Model: (Click to see more) 58346: The Grasshopper
Status: New built
Date: 16-Mar-2010
Comments: 22
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Hi TamiyaClub friends. Another new build I have been on and off over time is the Grasshopper. In it’s simplest form I love the basics of this kit and wanted to build something none box art but again without breaking the bank on over the top mods, hence a simplistic makeover.


The decals are once again all designed and vinyl cut on my desk top vinyl cutter and I opted for a period Martini scheme this time. Though the head is stock kit I also did the inkjet decal paper route again and this head was the ‘guinea pig’ for the design also used on my Beetlover racing head also in my showroom.



The front bumper is an anodise black prototype I used to test the water for colours. Black versions are on it’s way in a slightly different style. Wheel wise I choose the DT-02 option wheels from 3 Racing which are very good value for money and purchased from RCMart (Dinball on Ebay). Lengthed machined aluminium rear axle hex adaptors have been used so any 12mm hew fitment 2wd wheels will now fit these chassis cars as well as Lunchbox’s, FAV’s, Wild One’s etc. Due for release w/c 22nd.



Power wise a Trinity Monster Horsepower motor does it’s duty to propel the ‘Hopster’ via the standard kit Tamiya ESC. Some cheap and cheerful Eurgle 2.4ghz radio gear takes care of her destiny.



Thanks for looking.

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Comments

sony-sonic

16-Mar-2010

Wow! Nicely done!

SRB Bloke

16-Mar-2010

One of the most menacing Hoppers I've ever seen, good look, love the bumper...

mad maz

16-Mar-2010

very clean work and some good alum parts you are making keep up the good work dude

mor10retro

16-Mar-2010

Looks very good in that livery. I have mounted a set of these wheels (only the 4wd type) on my Boomerang. Didn't know that they came for 2wd as well.

swedishwiking

16-Mar-2010

One mean hopper! The paintjob is way cool! Very nice setup in the background by the way.

BeetleLover

16-Mar-2010

Love it! Looks fantastic! Best send a couple pics to Tamiya HQ and suggest they release this as Grasshopper 3! If you post a couple more cars I may be tempted to let go of my boxart commitment on my collection!

Victorious Secret

16-Mar-2010

Hey~~~~ I like the Martini version!! The garage background is a must now!! Just beautiful!!

VTRSP1

16-Mar-2010

that is a very very nice paintjob u've done, the backdrop...cool

Sideways-King

16-Mar-2010

Thanks for the comments friends. I will get them all dirty soon with some action shots to prove that I do still thrash them to within an inch of there lives

tuff bug

16-Mar-2010

This looks as good as boxart!

mr.retreader

16-Mar-2010

That is one nasty looking hopper Yeah, bring on those action pics!

Henk4Focus

16-Mar-2010

That is one cool Hopper. Nice mods and very tasty garage.

slimmy

16-Mar-2010

Thats some mean looking wheels and tires you got on that hopper Nice shop too

Wyoming

16-Mar-2010

Hard not to like a custom Hopper. nice work!

Cheeky

16-Mar-2010

Amazing car and photo shoot, has to be the best hopper I’ve seen

DImblum

16-Mar-2010

Fantastic alternate scheme for the GrassHopper. Keep up the good work!

HOPPIN MAD 74

16-Mar-2010

Beautiful and very nice work. Looking forward to the new parts, thanks.

tamman77

19-Mar-2010

Oh Loverrrrly! New order coming soon mate

Sideways-King

19-Mar-2010

Thanks Brothers Tanmann77 & HOPPIN MAD 74.... I know you guys dig your Grasshoppers

94grasshopper

24-Mar-2010

looks goood!!!

tynhead

24-Mar-2010

Great custom colour scheme and looks all the better with the black wheels and alloy bumper.

Looking forward to the action shots

scollins

11-Dec-2011

Awesome job on this!!


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