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Alternate Paint Colors for the Grasshopper

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Ok so this one was recently asked for the hornet and I’m finding it difficult deciding on which paint schemes to go with on my upcoming grasshopper restorations. Currently I have an all original box art grasshopper in white as well as the green and black special editions done in box art.  

Im finally getting around to restoring some of my other hopper projects.  They are a mix of used original cars and re-releases so I’m not concerned with originality on these. All told there’s enough parts for about 10 cars. 

Ive decided to go with a dark steel gray with custom decals from MCI and polished aluminum wheels. I’m also kicking around the idea of a blue version. Again with custom decals and possibly blue chrome wheels.  That’s two ideas  need to come up with about 8 more plans :)

What ideas do you guys have? What have you seen? 

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I used the box supplied stripes on mine over Tamiya Gun Metal. I also have a couple more Hoppers close to being finished with alternate colour stripes from MCI.

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Slyda,

this is what I was thinking for the gun metal color option.  I’m going to go with factory style stripes but changing the light and dark greens for dark gray and black. 

Great looking hopper there!!

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7 hours ago, racer1 said:

Slyda,

this is what I was thinking for the gun metal color option.  I’m going to go with factory style stripes but changing the light and dark greens for dark gray and black. 

Great looking hopper there!!

I like the sound of those colours, look forward to seeing the finished work. 

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20 hours ago, racer1 said:

What ideas do you guys have? What have you seen? 

I'm liking yellow a whole lot. I did not have access to original decals so I had to find a good option and I'm happy with it. :)

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Here's a couple more pictures of the buggy:

https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/77199-grasshopper-body-quick-project/&page=2

 

 

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On 8/18/2018 at 5:58 AM, Slyda said:

Here is another I have just finished.

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Are those aftermarket oil shocks on the front?

I think they might work on the front of a Tamiya Striker which uses that same top mount for the shock... if you can shed any light pls?

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