Model: (Click to see more) 84270: Avante Black Special
Status: New built
Date: 2-Nov-2020
Comments: 7
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This is my tribute to the '88 technical tour de force from Tamiya.

17 Looks jam packed with hi-tech from any angle ... 7 the Avante occupies a special place ... 10 in the history of Tamiya. 10 This BS was built with the standard stickers ... 6 alongside the Hotshot tribute. 11 The chassis parts were redesigned ... 7 with prototypes made in cheap MDF ... 7 before using carbon, driven by a desire ... 8 to remove two surplus ears/holes in rear brace ... 11 and wish to customize for the hopped-up steering. 7 Lucky to find authentic Mr T titanium screws ... 7 which were weighted first ... 8 countersunk screws create a smooth underside ... 6 painted driveshafts to highlight 4WD ability ... 9 titanium screws saved 19g overall ... 8 use of exotic materials is part of the charm ... 11 very metallic with PS-53 lame flake paint ... 9 visible underside of spoiler received extra paint. 12 Futuristic jet cockpit really adds some magic ... 5 finished off with lightweight black Egress wheels.

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Painting the Avante interior

Comments

80sChild

2-Nov-2020

Painted drive shafts - that's dedication!

Patrokles99

2-Nov-2020

Thanks - really enjoyed reading your approach

Tamiyastef

2-Nov-2020

These black rims really match with the metallic purple. Very nice!

JerseyRC

3-Nov-2020

Great build and beautiful result! The lightweight Egress wheels make the whole car and your tribute looks better than the original, IMHO!

ruebiracer

4-Nov-2020

Great effort on the chassis plates! Real addiction to Tamiyas legend!

Ossi1977

5-Nov-2020




The aesthetics of the chassis components and the appearance in general are unmatched. Especially with all the extra goodies. Great build!

nicherotors

5-Nov-2020

Really appreciate the feedback; certainly took a few extra hours with the design work but the whole project was a labor of love borne out of respect for Tamiya.


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