Making a Replica Racer
At HPI, we love replica street and race cars, and we love making custom replicas! So when we met up with Dmitrij Sribnyj at the last couple of Gymkhana GRiD Final events, we knew we had to make an RC copy of see our coverage of his car! Check out our coverage of the 2016 Gymkhana GRiD Final in Greece here and the 2015 Final in the UK here!
You can see Dmitrij on the top step of the 4WD podium here
Watch Dmitrij take on Ken Block and the almighty powerful Hoonicorn at Santa Pod in the UK!
And what did Dmitrij do with his podium prize from HPI? He made a fantastic short video, of course!
Here is Dmitrij's real car, which is the car we wanted to replicate:
We went with this body, the 1998 Subaru Impreza WRC, #7049, which is an exact copy of Dmitrij's full-size racer.
With a ton of graphic files directly from Dmitrij himself, designed by Kevin Horsley from 142 Creative, and we went to work making them the right size for the 1/10th scale version!
For the wheels and tires we chose the replica #4422 - PROXES R1R T-DRIFT TIRE 26mm Toyo drift tires already available from HPI:
And these #112813 - HRE C106 WHEEL 26MM WHITE with 6mm offset wheels closely match the wheels Dmitrij usually has fitted to his car:
With a bit of trial and error we got closer and closer:
Until, finally, we were able to unveil the final hand-prepared version:
And here is Dmitrij showing off his perfect scale replica of his race car...next to his full-size race car!
Check out Dmitrij's Facebook page for his racing team, Scooby Clinic Racing, to see how proud he is of his replica racer!