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color01
2012.06.08, 05:06 AM
I've been busy lately so Mini-Z is kinda slow, but not too slow that I couldn't take the time to shave down a 599 body for racing. :) Props to twinkie for the body and Dr. K for the light gunmetal and detail paints -- I just laid on the gloss black and clearcoated over the body.

Tamiya TS-13 rocks! Just be sure to put a lid on the body ASAP after spraying, the dust really killed this paintjob for me and it wasn't possible to polish it out.

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_1154.JPG

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_1159.JPG

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_1163.JPG

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_1164.JPG

Not quite finished yet, but close. I kept the side body mounts at stock height for once, with the Lexan window in the 599's CG is pretty darn low and I need more tire clearance than with the last 599 I put together. Otherwise, simple build, just details such as shaving the buttresses and drilling out the taillight holes.

FINRacer
2012.06.08, 05:19 AM
I really like the colors. 599XX looks tons better with shaved rear bumper.

color01
2012.06.25, 02:38 AM
... And destroyed already by Kyosho's R241 track. :)

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120624_214010.jpg

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120624_214209.jpg

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120624_214231.jpg

twinkie
2012.06.25, 01:35 PM
ouch... that didnt last too long

color01
2012.06.25, 02:21 PM
Eh, it's just the paint. :) Seems to work well at Kyosho, once the track was cleaned I had no issue laying down the power on exit, and entry steering was good -- a tick loose thanks to the carpet, but good. We'll have to see how well it does on RCP with cut-down front tires and all.

lfisminiz
2012.06.25, 06:41 PM
Looks cool.:)

color01
2012.07.01, 02:05 AM
Okay, I'm done. :) Volk CE28N's are a perfect match to this body style, just not wide enough unfortunately. Also finally, GSR stickers applied for the first time in a long time.

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120629_121428.jpg

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120629_121811.jpg

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120629_121506.jpg

...Mildly stanced at race height -- plenty of room to go if I felt like it. :)

http://www.greyscalerc.com/pics/IMG_20120629_121613.jpg

lfisminiz
2012.07.01, 06:29 PM
Looks mean...like it ready to rumble.;):)