XSS - Novarossi/IRC - XL Body Work

Tips or questions about painting should be discussed here.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

XSS - Novarossi/IRC - XL Body Work

Post by Mendoza » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:10 pm

To compliment my new engine and rebuild I've got the XL body in the shop at the moment... This time I've gone with a clean sports look over the outrageous stuff I've done in the past - masking old school style completed and stripes in place - now just need to finish the main panels with my final colour.

I'll post the completed body- just waiting on some 5th scale rovan spotlights and decals.

Phase 1.
Image

Phase 2.
Image
Image
Image

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:53 am

Phase 2.. Pin striping done, ready to apply final colour

Image

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:12 am

Finished body - decals to go on

Image

Image

Image

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:48 am

Wow...
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:02 am

Thanks CT! It is a Gigante ...

6 coats (3 cans) of tamiya gloss black - preheated body before each layer and then warm air dried @ 32 degrees Celsius. Hard to beat deep gloss non metallic black paint... Same as my real car but it's a PITA to keep looking good.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:18 pm

with a few decals - time to cut and mount

Image

Image

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:21 pm

Nice job.
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:29 pm

Thanks bro, really appreciate your comments. I was struggling with the decals thing... Got so many but I think I agree with you.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:00 pm

Finally mounted ... Can't wait to get the Ti shafts for my XXL shocks - they'll look better with this body.

Image

Image

Image

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:24 am

Looks good.  

How do you like those tires?  What terrain do you usually run them on?
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:33 am

Love these tyres CT. don't balloon, good on road, great on loose dirt and on grass too - wet grass they struggle a bit on steering response... they grip but not too much so it's easy to power slide and they don't dig in so flipping is rare.

Proline - shockwave... 3.8 inch, 40 series rubber, directional tread pattern - better handling, cornering and stability than most MT tyre. lightweight too 279g each inc wheel.

I have used dirt bonez on HPI dish wheels, gt2 on warlocks most of my time. These shock waves are my first proline combo and I recommend them. I'm impressed with proline so went ahead and ordered badlands from Amain last week.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:48 am

Tnx for the response Mendoza.

i have the Proline Mashers atm and am always lookig for another set of wheels and tyres.

The Badlands are great and don't wear very fast. You will love them...  

I had a set on my first Savage years ago..  Loved them, they where hard on the diff's but with the BP diffs that is all solved..
What rims are you going for?
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:23 am

Tnx CT - Good to talk to you bro!

Desperados 1/2 offset. I actually didn't think about the diff factor though ...They would be hard on them for sure. Lucky I have some fresh diff gears in reserve.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest