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Old 2020.05.10, 09:19 AM   #1
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My paintjobs

Hello,
My local club closed down over a year ago and sadly my Mini-z gear is in storage waiting for an unlikely resurrection, or a sale.
Missing the fun and the friends, also missing one of the aspect I liked most: painting custom bodies, get pointlessly obsessed about good paintjob, printing my own decals, to then slowly destroying my creations on track. If I want a shelf queen, I always thought, I should by myself a static model.
I tool photos of my paintjobs but never got around posting them, bur I just found them on my drive so I will post some now out of nostalgia and lockdown boredom.
Most of these bodies are now very heavily damaged, this one has survived as I never got to use it.
It was supposed to me my 1st LM, chassis made with a mix of leftover kyosho,PN, and Reflex parts. I love the shapes of the Toyota GT One, but it's a really heavy shell so I suppose it was not going to be a great racing body.
I used a Tamiya metallic lime green, which is a bit of an acquired taste, I would probably chose a different colour now.





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Old 2020.05.11, 10:28 PM   #2
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Nice! I always have respect for nice clean lines as that is what I strive for and don't always achieve. Sorry to hear about your club. Maybe there could be a garage reincarnation? I race with 2 other friends in a garage. Our "club" participates in HFAY and we are on the slower side, but we have a blast. 2 wide Ls is a big investment, but small compared to what is required for big tracks . . .

I also love the rims btw. I like the looks of the r246, but I wish more styles were easier to come by these days.
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Old 2020.05.12, 03:27 AM   #3
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Thanks.
Agree, these are my favourite rims. At some point I got a bit obsessed and looked on Japanese auction sites for Ta-Go (I think that’s what they are called) rims which are all out of production for a decade at least, and I now have a collection of all sorts of alu rims. But these are my favourite!

Another car:
Deep purple Maclaren with neon colour stripes.
Still in good shape now, as it was too dark to race, I hoped the neon colours helped but they didn't really.





And another, Ferrari 599 with colour scheme inspired by a photo I found on the internet,
tricky masking to get the curvy details, and my usual home made decals.





This shell got properly smashed. I added a rear wing, sanded down the skirts even more as it was rubbing against RCP.
Not a bad racing shell.

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Old 2020.10.19, 04:06 PM   #4
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These are really nice, I especially like the Toyota. Love seeing that body in something other than red, and yours is top notch.
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