Retro gravel hound with lots of hop-ups
Yes it is - Tamiya PS3 Light Blue. Wanted to match the old Rough Rider scheme as a kind of retro thing.
Repro decals kyosho
Superb collection - are these all originals?
Turbo scorpion rarities
Yes these rears are SC-84 'Rear Tyre, Special' - I already bought Optima tyres in the past by mistake! The fronts are the correct Sand Supers too, although I do have some of the Bridgestone ones in stock.
2nd ta01 based rally racer - back in 1992 *sold*
Very nice, have had one of these since new. By the way, the first car on the TA-01 was the Toyota Celica. See my showroom...
Beetle body sc-53 kyosho
Excellent Marwan! We NEED Turbo Scorpion repro's now...
Beetle body sc-53 kyosho
Fantastic - I'll have at least two
Box art kyosho optima
Very, very nice restoration job. Love these vintage Kyoshos...
Hong kong connection
Saw a white one here on TC I think which looked great!
Job lot of kyoshos for resto
Excellent stash, I love the Optima series!
This will be built - box in poor condition, bought from jason
Keep your descriptions coming 'loaded' - like all the others' comments below I love looking and drooling at your collection, and reading the stories of how you came to have this stuff. Like them my love of the subject matter far out-weighs any jealousy.
The javelin would feel lonely without an optima
Wow! Great to see these superb buggies NIB. Now build them...!
It looks really great - get it running!
Kyosho vintage ultima runner with period hopups
Nice! This should look great hopped up. Go for box art!
Many R/C hobby shops have rolls of coloured pin-striping available. I have red and blue that I use for the Kyosho shells and that would be ideal here I think. Good idea TuffBug!
This is a nice idea, but it will ruin your steering geometry! But to get the looks and the arches filled it works a treat.
A genuine collectors piece of history, one of the proudest parts of my collection
Your discovery stories are great, and what a fantastic find this is.
Turbo optima mid
Loving these vintage Kyoshos - I'm restoring a Turbo Mid myself at the moment!
Kyosho prior to restoration
Marwan (IntegraFan)'s bodies are excellent and his shipping times really fast!
Alien mid 4
I'd forgotten all about these - that's a wild looking car!
Blue optima - body sold
Nice, and insane doing the stripes with paint! Really hard to do Kyosho box-art paint-jobs and this looks excellent, love the yellow wheels, are they dyed or special parts?