Share this model:
Since it became apparent that Kyosho were properly committed to releasing an extensive collection of their 'Legendary Series' kits I have been expecting them to make the Turbo Scorpion one of their chosen ones. So I was delighted when the kit was announced in the Autumn of last year. For some reason the kit has had a lengthy delay since it was announced but better late than never, and my example arrived this week.
Although the kit isn't significantly different spec-wise from the standard Scorpion re-release (mainly because the standard kit is already so impressive) this one does get some upgrades to make it better on the track...in the from of an extended wheelbase and modern wheels and tyres. Normally I am not a fan of vintage buggies fitted with modern wheels and rubber but in this case I think Kyosho have pulled it off.
Having said that, I still prefer the vintage dialed wheels and SC84/SC90 tyres from the original, so I nabbed them courtesy of ebay and the Tomahawk re-release wheels. This buggy will be a shelf queen so they won't be hitting any dirt. Cosmetically, this is where the true upgrade is on the standard Scorpion, as the Turbo has a simply stunning colour & decal scheme.
This kit came courtesy of StellaModels, superbly packaged as ever, but also came with a nice little bonus of the official release poster. A nice little collectors item to cherish too. :-)