Hey guys, new to the Serious RC hobby. this is my First slash. and 2nd RC i have owned that i would call a serious RC. others i had not worth mentioning because i had them when i was a little kiddo.
thanks to my buddy i was introduced to this money sucking hobby
but im ok with this...
so to start out i did some research on what i wanted and ended up getting the all new Platinum edition Slash 4x4. since i needed a radio control i got the Spectrum DX3c. (i will be upgrading this to the DX4s soon) so i purchased this on (April 25th 2014)
searched the internet for inspirational race car designs. and remembered there is a Need for Speed racing team so i designed my first Body with that in mind.
i took that design and added my personal touch to it. and with my own color combo.
and this is what i came up with
Purple,White,Black, and Silver over spray
this is the second body i have ever painted. this is NOT airbrush but rattle can from hobby store
and after all the stickers
Coming up is a flash back to my very First RC i owned. not much there but you may find it interesting.
then to follow that is the way this truck looks now. stay tuned...
so here is a little flash back. about 2-3 years ago i used to Drift real cars. and built a nissan 240sx up for this. i started competing and was getting good. was going to go Pro-am (pre formula drift) but then decided to get married and settle down so my car had to go.
here is what i used to own.
so after i sold her when i found out that im having a kid with my wife i picked up a RC drift car.
this car didnt last long. i got bored fast. no one to race it with. so it sat around for a year or so.
then sold it to one of my buddy's that still drifts real cars for fun.
so i gave up on RC and pursued hunting and guns.
a while later, my Son is about a year and a half by this time and my buddy gets a Slash 2wd. and starts to convince me to get in to RC again. took him a month before i pulled the trigger. and the only reason i agreed was because my Son loves watching the car go. so i figured i can race it while going on walks with him and my wife.
My boy holding a broken controller thinking he is controlling the car. PS. he would not let go of the controller for about 2 solid weeks.
End of Part 2. stay tuned for what my Slash looks like now
OK so after a few days of research and of course me and my buddy are competing on whos car is better and or faster etc... so i kinda dump more money then i wanted to at first. then my biggest mistake was counting how much it was... lol dont ask im not sharring...
so i take the car apart and do a almost full rebuild.
that there is the first batch of parts. there was 3 more size like that after. no pics of them though sorry..
then i started looking at the web for more inspiration and remembered a kinda local guy that i was building my Drift car while he was competing. now he is Pro this year. Rob Primo. i liked his design on his car and wanted to do something like it on my next body.
here is what his drift car looks like
and in order to get that in my design i had to try liquid mask this time and not just painters tape.
PS, BEST STUFF EVER!!! saved half the time, with a 2 times better result.
mask dried and went over the outlines with a sharpie
painted my blacks first like i learned online.
then after it dried to the touch i pealed it
also pained the bed and out lines in black to make it more realistic.
i cut out the design by hand on a blank sticker sheet. and stuck them on the rear fenders the way i wanted to.
then went with my gun metal color
then the green that later was backed buy silver and black to get the fade i wanted.
in the next post ill show you the final product. took a post more then expected sharing my build in detail.
then i get to work on my chassis before i drill the holes for the body and mount.
list of parts (not complete) there is more then im going to list. this is just the main things
RPM - everything
FRONT AND REAR -- MIP- XDUTY axles
TeknoRC center driveshaft
tires (streetfighter, trencher x, and proline sand tires mohack front and paddle rear)
x2 3s lipo battery's
dusty motors cover
led lights for inside the body and bumper mounts (in the mail)
strc-steering bell crank (in the mail)
STRC bead ring (green)
traxxas wheelie bar wheels
Traxxas limited GREED wheel nuts (in the mail)
axis RC brace (in the mail)
and more little things.
used plasti-dip to paint over the top of the body to get a Spray in bedliner look. turned out great
DRUM ROLL ...................