Model: 58080: Astute
Status: Restored
Date: 6-Jul-2013
Comments: 15
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my favourite model of all time , i had a madcap made to look like an astute because i couldnt afford an astute but now i have restored this beauty for real, it needed quite a few parts , the hardest to get was the front tyres , which i managed to obtain , but after trying the egress front tyres i opted to keep them on as the original tyres made the front of the astute look quite poor compared to the hybrid spikes , i was also going to fit a period motor , trinity monster horsepower etc , but opted to keep it completely out of the box and stick with the trusty old silver can , also fitted a full set of period futaba attack radio gear straight out of its box , the bodyshell and wing have been painted in the clear red , it reminds me of one of the big edible red translucent sugar dummies you used to get at the fairground years ago , i just want to lick it !! LOL the wing decal had been applied wrong , but im not going to buy a new complete decal set just to change the angle of the wing decal AWESOME ! my favourite


Comments

Percymon

6-Jul-2013

Translucent red looks great. Yet another nice example added to your collection

Thommo

6-Jul-2013

Ballsissimo! This is a beautiful thing to me. The hybrids work on the front and the trans red and windows detail is great. The wing decal might be easy to duplicate another and print onto clear vinyl I hope. Epic Astute.

Singleseven

6-Jul-2013

Great resto mate, a super example. You can still get those sugar dummies, great for keeping the kids quiet. I imagine your Astute will keep you quiet

biggamehunter

6-Jul-2013

thanks percymon, thommo and singleseven , glad someone knew what i meant about the dummies !! thommo and percymon, glad you like the translucent red and windows ,its something different , i have not seen on any astutes here , thanks greatly guys it means a lot

steve3smart

6-Jul-2013

The wing sticker says it all. Great choice on the color.

sunnyjai

6-Jul-2013

Looks like Astute week this week and like our other fellow member ipkiss's Super Astute your's is a stunner of an Astute!

BramMeijer

6-Jul-2013

Nice!! seeing this i def want to get started restoring mine! But i would go for the original front tires though. One of the best Astutes i,ve seen lately.
Cheers

biggamehunter

6-Jul-2013

thanks for the kind words brammeijer,sunnyjai and steve3smart , it realy means a lot to me and spurs my restores on guys , you realy give me motivation and help greatly , thanks to all for your comments and input

Toykid

6-Jul-2013

Very well done indeed sir!

Percymon

7-Jul-2013

R/CVET

7-Jul-2013

Nice work!...how can anyone not like these? I've had mine new since '91 and it's never leaving my collection.

biggamehunter

7-Jul-2013

thanks again to toykid and r/cvet for your comments input and time , it means a lot

Crash Cramer

7-Jul-2013

Think of it this way, you went transparant red, so the decal can slant the other way. Not that big a deal considering you love it anyway. I like the aggressive front tires and sometimes I kick myself for letting my set go so long ago when I got a MadCap hiding an Astute. [Click here]

biggamehunter

8-Jul-2013

cheers crash , love your wolf , LOL front hybrids make such a difference , and i think the decal is like that so i can tell its mine !!!! well thats my excuse anyway

trismagic

4-Oct-2013

Fantastic model you have there !!!!
Had a minter a few years ago I sold doh!!!
Miss it badly now so gonna have to track one Down in the future.
Your fault lol !


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