1916 Sakura D4

Another RC post this week I’m afraid!

I’ve finally finished my Sakura D4! I love the entry level CS cars like the D3 & D4, the basic MS01, the DIB RS and D-Like’s Sound Meister Evol. They are all fairly affordable kits for someone just starting out and are so so so much more rewarding to drive than another cheap 50:50 chassis like a Sprint or a TT01 (although these are super cheap but you will quickly outgrow them!)

The D4 was a nice kit to put together; the materials are of a reasonable quality and all the instructions are clearly labelled, I didn’t have to cut or modify anything to make it work which I’ve had to do on a.. ahem.. R2 Hobbies kit before. The only bit I brought as an upgrade as I put it together was a front one way differential to simulate a handbrake, which didn’t come with the kit, apart from that it is completely standard! Hopefully it drive ok haha! It might be done for drift practise Wednesday night, we shall see!

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The shell I have made to put over it was much more of a challenge! This is a D-Expert Mercedes W124 done to imitate a WW1 era German plane. I’m sure those of you who know me personally know I love anything old and German! The patterns that they used on planes and even land vehicles on WW1 was so creative! It was certainly a challenge to reproduce onto a shell. This pattern is all vinyl, not paint, over 700 individual hexagons went into making the mosaic then the panel lines and iron crosses were vinyl too.. That’s a lot of hours! Worth it though 😉 I think it looks ok! DSC_1243 DSC_1244 DSC_1245 DSC_1246 DSC_1247

Speak to you all next week! Thanks for reading! Please do let me know if you have questions 🙂

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