Model: (Click to see more) 58517: Super Hotshot 2012
Status: New built
Date: 31-Jul-2022
Comments: 11
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I've had this kit for a year and finally got around to building it recently. It's all stock out of the box with the exception of a few MCI racing Super Shot decals to make it a closer clone of the original. I've included a few photos of it alongside my vintage Super Shot. It's nice that this kit includes full ball bearings (like they all should by now!!), and the 25T GT Tuned motor, but it would have been nicer if the motor had a unique label on it, like they did with the rere Bigwig. It's a missed opportunity in my opinion. However, this is a very special car to me, and a beautiful kit. Having never been able to build an original Super Shot from a NIB kit, this is the next best thing, and it didn't disappoint! As always, thanks for looking and comments are welcome. Cheers.

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Comments

mackerb03

31-Jul-2022

Original is the best by a country mile!

BubbaGump365

31-Jul-2022

Yeah totally agree @mackerb03. It's great to have one I'll run properly, but the original with its Technipower motor, and twin resistors is, well, original! No rere attempt can ever beat that!

MAD-BEE

31-Jul-2022

This the Hotshot and Avante are so special in the tamiya timeline absolute classic 4wd buggies!
I own a Hotshot but never had a Super shot or Avante before but thats something l will put right one day!!! Looking fantastic Phil! Fantastic looking buggies!

Cameron PS

31-Jul-2022

It looks great! I love this evolutionary kit.

BubbaGump365

31-Jul-2022

Thank you James, you'll definitely have to put that right one day and get a Super HS and Avante!!
Thanks Cameron, the original '86 Super Shot was certainly a very special thing BITD and still is today! My favourite buggy of all time!!

zakspeed

1-Aug-2022

awesome, massive fan. Finally managed to buy a used one myself recently. Just need to finish it off. Yours looks great.

BubbaGump365

1-Aug-2022

Thanks zakspeed. I appreciate your comment

Max Power

1-Aug-2022

They look awesome together! The Super Shot is a lovely looking buggy, you've done a great job.

BubbaGump365

1-Aug-2022

Thank you Max Power. I appreciate it

mackerb03

3-Aug-2022

Also I forgot to say I had one of these in 1986 built it myself & won several trophies racing it at my local club - great car!!!!!!

BubbaGump365

3-Aug-2022

That's great mackerb03! Such an amazing car!! Thanks for sharing.


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