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Buildex Speed Buster

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Buildex Speed Buster
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:47 PM

I got this from the bargain bin at Hobby Lobby a while ago.  Time to do it.  I have done a couple of motorcycles from this same brand.  They are more like a puzzle than a model, but they are still fun.  What I appreciate is the engineering.  Someone with a very three dimensional mind had to think this thing up and see it built.  This particular model fought me the whole way with super tight tolerances.  The others slipped together like puzzle pieces.  Anyway, this is what you get in the box.

Chassis detail.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:50 PM

These axles are out of the box thinking.  Elastic stretchies with balls on the ends.  The vehicle rolls like noboby's business though. 

Bodywork.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:56 PM

The finished article.  To my eye, it is part Lamborghini, part Blade Runner, and part Tron.Smile  Flys across the floor.  Look out!! 

The body shell is a piece of plastic that is two sided with a different color on each side.

It attaches to the wood by way of tabs.  Interesting.

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, January 08, 2018 6:18 AM
I've seen this kit before, but have never seen one built. Neat look, thanks for posting it!
  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, January 08, 2018 8:54 AM

Thanks Spencer.  I appreciate that.  

Just keep picking away at it...

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