Model: (Click to see more) 99983: Associated
Status: Project
Date: 17-Apr-2005
Comments: 10
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At first I anodized an RC10 chassis black. It turned out a flat black (like the RC10DS chassis). Didn't like it since it wasn't glossy enough so I stripped all the anodizing off (again!) and this time had the chassis polished ot a mirror finish. Then reanodized the chassis black to get it to the nice gloss black anodizing.

Next I machined the RC10 parts (the only plastic this is the rod ends and the shock caps). All the parts were mirror polished and then anodized a dark gold.

While waiting for all this anodizing I decided to try my hand at painting. So I bought an Iwata HP-C airbrush, and air compressor and a bunch of acrylic and poly paint. I then took an RC10 body and masked off all the gold trim and sprayed it Tamiya black a few times. Went back and took the masking off and sprayed a gold leaf spray on the trim and backed it with a white paint. Then sprayed the gold one more time. I had to create all the decals from scratch because I didn't have clean scan of a Lotus79 decal sheet. I ended up printing the decals up with gold foil. It came out looking pretty decent with the decals, but I'll still have a body done professionally for it.

Welp... without further ado... here's the final unveiling!

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Comments

cant_get_right2005

17-Apr-2005

best rc10 ive seen......that body looks awesome too

Dirt Racer

17-Apr-2005

Gorgeous piece of work Al.

dunebuggy71

17-Apr-2005

One of the best RC10´s on the site ! Really great work

scoobs

17-Apr-2005

Wow - haven't a clue what this is but it looks gorgeous anyway!
Couldn't be nicer if that was gold-plated..! Superb...

scollins

17-Apr-2005

You are very talented sir, fantastic craftsmanship !!A++++++

Shodog

17-Apr-2005

Man, that Buggy looks sick. I would be afraid to run it. BTW those wheels look terrible, better send them along to me for proper 'disposal' LOL

17-Apr-2005

Thanks gents. It was a fun build. It certainly made me appreciate those with painting talent a lot more now! As far as the wheels go.... Shodog... I was thinking of being sacriligious and anodizing the outter rings gold and the inner area black. I just couldn't get myself to do it!

erik swe

17-Apr-2005

I´m speechless....best looking RC10 ever!

Volksrod

17-Apr-2005

That is gorgeous! best looking RC10 ive seen! Excellent work.

mrcking

17-Oct-2005

wow that is a thing of beauty.awsome!!!!!!!!!!!


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