Model: 99961: HPI
Status: Restored
Date: 5-Sep-2010
Comments: 11
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This is my latest build. I've recycled an old shell I got for 10 euro's at our local drifting forum. Its the HPI AE86 Trueno with half a RunFree kit on it. The previous owner lost the widefenders, sideskirts and spoilers. So the sideskirts and spoilers I've made myself and the widefenders came from another set I had laying around. He had cut the body horribly wrong, so the wheelwells are not as nice as they should, neither are the bumpers. I've painted the shell from the outside. The puzzlepieces are all handpainted as are the lights. I've scratchbuild a GoPro camera from plasticcard to test out my Tenax 'glue'. I've also fitted Yokomo wipers, Tamiya S15 mirrors, Tamiya 350Z buckets in the front bumper, HPI intercooler in Toyota colours (red/orange/yellow), custom licenseplates, driverset from my S15, Yokomo 12mm offset wheels, Carson exhaust and custom buckets in the popup and rear lights. It won me the Concours d'Elegance at our Dutch 1:10 drifting competition, the D1:10, for the first time. Never have I won with my super expensive and detailed builds, but with this quick recycle project that wasn't even finished (its missing the LEDs and buckets in the rear) I win :D


We has some rain during the B finals My teammate's AE86 twindrifting Lack of sleep makes you do weird things

Comments

dannycab

5-Sep-2010

looks great good job! i`ve just bought one fo these run free body kits can`t wait to build it!

rizzo rat

5-Sep-2010

AWESOME! Love the bonnet! A1 job chap.

Trevan

5-Sep-2010

Nice job, mate

Double_B

5-Sep-2010

Mate I love your 86, its got some real nice details like that room cam ;D but you should get some Japanese number plates to finish the car off

Tizer

5-Sep-2010

Why japanese? They don't drive 86's like this one. This is the Hellaflush style. Besides, almost all of the AE86 shells have japanese plates (you even get them with the HPI kit) so this is way more original

rizzo rat

5-Sep-2010

I think this car is more famous in Japan than any other country. They made this car the biggest star with the anime series and the live action film.

CASE1

5-Sep-2010

nice story!

SMOKE-DOG

5-Sep-2010

Good job. That camera is a nice touch.

highflyer

6-Sep-2010

Congrats, that is a beautiful machine.

steerfromtherear

6-Sep-2010

Ahh! the fantastic AE86. Would love to do a some skidding in a real one!
The fitment is perfect on this one. Nice

Sideways-King

6-Sep-2010

Nice job on restoring the Lexan. Never an easy task but you've done it superbly. The camrea is just so trick it's straight in my favourites!


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