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TLR 22 Star Wars X-Wing Inspired Buggy [READER’S RIDES]

TLR 22 Star Wars X-Wing Inspired Buggy [READER’S RIDES]

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The 8th installment of the Star Wars franchise: The Last Jedi premiered last week, and and fans around the world are pretty stoked—including Aussie Dean Evans who now lives in New Zealand. He recently upgraded to a TLR 22 4.0 for carpet racing, so he converted his old racer—a 22 1.0—for off-road use and decked it out in X-Wing colors. Its narrow profile looks a fair bit like an X-Wing to begin with, and he gave it the proper battle-weathered look with Tamiya PS smoke then rubbing it with a dry cloth. He peeled masking tape across the wet paint to get the effect on the nose, then backed everything with Tamiya light gray. The stripes came off an Australian market X-Wing toy, topped off with a Tomy R2 figure. Under the X-Wing shell is a 3-gear mod mount with a 17.5-turn Trinity motor, and a bunch of 2.0/3.0 upgrade parts. Dean likes that the dirtier his buggy gets, the more authentic it looks!

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Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Team Losi Racing, TLR 22, buggy, X-Wing, Tamiya, Trinity,

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Updated: December 20, 2017 — 10:40 AM
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