I’Ve got yet another new rc car acquisition that we’re adding to the collection here on the channel. This one is another used, rcgroups.com, classifieds, uh sale that i did – and i got this one for 120 bucks, which is really good for a traxxas 116 scale rally vxl, but the real kicker to this one is that apparently it was built from parts and never ran So i’m not sure if he converted it from a different rc or you know, got a lot of the parts off a different car and bought some other ones news. But this is just looking really good. I don’t see anywhere anywhere um. You can see the bottom of the chassis is looking really good and all the parts look very, very clean, so not gon na be rebuilding this one at all obviously have no need for that and i’m. Just really really excited about this, because i’ve never really had an on road style. Vehicle um – and this is gon na – be a lot of fun, especially at a small scale for ripping around the basement or doing other stuff like that. So again, we’re gon na go ahead and get this thing all started off with us live here on the channel and to do that today. Of course, we’re gon na need to do two things. The first one is probably rather obvious. This one has a clear body and it’s actually an aftermarket one. It is from proline racing and it’s a board focus hatchback body, which i think looks really good.
But of course it came clear. I had to pick up some paint here and the paint scheme i’m going for is this like purple galaxy theme is what i’m calling it so i’ve got the ps18 tamaya purple here then i’m going to go ahead and do a translucent coat, maybe like one or Two coats, depending on how it looks and then i’ve got this sparkly galaxy black, that i’m going to put behind it and hopefully that will deepen the purple a little bit and these sparkles will pop through and make it look like a galaxy, not totally sure. I really don’t want to set my expectations too high or yours as the viewer, but we’re really going to see how it turns out. I have some high hopes, but again whatever it turns out to be, i think it’s gon na look really cool. The other thing that we have to do to this vehicle is, i have to glue on these tires to the rims you can see. These are hpi aftermarket tires and they actually have a lot of good grip for the road. But the only issue is that they’re not glued to the rims at the moment, i’m. Not totally sure why that is, maybe the previous owner just ran out of time or didn’t have any glue, but i picked them up here. This is the insecure plus glue that i got at my local hobby shop um. So no big deal we’re just going to go ahead and squirt some glue in the rims and let them dry so that’s not going to be too big of a deal.
And you probably really won’t see too much about that, because it’s pretty basic easy to do and there’s not too much of a transformation. The big thing we’re going to be focusing on here is the body again that ford focus, hatchback and we’re gon na go ahead and see how that turns out. So without further ado, i already got my windows mask we’re gon na spray on a few coats of both of these paints here and see how it turns out all right. So i just finished my first coat of purple and i think that’s going to be enough. You can see here it looks pretty good and it’s nice and opaque. However, of course, it’s still a little bit translucent, especially if you hold it up to the sun. You can see my fingers right through it so i’m going to go ahead and spray it with the black once this dries and i think that’ll make it really look nice and good, opaque and hopefully get a little bit of that sparkle through. But there still is a really good texture to this purple. You can see with the paint and i’m really happy with where we are at so far so let’s go ahead and get that last coat of black on there, and then this thing will be done all right guys. So here we are time for the big reveal of the painted body. I spent most the day on this, but i did not get to the tires yet i’ll probably just do that off.
Camera it’s, really not a big deal. So here we are three two one boom guys look at that again, the proline ford focus st. It looks really nice. I love the purple. I don’t even think the camera can do it. Justice here, it’s much brighter just in person as i’m, looking through the camera, but other than that. I think it turned out really good much better than my last uh slash platinum body. My masking job turned out really good around these edges here and the purple. Just really pops, unfortunately, that paint that was like the black sparkly, actually wasn’t black. It was just clear with the sparkles uh, so i totally misread that. I used it, but again it really didn’t do too much because it was already behind that purple layer. So you really couldn’t see the sparkles that’s my bad, but overall this thing is looking really good. Just look at the back end there. This is a very hot looking car and i really like it, especially with these rims here just looks: super modified and very nice. Obviously, i’m gon na try to keep this nice as long as possible, but you know how it goes around here. I drive my rc’s and i don’t let how they look or how i want them to look get in the way of that. So we’ll see how long this lasts here, but i’m really happy with how this rally is looking right. Now it just looks so nice and of course i can say that, because the body is not beat up yet, but what it is.
Hopefully this will hold up much better because uh proline bodies and aftermarket bodies in general tend to be a lot thicker than these stock traxxas bodies. So, although it’s going to get scuffed up, hopefully it will hold up for many months to come. So super excited about that all around guys. Let me know what you think about this paint job and this car in general. Down in the comments section below. Is there any upgrades that i should do to it or anything like that that can really improve the performance or durability of this car i’m? Totally new to this i’ve only had it for a few days, so let me know guys thanks for watching once again, if you guys found this content, helpful or enjoyable, maybe entertaining or interesting, make sure to go ahead and subscribe to my channel for more of it.