Hot Works Realcraft Nissan Skyline GTr Police Car

OK, so not strictly what a street drifer wants to see when out at night….but this is an awesome shell!

ABC Hobby sell the top light bar for about £32UK, so when you see this entire shell is £43UK and not only pre-painted but comes with 24mm RC wheels and display tires, rear spoiler and muffler, exhaust, brake discs and hood, detailed and styled side mirror and door handles on a display base! That’s amazing value – get one and chase your fellow drifters!

Here’s the link to the CML website, there are a few others but these guys seem the cheapest;

ABC Hobby Muffler Set

This set is a great addition to add some realism and finishing touch to your Drift car.

ABC make some truly awesome bodyshells in general, but I was really impressed with this set.  Not only does it come with 4 types of exhuast with adjustable fixing mount, but also wiper blades AND a number plate set with lots of Japanese characters.  It’s great value as well, but the quality of plastic is excellent and really has a nice authentic chrome look to it.

Here’s some pics of how it can look on a Tamiya R34 bodyshell

As you’ll see in the pic of the set you can choose either a Chrome or Black set, if you’d prefer a brushed steel or anything look the black set is ready for primer and then your imagination…… rusty version on an old car perhaps!?

Links to the original ABC Hobby site;

Have a look at their other shells whilst you’re there, you’ll end up staring at the details I’m sure!

Here’s a few examples for sale on eBay;

Drift Damage – Repair Mk1


Really great YouTube vid put together by RCman03 – fair play to him.

It has everything, car parks, tracks, battles, night time drifting etc, if this doesn’t get you hooked into RC Drifting then it’s not for you…….

HPI Racing True Ten – Classic Datsun 510 update

This bodyshell from HPI is a sure fire hit with Drifters.  It’s old school, and that means flared wheel arches with some crazy off set wheels to complete the look.

Here’s the code and description to help your search;


Let me know if you’ve got this shell on your Drift car and post it in the Gallery  section.

The other shells in the True Ten series are shown above as well, and these are;


The chassis itself looks awesome, as it looks like you can change the camber angles.  I haven’t found a proper test review yet, and I’m not going to cut ‘n’ paste from HPI’s website – that’s just lazy.  I will hunt one down and get it tested myself if I can!

More info at;

If you want just this bodyshell on it’s own, it is available, however you will need to mod your car unless you’re already running with a 1/10 mini car (ABC Hobby, HPI etc…) more details as you keep reading.

You can get the shell on it’s own here
Click for Wheelspin Models Datsun 510 – UK

Click for Toysonics – USA

For the chassis conversion, if you have a Tamiya TT-01 and REALLY want this shell, you’ll need the TT-01 to MA-03 conversion set. It’s a 3Racing Conversion so you can be sure it’s a good quality one.

Click here to get the 3Racing TTO1 to M Chassis conversion.

Once you’ve done that put your work in the Gallery section on this site!

Heatsink / Brushless Motor – avoid the wrong kind of burnout…….

So, after a bit of error before the trial, there’s something to note before you add a shiny new 5.5T motor with an equally shiny heatsink.

Brushless motors come with three wires (in case you weren’t aware) and instead of being soldered at two separate points like Brushed versions, they are together and on the same piece of circuit poking from the side of the can.  This makes positioning ‘interesting’, but the actual soldering is not hard to get wrong as it doesn’t matter which wires are attached to which solder points.

What is key, like anything electronic, is to make sure wires and opposing electrical currents don’t cross!

So, if you intend to heatsink your Brushless motor, which is highly advisable, make sure the heatsink and solder points don’t touch.

This is a simple mod, so get inventive, but this example below shows piece of double sided foam tape normally used for mounting hooks on walls (or LED wiring looms in RC cars)…..just make sure that heatsink can’t get near those solder points!

Tamiya Nissan Silvia S15 Coppermix Drift Car with Light Buckets – used….

Just some pics of my used TT01-E with a well used Nissan shell….upload yours!