Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: Project
Date: 26-Jan-2012
Comments: 26
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Hi everyone. This is the optima i received in parts over Christmas. I still need some parts to finish it (OT-46 chain guard set) but i thought i would share the progress so far! When i rebuilt the Optima Pro i also had all the shocks re anodized, the driveshafts, cups and rods re chemically blackened and polished the alloy. I received the new wheels from America and purchased the bodyset, decals and tires from Marwan.

I have fitted the car out with stainless steel screws which i love the look of, it's also got new wishbones (OT-13), gearbox cases (OT-1) and gear cover. I'm in need of the chain guard set (OT-46) and the chassis will be complete. I live fairly close to Fiber-Lyte and regularly pop in for the nice carbon parts they do, and on this occasion i picked up the carbon top deck and was given a cup of coffee and had a guided tour of the workshops!

I tried to replicate the box art scheme but suffered some paint bleed, i will try and carefully remove it ( i've found nail polish remover is fairly safe and removes over spray) and re finish. I used a slightly wider pin stripe too. I have also sanded the front bumper and plan on spraying it over the next couple of days. Overall i'm happy with the outcome of the car. All comments always welcome and any help with the missing chain guard set would be greatly appreciated.

I Would finally like to say another massive thanks to Myles (Tamiyoman) and Marwan (Integra Fan) for your help and excellent products and service.

Thanks for looking,

Lee

P.S I'll take better pictures when it's finished!!



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Optima Pro runner

Comments

rockthemonkees

26-Jan-2012

fine lookin speciman. might have a chain guard set comin for sale soon.. will, be breaking an optima shelf queen so keep in touch regards Chris

Tamiyamandan

26-Jan-2012

Looks GREAT...Very Nice Buggy !!!!

RACECRAFTERS

26-Jan-2012

Your paint job has come out very nice. That Fiber-Lyte carbon deck looks awesome and would like to get one for one of my cars. Re-bluing the small steel parts is a good idea.

ducatikid

26-Jan-2012

Thanks for the comments guys! the re- bluing really does make the parts look like new. I've had my B44 done and a few others and there are no signs of rust. If anyone wants it doing please get in touch.

davepettigrew

27-Jan-2012

lookin good did ya get your parts

SMOKE-DOG

27-Jan-2012

That's sick.

Toykid

27-Jan-2012

Simply fantastic!

Road Burner

27-Jan-2012

This is a sweet Optima!!

Dante77

27-Jan-2012

Lovely! You still did one of the best boxart paintjobs I've ever seen. I know how hard it is! Looks perfect to me!

Sheriff

27-Jan-2012

Awesome work! Looks great, I really want one of these.

mtbkym01

27-Jan-2012

Very, very nice, top job

MAD-BEE

27-Jan-2012

Always a Awesome looking buggy and its worth the time doing it in box art it looks Ace on this!!
Looking great!

SRB Bloke

27-Jan-2012

Very nice, never had or seen one to touch. But this looks good..

Bob Weston

27-Jan-2012

Simply nice car .

Gruntfuggly

27-Jan-2012

Nice job - I love the original Optima - it just looks 'right' ...

breck

27-Jan-2012

Pure Hotness!! One of my favs

DennisM

27-Jan-2012

Very very nice looking Optima - Well done.

Addicted2blue

27-Jan-2012

this is one of the best looking kyosho cars, one of my favourites.

KyoshoCope

27-Jan-2012

A great renovation and the best looking of the optima series. Nice one!

atf300

27-Jan-2012

drool ! thats one fantastic looking car ! Congrats !

Javelin man

28-Jan-2012

Looks like it is coming along very nicely.

keven64

28-Jan-2012

...that looks GREAT, but please...


RUN IT !

ducatikid

28-Jan-2012

Thanks for the great comments guys, they are all very much appreciated. Keven this one won't be run but the other one i have finished will be!!
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davidr2007

28-Jan-2012

Wow, great lloking Optima. These are just such cool looking cars. I have some items coming on feebay next Sunday that will help you finnish this beauty. Keep an eye open Thanks you.

INTEGRA FAN

22-May-2013

Excellent finishing you did a great job.

scorcherboy77

14-Mar-2014

...awesomely nice!


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