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Old 05-23-2010, 11:41 PM
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Finished up mounting all the parts I gathered to complete the Beetle.



Mounted the new roll bar and trimmed the repro lexan electronics cover to fit the tub.



Installed the rear body clip and front body post.



Finished-up trimming the running boards on the body so that they are even with the frame rails.







It's a runner and now it has a body shell installed. Now it's time to start considering what kind of paint job I should apply to the BEETLE.



Thanks for checking out my buggy.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:55 PM
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Want to see it painted
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:38 AM
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You and me both but, there is still one more thing I need to cut on.

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Reproduction Kyosho Beetle Driver Doll.
Finished trimming the driver figure out and started hand painting it last night.


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Old 05-26-2010, 02:21 AM
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A small amount of progress has been made. Trimmed out the Driver figure and folded a return mounting flange. This is how it is supposed to look now.








I am currently in the process of hand painting and detailing the driver figure... no small task to be sure. That's it for now. Thanks for taking a look.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:27 AM
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Thumbs up Picked out some colors.

Paint Job...








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Old 05-26-2010, 12:25 PM
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Nice work on the driver - really enjoying this build.

Seeing how popular some of the Tamiya re-releases have been I can't help thinking Kyosho could do well if they re-re some of their 'classic' buggies, especially the Scorpion and Beetle.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:33 PM
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Thanks taxirob. I wish they would re-release them but, that is highly unlikely. I have heard that with the recent passing of the company's founder that Kyosho is not doing well and may go belly up. Let's hope that won't be the case.
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Still haven't got around to painting the Beetle yet. I did take it outside and snap some pics of it in the sun to show how it looks to this point. I have been too busy with other projects (Tamiya Wild One) and have neglected to a get back to it. Still dreaming up some paint schemes for it though.










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Nice painting on the driver
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i like that thing for some reason
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:03 AM
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Nice painting on the driver
Thank you. Still trying to decide how I should paint the rest...

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Thanks, it's a pretty neat buggy. Hard to believe these off-roaders are from 1983.
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Haven't worked on the Beetle in quite a while. It still needs a paint job and now there are two more Circuit 1000 buggies sitting on the shelf that need work too.



A couple of months ago I picked up a complete running Kyosho Tomahawk chassis. Needs a body and decal set, but the rest of it is there and it is in pretty good shape.



Today a vintage Cox/Kyosho Sidewinder showed up at my door. Gave it a once over and it is all there. The body is pretty rough, but the rest of the vehicle is in fairly good condition considering it is 28 years old. Spent today cleaning the chassis and going through the inner workings, making sure everything was correct and in running order.











I've been taking a break on the Beetle, but now I'm seeing these buggies stack up and I need to do some spray painting soon.

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I had a Kyosho Ultima back in the late 80's. I hated those rotary speed controls. I don't know how many I went through.
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I'm curious.... how they ran the front wheels on the truck?. It just seems to have rears slapped right on the front. Did they do the unthinkable and just slipped the rims right onto the stub axle?
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lookin good!

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