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Old 04-02-2015, 05:28 AM
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Great job on the Mustang body, love the contrast of the front bumper.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
I decided to not be lazy and go get some pictures of it.




Nice color huh?
The spastix candy colors work great when done right. I would say they are among the best, but I had trouble getting good adhesion. At the time I didn't know about the body prep.

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Who makes the chrome paint?
spastix, Alclad used to make a great spray chrome as well. There may be others.

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Sitting on top of a TC3.







Not sure about the orange, but otherwise this is a really clean and really good looking car.
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Thanks! I can't take credit for the bumper color. It grew on me though. This was an easy body to do, other then hand cutting the lettering...

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I'm glad someone did a replica of that car. I saw it and thought it would be a really cool rc vta car
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I think those racers would see that bumper in their rear view. Smart driver!
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My Vintage Touring Car ARC R10 , with 200 mm 1972 Nissan GT-R body
Wow! Nice GT-R. Is this an ABC Hobby body?
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I think the VTA and USGT racers put a ton of work into their cars and I think, for the most part that those are the best looking race cars out there. But sometimes I just can't stand to invest all that time and effort just to watch my car get mutilated the first run. I guess it would be easier if I was more proficient with the wheel and the body wasn't at as much risk. But most of the time I think I have done too much work to risk it in a race. Until I look at some of these drift cars. Some of them use aftermarket aero kits and spoilers. Seven or eight pieces sometimes. They use full interior trays, sometimes with homemade roll cages. Often they do full lighting including tail lights and the dash/instrument cluster. And we bitch about having to glue on a nose or tail.

Still I love the look of USVTA and USGT.
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Originally Posted by snoopyrc View Post
I think the VTA and USGT racers put a ton of work into their cars and I think, for the most part that those are the best looking race cars out there. But sometimes I just can't stand to invest all that time and effort just to watch my car get mutilated the first run. I guess it would be easier if I was more proficient with the wheel and the body wasn't at as much risk. But most of the time I think I have done too much work to risk it in a race. Until I look at some of these drift cars. Some of them use aftermarket aero kits and spoilers. Seven or eight pieces sometimes. They use full interior trays, sometimes with homemade roll cages. Often they do full lighting including tail lights and the dash/instrument cluster. And we bitch about having to glue on a nose or tail.

Still I love the look of USVTA and USGT.

That's a nice rx7
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Drifting is all about style, not so much about speed. So the work invested into a drift car doesn't get beat up as much as a race car. Still, I enjoy the hobby aspect of decorating a body and making it look as real as possible, even though I know it won't last.

My kids are very crafty but if I saved all their art work, there wouldn't be room in the house for anything else. I've had the discussion with them when we occasionally purge, that the real joy is in creating the art. Watching it sit around and collect dust, not so much.

I apply that same lesson to my race bodies. When one starts looking horrible, that's just an opportunity to decorate a new body.
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Originally Posted by beemerfan View Post
Drifting is all about style, not so much about speed. So the work invested into a drift car doesn't get beat up as much as a race car. Still, I enjoy the hobby aspect of decorating a body and making it look as real as possible, even though I know it won't last.

My kids are very crafty but if I saved all their art work, there wouldn't be room in the house for anything else. I've had the discussion with them when we occasionally purge, that the real joy is in creating the art. Watching it sit around and collect dust, not so much.

I apply that same lesson to my race bodies. When one starts looking horrible, that's just an opportunity to decorate a new body.
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very different....nice work.....what chassis you running under it
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At first I thought those were pics of a nice paint job on a 'Cuda. But then I realized it was an HPI '69 Camaro.

Good work.
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Originally Posted by snoopyrc View Post
The spastix candy colors work great when done right. I would say they are among the best, but I had trouble getting good adhesion. At the time I didn't know about the body prep.

spastix, Alclad used to make a great spray chrome as well. There may be others.



Not sure about the orange, but otherwise this is a really clean and really good looking car.
Hi, New at this VTA can some one give me an idea how you get the chrome trim around the windows so perfect ? What do you use ?
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Hi, New at this VTA can some one give me an idea how you get the chrome trim around the windows so perfect ? What do you use ?
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The HPI 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 (#17531) comes with a separate sheet of chrome stickers for the window trim and the bumpers.
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