Go Back   Scale 4x4 R/C Forums > Monsters, Scale 4X2, & Non scale R/C > Scale 4x2 and Buggy R/C vehicles
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Scale 4x2 and Buggy R/C vehicles This is the place to put your Sand Scorchers, Bajas and other various 2wd offroad R/C's


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #121  
Old 12-26-2014, 01:22 AM
Arcocustom's Avatar
Arcocustom Arcocustom is offline
Three .001 on every moving part.
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Johnston, RI
Posts: 747
Member Number: 2344
B/S/T Feedback: (1)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 View Post
The Beetle tube bumper is released!
Ordered the SC244 BEETLE 2014 Body Mount Set and a SCH003SC FrontWheel (SatinChrome/2pcs/BEETLE 2014) on Christmas Eve.

Quote:
Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post
If I can pull off a decent paint job,,... my Scorpion/Beetle is gonna be "Drop Dead Gorgeous". Wife tells me I spent about 1300 balloons on this car. With all the radio gear of course. I still need a TP battery.

I'm gonna start with paint so I'm not rushing it after the build.
Photos from Kyosho's 1988? catalog




In my Christmas stocking, Santa left a 37021 Le Mans motor (Brush/30turn), an SCW018 LED Light Bulb Set (Scorpion 2014), a LA43H Ball End set (5.8mm/Hard/12Pcs), a full set of Acer ceramic bearings, and an MIP ball diff. The MIP diff uses the t-nut holder, tension spring, and diff screw from a Kyosho ball diff. All those parts were in my stocking full of goodies as well.

Now it's just about watching Tower Hobbies for the new kit to turn-up... should be any day now.
__________________

Last edited by Arcocustom : 12-26-2014 at 01:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


The sponsored ad above is only displayed to guests. Creat an account today to remove this ad!
  #122  
Old 12-26-2014, 08:41 PM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Thanks for the photos Acro! I have a red tub and for paint I got

Duratrax
Racing Red
Pearl White
Basic Black

Tamiya
Champagne Gold Aluminum
Anodized Green

I know the driver will have a green jump suit.

I just ordered the hard ball ends. Forgot those.

Sidebar: The Duratrax Racing Red paint cap looks so close to the color of the red tub I have zero reservations about using it.
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 12-26-2014, 09:57 PM
BadWagon's Avatar
BadWagon BadWagon is offline
Posts all the Time'r
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 171
Member Number: 21088
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

I got my scorpion for christmas. Build thread to follow.
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 12-28-2014, 02:04 PM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BadWagon View Post
I got my scorpion for christmas. Build thread to follow.
Kool
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 12-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Tomsloat's Avatar
Tomsloat Tomsloat is offline
Breaking up a boat to make a raft.
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: England
Posts: 1,778
Member Number: 13620
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

It's a lovely buggy, i also got one for Crimbo, goes really well.

Well mostly because unlike the soft as butter rear tyres the fronts seem rock hard.
They work on grass but cause chattering understeer on hard surfaces, can anyone recommend a softer replacement?
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 12-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Suprachrgd82's Avatar
Suprachrgd82 Suprachrgd82 is offline
is such a jerk!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 90605
Posts: 1,236
Member Number: 1781
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

New bumper!
__________________
You do not talk about Fight Club....
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 01-01-2015, 02:32 AM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 View Post
New bumper!
Pargu Aluminum Wheels?
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 01-01-2015, 03:36 AM
Arcocustom's Avatar
Arcocustom Arcocustom is offline
Three .001 on every moving part.
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Johnston, RI
Posts: 747
Member Number: 2344
B/S/T Feedback: (1)
Default







SC244 BEETLE 2014 Body Mount Set

SC245 BETTLE 2014 Roll Bar

SCB002 BEETLE 2014 Body Shell

SCB003 BEETLE 2014 Driver Head Set

SCH003SC BEETLE 2014 FrontWheel Satin Chrome

SCH004SC BEETLE 2014 Rear Wheel Satin Chrome
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 01-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Suprachrgd82's Avatar
Suprachrgd82 Suprachrgd82 is offline
is such a jerk!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 90605
Posts: 1,236
Member Number: 1781
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post
Pargu Aluminum Wheels?
Yup. Ordered 2 days before the cool star wheels were listed. :banghead
__________________
You do not talk about Fight Club....
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 01-01-2015, 11:02 AM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 View Post
Yup. Ordered 2 days before the cool star wheels were listed. :banghead
Strange,,... I stalked the Pargu website for quite awhile after I bought the kit but the 2 sets of rims for the Scorpion were always out of stock.
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 01-01-2015, 12:33 PM
Suprachrgd82's Avatar
Suprachrgd82 Suprachrgd82 is offline
is such a jerk!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 90605
Posts: 1,236
Member Number: 1781
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

They have several listings on eBay, some of which are on sale for $10 off.
__________________
You do not talk about Fight Club....
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 01-02-2015, 11:45 AM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 View Post
They have several listings on eBay, some of which are on sale for $10 off.
Thanks!

Funny
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 01-03-2015, 07:33 AM
BadWagon's Avatar
BadWagon BadWagon is offline
Posts all the Time'r
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 171
Member Number: 21088
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Completed the basic mock up. I'm still waiting on a few parts to arrive.


Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 01-03-2015, 05:20 PM
olblueyez olblueyez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Herndon VA
Posts: 89
Member Number: 17899
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Nice bandwagon!
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 01-05-2015, 01:22 PM
BadWagon's Avatar
BadWagon BadWagon is offline
Posts all the Time'r
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 171
Member Number: 21088
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Thanks bud. I think the REC wheels and roof give it a nice touch. Right now I'm working on paint concepts and trying to decide how far I want to take this build. It may go where no Scorpion has gone before. LOL...

I did take it into my LHS (Hobby Town, with NO parts for a single car/truck I own) and everyone in there was ga-ga over it. Just goes to show how much of a classic this buggy really is... 30 years later and she's still turning heads.
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2019, Scale 4x4 R/C