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Old 12-21-2015, 07:36 PM
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An exceptionally clean build. VERY nicely done!
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:02 AM
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@Jay-Em
Thanks. I have a couple of Camel Yellow rides. An OG Beetle is one of them. The new 2014 bodies are thin in the rear fender area. You are correct about that one. You need to be careful not to flood it with paint or it will attack it and the body is likely to crack. Allow plenty of time between coats too. The paints' solvents evaporate. The strength of the solvent smell tells a lot about the process as well as the "tackiness" before the next coat.

@Hcp22
Thank you kind sir.

@TomGun
Sorry. Just his name, and that was it. Kyosho has since Re-Re'd the tubs and they retail for about 13 bucks. They did incorporate his integrated servo mount idea though... thanks Attilla.

@pastimesteve
Glad you like it. Thanks for checking out the build.

@RCJEEPBUILDER
Thank You, Thank You....

@Rolex
Thank you. It was a fun build. Gathering stuff for a Tomahawk build now...

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Old 12-25-2015, 07:45 AM
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And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk
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Hey Arco, be sad if this thread is done big guy! I bought a pretty low mileage Beetle sans shell last year, put it in the loft and forgot about it. Was a nice surprise when I went up there last week. Here are the pictures the guy posted on eBay, he was running it with a Tamiya MSC and some saloon car body. Neither the body nor the radio gear came with the sale but to get another inside dust cover for the tray was very cool and plus I have a use for those SRB rims and tyres too.

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Old 09-13-2016, 01:49 PM
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The Kyosho Beetle was an electric buggy based on the original Scorpion platform. With a lexan body in the design of a VW Baja beetle, It seemed to be Kyosho's answer to the Tamiya Sand Scorcher. The Beetle was quite a bit lighter (1,680 grams when it is wholly equipped) and could handle much better than the Sand Scorcher. The body set was not as appealing and had low sales and distribution numbers compared to other models in its class. This makes it very difficult to find one in salvageable condition.
Kyosho #2138 box art


Graupner #4950 box art


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Vintage Kyosho catalog with some more alternate paint schemes for the Beetle.



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Hey Arco, be sad if this thread is done big guy! I bought a pretty low mileage Beetle sans shell last year, put it in the loft and forgot about it. Was a nice surprise when I went up there last week....





ARCOCUSTOM REPRO SCORPION



http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/sho...=48512&page=10

2016 KYOSHO Turbo Scorpion #30616
*The Turbo Scorpion is expected to start shipping in December 2016.








2.2″ size tires and wheels.





20mm wider front suspension.



12mm oil shocks




















10mm longer wheelbase.





* Scorpion-style wheels in a larger 2.2″ size
* 12mm oil shocks
* 20mm wider front tread and 10mm longer wheelbase
* Roll bar moved back 6mm
* Countersunk screw surfaces
* A6061 T6 aluminum ladder chassis
* Forged A6061 T6 suspension arms
* 48 pitch gears
* Gear diff and slipper clutch
* Soft compound tires
* Pre-assembled gearbox and shocks
* Clear polycarbonate body
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:08 AM
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What a fantastic thread! I've poured over every page. I'm really looking forward to the turbo scorpion release, it will be my first rc car since the late 80s. I really enjoyed all you guys' beautiful cars. I will be torn on deciding to drive mine or not.
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