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Old 12-14-2013, 07:29 PM
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Very cool buggy mate, Looking forward to some more pic's
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Hi again, I wonder can you tell me which paint colour you used for the Beetle shell assuming it's the closest to box art?

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Kyosho #2138 box art


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Hi again, I wonder can you tell me which paint colour you used for the Beetle shell assuming it's the closest to box art?

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I used Tamiya PS-19 "Camel Yellow" on my Beetle for the main body color. It is much darker than the box art. PS-6 may be the closer choice. There is also a Black, Orange, Red scheme from the Graupner catalog.
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"I used Tamiya PS-19 "Camel Yellow" on my Beetle for the main body color. It is much darker than the box art. PS-6 may be the closer choice. There is also a Black, Orange, Red scheme from the Graupner catalog."

Thanks, I wonder which yellow would be good for painting a Scorpion body to match yellow tub? Did you paint those rear slotmags on the beetle too, if so what is the colour? Did you create the stripes thru masking only?



Thanks for answering all these. See my postings on the rc10talk>Kyosho section.

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Thanks, I wonder which yellow would be good for painting a Scorpion body to match yellow tub? Did you paint those rear slotmags on the beetle too, if so what is the colour? Did you create the stripes thru masking only?



Thanks for answering all these. See my postings on the rc10talk>Kyosho section.

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Yes, All of the striping was done using Tamiya Masking tape. It goes on nicely preventing any bleeds and leaves very crisp, sharp lines while not leaving any glue residue.

I believe Tamiya PS-6 "yellow" was used on the Scorpion to the left and Tamiya PS-19 "Camel Yellow" was used on the Beetle to the right. I included the color charts to help in matching a color for you.



The slot mags came standard on the Cox "Sidewinder" which are painted silver from the factory. Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf would probably be the closest color match on those.



Hopefully these last couple posts have been helpful to you.

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Very helpful posts, I wonder how you masked the windows on the Beetle shell? Liquid mask?
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Question Beetle body mounts!

Wow! What a great thread!
Maybe someone can help me find some part I need for my Kyosho Beetle restoration?
Iím looking for the parts that you holding in your hand in the picture! The rollcage, the front body post and rear body clip! Where did you find them??? I converted It to a Tomahawk back in the 80s (wanted the modern buggy look...) and lost the parts!

I have looked all over the web for those parts with no luck, anyone?

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Thanks SMOKE-DOG. Glad you like it. The motor is definitely pretty sweet and it is period correct to boot. I have run it and it winds up pretty good.

I also am using an old Airtronics CX2P Caliber 2 ch. FM radio to control this ride.





I have been busy gathering parts to complete this buggy and here is what I have so far...

Nip SC-50 Kyosho Beetle roll bar and a reproduction front body post along with a reproduction rear body clip.



Reproduction Kyosho beetle decal sheet.


Reproduction SC-47 Radio Box Cover.


Reproduction Kyosho Beetle Driver Doll.


...and the final piece, a repro Kyosho Beetle body.



I trimmed the body but have yet to mount it on the chassis. I am still trying to decide how I should paint and decorate the thing. Box-Art or CUSTOM??
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Wow! What a great thread!
Maybe someone can help me find some part I need for my Kyosho Beetle restoration?
Iím looking for the parts that you holding in your hand in the picture! The rollcage, the front body post and rear body clip! Where did you find them??? I converted It to a Tomahawk back in the 80s (wanted the modern buggy look...) and lost the parts!

I have looked all over the web for those parts with no luck, anyone?
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The actual part # for Beetle front body post and rear body clip is "Kyosho SC-54." The body clip is the same for the Beetle, Tomahawk & Assault.

The parts I am holding are reproductions that were bought as part of a "body kit" off of ebay. They were no longer listed in his ebay store but back then, I messaged the seller and asked if he had any of the body clip/front body post sets left for sale and if so, how much they would cost. You could give him a try. http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYOSHO-REPRO...item1c1d86f0ab


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Very helpful posts, I wonder how you masked the windows on the Beetle shell? Liquid mask?
I used masking tape on the inside of the body, painted all the colors on the inside, then taped off the window moldings on the outside of the body and sprayed them Black so they would have a matte finish.
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Would you be so good as to suggest the origin of these shocks? Might they be a fit for a standard Scorpion or similar? Many thanks as always.
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Would you be so good as to suggest the origin of these shocks? Might they be a fit for a standard Scorpion or similar? Many thanks as always.

IDK if they would fit or not.
They look like they might be too large diameter-wise and could rub the FRONT shock towers on a stock width Scorpion. Not sure on the length of the shocks you have pictured, but if they are long enough I guess there would be room on the rear provided they do not contact the body shell.
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I had to join this forum just to say what an amazing collection of Circuit 1000 buggy's you have Acro!!! They are just incredible I am currently restoring my Tomahawk and it has been so enjoyable. This post has so much useful information, thank you for all the knowledge and congrats on a wonderful collection. Keep the pics coming
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Also pictured is a new reproduction body from Team Blue Groove. I was able to remove the original bumper, grille, & headlamp decals and hope to reuse them on the repro shell.









...and there it is.


Thanks for taking a look. - Arco






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Default Sidewinder from Start to Finish

01-29-2011
The vintage Cox/Kyosho Sidewinder showed up at my door.





http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...t=48512&page=3
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...t=48512&page=4


02-24-2012
Received a flood of stuff which included a brand-new reproduction Cox Sidewinder body.



http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...t=48512&page=5


11-27-2012
Made a set of (4) custom 1.75 "rear" Fast Attack wheels & tires with chrome CRP wheel covers so the front end turns on bearings and it has the same size tire and wheel on all 4 corners. Installed a Le Mans 360PT motor and vintage Futaba receiver/transmitter/crystal. Fit & trimmed the new reproduction body from Team Blue Groove to the Cox Sidewinder Chassis.







http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...t=48512&page=6


5-18-2014
Reproduction Cox Sidewinder decal sheet arrived. Tamiya polycarbonate paint & masking tape is also purchased for the Team Blue Groove body-shell.






5-28-2014
Just finished the Cox "SIDEWINDER"








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