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Old 05-06-2010, 12:09 PM
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No man it shows!!! Looking great and your a lucky guy to have such a nice example of classis rc!!
Thank you RCJEEPBUILDER. It is tedious work that hardly anyone will see ever, but I do not want to cut corners. I want every thing as correct as possible. I certainly am lucky to have this fine an example vintage RC... I am trying very hard to complete the car without screwing something up.

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Thank you Cassius. Glad you like it.
They are a few left around. Decent tires, wheels, and bodies are hard to find though. They can get expensive.

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Man that looks good. That 240SB looks right in there too.
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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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You've put so much effort and care into building this so it's as original and perfect as possible, I reckon you'll kick yourself if you don't paint it box art.

PS: I'm sooooooo jealous right now!!!
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you have to paint it box art style for sure!!!! I love this build and cant wait to see it finished....Keep on going were watching!
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congrats on a beautiful car.. can someone tell me why this and the original s/scorcher look so awesome, yet the re-re scorcher looks so terrible? is it the wheelbase, the nose, or both? does anyone think the same as me or have I gone mad?
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that looks great!! now it needs to be painted
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:33 AM
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You've put so much effort and care into building this so it's as original and perfect as possible, I reckon you'll kick yourself if you don't paint it box art.

PS: I'm sooooooo jealous right now!!!
I hear ya. Yes, box art would be a good way to top it off. Still unsure though. Thanks for the input taxirob.


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you have to paint it box art style for sure!!!! I love this build and cant wait to see it finished....Keep on going were watching!
Thank you RCJEEPBUILDER. Two votes for box art. Hmmmmmm. IDK though. Still hemming and hawing about it. I too am anxious to see this one completed. Soon... very soon.

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Thank You, Thank You. Personally, I don't think the New Scorcher is that far off from the original but, I do know there are some that may disagree and that is okay. I believe it comes down to how you personalize it. I have seen several that look spectacular and I have seen some that look well, meh. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.






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Thank you very much Andrew. I wish it was that easy. First, I have to finish mounting the body and all the little bits that are particular to the Beetle. I am currently busy doing just that. Rest assured... I'm working on it Waterboy.
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I'm jealous of this one, nice work Mate! Maybe we can do some tradin' in the future....

Cpower, it ain't just you: I think the 'new' Scorcher's wheels stick out too far, the stance is just wrong, and the flat fenders leave me sad. Somethin' just don't give me the stiffie when I look at it. Chris
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Very cool. I have never seen one of those. I hope that servo/steering connector is made out of unobtanium so it doesn't break. The way I drive it doesn't look like it would last long.
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Thanks toyranosaur. Tradin'... you must be

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Very cool. I have never seen one of those. I hope that servo/steering connector is made out of unobtanium so it doesn't break. The way I drive it doesn't look like it would last long.
Thanks nascarkeith3. Early eighties technology. It was the car to have back in the day. It is was a direct competitor to the original Tamiya SRB's and it was a force on the track back then. Here is a link to some great info on all the different Kyosho Circuit 1000 buggies that were made during the chassis 6 year production run.

http://gassaninedesigns.com/id44.htm

As for the steering rod. The steering bell-crank it is connected to has a servo saver built into it and the rod itself is very durable despite it's looks. It is a durable car for the most part. The only parts that are somewhat suspect are the original Scorp's Red plastic shock collars that have a tendency to split when they are over-tightened.

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Never seen one before, but man is that thing cool... nice find and a great resto build...
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Thank you venom*one. I had a Scorpion as a kid. I beat on it pretty good.



A couple of my friends had them too. They were pretty popular 25 years ago.

I never thought I would own another one, much less a mint one such as this.
I must say, as much as I dislike eBay, it does make it possible to re-live my childhood.

For those that have never seen these buggies before... Have you ever seen
an HPI Baja 5B? I believe the man that designed the Scorpion now works
at HPI and is also the designer of the HPI BAJA 5B.








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