Model: (Click to see more) 58041: The Frog
Status: Restored
Date: 18-Jul-2021
Comments: 6
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I originally bought this in a second hand shop in the late 1980's... it was just the bare chassis, covered with thick black paint and the gearbox. And I had no idea what it was, not even that it was a Tamiya of some kind.
But I loved the quirky suspension design so wanted to try and rebuild it. And I did eventually- it just took me about thirty years to get around to it :/

I've made a few updates, mostly around the front suspension- I wanted to add dampers, so added them with a cantilever design using pullrods- trying to mimic the look of the rear suspension. I did it mostly just for the fun of making it different, but I'm quite happy with how it handles too. Also added a few bits to get rid of the bump steer and all the slop in the front joints.

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Comments

Killajb

18-Jul-2021

Amazing job!!! The colors are quite fitting, and that front suspension looks very trick.

MAD-BEE

18-Jul-2021

Very trick Frog mate, love all the mods! front suspension is really something and steering set too!

mtbkym01

18-Jul-2021

Great job, looks like an awesome racer for back in the day. Maybe if it originally came like this, AE RC10 may not have won everything

Tamiyastef

18-Jul-2021

That's some really nice home engineering, congrats on the amazing result! I actually like the stance and colours better than the original. I can't estimate how much of the stance is due to the reworked suspension and how much to the modern wheels and tires. Frankly I don't even care, I really like the end result!

RizFiz

19-Jul-2021

Thanks for the comments!
Tamiyastef, I wasn't too sure about the wheels... it almost changes the look of the car too much? But like you say it does have a better stance with them, so I couldn't resist! It's also had the nose of the bodywork lowered a little bit

Tamiyastef

21-Jul-2021

IMO you really nailed it. It does look much different but in a good way, so not too much


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