Now I've not owned an original, And never wanted to.
But when Tamiya re-released this kit in 2005, I started to think what I could do with it. I mean change the body etc. It just sits all wrong on the chassis.
After much work & enjoyment of build I really started to like this ugly duckling.
The chassis is actuly very simple compared to the previous Hotshot chassis cars.
A lot stronger & easier to work on. And after fitting a fast motor & better dampers I was stunned how well it performed around a good off road track! Unreal!
Very, Very forgiving for an old 4WD. Really enjoyed it!
Nick named the Thunder Brick. Why? It's lighter than any other Tamiya 4WD of the time. So unfair.
Prices are just soo cheap now because of the re-release.
It's still ugly though!