Bought one of Tamiya's ''Scratch & Dent'' TRF801xt kits, which arrived a week or so ago. Since then, I've been making sure I had all the right bits and piecing it together. Just about the only performance hop-up I didn't get was the lightened chassis ...which I probably will at some point. For now, I'm more concerned with reliability and durability!
Anyway, I wanted to stick with my paint scheme, but couldn't find any more of Tamiya's bright green, so used what was left as a light coat, backed with forest green; I think it turned out pretty nice for masking tape and a rattle can.
Here's some pics:
And one with my SC10 4x4 in the background.
And a peek under the hood...
Really liking the RC Product Designs conversion kit; everything went together perfectly!
I also can't say enough about the 801xt kit. ...if you grew up with Tamiya, like I did, it's exactly what you would expect. Everything is flawless as far as fit & finish, as well as the instructions. ...nobody makes a kit like Tamiya!
Today I took it out to the local track and all I can say is WOW! This thing is a beast. Really well balanced, easy to drift in the loose stuff, and just easy to drive fast!!!
...too much fun!!!
There are more pics online at: my SmugMug account