So today is going to be a lot of fun. We have our tamiya 110 scale, rc rally car cockpit on the workbench. I picked this up when i was getting all of the hop ups for the tt02 that we built. I did a full uh kit build with a lot of hop ups on this rally, car and then bashed it around the yard. I’Ll put a link to that. Playlist up there, so you can catch up on the build if you haven’t seen it. This is a wonderful car and it handles great we’ve got a ton of blue hop ups in there and the car just really is just exceptional um. But what i want to do is put some drivers in it. I’Ve not always been the best with my painting skills, so i’ve been practicing. I’Ve been practicing on some 3d printed parts for my axial scx 24 crawler i’ve been printing out a lot of scale. 124. Uh 3d printed parts like coolers and stuff like that i’ve been painting them and i feel, like i’m ready i’m ready to take the next step and paint this cockpit. In the past, i painted uh some miniatures for uh, some role playing and tabletop board games and stuff like that, and i did okay. You know nice and small, and these are a little bigger, but i’m really excited to do this, because this is kind of a trial run. I have up here a porsche 959 vintage body and driver cockpit and decal set that’s for the uh vintage 1980s to maya porsche 959 that we have on the channel.
I’Ll put a link to the list of that up. There i’ve got this guy, and this guy is sort of a holy grail for me. It’S, a brand new body it’s from late 80s early 90s it’s, not a reproduction or anything like that. It’S got all the parts. It’S got all the kits. These go for. Hundreds of dollars online, if you can’t, even find him it’s got the raw foods decals. I want to paint this, but i don’t feel that i’m ready to paint this yet so i’m going to use this uh tamiya cockpit set for the tt02 as the dry run. For painting this guy so really excited to do this and he’s going to be done on the channel. You know coming up real soon, but we’re going to do this guy first to make all of our mistakes here, because this is, you know, 20 bucks. If i need another, one i’ll get another one, but this guy i can’t replace. So i don’t want to paint him until i’m, really happy with this guy. So let’s go put him back over here and let’s. Take a look and talk about what we’re going to do today, so you know i’ve been doing a lot of research and stuff, but normally i’d use the tamiya enamel paints, but i’m going to use acrylic this time. This is plastic and it should work. I hope it’s not a mistake and if it is well we’ll watch me fail on the channel and we’ll, throw it away and try again, but in the meantime i picked up a bunch of acrylic paints.
I did get this metallic blue and this neon yellowy. So, i’m, really hoping that these two come close to the uh, the colors of the car, with the uh, the stickers and the paint there. So it’ll look good. You know to make these guys look like they are the drivers for this car to try and you know, do some of the delivery. I’M, not gon na, go crazy and try and recreate the livery. That is well beyond my skills, but pops of color, maybe a yellow stripe on the helmet or something like that. I did get a whole bunch of brushes. I got some really uh, just a smattering of different sizes and – and you know some really really tiny ones that i’ve been using so i’m, really hoping that i’ve got. You know if you can see these but i’m, hoping that i’ve got stuff that will that will work. I picked up a flat one in case. I want a dry brush i’ve done that before got a bunch of different colors here of the acrylics, just a basic kit, but i figure i can mix and match anything. I need um. I also want to try and paint up this 3d printed roll cage that i designed and printed for this. I you know, i haven’t opened this guy yet so, hopefully, once i open it all fit, and i didn’t make it too small, but i believe this will fit, and you know let’s paint this up and then trim it out and mount it and see.
If we can make our tamiya tt02 get some drivers and look just a little bit more scale, i was never totally into the whole scale. Realism look, but you know i’m kind of getting into it now, especially with like all those little 124th scale details and really the rc plate shop. I picked up some of those scale rc um license plates. I was trying to feel about them. I’Ll put a link to my video of that up there and i kind of dig them. I think they’re cool they don’t exactly fit in this um. You know they’re a little too big but i’m wondering if i can trim it and get it to fit inside this guy, because i did get a custom license plate made. So maybe i’ll do that. But you know i’m gon na i’m gon na wash this body and clean it up i’m gon na paint. All these guys let’s see how this goes. I’M really excited to to try my hand at painting this it’s it’s a pretty big piece with a lot of detail. I don’t know how i’m gon na do, and i think i have everything i need, but you know as it is on my channel. If i don’t i’ll just go online and buy more stuff, it seems like that’s all that happens much to my wife, sugar in boxes. Just keep coming, but i’ve had this for a while, and i feel confident that i can do an okay job on this.
So um thanks as always for watching. If you like what we’re doing please, you know like these videos. Please subscribe. Okay, so let’s open up this pop up kit from tamiya and see what’s inside. I think i paid like 20 30 bucks for this i’m. Honestly, not sure i’m, pretty sure i ordered it, maybe from somewhere overseas, maybe rc mart i’m, not sure, but i definitely um staples holding in let’s, see here so very nice and kind of thin plastic white it’s. All molded we’ve got some instructions in here, Music showing us how to put it together. It looks like there’s a little stick shift, maybe there’s some sort of steering wheel there uh how the head goes together, very similar to other uh tamiya kits, and apparently you attach the cockpit to the body using velcro tape. It looks like looks like they’re going to cut out those pieces – maybe i’m not sure, but we’re going to have to make room for Music uh the the body mounts it looks like we need to trim this here. I’Ll. Do that after i paint it you screw in through the bottom, it talks about stickers. Are there stickers in here? Oh there are little stickers. Look at that so you’ve got instrument. Cluster you’ve got the main dashboard. You’Ve got some other stuff that looks like uh stickers for their um for the uh seat belts themselves, so that’s pretty cool. So a little bit of detail there, that’s nice um yeah.
I guess the first thing it looks like they give you the velcro. They give you the padding so let’s um. I guess my question is: how is this gon na fit on the body? So maybe we should cut this body out first and let’s see from a dry fit perspective how it’s going to fit. So it seems a fairly simple and straightforward process to cut him out Music. So let’s see you got like the uh we’re gon na have a cockpit we’re gon na have a roll cage you’ll be able to see it through the windows. I think this is gon na be be pretty cool. It looks like uh. Roll cage might actually be exactly in the way of our body mounts, so that might be an issue. We’Ll have to see if we can uh adjust the placement of said roll cage to make it fit, but it looks like we are going to be able to make this Music work: Music, Music, Music, so Music, Music, Music, uh. That was a lot of work. A lot more work than i was expecting. I knew it wasn’t gon na be easy, but i know it’s gon na be so hard. I’M, not sure that acrylic paints were the right to use right. Then you use it’s a little flat um. I like how it turned out: um i’ve got a couple more things to finish up and i’ve got to mount. This thing did a little dry, brushing they look a little dirty on the on the suits that was intentional, but all in all i’m pretty happy i’m.
Not sure where the holes need to be cut out for this, i was gon na i’ve got to figure that out and cut some holes for the body, but all in all, really happy with the way um it turned out. You could see the detail and stuff really really easy, um kit to put together a lot of detail. You could go crazy with the detail. I didn’t i did the best i could, but really the next step. Oh and uh, you missed some of the process. Sorry about that a note to everyone when you’re working and your camera beeps pay attention to it. Apparently uh it ran out of uh card space. So uh you missed a couple hours of uh of painting, but you know i was just painting it really wasn’t that exciting anyway, that’s, where the cockpit looks really like how it looks once it’s in here. The next thing i need to do is i need to paint the roll cage and then once i paint the roll cage, i’ve got to uh get all this mounted so that’s. What i’m going to do now i am going to head outside. I think, because of the way the colors are looking and stuff, i think i’m going to make the roll cage that fluorescent, yellow. I think that’s going to look really cool i’ve got to check i’m a little worried that my design that this crossbar here is gon na um interfere with that.
So i’ll have to see how we mount it, but what i’m gon na do now is i’m gon na paint. This roll bar uh white uh with primer and stuff, and then i’m gon na use this neon to make it so we’re gon na. Do that and once that’s all painted i’m gon na try and mount this thing inside the body, so uh that’s the next step. This is shaping up really really well and i’m liking. How it looks so let’s paint up the roll cage and see if we can get in the car. Big question is: how exactly do we figure out where to put the holes for these guys? So that is the question. So we’re gon na leave the roll cage off to the side to dry. So my thinking is: okay, so drop that this guy’s going to fit like right. There is what i think we’re gon na do. I guess we need a hole for the antenna huh. Well, that actually clears everything and looks good. I have a feeling we’ll be able to use body clips to keep this in place. I mean i need to velcro it into the thing: Music that’s, an interesting Music, wow, that’s um, really cool Music, Music, wow, Music, Music. So, Music Music, so that was our first inaugural run for the burns and reed scale rally team. I would say that was awesome. The car still handles great, so our big rally bash that we’ve done the last time with this guy at the yard did not affect the car in any way.
So let’s take a look we drove around. I think it looks super cool having this scale cockpit. In here, is it necessary no way does it enhance performance at all nope? Is it super cool? Absolutely i love the way it looks with that fluorescent, yellow roll cage, driving down it really pops as you’re driving. You know in the driveway and you can see it coming a mile away. This was super fun. It was awesome. It was totally worth the investment. I feel, like i’m ready now to do the porsche 959 one that’s in the back it’s a little less detailed and i think it’s really going to turn out great. This thing was worth every penny. All the effort super awesome. So if you’re looking to put some of that scale, realism into your cars check out this tamiya um hop up. That is the rally driver. Cockpit, like i said it wasn’t that expensive and i think it is awesome, and it really adds that scale realism to your ride. So thank you so much for watching please, as always like these videos and subscribe. So my wife will, let me keep doing stuff like this.