to use a Tamiya 370Z for that... so the Supra got hired for the track.

Started as a brushed HPI Sprint. Ditched the stock electronics and rollers and here's what I ended up with. Few booboo's on the paint, but this was literally my first full shell I've painted, so, I learned a great deal for the next one. I went with the stickers on the lights because, again, this shell is for the track and it's going to thrown around a bit so durability was definitely an important factor.














Stock :paranoid:

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/HPIsprintsubarustock.jpg











Hello Brushless :rock:

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_0278.jpg









Everything buttoned down.

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_0279.jpg









Rimmage

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/workemoticonxc8wheels.jpg











Just add color

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1253.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1254.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1255.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1256.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1257.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1259.jpg

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1262.jpg










Still have to attach the wing, but you get the idea. I believe I'll lightly smoke the windows as well so the electronics aren't as visible.

Honger
11-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Have always loved Supras and the paint job on this one is nice!

MidlandRC
11-12-2011, 10:43 AM
the paint job on this one is nice!




Thanks for going gentle on me... my first paint job where I tried something other than 1 color.

I've always had an affinity for the Sup's. Great car... Toyo did this one right.

MidlandRC
11-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Wings and things...

She's ready to take off. :laugh:










http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1266.jpg


http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz358/MidlandRC/IMG_1265.jpg

jeenyus
11-12-2011, 04:30 PM
Nice! I like that bright yellow with the black!

MidlandRC
11-13-2011, 07:24 AM
Nice! I like that bright yellow with the black!



Thanks!! I seem to have that theme going lately. New Year's Resolution: Pick new colors. :laugh:

Dukk
11-14-2011, 09:02 PM
^ I dunno, it's a nice color combo. In the last 4 years I have painted about 20bodies in only yellow and black :D