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GD_American
Jul 21, 2004

427 TOTALLY LEGITIMATE, DEFENSIBLE NATIONAL TITLES AND COUNTING


From all the interest in the pics thread, figured I'd start a thread for talking about R/C cars. I know sweet gently caress all about them, but I can definitely ask a question:

for around 200-300 dollars, can I reasonably get into the hobby? Would I just be buying an all-in-one kit from somewhere like Hobbytown USA at that price? What kind of performance can I expect for that? And what kind of recommendations can someone give? I'd love to have something 1/10 scale, with a nice normal car body.

Problem is I paint like a palsy victim, so it'd have to be a shell that can just drop on.

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GD_American
Jul 21, 2004

427 TOTALLY LEGITIMATE, DEFENSIBLE NATIONAL TITLES AND COUNTING


magic widget posted:

Painting is easy since you use spray cans and tape generally.

yeah but do you have to be a wizard with an airbrush or shading to make it look nice? I mean, I can do one coat just like any redneck painting a late model, but it'd be really cool to have something...well realistic looking is the wrong word, but you know what I mean.

Also did that nitromethane shortage last year gently caress up the hobby much?

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