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Madcap to SaintDragon conversion

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well I picked up this Madcap for a very reasonable Buy it Now with the intention of converting to a Saint Dragon (as I don't want my other MadCap to be lonely....you all know how it goes (the lies we tell ourselves and others to justify getting another car!!)

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The car itself is in half decent condition and it DOES have the original rear rims but the tires are totally shredded. 

So to make it a Saint Dragon I need:-

Red Shocks (thanks to @Hobgoblin) from a forum members swift reply to a Wanted add on here (I also had an offer from @max69vk) so cheers guys.

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Then I need the body and decals, some instructions would be good (no idea how many buggies this shell can fit did you?)

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The body is a TBG (as you can see) the decals are genuine vintage Tamiya and the instructions are printed of from Tamiya base.

This shows where to cut for:-

Saint Dragon, Madcap, Grasshopper 2 and Hornet chassis.

 

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and this one shows were to cut for:- 

Terra Scorcher, Thunder Shot /Dragon & Fire Dragon.

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So first job was to rough trim the body shell

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DONE, next will be to accurately cut it out (have started but its noisy and kids in bed now so see you another time?

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very unusual body, i like the tail end part. reminds me of one of my Hot Wheels.

 

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I am kinda tempted to drop one of these onto one of my buggies. I have GH2 and Thundershot chassis. I know the cuts won't be quite right, but I would really appreciate seeing this dropped onto one of your 'shot chassis. Thanks! 

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9 hours ago, ThunderDragonCy said:

I am kinda tempted to drop one of these onto one of my buggies. I have GH2 and Thundershot chassis. I know the cuts won't be quite right, but I would really appreciate seeing this dropped onto one of your 'shot chassis. Thanks! 

When I get it cut out and painted I will keep adding photos and once its white will as you say drop it on a Thunder car to let you see it.

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Saint Dragon was my first new Tamiya kit I got when I was 12.  Enjoying this build up you're doing!

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So with purchase of a dremel type tool to help me get those awkward front cut outs for the shock towers done a lot easier I have moved on and done the following:-

Cleaned and fitted the red shocks.

Added new rear tires

Finished trimming the body

Last night I also ordered the new MCI decals so sort of not much I can do till they arrive as need the window mask to paint the body.

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On 2/8/2019 at 9:53 AM, ThunderDragonCy said:

I am kinda tempted to drop one of these onto one of my buggies. I have GH2 and Thundershot chassis. I know the cuts won't be quite right, but I would really appreciate seeing this dropped onto one of your 'shot chassis. Thanks! 

here it is sitting on my ThunderDragon

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The font body mount is the Thunder Dragon (forward) and would possibly sit better if you used the Terra Scorcher one (straight up)

 

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Realised I have no way to attach the rear of the Saint Dragon body to the Madcap rear suspension tower. Looked up on Tamiya Base the instructions and I need this

Has anyone either got this item:-

4035017 Kit part is listed as BP7

OR got a link to the like of shapeways or similar where I can order a printed version?

It is only for a display model BUT would still prefer to actually fix/pin it in place properly. I am not precious about all being proper vintage so more than happy with a printed version.

 

Thanks in advance. UK based.

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