It turns out that Team Associated still sells bodies for the original RC10. Two different varieties, even. So, when I ordered steering parts (that didn't work) in August, I also ordered a new Viper body.
I already thought this buggy reminded me of the Viper Mk II from Battlestar Galactica. So, why not use a Viper-inspired paint job?
|RC10 gold pan, new Viper body|
I finished it with hand painted netting on the windows.
I learned a bit about masking: you need to be very careful about getting the edges of the mask to touch the car, or they don't work. Unfortunately the white overspray on the red portions don't work that well as battle damage, yet, because the rest of the body looks so pristine.
I hope to get some decals printed with BSG viper logos. I think that would add a lot to the look.