Model: (Click to see more) 58370: Dark Impact
Status: Runner
Date: 19-Apr-2006
Comments: 21
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This chassis is really good! I was surprised when first time drove it.
Its aggressive design, very smooth suspension system, toughness and its speed, etc.
I believe this must be the most impressive chassis for all Tamiya offroad racers.

and
I started another project that use this car's excellent drive train for my hornet.
(So I had to get another Dark impact.)

1 Fig 1 fig 2 fig 3 my another DF-03 project : fig 1 my another DF-03 project : fig 2 my another DF-03 project : fig 3 Toyama meet 1 Toyama meet 2 Fukui meet 1 Fukui meet 2

Comments

Toykid

19-Apr-2006

I love the paint scheme on this, best yet for a non-box art scheme. Works well with the blue shocks and white wheels.

Tamiya King

19-Apr-2006

Why does your Dark Impacts come with white rims and mine had black???? Not that it matters as I love the all black evil look. Just wondering. I love the Hornet DF03 You must show better pictures of how you mounted the ends to the Hornet chassis....details please!

19-Apr-2006

Thank you for your comment.
Of course, also the rims in my kit were black. I like black rims too but its replacement rims both OP-880 and OP-881 are white only. One of reason is that, and another reason is visibility.
I had to cut the hornet chassis to some pieces and glued that pieces on DF-03 chassis by Methylene Dichloride. After that, I cut an unnecessary part of it. I'm sorry, now I have no pics of my 'Impact-net' except these. But I will add the details after completion.

supergreg

19-Apr-2006

The white wheels look far far better IMO!

Monty

19-Apr-2006

WOW at last a good looking dark impact well done mate!

dunebuggy71

19-Apr-2006

Grahoo rules ! Perfect car, as always. CanĀ“t wait for a TRF-Version of the Dark Impact.

kontemax

19-Apr-2006

Hi Masatoshi San, you are always able to surprise me! Great cars, great Hornet DF-03. It will be a great car with your fabulous Grasshopper Super G. Cheers Massimo

spiff84

19-Apr-2006

wow, best looking DI ive seen yet. Good luck racing

Grahoo

20-Apr-2006

Thank you for all, thank you very much, and I'm sorry, I wanna write back for each but I can't because of the acute pain of my right wrist. So, now, I have serious trouble. Perhaps I have to type the keys only by left hand for a few weeks. So sorry.

Rothmans Racing Team

20-Apr-2006

Real stunner there. Great ideas and implementation!

DJTheo

25-Apr-2006

Superb job as always from the Japanese Master!

30-Apr-2006

This is the best looking DI i have seen and so i have decided to buy one also.Love the paintjob.

21-Nov-2006

Grahoo, did you just win the Tamiya World Championship 2006 or did that guy copy your paint scheme? Looks like the same scheme with different decals.
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Grahoo

22-Nov-2006

Hi Sim san, Daisuke Tsunekawa is one of my old friend.
This year, I lost the race by him and couldn't qualify of Toyama District representative.
But he noticed that my DF-03 is faster than his car.
And I noticed he can drive my car more faster than me.
So we decided to tie up on the race. and I lent my car to him and supported him as a mechanic at the race. and we won the race.

22-Nov-2006

Awesome! Great stuff! Congratulations, to both of you!

Grahoo

22-Nov-2006

Thank you very much Sim san.

Dr.Robotnik

28-Dec-2006

Fantastic work Grahoo san. I love the combination of Hornet and Dark Impact. Well done, keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Ed

dr.roberts

21-Jan-2007

Excellent and great car collections you have Grahoo. Love them all.

Brat Attacks

3-Apr-2007

Looks great with the Hornet shell on it, almost as if Tamiya had designed it that way. NOW l am tempted

toymkr73

3-Apr-2007

your cars are always so inspiring!!!

highflyer

14-Apr-2007

Love the nice clean paint scheme, well done! Does it GO?


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