Model: (Click to see more) 99959: Axial
Status: Runner
Date: 19-Mar-2012
Comments: 17
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I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this buggy. I loved it from the moment it was announced.
Pretty complicated build, but great quality and good fun piecing together.
I still have to buy the front and rear LED's, and right now Willy is just hanging out in there with no interior!
I was just seeing if he would fit...
The paint job was a rush job and I didn't wait for the colors to dry between coats, plus there is massive overspray after I decided the orange was too bright, and backed it with metallic black after I had removed the protective film!
oh well, it is purely a runner so it'll do. Fitted out with my Castle Creations Sidewinder combo.
Handles superbly and has a real turn of speed.
I'll update photo's when I add the lights and interior, now I'm just going to enjoy running it!


Needs Front and rear LED's OI... what you lookin' at eh?

Comments

pininy

19-Mar-2012

nice touch on the willy driver

backtomyroots.

19-Mar-2012

Beat me to it ! Wonderful ride - glad to hear it runs wel. Mine is awaiting a part from Axial .

Meakz1973

19-Mar-2012

I broke the motor mount during the build, Axial sent one immediately no Q's asked. Their customer service is good.

Meakz1973

19-Mar-2012

backtomyroots... have you noticed how much the tires smell?!

backtomyroots.

19-Mar-2012

The wife nearly banished those tires to the yard ! I'm hoping my part gets here soon so my odometer can catch up to the other ones around here .

Japanscaledriver

19-Mar-2012

Apparently the motor mount breaks very easily. It looks great though.

the nerdling

20-Mar-2012

where could i get one and how much was it?

Meakz1973

20-Mar-2012

They are widely available, released about a month back. If you're in the US and not in Illinois then you can get one from TowerHobbies for $285 once you join there supersavers club for $10.
Elsewhere they are about $330

johnny4cross

20-Mar-2012

nice ride, hope I can mannage to get one before axial discontinues them.
Oh yeah, the paint looks pretty good to me from your pictures.

Wyoming

20-Mar-2012

Good looking Buggy

SRB Bloke

20-Mar-2012

Wey Hey !!!! nice work my friend.. I think we'll need to talk at some point.. (when things have picked up) and what a great idea for such a mad motor, Willy behind the wheel.. !!! I'm looking forward to hearing more about this one.

stickerbod

20-Mar-2012

Looks ace, definitely on my future purchase list

mr.retreader

20-Mar-2012

Oh yes! these look great, must post some action pics or vid.

gr2fltp

20-Mar-2012

Impressive, makes so much more sense than rere tamiya's Just think you could get two of these for the price of the latest rere from tamiya I know which one doesn't look like a toy

Toykid

20-Mar-2012

Such an awesome buggy. Willy suits this car perfectly, I will copy for sure as will many others.

howitzer71

20-Mar-2012

Sooo love this!! the promo vid that ive seen by Axial is awsome!! but my modelling skills are not the best! think i would find it to hard to get this finish ie the way i would want mine to look! such a fanastic Baja buggy,TOP job mate,its a perfect finish man!!!!!!!!! in my opinion the best buggy ive seen in years!! QUALITY!!!!!

ShayD

21-Mar-2012

I like this a lot! ...


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