So I'm a old school HPI RS4 lover/collector. I have a Super Electric, a Rally. an original Pro (which is actually my 1st true hobby grade RC) and most recently I have been getting into the RS4 Mini Electrics. I also have a WR8 for my daily bashing/rally running.
The RS4 Mini electric is basically a shrunk down, mini 1:10 or 1:12 scale RS4. It has a shorter chassis and narrower a-arms. It shares all other parts with the regular RS4, which makes it a good choice for me because I have plenty of spares and hop ups in my parts boxes...
Anyway I recently picked up a Mini Pro (the coveted rare woven graphite version), I have been rocking a regular Mini for the past 6 months or so and when the opportunity arose to pick this up I jumped on it.
When I picked it up it was fitted with a pretty nice Honda Civic body and wheels. It was pretty sharp but I had other plans.
The chassis was in great condition with minimal wear, it looked like it had only been run a number of times.
Off the bat I started to transfer all my electronics and goodies from my other Mini to the new chassis. The parts consisted of a brushless combo (Sidewinder/Tekin 6300kv!, I'm looking into a sensored combo because this is some kind of overkill), Savox SC1251MG servo, HPI alloy finned heat skink motor plate, a Robinson Racing alloy spur gear hub, a HPI Cup Racer T-Drift wheel set and miscellaneous bits that kind of dressed it up a bit.
The result was a pretty sweet little Mini RS4.
The next step was to finally pull out and paint up the HPI Cup Racer Datsun 510 body set I had been sitting on for a year and a half. The Cup Racer shares the same dimensions as the RS4 Mini and installing the body set and wheels basically give you a sweet true ten scale HPI belt drive car ;-)
I decided to test fit the body and mark the post holes, funny enough that turned into me full on painting and finishing the body.
I masked it up and set up my paint station (drop cloth and a fan in the basement window).
Here is the 1st coat sprayed.
And here it is before stickers, at this point I'm getting psyched! It is looking great.
And finally yesterday I finished it up! The body set is really nice, containing LED brackets for the front and rear and chrome bits all around.
It looks sweet with the 3mm rear/ 0mm front wheels set.
One more shot, I'm looking forward to running it and knocking the mirrors off ;-)
What do you all think?