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Old 12-20-2013, 04:21 AM   #31
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No idea, I'm picking mine up in 20 mins so haven't had chance to try one. Not that I would have run the actual shell before the show anyway. Autosport is the next time I run my car so I'll find out in practice

I'm sure Mr.Spashett would have some idea though
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No idea, I'm picking mine up in 20 mins so haven't had chance to try one. Not that I would have run the actual shell before the show anyway. Autosport is the next time I run my car so I'll find out in practice

I'm sure Mr.Spashett would have some idea though

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:52 AM   #33
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The 'Audi' I'll be racing at the Autosport show

P.S. All 56 bodies for the show we're demonstrating at are Blitz TSX's, just with custom made stickers.


Have you received your body already?

Will they lets us know if we have to collect them on the day or not?
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:00 AM   #34
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Yep, I love the scale look. Should be more of it.

Some very nice looking bodies there. Love the Oreca Peugeot 908 themed TC.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:44 AM   #35
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Have you received your body already?

Will they lets us know if we have to collect them on the day or not?
I got mine from Adrian Jefferies, he was looking around for people at events etc before the Autosports to see if others could take several for different people.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #36
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If you have the right decals, most of these scale bodies seem a hell of a lot easier to paint than fluorescent flames with ghost skulls fading into a chrome checkerboard pattern or whatever crazy designs that a lot of guys run. I think the scale look is just cooler as well.
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Hi, Here is a body that is very scale and could be used in TC. I run this one on a
Kyosho TF-5S in USGT and it handles very well. Very easy to drive. I is an Audi A4 2005
DTM car. Regards
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PS. Hard to paint and decal but it comes out pretty nice.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #38
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Have you received your body already?

Will they lets us know if we have to collect them on the day or not?
I think some people will end up getting them on the day. I met Ade today and picked shells up for 5 of us, because I had the time spare to do so and I'm quite a helpful person.
If you don't have somebody willing to transport them about for you then it may not be as easy
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Ba, Spashett, what's he ever done
I think he does ok at club level, might struggle if he ever tries a bigger competition though...
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It's a trickle down effect from the pro racers... The factory guys are typically not going to be running bodies that mimic full-scale liveries/schemes, as they need to be advertising for their own sponsors/companies. The weekend warriors/enthusiasts see this and want to mimic the pros, so they paint/decal their bodies accordingly.

Obviously there are some RC racers who do enjoy the "scale realism" aspects of the hobby, which is why F1, USGT, etc have grown in popularity. But the racers who focus their attention on the stock/mod sedan/12th/etc classes seem to have little interest in scale appearance. This is why there are different classes available... different strokes for different folks.
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I really wish more people would take the time to paint up a decent body. Last week in our mod sedan class it was literally "a white car, followed by a white car, chased by a white car, with a white car bringing up the rear".

I think the livery is what makes VTA and USGT so great to run and watch.
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Used to run this in RCGT. Too bad the Porsche wasn't very good in terms of aero. Everything but the headlights and taillights are paint. Having my own vinyl cutter comes in handy.

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It's probably not a far stretch to imagine that many r/c guys aren't actually full scale race fans. At least not over here and "we" certainly don't pay much attention to full scale touring cars.
This is not true.

But I can see why you and your friends do not like to follow 1:1 racing. I and several others have grave concerns about 1:1 racing and its failing to draw in new fans.

Would you like to explain why you don't enjoy 1:1 racing? Because I would like to do a blog post based on your response and another video about how to Fix Auto Racing in America.
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Sounds bad but I agree . no free advertizing from me either
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Sounds bad but I agree . no free advertizing from me either
It's not advertising if nobody sees it.
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