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Old 06-01-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default My first painted body

Here are photos of my Rustler with a Baja Bug body and stock wheels that I painted. What do you think, I was debating adding led lights for a bit of fun. Any thoughts on LED kits?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:00 PM
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Default RE: My first painted body

Looks very nice...........
Old 06-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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I have added torches to my Baja Bug where the headlight stickers are, i masked it on the inside before painting and glued the "light buckets" (which i took from the dismantled torches) on to the body Did the same with the masking on the rear and used 10 mm leds there.

Oh, and very nice painting!
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Default RE: My first painted body

Thanks guys. 
And Lars, that sounds very cool. Do you have any photos of your bug? 
I just ordered a 10mm LED kit for the front and back along with a fog light kit off of Bill's LED's. They seem great and are very inexpensive. I'll let you know the result when I get them.
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I have a thread about it [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9455993/anchors_9478614/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#9478614]here[/link], do have a look at it But sorry, i have no pics from the mounting/glueing of the light buckets though...
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That's a great looking bug! It looks very scale! I have been building scale planes for a while but am new to building the scale cars. I want to build something like the rear guard you have there. Very nice!
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Thanks a lot Yes, i love the outcome of the rear cage, i used an old tv-antenna for the tubings, hehe. And i have always loved the look of the Tamiya Sand Scorcher, so finally i got to make a version of it
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Ha, well done! I may work on building something for it over the weekend. I'll let you know how it works out.
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that is a sweet paint job, simple but good looking
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Thanks,I'm really not a fan of "graphics". I prefer the more subtle looks.
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I added an LED Kit to it yesterday. I originally bought the kit just for fun but works really well driving outside after dark.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:00 PM
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Looks really nice! Do you have a picture when the lights are turned off so i can see the frontlights? Hmmm, that sounds like a strange question I like the canisters on the rear lights
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Thanks, Here's some photo's with the lights off and under the body.
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oops, sorry. Here's the photo of the underside and another close up of the battery and switch. The LED's with are holding up really well. I just went out on the dirt to test out my new brushless kit and the lights worked well.
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Thank you for sharing!
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No Worries. You've given me some great ideas so thank-you! 
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Oh, that is nice to hear

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