Model: (Click to see more) 58043: The Grasshopper
Status: New built
Date: 5-May-2010
Comments: 9
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Here's an original Grasshopper that I decided to give a military look. As with every GH or Hornet I've ever built, I immediately ground off the front bumper mounts to better showcase Tamiya's wonderful front end design (Not so functional, but good-looking). I also like the look of the RR wheels on the GH, so I added a set (still cheap from TamiyaUSA). GHs understeer horribly, so 540 power and 7.2V is necessary to even think about breaking the rear tires loose in the dirt. Grasshoppers aren't that good off road, but they make great flat trackers, and are fun to slide a drift. I'll probably add some more decals and hung-on tools, etc., and bash it around on a dusty infield, but for now you get the idea.






Comments

Moondoggie

5-May-2010

Well that should blend in nicely!

R/CVET

5-May-2010

Very cool....it looks really good and different from the usual FAVs done in this scheme. You were really thorough with the paint and I can totally see this rumbling across the desert. Nice work!

blackfoot dave

5-May-2010

I like it Bob, needs some black military stenciling. I vote U.S.M.C. down the sides, wheels look just right too!!

Wyoming

5-May-2010

Good looking Hopper, Those front tires are my favorite ever used on a buggy, so scale!

EnBeeDee

5-May-2010

In the last pic. it looks like a sinister 'bug on the beach'.I like it.

Henk4Focus

5-May-2010

You should add some black lines and details just to offset the drab colour. It would look stunning with just a few 'army' decals.

twisty

5-May-2010

Reminds me of Hypnotoad,
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Dante77

5-May-2010

Please enter this in this months Mad Max competition! You would get my vote!

def4x4

5-May-2010

Looks great, just a little few decals woudt just break the paint!


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