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Hyundai 120 Bodyshell 93045 - Non Box Art Attack

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I admit I do like quite unusual Tamiya's, in that, they look different from the norm.... I have a few quirky cars like the Striker and Sonic Fighter and even a couple of those have been done non box art to look even more unique.

 

So when I heard about this new Hyundai i20 being just released in South Korea, and me working for a Japanese IT company I thought..... hmm... one of my Japaense colleagues might know someone in South Korea who can ship it over for me.

I few enquiries later and a girl sure enough had a friend in Seoul who was even coing to the UK for a visit in December18 so I was going to get her to bring it for me if she would accept.... but rather than imposition someone this way I kept looking for an easier less intrusive way.... and then found I could buy the shell on it's own ( 93045) from KMarket - a Korean website).

More information can be seen in the below thread about weblinks etc.

 

Back to my longer story to make it a bit shorter.... the shell arrived a couple months ago to the UK and I started planning it's look to be non box art..... this is how it ended up...

Mounted on a 2nd hand, new to me TA01 chassis ( @TurnipJF I'll be asking if you fancy doing a restoration with some upgrade bits like prop shaft and motor mount etc 0 when you're free lol)

Ignore the Ferrari wheels they are jsut what I had to hand to get it sitting right.

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Argh I still gotta do Myn, havnt managed to pickup the paints to try mixing yet.

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So non box art means white here......... red front arches and side skirts.... and a black roof spolier..... the front splitter done in black is a bit pointless as there is carbon effect decals that will cover this entirely anyway.

Black rear diffuser completes the painting

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The masking did take some effort around the front arches, but the end result made it worth while.

With decals and some appropriate rally wheels and street tyres this i the final look.

I'm glad I ignored some of the instructions on the shell like to paint the bonnet vents black, with this white shell they make some nice shapes to show off the vent decals which would have been lost otherwise.

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The offset of those wheels works perfectly. Where are they from?

Also, they would really show off some nice disc brakes behind them.

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They are MST adjustable offset wheels, choice of 3,5,7,9mm... brake disks  would look good.

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That’s a lovely looking shell, you’ve finished it off perfectly. 

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39 minutes ago, Jason1145 said:

They are MST adjustable offset wheels, choice of 3,5,7,9mm... brake disks  would look good.

the shell came out really great jason

the wheels really suit it could do with some decals on the wheels though to finish the look and also the exhaust also 

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I actually just looked at the boxart again there and reckon your’s is a much nicer design 

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How wide is the Hyundai since offset wheels are being used? Your car really looks the part. Nice to see Tamiya can do Hyundais too? Although, with some difficulty of availability for the average rc fan. 

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The shell is 190mm wide.... the front wheels track is 190mm but the rears are about 193mm... I’m just happy it al centred ok and looks ‘right’ ;)

I think this looks nicer than the box art, especially as it’s much easier to do this way rather than mixing paints to get the pale blue colour etc.

Im worried about putting exhausts in case of a mishap ruining the shell so am calling it a day until I feel braver, good call though it would look nice along with wheel decals.

it certainly looks nice sat on my shelf... next for me might be to start a “Rally car” thread with this and my Black Tiger Striped Escort Cosworth... hmm already thinking what else I could add in the future but I need to scan my collection already and see what I have ( my TB03 Calsonic Nissan GTR Just sprang to mind!)

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26 minutes ago, Jason1145 said:

The shell is 190mm wide.... the front wheels track is 190mm but the rears are about 193mm... I’m just happy it al centred ok and looks ‘right’ ;)

I think this looks nicer than the box art, especially as it’s much easier to do this way rather than mixing paints to get the pale blue colour etc.

Im worried about putting exhausts in case of a mishap ruining the shell so am calling it a day until I feel braver, good call though it would look nice along with wheel decals.

it certainly looks nice sat on my shelf... next for me might be to start a “Rally car” thread with this and my Black Tiger Striped Escort Cosworth... hmm already thinking what else I could add in the future but I need to scan my collection already and see what I have ( my TB03 Calsonic Nissan GTR Just sprang to mind!)

What is the wheelbase for this one?

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1 hour ago, Yalson said:

What is the wheelbase for this one?

It’s as near 257mm as I can measure it... I have wobbly front wheels though with no servo connected... but the shell measures 257mm front centre wheel well to rear one.

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How long did you had to play with fruits...:blink:

Your body wheel housing (rear) looks not so nice.
Take a spray can, wrap sandpaper around and use it to get a nice curve. I know the i20 front housings are not 100% round. Take a smaller can for them.
This way you can round the sharp edges from the knife a little, too, looks much better.
Overall its a great finish, nice colors!

I have body #1575

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Yeah I could smooth those out a touch thanks for the pointer much appreciated. What this 1575 pls show :)

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On 12/8/2018 at 10:09 AM, Jason1145 said:

 @TurnipJF I'll be asking if you fancy doing a restoration with some upgrade bits like prop shaft and motor mount etc 0 when you're free lol

The @Grumpy pants Sand Scorcher restoration is on the home stretch now, so it shouldn't be long before I'm free to take on the next project. I'll keep you posted.

Great looking shell BTW!

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On 12/9/2018 at 8:14 PM, Jason1145 said:

The shell is 190mm wide.... the front wheels track is 190mm but the rears are about 193mm... I’m just happy it al centred ok and looks ‘right’ ;)

I think this looks nicer than the box art, especially as it’s much easier to do this way rather than mixing paints to get the pale blue colour etc.

Im worried about putting exhausts in case of a mishap ruining the shell so am calling it a day until I feel braver, good call though it would look nice along with wheel decals.

it certainly looks nice sat on my shelf... next for me might be to start a “Rally car” thread with this and my Black Tiger Striped Escort Cosworth... hmm already thinking what else I could add in the future but I need to scan my collection already and see what I have ( my TB03 Calsonic Nissan GTR Just sprang to mind!)

Thanks :-)

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