Model: (Click to see more) 58391: Hotshot
Status: New built
Date: 11-Mar-2010
Comments: 20
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Hi TC friends. Here is my new build Hotshot with a few custom tweeks. I’ve always liked the Hotshot and whilst I purchased this when it was first re-released some years back I’ve only recently built it.


First off you will notice the livery. I love the Tamiya Buggies of this era, a transitional period I think whilst they were slowly going away from the scale looks of the previous Scorchers and Wild Ones, through to this scale/ competition/toy look to the line up now which is more competition/toy look orientated. I’ve always liked race liveries with the big brand automotive names blazoned across the flanks of the bodywork and I went with the ‘Castrol’ theme on this one. I designed the decals which were vectorised, vinyl cut and applied then sprayed one colour white Tamiya PS paint.



Driver wise I used one of the excellent Beetlelover heads which is also in my showroom and for that I replicated my real 1:1 motorcycle helmet and used inkjet decal paper to print the design then sealed it in with 3 coats of lacquer.


Mod wise I cut the sides around the windows so you can see the driver better as I’ve always thought that the body looks to high there, virtually enclosing the driver all together. It sits on Dark Impact wheels and tyres and currently has an old Tamiya Euro Stock motor I used to have fitted in a Boomerang for this photo, though an EZrun system is sitting in the wings for the first drive. I don’t know what turns the Euro Stock is but I remember it going well in the old Boomerang. Also fitted are Aluminium stabilizer stays, battery holder and the front bumper anodized in a natural clear finish (also available in black) and soon to be released. Images taken in my little garage of delights the wife giggles at every time I take photos – Though she now wants a custom dolls house!....... Not in Tamiya time sweetie….not in Tamiya time!



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Hot Head......

Comments

sony-sonic

11-Mar-2010

Thats one cool looking Hotshot! I especially like the front under plate. Nice colour scheme too!

SRB Bloke

11-Mar-2010

I like your descirption of how the tied turned from scale - spaceship style racers. I'm liking this one, well done.. (swap the bumper for the black one!!!)
No need for the dolls house, your wife can just give tea parties to your drivers in the garage, she doesn't want curtains and furntiture really...

Sideways-King

11-Mar-2010

Ha, ha... perhaps I am abit mean for not making her one. She's begged me for years. I'll put some Black bumper images up soon.

slimmy

11-Mar-2010

That is one mean looking hotshot. fantastic work!

ukzz4iroc

11-Mar-2010

Very cool, very original, I love it!

Tizer

11-Mar-2010

very cool hotshot!

Toykid

11-Mar-2010

Love that front bumper - let me know when they are for sale.

Hitch

11-Mar-2010

Nice motor...where, how much and how do I get one of these heads with a moto-x style helmet...help me out please

Sideways-King

11-Mar-2010

@Hitch - search for the member BeetleLover then look in his trades. he has a few versions to choose from. Great guy to deal with and awesome quality product.
@Tizer, ukzz4iroc & slimmy - Many thanks
@Toykid - Will do my friend.

Wyoming

11-Mar-2010

Such a cool display to photgraph your cars, love the Hotshot too!

mr_pushrod

11-Mar-2010

Looks great!

WW-nut

11-Mar-2010

I like the sound of a black bumper - when are you going to start selling these Hotshot parts?

DImblum

11-Mar-2010

Great work on your custom HotShot. I dig the Atari decals and that garage diorama will be the envy of us all.

canonball

11-Mar-2010

Good looking Hotshot and a very cool photo
'studio'

Mr duke

11-Mar-2010

WOW!!!!!!! thats 1 awsome hot shot love it well done!!!!

Holmberg

11-Mar-2010

that atari decal is the dogs danglies!

Sideways-King

12-Mar-2010

@ Holmberg - I was looking at other race liveries and saw some Playstation & X-Box sponsors so I thought Atari would suit the period, though the Hotshot is a little newer than an Atari. Thanks for your comments again everyone, it's great seeing some excellent names on the TC site comment on my models

JWeston

12-Mar-2010

Stunning. I love it.

Henk4Focus

15-Mar-2010

That is a HOT shot! Very different and looks way cool.

tamman77

19-Mar-2010

Roll on more Sideways garage posts!


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