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  1. I'd also go for a carbon chassis body, though, maybe that's going a bit too far. Still, I think a carbon body will be longer lasting, and should be able to take a little more abuse? https://www.carousell.sg/p/tamiya-hotshot-carbon-chassis-1061702291/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/303626263186?hash=item46b1891a92:g:Dn4AAOSw~XpZO048 I got the first one for my hotshot, and it was the best upgrade by far. Completely transforms the feel of the car.
  2. I'd recommend checking out MirageRC. They have very nice aluminum hop-ups for the Hotshot https://miragerc.com/shop/ols/categories/hotshot
  3. Got it from https://miragerc.com/ I don't see why it wouldn't fit a Super Hotshot. It comes with the holes un-drilled, so you can line up your mount wherever you want.
  4. It's a case of good from afar, but far from good. Lots of overspray on the top, because I forgot about/discounted the lack of a protective film I could pull of later. I also rushed the job and had a bunch of spots that bled and ran. My fault.
  5. It is really nice up close. I recommend it to any Hotshot fan who wants some ultimate bling for their precious shelf-queen.
  6. Before I add on some of these new pieces, I should maybe show the state of the build. I was working on the body shell. However, I really messed up the paint job, and ordered a second reproduction shell to try again. I haven't started on that yet. The messed up shell is not too bad, but I am not satisfied with it completely, so I haven't added stickers. Here it is in any case: Next up, aside from the body, is to decide on a final configuration for the rear suspension. The setups I have now, which vary based on whether I am using the aluminum knuckles, or the original Hotshot II knuckles, have either too much camber, in opposite directions. So either I makes an adjustable rear upper arm, or find a different knuckle.
  7. I put the wing together. Very nice. Definitely matches the profile/looks of the Hotshot II wing very closely:
  8. Oh, they are. They are. MirageRC took my suggestion for the aluminum skid plate, and made it real. If he builds your suggestion, you get the first on free. You can order it now. So sweet.
  9. Big package came today with 4 beautiful items. These all came from the friendly Martin at MirageRC. Very nice guy and an amazing crafter of custom/special parts for Tamiya RC cars. First up, an aluminum rear spoiler, in the style of the Hotshot II, not the original. Next up, a new style aluminum bumper for the Hotshot, or Hotshot II. Drop in replacement. Third we have a beautiful aluminum skid plate, similar to the Supershots. Drop in replacement. Last, but not least, is an all aluminum body shell for the Hotshot II. What in the name of... I may or may not add these to this build, which has stalled at the body shell (which I mangled the restore of just a bit...). I would assume at least one or two will be making their way onto this Hotshot restore though.
  10. Big package came today with 4 beautiful items. These all came from the friendly Martin at MirageRC. Very nice guy and an amazing crafter of custom/special parts for Tamiya RC cars. First up, an aluminum rear spoiler, in the style of the Hotshot II, not the original. Next up, a new style aluminum bumper for the Hotshot, or Hotshot II. Drop in replacement. Third we have a beautiful aluminum skid plate, similar to the Supershots. Drop in replacement. Last, but not least, is an all aluminum body shell for the Hotshot II. What in the name of... It feels like Christmas!
  11. Looking good. A few more shots from different angles would be nice!
  12. Also gotta say, love the look of that You-g red bumper. May have to pick one up myself. I've seen it in black too, or maybe dyed.
  13. They look good to me. They have a bit of a 'street' vibe. What are the tires?
  14. Very nice build. I love the wiring. I was looking at that same motor, so I am interested to hear how it performs with the Hotshot.
  15. Looks like a good start! I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.
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