Model: (Click to see more) 58666: Comical Hornet
Status: Runner
Date: 14-May-2019
Comments: 7
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It's funny, I was never really a fan of the Hornet (or the Grasshopper) but these 'comical' versions are too cute to resist!

So here's my Comical Hornet. Yes, it's box-art which is kinda boring but I think these need to be box art so it's clear what it's supposed to be, if you know what I mean.

It's all pretty standard, the only hop-ups are bearings, steel pinion, alloy servo mount, alloy rear chassis brace/shock tower and modified wheelie bar.

I cut the body out so the front is a little deeper, only about 10mm but I think it helps. The car came with the new Tamiya 'multi-purpose driver' - must admit I'm not a fan! So good old Wild Willy was shoe-horned in instead, with a basic interior to make him more comfortable.

Like the Comical Grasshopper, the Hornet comes with LED holders (though again, the LEDs aren't supplied) so lights are fitted front and rear. There's not a lot of room under that little shell but it all just about fits!

I'm enjoying these Comical Series cars so far. Apparently they're a big hit in Japan so it seems very likely that there will be more to come. Can't wait to see what comes next!

Anyway, hope you like this one.

Cheers,
Rob

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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Willy^s Happy Hopper

Comments

Mr duke

15-May-2019

They look Awesome!!!!! love the detail on the willy and im sure there a lot of fun very nice

MAD-BEE

15-May-2019

Awesome!!! I am a fan of these too they are pretty fun and cool at the same time! Great job on yours mate love the extra details! Probably be the Frog next maybe??

IBIFTKH

15-May-2019

Thanks for the kind comments guys. The Frog would be cool and it seems like a logical choice, but you never know with Tamiya!

Phillenios

15-May-2019

Absolutely buzzing.....

JennyMo

9-Jun-2019

Love these! I suggested on a forum thread recently that once Tamiya have 5-6 different Comical bodies, you could have essentially a real-life Mario Kart race! I can see that as a round at a TC event - and of course you'd be ace at painting the drivers as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Toad etc.

IBIFTKH

9-Jun-2019

Thanks J. They are very Mario Kart, but kinda cool in their own way too. Trying to paint Mario characters would be different!

Cesco

21-Sep-2019

Looking like so much fun and you knocked it out of the park!


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