Hi, just thought id share some pics of my R5-N.
I was looking for a new shell and wanted something different from all the stratus shells that are popular at my local track. I came across this one, and i really liked it's lines and being a plane fan i also liked it's aerodynamics. The name of the new shells like this one and the P56-N reminded me of the classic P51-D Mustang plane, and once i had the shell and looked at the nice straight lines i decided i would paint it like the iconic plane which was the fastest mass produced piston powered fighter of WW2.
I also had a sticker sheet from a Mustang rc plane kit that i intended to use on the plane.
The blue is similar to the blue that appeared on the nose of some of the mustangs, and i done it with flames ... because i like flames i guess.
The panel work was a PITA, and whilst it aint perfect im kinda happy with it all.
I still haven't put the plane stickers on... not sure if i will do that (might just add a few kill stickers, and some black and white stripes on the tail).
Also needs a final trim around the wheel wells before i give it a test run.
I painted the lights and grill because i reckon the kit ones sucked, it was my first attempt at doing both.
I haven't decided what to do with the tail lights, they are still covered by the liquid mask, and i might paint them in once i find some nice lil round sticker masks.... but the blacked out taillights kinda look ok for now.
It took far too much time, and i know that after the first 5 minute qualifier it will probably be all banged up... thats the joy of it all i guess.