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58060 Monster Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56710

Hi all,

Another project i started this week-end. This Monter Beetle is intended for my older daughter that has been infected with the RC-Virus.

She's 8 years old now and she wanted to rebuild her own RC-car as she wanted to so we started having a look on the internet for a model. We found a nice example of an old Monster Beetle not too far away. So we went to pick it up a few weeks ago.

The car was in a good shape except for the front light holder that is broken...as almost every MB. This is not a big issue as i had a new Blitzer Beetle body laying around..
This Beetle will be driven by my daughter so that's the reason why i won't restore the original body.

It came with the original box, transmitter and reciever (period correct) and 2 servos.

The car has been taken apart, cleaned, greased and fitted with ball bearings. She started to put the car together following an copy of a Black Foot manual because i didn't wanted her to use the original MB manual that was included.

This is how we got it :







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58060 Monter Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56711

Few more pictures of the original body







She wanted to own a pink car so in the meantime we assembled the Blitzer Beetle body, glued the nos to the body and filled it in, sanded and painted the whole set in pink.

I also ordered a MCI decal set in a pink livery



She already started to cut them off
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58060 Monter Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56712

A few pictures of the chassis assembly, note that everything will remain original besides the bearings that have been replaced.





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58060 Monter Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56713

A few pictures of the chassis together with the body..

More to follow soon.





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58060 Monter Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56714

Dude! It looks nice. And it is pleasant to share thiq passion with your daughter.

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58060 Monter Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56717

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I'm with Flo, sharing the passion with your children, awesome.

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58060 Monster Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56720

Wow, that's pink! I noticed that your old body includes the rear window which is not included in the re-releases. Can you transplant it into the new body?

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58060 Monster Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56721

Thanks guys.. the best thing is that she loves her MB and can’t wait to run it
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58060 Monster Beetle pink Version 2 months 3 days ago #56722

blakbird wrote: Wow, that's pink! I noticed that your old body includes the rear window which is not included in the re-releases. Can you transplant it into the new body?


Hmm i don’t know but it’s worth a try. I will it out and let you know if the old window is compatible with the body.
Even if it is, my intention is to fit the Blitzer Beetle in it and keep the old window for mauve a future restore.
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58060 Monster Beetle pink Version 2 weeks 1 day ago #57199

Looks good and yes, a GREAT thing to share the passion with her!

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