Tamiya recently Re-Released the Nissan R91CP. The car was originally made to commemorate Nissan's victory of the Daytona 24 hour race in 1992. The car feature's the same chassis as the original, with minor differences. Group C cars aren't all that popular on RCU, at least from what I can see, so I decided to dedicate a thread on building one of them. I am often busy, but I will do the best I can to keep this thread updated.
Well, lets get started:
Here's the complete package deal: The car, Futaba Radio System, all the paints, both Acrylics and Sprays, and a TEU-104 BK Speed Controller- Purchased from Tower Hobbies.
The first step of assembly is painting the wheels with Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver Acrylic. I used two coats of it, to make sure I had full coverage.
Here's is the fine-tip type brush I used. With a brush like this painting along the ridge is fairly easy. A steady hand and patience helps too.
The Tires are finally ready for installation after that tedious painting! Double sided, clear tape, is used to secure the tires to the wheels.
Below are two pictures of what can happen when applying the tires, snagging, or the tape catching the tire, should be avoided.
How it should look. Notice how the tape is both smooth, and flat, between the wheel and tire.
How it shouldn't Look, otherwise know as snagging. Notice the tape is sideways between the wheel and tire. Fix this fast, otherwise the tape can tear.
Don't forget the SSR Racing sticker.
Here they are, all the wheels are finally finished. It takes some time and effort to complete them, but the outcome sure pays off.
Well, that's all for right now. I hope you enjoyed the build process so far.