56702: tamtech gear the 'formula' hornet
cczoom

Very nice! I just fitted the same shocks to mine. the difference in performance is amazing. I am just waiting for all the other parts to arrive motor, 18t pinion, bumpers, 1400 batteries. etc. I like thw wheels that you fitted.
23-Oct-2007

Kyosho optima - sold
Rob606

Thanks. Yes this is the very first version with the chain drive. It's very dirty but it hasn't been messed with much. I remember these when I first started racing. I had an old Rough Rider at the time and didn't win much. Kyosho were well ahead of Tamiya at that time.
12-Nov-2007

Hotshot
Rob606

Thanks for the comments and for noticing the tyres, i'll switch them. It muts be exact ;-). I used Armorall on the tyres, sometimes they can look bit dull and protects them from going dry. I think that it was still at bit wet when I took the photo though.
19-Nov-2007

The real deal
ukzz4iroc

Very nice! I think the white lettering always finishes off the car. Great car.
4-Jan-2008

Dt-02ms 49475
Monty

Looks so much better with the black wheels! Who did the very nice paint job?
24-Jan-2008

Home made dt-02 shells.
Royal Male

Wow! That looks great. What did you make the mold out of? I wanted to do this years ago for my Optima Mid!
5-Feb-2008

Kyosho optima
Rob606

Not going to run this one. Took me too long to complete this. Wouldn't mind getting a used one to run. Thanks for the comment.
6-Feb-2008

Kyosho optima
Rob606

Thanks for the comments. The pin striping is all painted on.
7-Feb-2008

Rocky (sold)
Davecat

Very nice. I remember building mine box art years ago when they were new. I'd keep it on the shelf!
22-Feb-2008

Kyosho optima
Rob606

Well spotted ;-), i'll change it.
22-Feb-2008

Rebuilt for the march competition
Mad Hopper

Wow! When Tamiya bring out an Egress Shot, i'll buy one. Great looking car.
1-Mar-2008


Trexx75

Wow! Does your friend have any more? :-)
2-Mar-2008

Kyosho optima pro - sold
Rob606

Thanks for the comments. In response to some questions, the shocks and the height are completely standard as per the instructions. I must say that in the last couple of builds the tires have been the hardest items to find. It has been a combination of luck and persistence. I don't want to say what I paid for the tires on this!!
20-Mar-2008

New built cougar 2 'team'
Renays

Very nice! I remember the original advertisment. Who did the paint job?
9-Apr-2008

Tamiya boomerang
Rob606

Thanks for the comments guys! I was going to paint the eyes in but I thought that with my skills i'd end up making him cross eyed ;-). For the lettering on the tyres, I use a very fine brush and Tamiya PC1 to paint it as it can flex with the tyre and won't crack. You just have to water it down to the right consistancy.
10-Apr-2008

Baltic viking cruiser boat
tam-trucks

Nice Viking! I'm 99.9% sure that I built that very boat. You don't see too many of these with the hull painted in that colour. Wow!! Its a small world.
10-Apr-2008

Pb maxima
Baggie

Wow! Am very jealous. I always wanted one of these, but they were so much more expensive than everything else at the time. These just don't seem to come up for sale. Very nice example.
11-Apr-2008

Rocky 4wd
Road Burner

Very nice condition. It takes me back to my Rocky about 20 years ago. Great car!
14-Apr-2008

Picoo z
KingPin

These things are great! I got one a couple of months ago. Drives my girlfriend nuts as its infa-red so the TV remote control won't work while your flying :-)
16-Apr-2008

Gone a bit bonkers
mersey_mike

Wow!! Very nice collection of Kyosho's. I just want the Mid & Mid Turbo for my collection.
21-Apr-2008

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