A few months, with the Euro’s coming up and none of us even started with our new team bodyshells I got a message from Team Tetsujin, who offered me their new GRS20 Crown Athlete bodyshell as a gift. Great! Thanks Mizunaga-san and Ando-san! I wanted to have the Crown finished quick, so I could show it at the Euro’s. Unfortunatly I didn’t have enough time to finish it, but now julietta in canada it is done and I really like it! I hope you like it to, enjoy the pictures after the jump.
I build this bodyshell for my trip to Japan in December last year. Because I was going to enter the Yokomo World Class at the Yatabe Arena Internation Drift Meeting, I needed a Yokomo bodyshell with all Yokomo add-ons. I choose the Orido Toyota GT86.
More pictures and a full list of the parts I’ve used after the jump
My Toyota Soarer convertible is featured on Speedhunters.com!
Check the full article here
Well, this is not exactly part 3 as it isn’t about the same teambody. The original ideas for the teambody have been put on hold by me. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a R2hobbies shell that will break the first time I hit something on the track. In the meantime I came up with an idea to make some bash bodies from old bodies we had laying around. The idea was simple, paint it cobalt green from the outside and put your own design on the hood. I went with the design that has been made by one of the Team Mulsanne drifters. Not very original, but it is f**king cool. Here’s the text and the pictures I’ve used on all the forums.
Its a 2nd hand HPI Toyota AE86 Trueno shell with half a RunFree kit. The previous owner lost the widefenders, sideskirts and spoilers. So the sideskirts and spoilers I’ve made myself and the widefenders came from another set I had laying around. He had cut the body horribly wrong, so the wheelwells are not as nice as they should be, neither are the bumpers. I’ve painted the shell from the outside. The puzzlepieces are all handpainted as are the lights. I’ve scratchbuild a GoPro camera from plasticcard to test out my Tenax ‘glue’. I’ve also fitted Yokomo wipers, Tamiya S15 mirrors, Tamiya 350Z buckets in the front bumper, HPI intercooler in Toyota colours (red/orange/yellow), custom licenseplates, driverset from my S15, Yokomo 12mm offset wheels, Carson exhaust and custom buckets in the popup and rear lights. It won me the Concours d’Elegance at our Dutch 1:10 drifting competition, the D1:10, for the first time. Never have I won with my super expensive and detailed builds, but with this quick recycle project that wasn’t even finished (it was missing the LEDs and buckets in the rear) I win. Pictures by Bart Stax / Rotary (forum nickname) / Dorigazo.nl
You can see more pictures of this car and of all the others here:
Just like the rest of the gang, I’m also working on my team body.
While I was taping it for spray paint, I realized I still have a lexan spoiler that used to be for my former project. I’d like to know how you think about wheter I should put it on the levin, or throw it rigth back where it came from….
Here are some pictures.