Showcar buildup

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Showcar buildup

Post by Murdoch » Mon May 12, 2008 10:48 pm

Might as well do a WIP thread for this drift demo showcar I'm building.

It all started with an idea to make a realistic as possible model given the time and funds available. Also to kick the current driftking's ass. ;)


What better way to do that than with a Saleen S7R supercar with a custom paintjob?

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Starting off with the small bits first.


Lightbuckets, wired up and ready to go.
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Post by Murdoch » Tue May 13, 2008 5:33 pm

First coat is on and it looks pretty damn good.

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Post by CaboWabo » Tue May 13, 2008 5:57 pm

Great shade of blue! :-o
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Post by Murdoch » Wed May 14, 2008 6:04 am

hey thanks man.

Did the pinstripe speedflame today. Will be cut out and used on the hood.

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Post by evoraptor » Thu May 15, 2008 9:04 pm

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Post by Murdoch » Fri May 16, 2008 1:11 am

I'm going to go with either these:
http://www.hpiracing.com/piw4.php?part=3772

or these if they're available:
http://www.hpiracing.com/piw4.php?part=3712

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Post by Murdoch » Fri May 16, 2008 5:20 pm

So far so good. I wanted to go with flames on the hood originally but the mask proved to be a bitch in that area. So I decided to go with double pinstripes instead.

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The boys heard what was going on and decided to pay the shop a visit.
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Post by Murdoch » Tue May 20, 2008 4:30 pm

Final color is on and now it's back in for clearcoating. Keep in mind this is my first attempt at freehand pinstripe cutting.

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Post by Maxximum Attack » Tue May 20, 2008 9:33 pm

I'd go with evoraptor, the Work XSA's would look sweet on that. Plus the deep dis would set that supercar off nicely. 0mm offset is soooooo out :? it's all about 6mm+ now :-o

The car's coming along nicely tho
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Post by crazydave » Wed May 21, 2008 8:36 am

Maxximum Attack wrote:I'd go with evoraptor, the Work XSA's would look sweet on that. Plus the deep dis would set that supercar off nicely. 0mm offset is soooooo out :? it's all about 6mm+ now :-o

The car's coming along nicely tho
I don't know about offsets and what nots, but I think the black centers would really set that awesome shade of blue off.
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Post by Murdoch » Wed May 21, 2008 4:09 pm

That's assuming I can get them at the LHS. right now, ordering parts is out. too close to the scheduled show date.

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Post by Maxximum Attack » Wed May 21, 2008 8:51 pm

crazydave wrote:
Maxximum Attack wrote:I'd go with evoraptor, the Work XSA's would look sweet on that. Plus the deep dis would set that supercar off nicely. 0mm offset is soooooo out :? it's all about 6mm+ now :-o

The car's coming along nicely tho
I don't know about offsets and what nots, but I think the black centers would really set that awesome shade of blue off.
you use different offset to fit the rims flush with the side of the car. 190mm bodies are designed to mainlly use 0mm offset rims. That is, when the rims go on the chassis they fill out the body.

Recently, HPI has stopped making 190mm bodies, since the trend toward deep-dish rims. Making 200mm bodies for electric cars means that the bodies are now 5mm wider at each wheel and encourages deep dish rims.

I have a narrow chassis, so I have to use 7mm offset to fill a 190mm body. :cool:

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Post by Murdoch » Thu May 22, 2008 4:25 am

Shell's done. a few things left to do such as wire up the other lights (little party piece I came up with) and some decals.. and i'll be set.

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It turned out alright. Not as good as the Zonda but pretty close. Looking at the body and the way it sits on the chassis, I'll definitely go with an offset in the rears.


the white LED headlamps threw the camera's white balance off a bit.

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Post by betty.k » Thu May 22, 2008 6:38 am

definately offset those rears, fill dem wheelwells. :-o
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Post by Maxximum Attack » Thu May 22, 2008 8:06 am

...at least 6mm
3mm in the front
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