Model: 58362: Top Force
Status: New built
Date: 20-Feb-2007
Comments: 24
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This model comes to me through the creative hands of TC’s own Steve Collins aka Scollins, he built this gorgeous chassis to fit my Kyosho Nostalgia series 1/9 scale body. Steve used a Top Force rere kit to bash together a truly stock looking chassis. It looks as though it came from tamiya this way. Steve basically took my body and presented me with a complete ready to paint kit. He even cut the body for me (perfectly I might add) He sat the beauty down on a set of HPI wheels and tires, a perfect fit for the fender flares.

Now to the story or excuse to as why it has taken me sooo long to paint this gem. The first part was that I was afraid to do a crappy job and not do the chassis justice…And second I hate the way white looks on lexan shells. I love the original paint scheme on the skyline so I was not real eager to go with a different color…Now I have to send props out to tc member and all around great guy Jun aka Cardesigner. Just as I was looking at alternative paint colors, Jun posted his PIAA Porsche. And he also was nice enough to give up the secret to how to get a great looking opaque white paint job on lexan shells. First spray white then bright silver, then silver, and lastly black.. It really works great………..

I had a little difficulty with the decals but I am very pleased with the overall feel and look of the car. This is a really an awesome car………………………

I look forward to hearing what you guys think, this really is a special car to me.



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A sorry and a thank you!!!!

Comments

20-Feb-2007

sweet looking ride like it

scollins

20-Feb-2007

Looks fantastic, the pleasure was all mine putting that car together for you. There was a lot of mixing and matching and tweaking the suspension arms to get the right wheelbase and track width for the larger body. Looks absolutely perfect, nice panint Matt!!! Looking forward to future 'joint ventures'

mrlexan

20-Feb-2007

Matt, Dude, That is Awesome! I wish I had you skills and day job. - Jay

rc-martin

20-Feb-2007

truly stunning!

Zjor76

20-Feb-2007

I like..... I WANT!!!!! Just love the old school tourers..

CoolPC

20-Feb-2007

very nice

rhenbelz

20-Feb-2007

Sweet car!

DeeMiller

21-Feb-2007

How cool is that?!!!

Wyoming

21-Feb-2007

Wow, great use of that Body, Steve does nice work!

OCD

21-Feb-2007

Looks killer!! I've been in love with this body since first seeing it. I think this might be the first one I've ever seen completed. Definitely benefits from the silver/black backing. This should motivate me to get going on my Nostalgic Skyline :$ !! You have me nervous about those decals though- What kind of trouble were you having with them? Not laying flat?

toymkr73

21-Feb-2007

thanks guys, steve really hooked me up with the chassis, i am not really a technical guy. he makes that side look easy!! OCD-as far as the decals go, you nailed it, I really had to work the hair dryer and the windex to get these guys to lay flat and go around the trunk curve. but overall i am tickled with this

supergreg

21-Feb-2007

fantastic job!

mikeekim

21-Feb-2007

hey blue eyes, heres a dollar go phone yo mama n tell her i'm taking you home. lol awesome car mate, good work

M.Boy

21-Feb-2007

nice body, never seen one before

mr_pushrod

21-Feb-2007

Stunning Skyline and the chassis looks sweet too. Can't help but think it needs some RS Watanabes to really set it off though.

Maxxed Ross

21-Feb-2007

Looks fantastic! I have the Shelby Cobra shell ready to paint when the weather gets better. I found it actually fits almost perfectly on the TA05 chassis of all things lol

22-Feb-2007

Thats thing looks... so amazing man!!! The wheels & tyres, the arches... just look so perfect on that shell! Great Job guys!

EZ_78

23-Feb-2007

Amazing looking car....Got a mini-z version of this car. Great looking cars

cardesigner

25-Feb-2007

WOW Matt...that is incredible. Awesome details and efforts by you guys, and thanks for the shout out! As a Skyline fan, I hope to see this in person some day!

scollins

16-Jun-2007

Still as exciting as when you first posted it!!!!!!!!

D-Man

29-Jul-2007

Just realised, that this looks so much like a mk1 ford escort!

tuff bug

21-Sep-2007

Nice reminds me of a mk1 escort rally car or kinda peugot front end

Tobbe70

12-Feb-2009

Absolutely stunning!

slimmy

20-Nov-2010

Wow! That is truly a beautiful looking rig. Well done!


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