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here is my Monster Beetle finally finished. The body has been completely stripped. There were 4 layers of paint and stripping has been not so easy and quick. The nosecone is glued to the rest of the shell and all painted with Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red as manual reference.
The red on the body is really bright, shiny and nice and the matte desaturated red plastic chassis didn't do justice to the car. So I decided to paint the chassis also.
The front lamps are different from other Monster Beetle ones. I didn't like all black lamps so decided to make the front part of the lamps white as all every other lamps on Tamiya cars (Hornet, Falcon, Grasshopper for example).
The rest of the car is original apart the motor (don't like silver can) and new original gold wheels and tires are stored somewhere in my home. The car is full ball raced.
Would like to change the dampers with some gold aluminum ones but they are really difficult to find.
Another new in box spare body with decals is stored somewhere in my house. Any comment is appreciated.
PS: Ops! Forgot to paint the tail lights...
Just bought and mounted the aluminum bodymounts brace hop up.
Thanks to TC and its members, this is a must have optional on this monster truck.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Monster Beetle: Going to be a shelf queen.