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Old 2010.09.24, 03:39 PM   #1
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Arrow Contests are back!!! Check Out Our Crazy Challenge!

Our favorite thing about the whole Mini-Z Racer and TinyRC world is this online community. Over almost the last 10 years (!!!) we’ve had a lot of fun, and want to keep the good times going. This is why we’re bringing back Mini-ZRacer.com Forums Contests!

We’re going to kick things off with something seasonal and a little off-beat: The Super Spooky 787 Body Decoration Contest! What can you do with a Kyosho Mini-Z Mazda 787B 1991 Le Mans MR-02 LM Transparent Orange Body Set that will scream Halloween? What will be your inspiration? Something traditional like pumpkins, bats or ghosts? Maybe something more in the realm of zombies, monsters and vampires is what creeps you out? Use your imagination (or borrow your 8 year-olds) to decorate this unique Mini-Z body. Don’t stop with just paint - as a decoration contest we welcome you to think outside of the box - or coffin!!!

We can’t wait to see the “spook-tacular” designs you’ll come up with! Whoever scares the wheels off of us most will win a $25 shop.tinyrc.com Gift Certificate, and title of “The Most Malevolent Mini-Z-er”!

The contest begins NOW! We have ten Clear Orange Bodies in stock and ready for your decorations, at the crazy low price of only $13! If you already have one of these bodies, you’re welcome to enter too!

The deadline for this contest is October 27, 2010. Submissions will be via the MZR Gallery, and we will post a link to the Gallery Album soon. In addition to the submitted picture, we ask that you take a few build-up photos, e.g. masking and first coats, etc., in order to prove ownership. You must decorate your own body, bodies decorated by someone else are not eligible.

Have fun and get creative!
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Old 2010.09.25, 07:38 PM   #2
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i just ordered an autoscale from the shop for this contest can't beat the price either
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Old 2010.09.26, 01:37 PM   #3
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The Super Spooky 787 Body Decoration Contest album is now ready for entrants!

All bodies ordered this weekend will ship out tomorrow!

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Old 2010.09.28, 02:14 PM   #4
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i guess there are only 2 contestants it's the perfect opportunity for a club to tie into a holloween themed race while at the same time competing in this contest, fun on both ends.
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Old 2010.10.08, 09:48 AM   #5
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just wanted to say i've already started on my entry! it's more reserved but playful. i didn't go all out and bedazzle it or anything. simple 2 colors. just need to add the final lettering tonight.
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Old 2010.10.10, 06:31 PM   #6
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Finished!

now, as i mentioned, i did not go all out with the hot glue, fur and monster ears but instead choose to do a halloween themed racing car tailored to this contest.









all painting was done with tamiya mask tape and krylon super flat black spray paint.
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Old 2010.10.10, 06:31 PM   #7
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ok, where are the rest of you guys?
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Old 2010.10.15, 03:03 PM   #8
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With bit of help from my own little Pininfarina, the design phase is now complete. If we can do a halfway decent job of translating it to paint you should have some competition arch.

@MZR & Co: Thanks for bringing back the contests, reminds me of a time (at least in the DC GTG) when everyone seemed to be having more fun with mini-zs. Ah, nostalgia.
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Old 2010.10.15, 03:56 PM   #9
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You're welcome! Fun should always be the name of the game in Z's! Looking forward to seeing the design!
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Old 2010.10.17, 11:41 AM   #10
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I got a body (I agree that $13 is a great deal for a body with wheels) and will be working with my kids to figure out a good idea and execute it

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Old 2010.10.17, 12:49 PM   #11
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@MZR & Co: Thanks for bringing back the contests, reminds me of a time (at least in the DC GTG) when everyone seemed to be having more fun with mini-zs. Ah, nostalgia.
Thanks soyverde! I know exactly what you mean - this was definitely our intention with this contest.

We've got at least two guys from our group who have entered the fray, so, competition is starting to heat up!
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Old 2010.10.17, 12:57 PM   #12
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Oh, just wanted to add - there is no requirement that the body be mounted on a chassis - some people had indicated that they wanted to enter but had no LM to put it on - this is no problem at all and will not affect your chances of winning!
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Old 2010.10.20, 08:01 AM   #13
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1 Week Until Contest Ends!!!

Just wanted to remind everyone that you have 1 week left to get those spooky 787's ready for the contest. Submissions are due next Wednesday, the 27th of October!
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Old 2010.10.25, 02:50 PM   #14
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Exclamation Contest Deadline Looming...and EXTENDED!

Just (another) reminder that you're entries to the contest are due...

Do you need a deadline extension??? Ok, you've got it. THE NEW DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 30TH. That way the judging panel can start their day with some spooky car judging on Halloween. Good luck and keep creating!!!
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Old 2010.10.29, 10:35 AM   #15
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Thanks for the extended deadline (busy week here, thought we'd missed the contest). It's not what I'd call finished (everything just glued on, some touch up and clear-coat still to be done), but in the interest of not missing a second deadline, I figured I'd post up the body as it currently sits.





I'll put some better pictures up when it's finished. Big thanks to my design team, only a seven year old could envision a spider's mouth reminiscent of an Aston Martin's grill...if only I could paint it that way.
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