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Old 08-01-2014, 04:21 PM   #91
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Here's a sneak peek of the latest M3 project.


Looking like a mean land Shark in the silver!

Damn, the E92 is a fine looking body
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Not sure if the pics do it justice, but the color is actually "blue anodized aluminum". I did 3 light coats of it then two coats of silver to give it a glow. I'm almost done, I just have to give it one last fine dermal over, install light buckets and finally paint and install the aluminum mesh to give it the real grill-work look.

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Looking great there Evo13 , I also did my E30 m3 , tamiya anodized blue but I did heavy coats and backed with black, changed out my wheels for a more aggressive 7mm front and 9mm rear offsets to fill in that gt2 m3 widebody better , also picked up a 1/24 micro , ive always wanted a awd mini z but after seeing atomic's newest release I took the leap , carbon fiber chassis and top deck , brushless , 2.4 gig , awd !! I added aluminum shock towers and aluminum motor/ spur mount , added the audi body as well , =)
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Not sure if the pics do it justice, but the color is actually "blue anodized aluminum". I did 3 light coats of it then two coats of silver to give it a glow. I'm almost done, I just have to give it one last fine dermal over, install light buckets and finally paint and install the aluminum mesh to give it the real grill-work look.

This is on the 747e
Right, I was not sure if it was the cold color cast of the photo, or if in fact it did have a blue in it, which it does, very nice! The E92 body just looks so wicked! I would like to attempt one in the "Frozen" matt color that is all the rage these days! I like how it has all those real openings, and the wheels as so Hella Flush to the body


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Looking great there Evo13 , I also did my E30 m3 , tamiya anodized blue but I did heavy coats and backed with black, changed out my wheels for a more aggressive 7mm front and 9mm rear offsets to fill in that gt2 m3 widebody better , also picked up a 1/24 micro , ive always wanted a awd mini z but after seeing atomic's newest release I took the leap , carbon fiber chassis and top deck , brushless , 2.4 gig , awd !! I added aluminum shock towers and aluminum motor/ spur mount , added the audi body as well , =)
The wheels look great on the E92! That R8 looks to be a nice little kit! in 1/24, that is sweet! It looks to have a lot more detail than the 1/24 E46 M3 RC car I just remembered I had. Its one of those Radio Shack ones where you can purchase hop up parts for it, like motors, shocks and wheels, which it has been all upgraded I bought a bunch of these to hand out one Christmas when RS was blowing them out at $19, so I had to keep one for myself too

Started construction of the TC6.2 chassis today


It really is a different and new car from the TC6.1 WC


The 1/24 E46 m3, I bought the Silver upgrade body, but should convert it back to the black so as to match my car



On a side note, I construct and collect model cars of all scales. One scale I'm fond of is the 1/43. I picked up this one the other day. I use to have this kit in a Bandi 1/8th RC car way back in the late 70's. It was about my 3rd RC car with an aluminum pan chassis and a styrene body. It was slow, but man it looked so real driving around.





Keep the photos and posts coming Gang! I like seeing everyone's projects
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Viper Z, Thanks for all the kind words!!!

Here's the finished BMW E92 with aluminum mesh and light buckets:

Here's my Die Cast Exoto 1992 Ricarrco Patrease F1 car:

These are some hot wheels F1 cars I had buried in a cabinet for the 2005 season.

And finally a car from Autoart. I had 5 others, but unfortunately my 3 yr old got to them:
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Your E92 M3 is just plain wicked Evo! I really like the way it looks, its just bad assed!

That's a fantastic collection of models. The Canon Renault is spectacular! I'll see about adding some from my collection as well. Man you guys are making this thread a great place to come have coffee at

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Viper Z,

Funny, we all must be kindred spirits here. I usually like to sit and get comfy before I check out new post on this thread. A few comments: The TC6.2 is looking good so far. What are your set up plans for the 71 Firebird? I'm really, really looking forward to seeing how you hook that one up.

Would you believe I have an identical ole school Porsche 911 (your model car) in 1/8 body shell for my Serpent 977 viper. I like it except for that bulky rear wing assembly. I started it back around Christmas time but after some improvisation to try to warm up to the body style, I just couldn't connect with it and just shelved it.

I really like the way the e92 came out. The mesh works really well, I'm def going to include it in the rest of my designs. I think with your approach to the hobby, it could work really well for you. I'll post a pic of the one I bought. The company actually have all sorts of mesh patterns and sizes. I also used some liquid masking film. It was my first time using it and I like it as well.

I must admit, having completed my first electric car, I'm liking electric a lot more than nitro, and hence I might sell off all but one of my nitro's and commit to electric.
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@evo13 , wow the E92 came out wicked !! Love how u did the vents , and the canon renault ! So detailed ! Along with all your other models
@viperz , progress on the tc6.2 looks great , I have my tc6.1 setup for 50:50 drifting , spool in the rear , one way in the front., that 1/24 e46 looks great !!
Today I picked up some foams and drift tires for my 1/24 , as well as an aluminum chassis brace, ill begin applying some decals to my tc4 rally car as well, painted metallic blue
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@evo13 , wow the E92 came out wicked !! Love how u did the vents , and the canon renault ! So detailed ! Along with all your other models
@viperz , progress on the tc6.2 looks great , I have my tc6.1 setup for 50:50 drifting , spool in the rear , one way in the front., that 1/24 e46 looks great !!
Today I picked up some foams and drift tires for my 1/24 , as well as an aluminum chassis brace, ill begin applying some decals to my tc4 rally car as well, painted metallic blue
Thanks M235i,

You guys really inspire me. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Evo, I wouldn't mid seeing that RSR body you shelved... I know what you say, I have a few projects like that too

The Firebird TA will most likely make it on to the TC6.1. I plan on painting it either White with the blue stripe like a 1970, or Red with the flaming chicken, like a 1973.

I agree with you, electric is the way for me. I use to fly Nitro RC planes, but I'm all electric now. I also use to have a few Nitro cars, an Associated 1/8 pan car was one. That was a long time ago. Even out at the RC flying field, the majority is electric nowadays. Easier, cleaner, and less noise...

Here is a video I shot a few years ago that shows the contrast between my electric airplane and a nitro plane in noise (@~3:30 in). It's quite the racket! The Plane is a Sundowner 50 (50cc equivalent) running a Scorpion 440kv on a 5000mah, 8s lipo. She's been clocked at 132mph.
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.



M235, those foamies look great on the R8! Really nice looking kit, I may have to get one too!

Okay, the TC6.2 roller is about ready to go. I have a Sanwa servo coming for it. I'm looking for a 17.5 motor, and maybe a 13.5 for Super Stock. I mounted my 5 turn just to see how it may look. For ESC I may get another Tekin RS, or was thinking a RSX. I have a Toro 120 that I can run now, but I like the look and feel of the Tekin stuff.



TC6.2


Here is the TC6.1 (left) & TC 6.2 (right). I am slightly disappointed the body posts are not in the same location, thus body shells will not be interchangeable between chassis. Overall the TC6.2 is a nice design, and looks to have some key improvements over the 6.1


TC6.1 (left) & TC 6.2 (right)


TC6.1 (left) & TC 6.2 (right)


TC6.1 (background), TC6.2 (foreground)


TC6.2 (top), TC6.1 (bottom)


TC6.2 (top), TC6.1 (bottom)


TC6.2 (Background), TC6.1 (foreground)


TC6.2



Here is one 1/43 model I'm fond of. Its Aryton Senna's 1992 MP4 McLaren/Honda. I built it from a Tameo white metal kit. It has many photo etched parts like brake calpiers, and was a great quality kit. I'm not sure I could build to this level anymore as my hands and eyes are just not that good anymore








Here it is beside a Toonie for scale


It's a heavy little sucker
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Viper Z,

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the RC Plane video. IT was funny when I saw the guy in the next bin over controlling his plane in the air, I said to my son who was watching with me "yeah, this would be the time I'd land", and right after, you said "the skies are getting busy, time to land".

Love the Ayrton Senna car, or anything Senna related. He inspired me so much, I even named my 3 yr old son after him. But the car looks really good, as well as the TC6.1&2

Here is the porsche, excuse the look of the shell. Grabbing it off the shelf, I realized my boy got to this as well


I originally bought it to go on this car "serpent 977 Viper":
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Here's the next project: Mercedes SLS AMG

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@ evo13 you should definitely finish that porsche body !! And cant wait to see how the AMG turns out , !!
@viperz some nice flying ! And the tc6"s are looking great ! And thank you for the kind words , the r8 is getting there I believe I can get away with running a wider wheel/tire in the front ill experiment later , its a very nice little car , I love micros
@evo13&@viperz u guys take some amazing pictures !
I got some work done on my rally car, will install the light buckets when I get some leds in , and ill problably go for a narrower wheel up front will give the tamiya rally blocks more breathing room
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Evo, thanks for posting the RSR. Who make that body? I agree with M235, you should finish it and see what it looks like when painted. The 977 is a nice looking chassis. I can see the fascination with the mechanical aspects of a Nitro car

Looking forward to the SLS! I like the look of the M3 in the background

That great on naming your son after Artyon! He was a great driver! Yeah, the skie can get busy at time. In all my years of that I've only had one mid air collision, which was sort of fun. Although totally blown apart, it was rebuild able because it was foam. The other plane that collided was balsa, as such was a total loss "


M235, thanks on the photos! The Evo Rally car is going to look great!I like the fine details like the exhaust pipes and intercooler front!
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thanks for the kind words ViperZ ! The rally car is coming along just needs some rally blocks , too many people do subaru rally cars so I decided to give the evo a shot as well. Passed by my lhs and got a hold of some 3mm offset front foams for the micro , looks better.
I am really into offroad and scalers/crawlers but u guys have me looking more and more into onroads lol ..... first 3 pics are o foams , last 2 are on the drift wheels/tires =)
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