Go Back   oOple.com Forums > Car Talk > Hot Bodies / HPI

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-09-2006
capellone24 capellone24 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 25
Default new HotBodies buggy?? (photos!!)

hi on the net i've found this


it seems a new 4wd buggy from HB......i can't found a closer pic of the car could anyone post one here?
Bye!

Last edited by capellone24; 11-09-2006 at 07:49 AM. Reason: re
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

darn its hard to see Hope it is a new buggy.. it seems to be using the bj4we shell but it doesnt look like a bj4we to me.
that tamiya is mad looking, the shell I mean..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

The more I look at it the more I think its a modified bj4, different shocks etc, but basically a bj4. probably wrong though !
The tamiya looks cool as well, darn them and their little photos.

The warm up looks fun, I really wish I was going to the worlds
http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~mirage-j/gallery/06off.htm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

found another photo which looks identical to the two hotbodies buggies above



looks like a bj4we shell, but definately something else. what is it ? is it a BX ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

mmm, whats this ?
A kyosho zx5 update ?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default




I wonder if that is the hotbodies shell ?? its a bj4we shell but remoulded by the looks of it, since the scoops are angled back and slightly larger maybe. its also setup for mounting on the yokomo BX (or hotbodies car/ same thing)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-2006
DCM's Avatar
DCM DCM is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Marvelous South Wales!!
Posts: 8,896
Default

The HB car looks to have the same configuration as the Yokomo BX and the Tamiys, hinting at equal length belts, mid-motor design, kinda cool to be honest.

And if that Tamiya has done well, might even see it go into production, I best get saving.
__________________
dragon paints : team tekin : fusion hobbies :SCHUMACHER RACING : Nuclear R/C for all my sticky and slippery stuff - if it needs gluing or lubing, Nuclear RC is the man!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

I hope it is a new HB buggy and not just a BX with a couple of different bits on to make it look like their sponsors car.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-09-2006
DCM's Avatar
DCM DCM is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Marvelous South Wales!!
Posts: 8,896
Default

if it is a HB car, then it will be all their parts Jim, just pinched the layout from elsewhere, lol.
__________________
dragon paints : team tekin : fusion hobbies :SCHUMACHER RACING : Nuclear R/C for all my sticky and slippery stuff - if it needs gluing or lubing, Nuclear RC is the man!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-09-2006
bigred5765's Avatar
bigred5765 bigred5765 is offline
Lion-O - King of the Thundercats
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chorley
Posts: 8,474
Send a message via MSN to bigred5765 Send a message via Skype™ to bigred5765
Default

what a short memory you lot have its a tamiya
http://www.oople.com/forums/attachme...5&d=1147962101
__________________
Mattys the driver,my names carl
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

lol, I think you jumped in a bit quick there carl. you can see the latest tamiya prototype at the top of this page, and it looks nothing like the "HB" cars at all.

I have to wonder why Hotbodies would be running a prototype tamiya ? lol
Thats like Masami helping to develop the BJ4we.

The BJ4we-hybrid shell like the HB guys are running in this thread is setup for running on the BX or pretty much identical car, the tamiya has 2 body posts at the front, the BX has one in the centre.

Reading a crap translation of the text, the white shell (bj4we style) was given out to BX drivers at the pre-worlds race. Goodness knows what that means. reading even more crap translation, it makes reference to the HotBodies car using pro4 gearboxes and bj4 parts.

Last edited by jimmy; 12-09-2006 at 11:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-09-2006
OldTimer's Avatar
OldTimer OldTimer is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,148
Default

I can remember in a thread a while ago Jason @ Jconcepts confirmed that he had supplied Tamiya with a load of BJ4WE parts

Would be nice to see the HB car up close, i hope they try something a little different to the standard layouts.
__________________
Jonathan | Atomic-Carbon
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Hope so.. I certainly do hope both these buggys make it to production.

Here is a link to a couple of threads with photos from the pre-worlds in japan http://www.rcmx.net/modules/news/art...p?storyid=1866 - you have to dig a little to get anywhere.

There is a photo of a 2wd kyosho on there, but its hard to tell wether its a home-brew update for the Kyosho Ultima TypeR, or an official Kyosho development car.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-09-2006
kentech kentech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 175
Default

Click here for better pics of the new BX body.

http://geocities.yahoo.co.jp/gl/goauruds/view/200609


Last edited by kentech; 12-09-2006 at 03:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-09-2006
craigosh's Avatar
craigosh craigosh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: liverpool
Posts: 445
Send a message via MSN to craigosh
Default

oooo interesting that bx shell..

On that pic at the top of the thread, with hara in, on the right side, is that one of the tamiyas shells painted up in his colors!!!???!!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default



does look like it doesnt it, interesting!!

good find on the new BX shell kentech, I dont understand why its a modified BJ4we though ? !? ! did they think we would not notice ?

I see they have some mr4-bx stickers now too!! does that mean no one will want jimmy ones any longer ? haha

Last edited by jimmy; 12-09-2006 at 04:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-09-2006
bigred5765's Avatar
bigred5765 bigred5765 is offline
Lion-O - King of the Thundercats
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chorley
Posts: 8,474
Send a message via MSN to bigred5765 Send a message via Skype™ to bigred5765
Default

at least it looks better than the old one, i hated it

wonder if it will the bj4
__________________
Mattys the driver,my names carl
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

I'd have thought so, though the hump on the left is a bit misplaced for the bj4.
I guess this is the same shell seen on the HB buggys, so I hope that doesn't mean the HB's are BX's, everywhere Ive seen results etc its described the cars as HB's, have to wait and see some photies leak out I guess.

I should start a "send jimmy to the worlds" fund, I'll get the photies!:jimmeh
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-09-2006
bigred5765's Avatar
bigred5765 bigred5765 is offline
Lion-O - King of the Thundercats
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chorley
Posts: 8,474
Send a message via MSN to bigred5765 Send a message via Skype™ to bigred5765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
I'd have thought so, though the hump on the left is a bit misplaced for the bj4.
I guess this is the same shell seen on the HB buggy's, so I hope that doesn't mean the HB's are BX's, everywhere Ive seen results etc its described the cars as HB's, have to wait and see some photies leak out I guess.

I should start a "send jimmy to the worlds" fund, I'll get the photies!:jimmeh
if u look real close it does look like they might be bx's as u cant see a diff casing just a plastic flat cover, but they seem to have bj4 front shockmounts
__________________
Mattys the driver,my names carl

Last edited by bigred5765; 12-09-2006 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-09-2006
jimmy's Avatar
jimmy jimmy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 10,048
Blog Entries: 6
Default

The photo I put in with the yellow bj4style body IS a BX, but now I look again at the first photo in this thread, things become a bit clearer. The HB buggys dont have a clear cover like you mention, they have a curved black gearbox.

Could be a crappy disguise! blue peter style.. or could actually be their own car, possibly cobbled together from their own and others bits.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
oOple.com